Benjamin Britten (English composer, conductor, and pianist)

~ Person

Legal name: Edward Benjamin Britten

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1963Twentieth Century Church MusicBairstow, Britten, Howells, Ireland, Orr, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Walton; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest1
1963War RequiemBenjamin Britten; Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau6
1965Rejoice in the Lamb / Missa brevis / A Ceremony of CarolsBenjamin Britten; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Marisa Robles, George Guest1
1973Peter und der Wolf / Orchesterführer für junge LeuteSergej Prokofjew / Benjamin Britten3
1979Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings / Les IlluminationsBenjamin Britten; Robert Tear, Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini1
1981Britten: Scottish Balad / Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos and OrchestraBritten, Martinů; Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas, The Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ettore Stratta1
1981Our Hunting Fathers (Peter Pears, Helen Watts Acc. Benjamin Britten)Benjamin Britten1
1982Symphonic Suite Gloriana / Prelude and Dances from the Prince of the Pagodas (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra cond. Uri Segal)Benjamin Britten1
1983Respighi: La Boutique fantasque / Britten: Soirées musicales / Matinées musicalesRossini/Respighi, Rossini/Britten; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge1
1983War RequiemBritten; Elisabeth Söderström, Robert Tear, Thomas Allen, CBSO Chorus, Boys of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle1
1984Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Four Sea Interludes / Men of GoodwillBritten; Sir Neville Marriner, Minnesota Orchestra1
1985Peter GrimesBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden2
1985Works for 2 PianosBritten, Bartók, Stravinsky; Sviatoslav Richter, Vassili Lobanov1
1986Britten: Four Sea Interludes / Passacaglia / Bridge: The Sea / Bax: On the Sea ShoreBenjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Sir Arnold Bax; Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1
1986Piano Concerto No. 20 / Piano Concerto No. 27Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Clifford Curzon1
1986Serenade / Les Illuminations / NocturneBenjamin Britten; Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten2
1987Britten Choral Music From King's College, CambridgeBritten, King's College Choir, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks . Philip Ledger1
1987Choral Music From King’s College, CambridgeBenjamin Britten; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks, Philip Ledger1
1987Music for Voice and PianoBenjamin Britten1
1987Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata / Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston / Debussy: Cello SonataSchubert, Schumann, Debussy; Rostropovich, Britten2
1987The Complete Music for String Quartet Volume 1Benjamin Britten; Endellion Quartet, Nicholas Logie1
1988The Three Cello SuitesBritten; Timothy Hugh1
1988Prokofiev: Classical Symphony / Bizet: Symphony in C / Britten: Simple SymphonyProkofiev, Bizet, Britten; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra11
1988A.M.D.G. / Hymn to St Cecilia / A Boy Was Born / A Shepherd's CarolBritten; Terry Edwards, London Sinfonietta Chorus, Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral1
1988Britten, Shostakovich: Sonatas for Cello and Piano / Prokofiev: Ballad, op. 15Britten, Shostakovich, Prokofiev; Julian Lloyd Webber, John McCabe1
1988Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge / Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings / Mozart: Divertimento K 137Mozart, Britten, Tchaikovsky; The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Iona Brown1
1988Ceremonies of CarolsBenjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc, Ottorino Respighi; The Philadelphia Singers1
1988Neil MacKie Sings BrittenBritten; Neil Mackie1
1988Paul BunyanBenjamin Britten; Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle2
1988Unaccompanied Choral MusicBenjamin Britten; London Sinfonietta Chorus, Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral, Terry Edwards1
1989Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Symphony for Cello and Orchestra / Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes" / Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi1
1989Les Illuminations / Quatre chansons françaises / Serenade for Tenor, Horn and StringsBritten; Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Thompson, Scottish National Orchestra, Bryden Thomson1
1989Saint Nicolas / Hymn to Saint CeciliaBenjamin Britten; Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best, Anthony Rolfe Johnson2
1989Albert Herring, op. 39Benjamin Britten2
1989Cello Symphony / Sinfonia da RequiemBenjamin Britten; Мстислав Ростропович, Benjamin Britten1
1989Curlew RiverBritten; English Opera Group, Peter Pears, John Shirley‐Quirk, Benjamin Britten1
1989Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge / Les Illuminations / LachrymaeBenjamin Britten1
1989Barber: Cello Concerto / Britten: Symphony for Cello and OrchestraBarber, Britten; Yo‐Yo Ma, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman1
1989Danny Boy: Grainger FavouritesPercy Grainger; Peter Pears, John Shirley‐Quirk, Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford2
1989Les Illuminations / Bridge Variations / Simple SymphonyBenjamin Britten1
1989Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel hoch / Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de NoëlMendelssohn, Britten, Saint‐Saëns; Dresdner Kreuzchor, Dresdner Philharmonie, Martin Flämig1
1989Music for Oboe & StringsBax, Bliss, Britten; Pamela Woods, Audubon Quartet1
1989Serge Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the OrchestraSerge Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten; Lorin Maazel, Alec Clunes2
1989Sonata for Cello & PianoR. Strauss, Britten; Yo‐Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax2
1989War Requiem, Op. 66Britten; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw1
1990The Complete Suites for Solo CelloBenjamin Britten; Torleif Thedéen1
1990Death in VeniceBritten2
1990The Turn of the ScrewBenjamin Britten1
1990Pierino e il lupo / Guida del giovane all'orchestraSerge Prokofiev / Benjamin Britten1
1990A Midsummer Night's DreamBenjamin Britten1
1990Brynjar Hoff: Great Music for OboeRobert Schumann, Trygve Madsen, Benjamin Britten, Franz Reizenstein; Brynjar Hoff, Kaare Ørnung1
1990Christmas Oratorio / A Ceremony of CarolsSaint‐Saëns, Benjamin Britten; Dresden Kreuzchor, Dresden Philharmonic, Martin Flämig2
1990String Quartets 2 & 3 / SinfoniettaBritten1
1990The Burning Fiery FurnaceBritten; English Opera Group, Philip Ledger, Benjamin Britten1
1990The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Four Sea InterludesBritten; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult1
1990The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Simple Symphony / Variations on a Theme of Frank BridgeBritten; London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten1
1991Chamber MusicBenjamin Britten1
1991Britten / Hindemith / Reger / SchnittkeBritten, Hindemith, Reger, Schnittke; Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists1
1991The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge / Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia from Peter GrimesBritten; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis2
1991Peter GrimesBritten; Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Jonathan Summers, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis4
1991Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Ravel: Mother GooseSergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel; Alec McCowen, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink1
1991Streichquartette: Nr. 2, op. 36 / Nr. 3, op. 94Benjamin Britten; Auryn Quartet1
1991String Quartets / Simple SymphonyBenjamin Britten; Britten Quartet1
1991War Requiem / Sinfonia da Requiem / Ballad of HeroesBenjamin Britten; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Richard Hickox1
1991WinterreiseFranz Schubert; Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten3
1992Sinfonietta, op. 1 / Serenade, op. 31 / Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal / Nocturne, op. 60Benjamin Britten; Christoph Prégardien, Ib Lanzky-Otto, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vänskä1
1992Tavener: The Protecting Veil / Britten: Cello Suite No 3 / Tavener: ThrinosJohn Tavener, Britten; Steven Isserlis, London Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvenski2
1992The Five CanticlesBenjamin Britten; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Chance, Alan Opie, Roger Vignoles, Sioned Williams, Michael Thompson1
1992Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes / Suite on English Folk TunesBritten; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic2
1992War RequiemBenjamin Britten; John Eliot Gardiner, NDR‐Sinfonieorchester2
1992Serenade, Michelangelo Sonnets, Winter WordsBenjamin Britten1
1992Stravinsky: Petrushka / Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraStravinsky, Prokofiev, Britten; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ančerl1
1992The Three Cello SuitesBritten; Pieter Wispelwey2
1992Violin ConcertosWalton, Britten; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund, Ida Haendel1
1992War RequiemBritten; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Boys of Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Simon Rattle1
1993Noye's Fludde / The Golden VanityBenjamin Britten1
1993A Ceremony of CarolsBenjamin Britten; Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill51
1993The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra / Suite on English Folk Tunes / Johnson over Jordan / Four Sea InterludesBenjamin Britten; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1
1993Blues and Cabaret SongsBenjamin Britten & Cole Porter1
1993LachrymaeHindemith, Britten, Penderecki; Kim Kashkashian, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies1
1993Peter GrimesBenjamin Britten; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Felicity Lott, Sir Thomas Allen, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bernard Haitink1
1993Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings / Our Hunting Fathers / FolksongsBenjamin Britten; Robert Tear, Alan Civil, Elisabeth Söderström, Neville Marriner, Richard Armstrong1
1993Shostakovich: Symphony no. 10 / Britten: Sinfonia da RequiemShostakovich, Britten; Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle1
1993The Choral Works Vol. 3Benjamin Britten; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1
1993The Choral Works, Volume IIBenjamin Britten; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1
1993The Little Sweep / Gemini Variations / Children’s CrusadeBritten; English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten1
1994Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (narrated by Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa)Prokofiev, Saint‐Saëns, Britten; Melissa Joan Hart, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa1
1994Orchestral Favourites, Volume V: Four Sea Interludes / Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Frank Bridge Variations / Simple SymphonyBritten; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton1
1994Piano Concerto / Soirées Musicales / Matinées MusicalesBenjamin Britten; Ralf Gothóni, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu1
1994Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings / Simple Symphony / Sea InterludesBritten; Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Steuart Bedford, André Previn, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Simon Rattle1
1994Spring Symphony / Four Sea Interludes / The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraBenjamin Britten; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum, Kathleen Ferrier, Jo Vincent, Peter Pears1
1995St. John PassionJ.S. Bach; Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten1
1995Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20 / Four Sea Interludes, op. 33a / Passacaglia / An American OvertureBritten; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Myer Fredman1
1995Lachrymae / Frank Bridge Variations / Simple SymphonyBritten; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Iona Brown1
1995A Ceremony of CarolsBritten; New London Children's Choir, Ronald Corp1
1995Shostakovich: Symphony no. 4 / Britten: Russian FuneralShostakovich, Britten; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle1
1995Seven Sonnets / Music of Bali / British Folk SongsBenjamin Britten1
1995Purcell RealizationsHenry Purcell / Benjamin Britten1
1995Christ's Nativity / A Shepherd's Carol / Hymn to the Virgin / A Boy Was BornBritten; Holst Singers, Susan Gritton, Catherine Wyn‐Rogers, Stephen Layton1
1995A Ceremony of Carols / Saint NicolasBritten; Robert Tear, Bruce Russell, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir David Willcocks1

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