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BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)

LIST OF RECORDINGS

Works S to Z

by David Barker and Rob Barnett

Works S to Z

SACRED AND PROFANE (op. 91, 1975)

The Sixteen/Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2

Cambridge University Chamber Ch/Tim Brown • Gamut GAMCD 529 • Heritage HTGCD213 [review][review]

Cambridge Trinity College Ch/Richard Marlow • Conifer 75605512872

Quink Ensemble • Etcetera KTC1017

RIAS C Ch/Marcus Creed • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901734

Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9701

Polyphony/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA67140 • Hyperion GAW21140

Vasari Singers/Caryl Thomas/Jeremy Backhouse • Classics for Pleasure 5737212 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

Hover Chamber Ch America • Pomegranate

Wilbye Consort/Peter Pears • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Ensemble Vocal Aedes • Eloquentia EL1237

Eric Ericson Ch/Eric Ericson • Caprice CAP21813

RIAS-Kammerchor/Marcus Creed • Harmonia Mundi HMG501734

(Ye that pasen by) Sospri • Naxos 8573078 [review]



SAINT NICOLAS (op. 42, 1948)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Corydon Singers/ECO/Matthew Best • Hyperion CDA66333 & CDH55378 [review

Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Ralph Downes/Girls' Choir of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Aldeburgh Festival Choir & Orchestra/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 714-2 • Decca 475 6156 • Decca 4756040

Philip Langridge/Tallis Chamber Choir/ECO/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1483-2 • Naxos 8.557203 [review]

Bruce Russell, Robert Tear, Sir Andrew Davis, Ian Hare /Cambridge Girls' Chorus/King's College Choir/Cambridge/Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields/David Willcocks • EMI CDM5 65112-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]   • EMI 4402922

Mark Tucker/Zurich Boy Ch/Zurich CO/Howard Griffiths • Claves 2302

Joseph Frank/Christ Church Cathedral Ch/Indianapolis Festival O/Frederick Burgomaster • Four Winds 3023

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Trinity College Cambridge Ch/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA67946 [review] [review]

King’s College, Cambridge Ch, Britten Sinfonia/Stephen Cleobury • King's College KGS0003 [review]



SCOTTISH BALLAD (op. 26, 1941)

Peter Donohoe/City of Birmingham SO/Rattle • EMI British Composers series CZS5739832 [review] • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas/Luxembourg Radio/Television SO/Ettore Stratta • Phoenix 104

Robert Cowan, Joan Yarbrough/Berlin Radio SO/Paul Freeman • Centaur 2095



SERENADE FOR TENOR HORN & STRINGS (op. 31, 1943)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Thompson/Royal Nat. Scottish O/Bryden Thomson • Chandos CHAN8657 • re-released as Chandos Enchant CHAN7112 and Chandos CHAN10192X [review]

Ian Bostridge, Maria Luise Neunecker/Bamberg SO/Ingo Metzmacher • EMI 5561832 • EMI 7235472

Christoph Pregardien, Ib Lanzky-Otto /Tapiola Sinfonietta/Osmo Vänskä • BIS CD-540

Martyn Hill, Frank Lloyd/City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Virgin 3499232 • Virgin Classics 5619782

Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell/Strings of the London SO/Benjamin Britten • London 436 395-2 • also released on London 417 153-2

Peter Pears, Dennis Brain/Boyd Neel String Orchestra/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 996-2  • Pearl GEMMCD9177 and Decca 4688012

Peter Pears, Dennis Brain/New SO/Eugene Goossens • Decca Eloquence 4768470 [review] • Beluah 1PD35  • Documents 600047 [review] • Documents 600116

Peter Pears, Dennis Brain/BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent • BBC Legends BBCL41922 [review]

Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd/English CO/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 7037-2   • re-released as Naxos 8.557199 [review]

Robert Tear, Alan Civil/Northern Sinf/Neville Marriner • EMI British Composers 7695222

Toby Spence/ Martin Owen/Scottish Ens/Clio Gould • Linn CKD 226

Ian Bostridge, Radek Baborák/Berlin PO/Simon Rattle • EMI 5580492 • 2427432 [review]

Robert Tear, Dale Clevenger, Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini • Deutsche Grammophon 4232392 • 4779628 [review]

Adrian Thompson, Michael Thompson/Bournemouth Sinfonietta/David Lloyd-Jones • Naxos 8.553834

Jerry Hadley, Anthony Halstead/English String O/William Boughton • Nimbus NI1751 [review] • Nimbus NI5234 [review] [review]

John Mark Ainsley, David Pyatt/Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury • EMI CD-EMX2247 • Classics for Pleasure 75563

Peter Schreier, Gunther Opitz/Leipzig Radio O/Herbert Kegel • Berlin Classics 9035

Peter Schreier, Peter Damm/Slovak CO/Bohdan Warchal • Campion 1313

Benjamin Butterfield, James Sommerville/Manitoba CO/Simon Streatfield • CBC 5187

Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Scottish CO/Steuart Bedford • EMI British Composers CZS5743462 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 6955792 • EMI 4402922 • Warner 0151642 [review]

Ian Partridge, Nicholas Busch/London PO/John Pritchard • Classics for Pleasure 75978

Philip Langridge, Stefan Dohr/Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado • Image Entertainment 0374

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Ivan Kozlovsky, Valeri Polekh, unknown O • Vista Vera VVCD00215

Mark Padmore, Stephen Bell, Britten Sinfonia/Jacqueline Shave • Harmonia Mundi HMU807552 [review] [review]

Gerald English, Hermann Baumann, Cologne RSO/Sir John Barbirolli • ICA Classics ICAC5096 [review]



A SHEPHERDS CAROL (1944)

Holst Singers/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA66825

The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1370-2 • Coro 16034

London Sinfonietta Ch/Terry Edwards • Virgin de Virgin 561916-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Ch/Benjamin Smith, Jonathan Cooke, Duncan McKenzie, Nigel Howells, Harry Bicket/Francis Grier • ASV CDWHL2097

Quink Ensemble • Etcetera KTC1017

Ch Christ's College, Cambridge/David Rowland • Regent REGCD243

Wilbye Consort/Peter Pears • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey • Eloquence 4802336



SIMPLE SYMPHONY (op. 4, 1934)

Bournemouth Sinfonietta./Richard Studt • Naxos 8.550979

English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 509-2  • Decca 4485692 • Universal Rosette Collection 4761641 • Decca Eloquence 467 237

Leningrad CO/Lazar Gosman • Manchester Classical Gallery CDMAN180

English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425160-2

Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox • ASV CDDCA682 • re-released as ASV PLT8503

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra • Deutsche Grammophon 423 624-2

Kiev CO/Roman Kofman • MDG 601 1275 [review] • MDG 9011275

Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1526-2 • Naxos 8.557205 [review]

Budapest Str/Károly Botvay • Capriccio 10 584

Musici di Montreal/Yuli Turovsky • Chandos CHAN8817  • Chandos CHAN241-2

Bournemouth Sinfonietta • Chandos CHAN6592

Neel String O/Boyd Neel • Pearl GEM0002

Royal Phil O/Christopher Warren-Green • Warner Apex 2564 61437 [review]

Orchestre de Chambre 13/Jean-Pierre Lecaudey • Pavane ADW7361 [review]

English String O/William Boughton • Nimbus NI1751 • Nimbus NI7017 [review]

Norwegian CO/Iona Brown • Virgin 545121-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 4402922 • EMI 9781602 [review]

Ensemble Audoli/Jean-Walter Audoli • Arion ARN68035

London CO/Christopher Warren-Green • Virgin 561269-2 • EMI 6955792

London Festival O/Ross Pople • Arte Nova 340520

English Sinf/John Farrer • IMP Classics 30366 00542

Ensemble Instrumentale/Jean-Walter Audoli • Arion ARN68035

English CO/Gilbert Levine • Arabesque Z6603

Berne Camerata/Thomas Füri • Denon 9409

Slovak CO/Bohdan Warchal • Campion 1313

Southwest German CO/Vladislav Czarnecki • Ebs 6114

Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra/Plamen Djurov • Gega New 286

Rome CO/Nicolas Flagello • Phoenix 119

European Community CO/Eivin Aadland • IMP 1001

ASMF/Kenneth Sillito • Lasel (Collins ?) 12342

English Sinf/John Farrer • IMP Classics 30366 00542

Ensemble 13/Jean-Pierre Lecaudey • Pavane ADW7361

European Camerata/Laurent Quénelle • Fuga Libera FUG534

Trondheim Soloists • 2L 2L50SABD

Festival Strings Lucerne/Achim Felder • Oehms OC723

unknown • Documents 231134

Camerata Nordica/Terje Tonnesen • BIS BISSACD2060

Maggini Quartet • Naxos 8.554360

Britten Quartet • Collins 11152 • Brilliant 9168 [review]

I Musici/Felix Ayo • Regis RRC1417 [review]

BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent • Warner 2564 634121 [review]

(arr.) Take Four Guitar Qt • Ars Musici 1316


SINFONIA DA REQUIEM (op. 20, 1940)

City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI CDM7648702 • EMI CDS 7542702 • re-released three times in British Composers series: CDC5553942 & CZS5739832 [review] and a boxset 575792-2 • 2427432 [review] & 2175002 [review]

Philharminia O/Simon Rattle • EMI Encore 86871

London SO/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1019-2 • Naxos 8.557196 [review]

New Phil O/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 100-2 

Danish State RSO/Benjamin Britten • Documents 600047 [review] • Regis RRC1417 [review]

New York Phil O/John Barbirolli • NMC NMCD030

London SO/André Previn • EMI 5626162

St Louis SO/André Previn • British Pageant (??)

London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8983/4 • also released as CHSA5007

New Zealand SO/Myer Fredman • Naxos 8.553107

Chicago SO/Rafael Kubelik • CSO Special Edition

Stuttgart Radio SO/Neville Marriner • Capriccio 10428

Royal Liverpool Phil O/Libor Pesek • Virgin Classics 61835-2 • Virgin Classics 7353012 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 6955792 • EMI 9781602 [review]

BBC SO/John Barbirolli • BBC Legends BBCL4013-2

BBC SO/Mark Elder • BBC Legends

Royal Concertgebouw O/John Barbirolli • Testament 1252

Berlin PO/Sergiu Celibidache • Music & Arts 1079

London Phil O/Leonard Slatkin • BMG 9026

BBC SO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky • BBC Radio Classics BBCRD9129

Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe • Berlin Classics BC1097

Atlanta SO/Donald Runnicles • Telarc CD80677 • SACD60677

Kansas City Sy/Michael Stern • Reference Recordings RR120 [review]

NBC SO/Guido Cantelli • Pristine Audio PASC169 [review]

Sydney SO/Mark Wrigglesworth • Melba MR301131 [review]

Oregon SO/Carlos Kalmar • Pentatone PTC5186393 [review]

BBC SO/Jirí Belohlávek • Supraphon SU40952 [review]



SINFONIETTA (op. 1, 1932)

London Mozart Players/Glover • ASV CDDCA682 • ASV PLT8503

BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10671 [review]

Nash Ensemble/Lionel Friend • Hyperion CDA66845 • Hyperion Helios CDH55225 [review]

Vienna Octet • Decca 425 715-2 • Decca 475051-2

Basel CO/Christopher Hogwood • Arte Nova 926500

West Jutland Chamber Ensemble • BIS CD-31

Tapiola Sinfonietta/Osmo Vänskä • BIS CD-540

English CO/Norman Del Mar • Lyrita SRCD257 [review]

Britten Sinf/Daniel Harding • EMI 5565342 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Stuttgart Radio SO/Neville Marriner • Capriccio 10428

Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia/Glen Barton Cortese • Phoenix PHCD145 [review]

Hallé O/Kent Nagano • Erato 3984255022 [review] • Elatus 0927467182 • Warner 2564694521 • Apex 2564673917 [review]



SOIREES MUSICALES (op. 9, 1936)

English CO/Alexander Gibson • EMI CDCFP4598 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Helsingborg SO/Okku Kamu • Ondine ODE825-2  

National Phil O/Richard Bonynge • Decca 452 659-2

Brill O/Charles Brill • Beulah 1PD14

National Youth O Great Britain/Walter Susskind • BBC Classic

New Flemish SO/Patrick Pierre • Rene Gailly 87062

London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • First Hand FHR06 [review]



SONATINA ROMANTICA (1940)

Stephen Hough • EMI CDM567429-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

David Glen Hatch • Critics Choice 1333



SONGS AND PROVERBS OF WILLIAM BLAKE (op. 74, 1965)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 428-2

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake • Hyperion CDA67778

Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.572600 [review]



SONGS FROM THE CHINESE (op. 58, 1957)

Ian Partridge/Jukka Savijoki • Ondine ODE7792

Philip Langridge/Stephen Marchionda • Chandos CHAN10305

Märta Schéle/Josef Holecek • BIS CD-31 • also released on BIS CD-34

Peter Pears/Julian Bream • RCA 09026616012

James Griffett/Timothy Walker • Regis 1054

Ian Bostridge, Xuefei Yang • EMI 4334302 [review]

Scot Weir, Volker Niehusmann • Dreyer Gaido DGCD21078



SONGS (Miscellaneous)

Birthday Song For Irwin (1945)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823

Chamber Music V (1929)
Andrew Swait, James Bowman/Andrew Plant • Signum SIGCD128 [review]

The Children and Sir Nameless (1953)
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins 1468-2 • Naxos 8.557201
Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]

Cradle Song For Eleanor (1942)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

Dawtie's Devotion (1969)
Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles • Warner 0151642 [review]
Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]
Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

Diaphenia (1929)
Andrew Swait, James Bowman/Andrew Plant • Signum SIGCD128 [review]

Fish In The Unruffled Lakes (1938)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Felicity Lott/Graham Johnson • Chandos CHAN6653
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204

The Gully (1969)
Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles • Warner 0151642 [review]
Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]
Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart (1942)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823

If It's Ever Spring Again (1953)
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins 1468-2 • Naxos 8.557201
Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]

May (1934)
New London Children’s Choir/Ronald Corp • Naxos 8.572113 [review]

Mother Comfort
Felicity Lott, Ann Murray/Graham Johnson • EMI CDC 754411-2 • Warner 0151642 [review]
Kathleen Livingstone, Neil Mackie/John Blakely • Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2009

Night Covers Up The Rigid Land (1937)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204
Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles • Warner 0151642 [review]

Not Even Summer Yet (1937)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823

O that I ne'er married (1922)
Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

The Owl (1929)
Andrew Swait, James Bowman/Andrew Plant • Signum SIGCD128 [review]

The Poison Tree (1935)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823

The Red Cockatoo (1938)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823

The Sun Shines Down
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204

To Lie Flat On One's Back (1937)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204
Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles • Warner 0151642 [review]

Tradition (1969)
Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles • Warner 0151642 [review]
Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]
Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

Um Mitternacht (1960)
Mark Padmore/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67459
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Mark Padmore/Iain Burnside • Signum SIGCD122 [review]

Underneath The Abject Willow (1937)
Philip Langridge, Della Jones/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204
Felicity Lott, Ann Murray/Graham Johnson • EMI CDC 754411-2 • Warner 0151642 [review]
Kathleen Livingstone, Neil Mackie/John Blakely • Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2009

What's On Your Mind?
Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204

When You're Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection (1936)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Della Jones/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204
Mary Carewe/Philip Mayers • ASV WHL2124

Mary Carewe/Malcolm Wilson • NMC NMCD112

Wild With Passion (1942)
Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823
Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow • Stone Records 5060192780000 [review]

Witches Song (1929)
Andrew Swait, James Bowman/Andrew Plant • Signum SIGCD128 [review]



SEVEN SONNETS OF MICHELANGELO (op. 22, 1940)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66209 • Hyperion Helios CDH55067

Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins 1468-2 • Naxos 8.557201

John Stewart, Ellen Shade/Martin Katz • Phoenix PHCD129

Justin Lavender/Julian Milford • Carlton Classics 30366 0056-2

Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 996-2  • EMI 2175752 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • NMC NMCD030 • Pearl 9177 • Eloquence 476849 • Heritage HTGCD229 • Warner 0151642 [review]

Mark Padmore/Iain Burnside • Signum SIGCD122 [review]

Robert Tear/Philip Ledger • EMI British Composers CZS5739952

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Matthew Polenzani, Julius Drake • Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0048 [review]

James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD404 [review]

Nicholas Phan, Myra Huang • Avie AV2238 [review]

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano • EMI 4334302 [review]

Francesco Meli, Iain Burnside • Opus Arte OACD9019D

Thomas Michael Allen, Charles Spencer • Capriccio C5194 [review]

Sir John Tomlinson, David Owen Norris• Chandos CHAN10785 [review]



SPRING SYMPHONY (op. 44, 1949)

Alison Hagley, Catherine Robbin, John Mark Ainsley/Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral/Monteverdi Ch/Philharmonia O/John Eliot Gardiner • Deutsche Grammophon 453 433-2  

Elisabeth Gale, Alfreda Hodgson, Martyn Hill/Southend Boy's Choir/London S O & Ch/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8855 • CHAN10782X [review]

Kathleen Ferrier, Peter Pears/St. Willibrord's Boys' Ch, Netherlands Radio Ch/Concertgebouw O/Amsterdam/Eduard van Beinum • Decca 440 063-2

Sheila Armstrong, Janet Baker, Robert Tear/London SO & Ch/André Previn • EMI CDM7647362  • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]  • EMI 0953952 [review] • EMI 4402922

Jennifer Vyvyan. Peter Pears, Norma Procter/Royal Opera House Covent Garden O & Ch, Emmanuel Schools Boys' Ch/Benjamin Britten • London 436 396-2 • re-released in boxset Decca 4756040

Alexandra Yakovenko, Vladimir Mahov, N. Postavnicheva/USSR Radio/TV SO & Ch/Gennady Rozhdestvensky • Revelation 10010

Milada Šubrtová, Věra Soukupová, Beno Blachut,Czech Philharmonic Ch & O/Karel Ančerl • Supraphon SU41352 [review]



STRATTON (1949)

English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten • Pearl 231



STRING QUARTET IN F MAJOR (1928)

Ruysdael Qt • Cobra 0032

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9664 



STRING QUARTET IN D MAJOR (1931)

Britten String Quartet • Collins Classics 1115-2 • Brilliant 9168 [review]

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9664 

Endellion Quartet • EMI CMS5 65115-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • 0151492 [review]



STRING QUARTET No. 1 (op. 25, 1941)

Britten String Quartet • Collins Classics 1115-2 • Brilliant 9168 [review]

Brodsky Quartet • Challenge CC72106

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9469 

Belcea Quartet • EMI 557968 [review] • EMI 2285182 [review]

Maggini Quartet • Naxos 8.553883

Endellion Quartet • EMI CMS5 65115-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

Alberni Quartet • CRD 3351

Coolidge Quartet • Classico 251

Emperor Qt • BIS BISSACD1570

Takacs Qt • Hyperion CDA68004 [review]



STRING QUARTET No. 2 (op. 36, 1945)

Amadeus Quartet • Decca 425 715-2 • Decca 475051-2

Jupiter Qt • Marquis 77471813712 [review]

Belcea Quartet • EMI 557968 [review] • EMI 2285182 [review]

Philharmonia Qrt Berlin • Thorofon CTH 2455

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9664 

Maggini Quartet • Naxos 8.553883

Endellion Quartet • EMI CMS5 65115-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

Brindisi Quartet • Conifer CDCF196

Tokyo Quartet • RCA 61387-2

Sequoia Quartet • Music & Arts 4740

Auryn Quartet • Tacet 15

Amadeus Quartet • Testament 1001

Britten String Quartet • Collins Classics ?? • Brilliant 9168 [review]

Barbirolli Qt • Nimbus NI6165 [review]

Takacs Qt • Hyperion CDA68004 [review]



STRING QUARTET No. 3 (op. 94, 1975)

Amadeus String Quartet • Decca 425715-2 • Decca 475051-2

Belcea Quartet • EMI 557968 [review] • EMI 2285182 [review]

Britten String Quartet • Collins Classics 70222 • Brilliant 9168 [review]

Lindsay String Quartet • ASV CDDCA 608

Medici Quartet • Koch 36436-2 

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9469

Philharmonia Qrt Berlin • Thorofon CTH 2455

Maggini Quartet • Naxos 8.554360

Endellion Quartet • EMI CMS5 65115-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

Verdi Quartet • Hänssler Classic 98394

Penderecki Quartet • Marquis ERAD173

Vermeer Qt • Cedille CDR110000093

Coull Qt • Somm SOMMCD065 [review]

Auryn Quartet • Tacet 15

Amadeus Quartet • Testament 1002 • Hanssler CD93706

Emperor Qt • BIS BISSACD1570

Takacs Qt • Hyperion CDA68004 [review]



SUITE FOR HARP (op. 83, 1969)

Osian Ellis • Meridian CDE 84119 • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Sarah O'Brien • Audite 92561

Margit-Anna Suss • Campanella 130038

Claudia Antonelli • Arts Music 47202 • Arts Music 47532

Godelieve Schrama • Canal Grande 4730

Gabriella Dall'olio • Claves 50-9902

Elisabeth Remy • Aca 20070

Marshall Maguire • ABC 4765951

Emilia Moskvitina • Vista Vera VVCD00131

Lavinia Meijer • Channel CCSSA29709 [review]

Suzanna Klincharova • VMS 206

Elinor Bennett • Nimbus NI5441 [review]



SUITE FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (op. 6, 1935)

Alexander Barantschik/John Alley • EMI British Composers CZS 573989-2 • EMI CDC 5553982 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]  • EMI 0953952 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne, Carole Presland • EMI 72825

Lorraine McAslan/John Blakely • Continuum CCD1022

Trio Lengyel members • Le Joueur LJD002

Mireille Jardon/Lydia Jardon • Ar Ré - Sé Ar 2003-6 [review]

John Gilbert, Susan Wass • Centaur CRC2922

Jana Vonaskova-Novakova, Petr Novak • Cube Bohemia CBCD2841

Tasmin Little, Piers Lane • Chandos CHAN10770 [review]

Thomas Grubb • Lyrichord LYR6025 [review]



SUITE ON ENGLISH FOLK TUNES ("A Time There Was") (op. 90, 1975)

Bournemouth SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9221 • CHAN10784X [review]

Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1526-2 • Naxos 8.557205 [review]

City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI CDS 7542702 • re-released three times in British Composers series: CDC5553942 & CZS5739832 [review] and a boxset 575792-2 • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

English SO/William Boughton • Nimbus NI5295 [review] • Nimbus NI1751 [review]

English CO/Benjamin Britten • BBC Legends BBCL8009-2

(Hankin Booby) English CO/Benjamin Britten • BBC Legends BBCL8009-2

New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein • Sony SMK47541



SWEET WAS THE SONG THE VIRGIN SANG (1931, rev. 1966)

The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1370-2 • Coro 16034

New London Children's Choir/Alexander Wells/Ronald Corp • Naxos 8553183

Andrew Lumsden/Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9598

Wilbye Consort/Peter Pears • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Les Sirènes • Nimbus NI6249 [review]



THE SWORD IN THE STONE - Concert Suite (1939)

Nash Ensemble/Lionel Friend • Hyperion CDA66845 • Hyperion Helios CDH55225 [review]

Richmond SO/Peter Bay • Opus One 100

unknown O/Walter Goehr • Eloquence 4802296



THE SYCAMORE TREE (1967)

The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2 • coro 16034

Quink Ensemble • Etcetera KTC1017

Wellington Cathedral Ch/Philip Walsh • Herald HAVP191

His Majesties Clerkes/Anne Heider • Centaur 2168

Wilbye Consort/Peter Pears • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Truro Cathedral Ch/Christopher Gray • Regent REGCD349



TE DEUM IN C MAJOR (1934)

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford/Harry Bickett/Francis Grier • ASV CDQS6030 • Resonance CDRSN3007

St Thomas Ch/Michael Kleinschmidt/Gerre Hancock • Koch 7030

Holst Singers/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA66825 

Ch King's College, Cambridge/David Willcocks • EMI CDC7 47709

Choir of King's College, Cambridge/James Lancelot/Philip Ledger • EMI CDM7 646532 • EMI 562796-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

The Sixteen/Margaret Philips/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2

Robert Quinney /Westminster Abbey Ch/ James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA67557

Connor Burrowes/St. Paul's Cathedral Ch/Andrew Lucas/John Scott • Hyperion CDA66916

Andrew Lumsden/Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9598

Cambridge St John's College Choir/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.554791 [review]

Oxford New College Ch/David Lumsden • Saga EC33852

Westminster Ch/Joseph Flummerfelt • Chesky CD138

Wells Cathedral Ch/Rupert Gough/Malcolm Archer • Lammas LAMM125

Worcester Cathedral Ch/Adrian Partington/Donald Hunt • IMP 30367

Marsh Chapel Ch/Cathleen Ellis, Scott Jarrett/Julian Wachner • Arsis 134

Robert Eaton/St. Paul's Cathedral Ch/Barry Rose • Guild 7102

Kevin Bowyer/St. Mary Collegiate Church Choir Warwick/Mark Shepherd • Guild 7147

Harry Sever/Winchester College Chapel Ch/Christopher Tolley • Herald 303

Elizabeth Arnold/Britten Ch/Alfred Calabrese • Aca 20039

Con Brio Ens • Norway Music 13

Edward Whiting/Norwich Cathedral Ch/Neil Taylor/MichaelNicholas • Priory PRCD934

Hereford Cathedral Ch/Geraint Bowen/Roy Massey • Priory PRCD507

Anne Harley/Boston Trinity Church Ch/Ross Wood/Brian Jones • Gothic 49071

Truro Cathedral Ch/Christopher Gray • Regent REGCD349

Ch New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom • Novum NCR1386 [review]

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain/Ben Parry • Delphian DCD34133 [review]


TELEGRAMS (1935)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Martyn Brabbins • NMC NMCD112

 

TEMA 'SACHER' (1976)

Julian Lloyd Webber • ASV CDDCA592

Henrik Dam Thomsen • Chandos CHAN10189

Kim Bak Dinitzen • Kontrapunkt 32101/2

Matt Haimovitz • DG 457584-2 • DG 4775506

Win-Sinn Yang • Arts Music 47618-2

Alban Gerhardt • Hyperion CDA67941-2

Alexander Ivashkin • Brilliant Classics 94729



TEMPORAL VARIATIONS (1936)

Peter Bree/Paul Komen • Etcetera KTC 1074  

Heinz Holliger/Andras Schiff • Philips 434076-2

Janet Craxton/Ian Brown • BBC Artium BBCCD 635

Eric Speller/Olivier Peyrebrune • Ambroisie AMB9909 [review]

Sarah Francis/Michael Dussek • Hyperion CDA66776 • Hyperion Helios CDH55154)

Helen Jahren/Elisabeth Westenholz • BIS CD-737

Derek Wickens/John Constable • Unicorn Kanchana UKCD2060

François Leleux/Emmanuel Strosser • Harmonia Mundi 911556

Gernot Schmalfuss/Mamiko Watanabe • MDG 3010925

Pauline Oostenrijk/Ivo Janssen • Canal Grande CG9326

Thomas Indermühle/Kalle Randalu • Camerata 30449

Robin Canter/Simon Nicholls • Carlton 3036600962

Hansjorg Schellenberger/Klaus Hellwig • Campanella 130038

Julian Milford/Emily Pailthorpe • Oboe Classics 2008

Birgit Schmieder, Akiko Yamashita • Audite 92539

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Leonid Ogrintchouk • BIS BIS2023

(arr. w/str orch.) Alexei Utkin, Hermitage CO • Caro Mitis CM0102004

(orch. C. Matthews) Nicholas Daniel/Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1526-2 • Naxos 8.557205 [review]



THEY WALK ALONE (Prelude)

Timothy Boyd • Regent REGCD205 [review]

John Robinson • Priory PRDVD6P



THIS WAY TO THE TOMB (1945)

Ian Bostridge/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66823



TIT FOR TAT (1931)

Benjamin Luxon/David Willison • Chandos CHAN8514  

Derek Lee Ragin/Julius Drake • Etcetera KTC1092

John Shirley-Quirk/Philip Ledger • Meridian CDE 84119

Jonathan Lemalu/Malcolm Martineau • EMI 58050 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • Eloquence 476849

Brett Polegato/Iain Burnside • CBC MVCD 1134

Sarah Connolly, Eugene Asti • Signum SIGCD072 [review]

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake • Hyperion CDA67778

Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.572600 [review]



THE TURN OF THE SCREW (op. 54, 1954)

Helen Donath, Heather Harper, Robert Tear, Ava June, Lillian Watson, Michael Ginn, Philip Langridge/Members of the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden/Colin Davis • Philips 446 325-2 • Decca 4784143

Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Arda Mandikian, English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 672-2  

Mark Padmore, Lisa Milne, Catrin Wyn Davies, Diana Montague, Nicholas Kirby Johnson, Caroline Wise/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox • BBC Opus Arte OA 0907 D [review] [review] [review]

Phyllis Cannan, Eileen Hulse, Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Sam Pay/Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 7030-2 • Naxos 8.660109/10 [review]

Ian Bostridge, Joan Rodgers, Julian Leang/Mahler CO/Daniel Harding • Virgin Classics 545521-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 4563792

Eilene Hannan, Margaret Haggart, Anson Austin, Wendy Dixon/West Australian SO/David Stanhope • Faveo OAF4014D

Menai Davies, Richard Greager, Helen Field, Machiko Obata, Stuttgart RSO/Steuart Bedford • Arthaus 100199 [review] Arthaus 102303 [review]

William Burden, Camilla Tilling, Emma Bell, Anne-Marie Owens, Joanna Songi, Christopher Sladdin, London PO/Edward Gardner • Glyndebourne GFOCD011-07

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Toby Spence, Miah Persson, Susan Bickley, Giselle Allen, London PO/Jakub Hrusa • FRA 007 & 507 [review] [review]

Andrew Kennedy, Sally Matthews, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, London SO/Richard Farnes • LSO Live LSO0749 [review] [review] [review]



THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Philip Langridge, David Owen Norris/Wenhaston Boy's Choir/Christopher Barnett • Collins Classics 7039-2  

 

THREE TWO-PART SONGS (1932)

New London Children's Choir/Alexander Wells/Ronald Corp • Naxos 8.553183

Toronto Children's Ch/Jean Ashworth Bartle • IMP PCD1088

Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Children's Ch/Denis Menier • Fuga Libera 507

Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey • Eloquence 4802336

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain/Ben Parry • Delphian DCD34133 [review]

(The Rainbow) Andrew Swait, James Bowman/Andrew Plant • Signum SIGCD128 [review]



VARIATIONS ON A CHRISTMAS CAROL ("Men of Goodwill") (1947)

Minnesota O/Neville Marriner • EMI CDC7 49300-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

Southwest German Radio O (Kaiserlautern)/Paul Goodwin • Hänssler 93114



TWELVE VARIATIONS FOR PIANO (1931)

Stephen Hough • EMI CDM567429-2 • EMI 0151492 [review]

David Glen Hatch • Critics Choice 1333

 

VARIATIONS FOR PIANO (1965)

Rolf Hind • NMC D140



VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF FRANK BRIDGE (op. 10, 1937)

BBC SO/Andrew Davis • Teldec 9031-73126-2   • Apex 89082

Musici di Montreal/Turovsky • Chandos CHAN 8817  • Chandos CHAN241-2

Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Richard Studt • Naxos 8.550823

English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 509-2 

Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox • ASV CDDCA 591

Philharmonia O/Herbert von Karajan • EMI 76880  • Documents 600047 [review]

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Andre Previn • Telarc CD 80126  

Scottish Ens/Clio Gould • Linn CKD 226

Kiev CO/Roman Kofman • MDG 601 1275 [review] • MDG 9011275

English CO/Bedford • Collins Classics 1305-2 • Naxos 8.557200

Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner • Decca Eloquence 467 237

Netherlands CO/Gordan Nikolic • Pentatone PTC 5186 056

Bournemouth Sinfonietta • Chandos CHAN6592

New Stockholm CO/Péter Csaba • BIS CD-435

Neel String O/Boyd Neel • Pearl GEM0002

English String O/William Boughton • Nimbus NI1751 [review] • Nimbus NI7017 [review]

Norwegian CO/Iona Brown • Virgin 545121-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

London Festival O/Ross Pople • Arte Nova 340520

English CO/Gilbert Levine • Arabesque Z6603

Berne Camerata/Thomas Füri • Denon 9409

Slovak CO/Bohdan Warchal • Campion 1313

Zurich CO/Howard Griffiths • Claves 2302

Polish CO/Jerzy Maksymiuk • MDG 3210180

English CO/Alexander Gibson • EMI CDCFP4598  

European Camerata/Laurent Quénelle • Fuga Libera FUG534

London PO/Vladimir Jurowski • LPO Live LPO0037 [review] [review]

Festival Strings Lucerne/Achim Felder • Oehms OC723

Unknown • Documents 231134

Royal Academy Soloists/Clio Gould • Cantoris CRCD6063 [review]

Les Violons du Roi/Jean-Marie Zeitouni • Atma ACD22601 [review]

Camerata Nordica/Terje Tonnesen • BIS BISSACD2060

(arr. two pianos) Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow • Olympia OCD648

 

VENITE EXULT EMUS

Ch New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom • Novum NCR1386 [review]



VILLAGE ORGANIST'S PIECE

Timothy Boyd • Regent REGCD205 [review]



VIOLIN CONCERTO (op. 15, 1939)

Lorraine McAslan/English CO/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1301-2 • re-released by Naxos 8.557198 [review]

Mark Lubotsky/English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 308-2

Theo Olof/Hallé O/John Barbirolli • EMI British Composers CDM5 66053-2

Boris Gutnikov/St Petersburg PO/Alexander Dmitriev • Manchester Classical Gallery CDMAN180

Lydia Mordkovitch/BBC SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9910 [review]

Maxim Vengerov/London SO/Mstislav Rostropovich • EMI 557510 [review] • EMI 2285252 [review]

Daniel Hope/BBC SO/Paul Watkins • Warner 2564-60291-2 [review] 2564 660542

Rebecca Hirsch/BBC Scottish SO/Takuo Yuasa • Naxos 8.553882

Sergej Azizian/Copenhagen PO/Osmo Vanska • Classico CLASSCD 233 [review] • Alto ALC1152  • Documents 600047 [review]

Ida Haendel/Bournemouth SO/Paavo Berglund • EMI CDM764202-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]  • EMI 0953952 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Rodney Friend/London Philharmonia O/John Pritchard • Classics for Pleasure 75978

Ruggerio Ricci/SWF SO Baden-Baden/G Brott • One-Eleven 96020

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Swedish RSO/Manfred Honeck • Sony 88697 439992

Janine Jansen, London SO/Paavo Jarvi • Decca 4781530 [review]

Wanda Wilkomirska, Warsaw PO/Witold Rowicki • Orchestral Concerts CD12-2011 [review]

Anthony Marwood, BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov • Hyperion CDA67801 [review]

Livia Sohn, O del Teatro Marrucino di Chieti / Luigi Piovano • Eloquentia EL1340

James Ehnes, Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits • Onyx 4113 [review]

Tasmin Little, BBC PO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10764 [review]

Linus Roth, Deutsches SO Berlin/Mihkel Kütson • Challenge Classics CC72627 SACD

 

VOICES FOR TODAY

Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus & Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks • Eloquence 4802296



VOLUNARY ON TALLIS 'LAMENTATION'

Timothy Boyd • Regent REGCD205 [review]



FIVE WALZTES (accords with Britten's own teenage mis-spelling)

Anthony Goldstone • Gamut Classics GAMCD 526 • Diversions 24118 [review]

Sarah Francis • Hyperion CDA66776 • Hyperion Helios CDH55154

Stephen Hough • EMI CDM567429-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

David Glen Hatch • Critics Choice 1333

Dejan Lazic • Channel Classics CCSSA28511 [review]



WAR REQUIEM (op. 66, 1961)

Elisabeth Söderström, Robert Tear, Thomas Allen/Trebles of Christ Church Cathedral/Oxford/City of Birmingham SO & Ch/Simon Rattle • EMI CDS7 47034 8 • EMI British Composers 5059092 [review] [review] • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 4402922

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir/Melos Ensemble/London SO & Ch/Benjamin Britten • Decca 414 383-2 • Decca 4757511 [review] and in boxset Decca 4756040 • Decca 4785433 [review]

Heather Harper, Philip Langridge, John Shirley-Quirk/St Paul's Cathedral Ch, London S Ch/London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8983/4 • also released as CHSA5007

Lorna Haywood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Benjamin Luxon/Atlanta Boys' Choir/Atlanta SO & Ch/Robert Shaw • Telarc CD 80157  [review]

Luba Orgonasova, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Boje Skovhus/Monteverdi Ch, North German Radio Ch & SO/John Eliot Gardiner • Deutsche Grammophon 437 801-2

Gerald Finley, Christine Brewer, Anthony Griffey/London Philharmonic O & Ch/Kurt Masur • LPO 10

Lynda Russell, Thomas Randle, Michael Volle/Choir of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh/Scottish Festival Chorus/BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins • Naxos 8.553558/9 

Christine Goerke, Richard Clement, Richard Stilwell, Gavin Horsley/Shenandoah Conservatory Ch/Maryland Boy Ch/Washington O & Ch/Robert Schafer • Gothic G 49241

Kari Lövaas, Anthony Roden, Theo Adam, Dresden Phil O/Herbert Kagel • Edel Classics 0002332CCC [review]

Stefania Woytowicz, Peter Pears, Hans Wilbrink/New Phil Ch/Melos Ensemble/New Phil O/Carlo Maria Giulini • BBC Legends BBCL4046-2

Carol Vaness, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson/American Boychoir, Westminster Symphonic Ch, New York PO/Kurt Masur • Teldec 17115 • Warner Apex 2564 659416

Jeannine Altmeyer, Michael Sells/William Hall O & Ch • Klavier 11017

Elena Prokina, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Andreas Schmidt, BBC Singers, Boy’s Choir of St. Nikolai, Hamburg, NDR Choir, Philharmonia Chorus London, NDR SO, NDR Radio PO Hannover/Mstislav Rostropovich • Arthaus 101423

Tom Krause, Nicholas Di Virgilio, Phyllis Curtin, Columbus Boychoir, Pro Musica Chorus, Boston SO/Erich Leinsdorf • VAI 4429

Annette Dasch, James Taylor, Christian Gerhaher, Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Festivalensemble Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling • Hanssler CD98507 [review] CD98008

Chloé Owen, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Ch Pro Arte, Petit Ch Collège Villamont, Suisse Romande O & Ch/Ernest Ansermet • Cascavelle VEL3125 [review]

Edith Wiens, Nigel Robson, Hakan Hagegard, Israel PO/Kurt Masur • Helicon HEL029645

Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Sabina Cvilak, Choir of Eltham College, London SO & Ch/Gianandrea Noseda • LSO Live LSO0719 [review]

Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Netherlands RPO/ Jaap van Zweden • Challenge CC72388 [review]

Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, City of Birmingham SO & Ch/Andris Nelsons • Arthaus 101659 [review] 108070 [review]

Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Wrocław Philharmonic Ch, Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme, Trebles of New College Ch, Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh • Signum SIGCD340 [review] [review] [review]

Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Hampson, Ch, O & Voci Bianche dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia • Warner Classics 6154482 [review] [review] [review]

Emily Magee, Mark Padmore, Christian Gerhaher, Tölz Boys’ Ch, Bavarian RSO & Ch/Mariss Jansons • BRKlassik 900120 [review]

Naděžda Kniplová, Gerald English, John Cameron, Czech Philharmonic Ch & O/Karel Ančerl • Supraphon SU41352 [review]

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, City of Birmingham SO/Meredith Davies • Testament SBT1490 [review]

WAY TO THE SEA (1936)

Unknown orchestra/Geoffrey Tandy/Benjamin Britten • Beulah 1PD14

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Martyn Brabbins • NMC NMCD112



A WEALDEN TRIO (1929/1967)

New London Children's Choir/Ronald Corp • Naxos 8.553183

Quink Ensemble • Etcetera KTC1017

Wilbye Consort/Peter Pears • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Les Sirènes • Nimbus NI6249 [review]



A WEDDING ANTHEM ('Amo ergo sum') (op. 46, 1949)

The Sixteen/Margaret Philips/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2

Philip Salmon, Janet Coxwell/Corydon Singers/Thomas Trotter/Westminster Cathedral Choir/Matthew Best • Hyperion CDA66126 • Hyperion Helios CDH55307 [review]

Andrew Lumsden/Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9598

Westminster Abbey Ch/Martin Neary • Sony SK62125

Ch New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom • Novum NCR1386 [review]



WELCOME ODE (op. 95, 1976)

City of London Boys & Girls School Choirs/London SO/Hickox • Chandos CHAN8855  • CHAN10782X [review]



WHO ARE THESE CHILDREN? (op. 84, 1969)

Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]

Mark Padmore/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67459

Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • BBC Legends BBCB80142 • Eloquence 476849

Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris • Naxos 8.572706 [review]

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano • EMI 4334302 [review]



WINTER WORDS (op. 52, 1953)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66209 • Hyperion Helios CDH55067

Justin Lavender/Julian Milford • Carlton 30366 0056-2

Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins 1468-2 • Naxos 8.557201

Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 996-2  • Eloquence 476849

Robert Tear/Philip Ledger • EMI 73995 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Ian Partridge/Jennifer Partridge • ASV Quicksilva QS6172 • Resonance CDSRN3062

Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]

Mark Padmore, Roger Vignoles • Harmonia Mundi HMU907443

James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD431

Nicholas Phan, Myra Huang • Avie AV2238 [review]

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano • EMI 4334302 [review]

Richard Edgar-Wilson, Eugene Asti • EM Records EMRCD014 [review] [review]



THE WORLD OF THE SPIRIT (1938)

Susan Chilcot, Pamela Stephen, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, Hannah Gordon/Britten Singers/BBC PO/Hickox • Chandos CHAN9487



YOUNG APOLLO (op. 16, 1939)

I Musici di Montreal/Yuri Turovsky • Chandos CHAN8817 • Chandos CHAN241-2

Peter Donohoe/City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI British Composers series CZS5739832 [review] • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Joshua Pierce/Slovak State CO/Kirk Trevor • Kleos 5137 [review] [review]

Peter Evans/Scottish CO/José Serebrier • Phoenix PHCD111

Nikolai Lugansky/Hallé O/Kent Nagano • Erato 3984255022 [review] • Elatus 0927467182 • Warner 2564694521 • Apex 2564673917 [review]

Steven Osborne, BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins • Hyperion CDA67625 [review]



YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA (op. 34, 1946)

Richard Baker/New Phil O/Raymond Leppard • Classics For Pleasure CFPCD185 • 3822302

BBC SO/Andrew Davis • Teldec 9031-73126-2 • Apex 89082

Czecho-Slovak Radio SO/Ondrej Lenárd • Naxos 8.550335 • also released as Naxos 8.550499

French National Radio Orchestra/Lorin Maazel • Deutsche Grammophon 423 239-2 

Royal PO/Andre Previn • Telarc 80126 • Telarc 80460

Minnesota Orchestra/Neville Marriner • EMI CDM7 64300-2  

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein • Sony SMK47541 • Sony 60175 

Concertgebouw O/Eduard van Beinum • Decca 440 063-2 • Decca Eloquence 467 237  • Documents 600047 [review] • Regis RRC1417 [review]

Warsaw PO/Igor Markevitch • CD Accord ACD 115-2 [review]

London SO/Bedford • Collins Classics 1305-2 • Naxos 8.557200 [review]

Bournemouth SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9221 • CHAN10784X [review]

London SO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 509-2 • Decca 425 659-2

Dame Edna Everage/Melbourne SO/John Lanchbury • Naxos 8.554170 (also released with Cantonese [8.554170DXC] and Mandarin [8.554170DXM] narration)

Bergen Phil O/Neeme Järvi • BIS CD-420

Liverpool Phil O/Malcolm Sargent • Pearl GEM0002 • Avid Masters 601

BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent • Warner 2564 634121 [review]

Royal Liverpool Phil O/Libor Pesek • Virgin Classics 61835-2 • Virgin Classics 7353012 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 6955792 • EMI 4402922 • EMI 9781602 [review]

Royal Liverpool Phil O/Charles Groves • Unesco Classics 707152 (re-release of 1977 EMI)

BBC SO/John Barbirolli • BBC Legends BBCL4013-2

London Phil O/Leonard Slatkin • BMG 9026

English SO/William Boughton • Nimbus NI5295 [review] Nimbus NI1751 [review] Nimbus NI5450-53 [review] Nimbus NI7017 [review]

Leningrad Phil O/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky • BBC Legends BBCL4184-2 [review]

Sean Connery/Netherlands Radio PO/Antál Dorati • Decca 444104

Bostons Pops O/Arthur Fielder • RCA Victor 68131

London SO/Charles Mackerras • Cala 1022

Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy • Sony 62638 • RCA Victor 60878

City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI 55394 • 2427432 [review]

Cher/St Luke's O/James Levine • DG 471371

BBC SO/Leopold Stokowski • BBC Legends BBCL4402

Melissa Joan Hart/Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa • Sony 64079

Czech PO/Karel Ancerl • Supraphon SU36762

Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink • Philips 464037-2

Brandon De Wilde/Vienna Pro Musica O/Hans Swarowsky • Vox Allegretto 8219

Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini • EMI Profile (details unknown) • Warner 9937392 [review]

Cincinnati SO/Paavo Jarvi • Telarc 80660, 60660 & 80743 [review]

Willie Rushton/London Phil O/Sian Edwards • Classics for Pleasure 5861752

USSR State SO/Yuri Temirkanov • Brilliant 8818 [review]

London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • First Hand FHR06 [review]

London SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent • Beulah YB35 [review]

Kansas City Sy/Michael Stern • Reference Recordings RR120 [review]

Sydney SO/Benjamin Northey • ABC 4764134

unknown • Documents 231134

San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas • Avie SFS0052 & 57 [review]

Czech Philharmonic O/Karel Ančerl • Supraphon SU41352 [review]

 



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