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  • Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Audio CD (1 July 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B0000646J2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,670 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Deborah Warner's 1997 staging of Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw was one of the few distinguished shows the Royal Opera managed to deliver during its time in purgatory and proved the genius of the young conductor Daniel Harding. When the show was revived in January 2002 with more or less the same cast it was even better.

Now it's been transferred to disc, just as on stage, but with outstanding solo-status European instrumentalists substituted for the Royal Opera players. Be amazed. This is a set of devastating strength, depth and appropriately neurotic energy. It isn't comfort listening but it does exactly as the title promises: the screw turns with relentless certainty, although at speed. The music seems to hurtle through its short scenes, with a sword-sharp definition and a fierceness that Britten would probably have thought as indecorous as the hard edge of the children (whose Victorian manners have been toughened up with 21st century insolence). Jane Henschel surpasses the tendency of Mrs Grose toward lawks-a-mercy caricature. Joan Rodgers is the complete governess: half-saint, half-sinner. And Ian Bostridge's supremely pale-but-interesting young poet of a Quint makes the most persuasive case for the (fatal) attraction of the character since Peter in 1954. As an historic document the Britten/Pears Decca recording is definitive, but these new Virgin discs are too: definitive of how the piece reads half a century on. A sure contender for the next round of awards. --Michael White


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