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on 22 June 2013
This is a bargain set. And the Amazon price is a £1.00 a disc - so £2.00 for a classic 'Peter Grimes' sans libretto! It contains some familiar recordings and some rarer pieces.The transfers are not up to the quality of the Decca remasters: but are rather good especially 'Peter Grimes' possessing full dynamic range and very good presence. There is no crackle or unwanted background noise. All discs are very listenable. The Karajan 'Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge' is unfamiliar to me but worth listening to. Peter Pears on 'Nocturne for Tenor etc'' sounds rather good I thought. Quite a bargain for a tenner from Amazon!
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on 20 November 2013
A comprehensive collection of the composers work, of reasonable quality, price and service - very suitable as an introduction to Britten works for the casual listener.
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on 4 June 2013
First point is that there was very little information in advance as to what the collection comprised. The mix proved to be disappointing - some very good items from early recordings but quite a number of a lower standard and one or two quite obscure. As an introduction to Britten's music it would serve but for someone who has grown up with the music from an early age there was little to recommend it. I returned mine.
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