Britten

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:05 | 171 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Release Year: 2017

Britten's works for the cello were the result of a close friendship with Mstislav Rostropovitch. The cellist inspired the composer with his Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, his Sonata for Cello and Piano, and the following three Suites - undoubtedly the most important corpus of cello music since the Bach Suites. This is a completely new music, totally unclassifiable and marked by the personality of Britten; A kind of re-reading of a baroque form that contains some of the most overwhelming pages that have been composed for the cello. Often absent from concert programs, the young French cellist Noémi Boutin chose to record them because, she says, "they possess the density, delicacy and visionary sensitivity of the greatest works.
Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 141:57 min | 2.70 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.

SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 28, 2016
SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)

SBS - Britten's Endgame (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3365 Kbps | 52mn 2s | 1.32 GiB
Audio: English MP2 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In commemoration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, this documentary examines his final opera in conjunction with the original story by Thomas Mann and the film by Luchino Visconti.

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 58:07 min | 603 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the young Norwegian violinist’s fifth Warner Classics release. Early 2015 brought a programme devoted entirely to Mozart, but her previous concerto discs were also notable for imaginative musical matchmaking: Tchaikovsky/Nielsen and Sibelius/Prokofiev. Both concertos on this new disc were written when their composers were in the USA around the time of World War II: the Korngold was completed in 1945, the Britten in 1939.

Rethinking Britten  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 21, 2015
Rethinking Britten

Rethinking Britten by Philip Rupprecht
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199794804, 0199794812 | 346 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB

Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 15, 2015
Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction (repost)

Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction by Heather Wiebe
English | ISBN: 0521194679 | 2012 | PDF | 384 pages | 5 MB

Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at July 4, 2015
Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon
English | 2015 | ISBN: 022625559X | 176 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at June 5, 2015
Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)

Benjamin Britten on Camera (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 59mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 632 MB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary exploring the dynamic relationship that developed between British composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider. Through this collaboration, Britten's music reached television audiences, from elaborately staged studio operas, intimate duets featuring his partner Peter Pears, to the massive Proms performance of his War Requiem. The programme features interviews with Britten's collaborators and singers as well as those working behind the scenes including Michael Crawford, David Attenborough, Humphrey Burton and soprano April Cantelo. James Naughtie narrates.

The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Feb. 21, 2015
The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion

The Operas of Benjamin Britten: Expression and Evasion (Aldeburgh Studies in Music) by Claire Seymour
English | Sep 15, 2004 | ISBN: 085115865X | 368 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The delicate balance between private and public communication, and the tension between art as self-expression and art as moral resolution were key concerns in Britten's music. Seymour examines ways in which Britten's operas explored and articulated the inherent ambiguity and latent sexuality of music, particularly song, and suggests that Britten's operas may illustrate his search for a public 'voice' which would embody, communicate, and perhaps resolve his private beliefs and anxieties.

Britten's Musical Language  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 8, 2014
Britten's Musical Language

Britten's Musical Language (Music in the Twentieth Century) by Philip Rupprecht
English | February 11, 2002 | ISBN: 0521631548 | 368 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Blending insights from linguistic and social theories of speech, ritual and narrative with music-analytic and historical criticism,Britten's Musical Language offers fresh perspectives on the composer's fusion of verbal and musical utterance in opera and song. It provides close interpretative studies of the major scores (including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, The Turn of the Screw, War Requiem, Curlew River and Death in Venice) and explores Britten's ability to fashion complex and mysterious symbolic dramas from the interplay of texted song and wordless discourse of motives and themes.