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Britten by Britten (part 2)

CHOI PA IL "baker street devotee"
 
Berkeley/Britten: Settings of WH Auden poems
Berkeley/Britten: Settings of WH Auden poems
"texts by W. H. Auden, written in his 20s. quite lively!"
Britten: Canticles Nos 1-5
Britten: Canticles Nos 1-5
"this is quite good recording but if you want to hear a truly revealing performance of the Canticle no.2,"
Benjamin Britten: The Rarities
Benjamin Britten: The Rarities
"then buy this!"
Britten: The Folksong Arrangements
Britten: The Folksong Arrangements
"plain & simple english(and other nationalities) folksongs.""
Britten: Piano and Violin Concertos
Britten: Piano and Violin Concertos
"well, he worte several non-vocal works , too!"
Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
"and surely, his three string quartets are worth listening!"
Britten: String Quartets, Vol.2
Britten: String Quartets, Vol.2
Britten: Young Apollo, Double Concerto, Two Portraits & Sinfonietta
Britten: Young Apollo, Double Concerto, Two Portraits & Sinfonietta
"his early orchestral music & juvenilia"
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
"perhaps, the best-known educational music in the world."
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas - Ballet; Gloriana - Symphonic Suite
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas - Ballet; Gloriana - Symphonic Suite
"he wrote full-length ballet music and also recorded it(Cat.No.4218552/Decca - very hard to find), but this(conducted by Knussen) is only complete version."
Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem
Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem
"Sinfonia da requiem - precursor to 'war requiem'"
Britten: Cello Suites Nos 1 & 2
Britten: Cello Suites Nos 1 & 2
"He worte several cello works for Slava."
Dowland & Britten: Lute Songs
Dowland & Britten: Lute Songs
"He also wrote a quitar work for Julian Bream."
Britten: Music for Oboe & Piano
Britten: Music for Oboe & Piano
"if you have this recording, well, you are my fellow britten enthusiast!"
Harp Recital
Harp Recital
"Harp Suite written for Osian Ellis."
Letters from a Life Vol 1: 1923-39: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten: 1923-39 v. 1
Letters from a Life Vol 1: 1923-39: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten: 1923-39 v. 1
"and if you want to know about the man himself...."
Letters from a Life Vol 2: 1939-45: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten: 1939-45 v. 2
Letters from a Life Vol 2: 1939-45: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten: 1939-45 v. 2
"especially, I recommend the second volume. it's very interesting raw material for cultural history in 1940s."
Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951): The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten: 1946-51 v. 3
Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951): The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten: 1946-51 v. 3
"and I'm waiting for the fourth volume."
Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976: Volume Four: 1952-1957: 4 (Selected Letters of Britten)
Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976: Volume Four: 1952-1957: 4 (Selected Letters of Britten)
"here is the fourth volume. the fifth volume is due to be published in Oct. 2010"
Benjamin Britten, 1913-76: Pictures from a Life
Benjamin Britten, 1913-76: Pictures from a Life
"a photographic record of Benjamin Britten."
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
"a superb recording for A Ceremony of Carols, and the last track, Jubilate Deo in  E flat is also worth listening"