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Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
 
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Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54

25 Nov 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 Nov 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 London Symphony Orchestra
  • Total Length: 1:50:19
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  • ASIN: B00GT3659C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,429 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Rollo D. Clifford on 30 Dec 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is a recording of a live concert sung as an oratorio rather than a staged opera. As such it works particularly well when listening at home. The Turn of the Screw, originally a ghost story by PD James, is wonderfully re-created by Benjamin Britten. Two children orpaned and abandoned by their guardian in his country house are taken on by a new governess. Gradually it becomes clear that they are haunted by the valet and previous governess both of whom have met a stick end. To modern ears this is more than a simple spooky tale - their are dark hints of child abuse by the valet who "made free with them" and secrets - can the new governess free them from the spell?
Originally planned to be conducted by Colin Davis (who fell ill and sadly died just before this concert), the project was taken on by Richard Farnes from Opera North who already has an excellent Britten track record. No one better could be imagined. The whole work is conducted with enormous panache. Although knowing this opera well, I found myself completely carried away by the tale. The diction of all the superb cast is terrific so it is easy to follow the story and the final denouement is thrilling. This is not a recording you will buy once and listen to once, it will definitely bring enjoyment on many listenings.
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