Britten: The Complete Works [65 CD/DVD Combo]
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Englands greatest composer since Henry Purcell, Decca Classics presents the ultimate Britten box, the first ever Complete Works on 65 CDs and 1 DVD. Each limited edition set is individually numbered, (1 to 3,000)
Included in the Complete Works is:
208 page hardback book including:-
- A gallery of original LP sleeves
- Copious Recording session pictures and Aldeburgh landscapes newly photographed
- Choosing a Record Company, by Philip Stuart
- Ben A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) by John Culshaw (originally published in Gramophone Magazine, Feb 1977)
- Peter Glossop s Memoir on the role of Billy Budd and working with Britten
- Alphabetical index of works included in the edition.
The set is organized into 4 principal sections, each with its own individual book which offers a detailed article on Brittens contribution to each genre, as well track listings and recording information:
The Operas (20 CDs)
Stage & Screen (12 CDs)
Voices (16 CDs)
Instruments (13 CDs)
Each book contains a detailed article by Andrew Huth, full track listings and recording information.
4 bonus CDs - including a series of interviews by Jon Tolansky, first recordings and rarities never before released on CD and the War Requiem rehearsal sequence.
New War Requiem hi-res transfer from original master tapes.
The set also features the Tony Palmer film on the making of the 1967 recording of The Burning Fiery Furnace, an unrivalled look at John Culshaw and the Decca team at work.
Paul Bunyan | Peter Grimes | The Rape of Lucretia | Albert Herring | Billy Budd | Gloriana | The Turn of the Screw | A Midsummer Nights Dream | Owen Wingrave | Death in Venice.
STAGE & SCREEN
The Beggars Opera | Noyes Fludde | The Golden Vanity | Curlew River | The Burning Fiery Furnace | The Prodigal Son | The Little Sweep | The Childrens Crusade | The Prince of the Pagodas | Plymouth Town | Night Mail | The Tocher | The Kings Stamp | Music from GPO Film The Way To The Sea | Telegrams | Peace Of Britain | Men Behind The Meters | Coal Face | When Youre Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection | Love From A Stranger | Johnson Over Jordan | The Rescue Of Penelope | The Company Of Heaven | The Sword In The Stone | Russian Funeral | Fanfare | On The Frontier | This Way To The Tomb
War Requiem | Spring Symphony | Cantata Academica | Hymn to St. Cecilia | Saint Nicolas | Five Flower Songs | Cantata Misericordium | A boy was born | Corpus Christi Carol | A Wealden Trio | Christs Nativity | Ceremony of Carols | The Holly and the Ivy | Songs from Friday Afternoons | Three Two-Part Songs | Two Two-Part Songs | The Birds | A Hymn to the Virgin | Advance Democracy | AMDG | Rejoice in the Lamb | The Ballad of Little
Musgrave | Chorale | God Save The Queen | Voices For Today | Sacred and Profane | Welcome Ode | Praise We Great Men | Quatre Chansons Françaises | Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal | Our Hunting Fathers | Ballad Of Heroes | Serenade | Les Illuminations | Nocturne|Phaedra | Canticles I-V | The Heart Of The Matter | Tit for Tat | On this Island | Cabaret Songs | Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo | The Holy Sonnets of John Donne | A Charm of Lullabies | Winter Words | Six Holderlin Fragments | Songs From The Chinese | Songs & Proverbs of William Blake | The Poets Echo | Who Are These Children | Songs, Folksongs & Realisations | Church Canticles, Masses, Psalms & Anthems.
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