Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten

Also known as 1945, and, B. Britenas, B. Britn, B. Britten, B.B., Bendžamin Britn, Benjamin Britten, Briten, Britten, Britten, Benjamin, Б. Бриттен, Б.Бриттен, Sir Benjamin Britten, بينجامين بريتين
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Discography of Benjamin Britten:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Pictures At An Exhibition / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 14 Audio 1983 RCA Victrola
2 Musik Aus England II 15 Audio Deutsche Grammophon
3 Peter And The Wolf / The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1971 Classics For Pleasure
4 Peter And The Wolf / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1983 RCA Red Seal
5 Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67 / Carnival Of The Animals / The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34 / Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a 4 Audio 1972 RCA Red Seal
6 Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Etc 31 Audio 2000 BBC Music Magazine
7 Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Eté 19 Audio 1997 EMI Classics
8 Bridge & Britten 18 Audio 2001 Simax Classics
9 Cellos Suites 1-3 26 Audio 2000 Virgin Classics
10 The Carnival Of The Animals / The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1962 Columbia Masterworks
11 Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra; Peter Grimes 2 Audio London Records
12 Mass In G Minor / A Ceremony Of Carols 2 Audio 1960-01-00 Argo Records (2)
13 Carnival Of The Animals / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio Columbia
14 Prelude And Dances From The Prince Of The Pagodas / Eight British & Five French Folk Songs 26 Audio 1982 Unicorn-Kanchana
15 Three Suites For Violoncello Solo 27 Audio 2001 Channel Classics
16 Winterreise / Dichterliebe 27 Audio Decca
17 Our Hunting Fathers 13 Audio 1981 BBC Records
18 Peter And The Wolf / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1978-05-02 RCA Red Seal
19 String Quartets 2 Audio 1972
20 Œvres Pour Violon-Alto & Piano 3 Audio 1983
21 Lute Songs / Noctural 26 Audio 2008-01-08 Hyperion
22 Adagio For Strings Op. 11 / Antiche Danze Ed Arie Per Liuto - Suite III / Simple Symphony Op. 4 / Roumanian Folk Dances 14 Audio Philips
23 A Ceremony Of Carols Op. 28 / Messe A Trois Voix "A Capella" 19 Audio Musidisc
24 Peter And The Wolf / The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1973 Philips
25 Peter And The Wolf / A Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1977
26 The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra / Peter And The Wolf 2 Audio 1971 Decca Eclipse
27 Peter And The Wolf / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1978-05-02 RCA Red Seal
28 Four Sea Interludes / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra / Simple Symphony 23 Audio 2008 Decca
29 The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra ● Peter Grime-Four Sea Interludes ● Men Of Good Will (Première Recording) 9 Audio 1984 His Master's Voice
30 War Requiem 8 Audio Decca
31 The Dream Of Gerontius 10 Audio 1972 Decca
32 Metamorphoses / Fantasy For Oboe / String Quartet 12 Audio 1971 Supraphon
33 Het Carnaval Der Dieren En Jonge Mensen Voor Het Concertpodium 18 Audio 1979 Deutsche Grammophon
34 Peter And The Wolf / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio 1978 RCA Red Seal
35 A Ceremony Of Carols • Hymn To St.Cecilia • Missa Brevis 3 Audio 1972 Seraphim
36 Scottish Ballad / Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra 11 Audio 1998 Phoenix (7)
37 Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings / Les Illuminations 2 Audio 1971 London Records
38 The Turn Of The Screw 4 Audio 1985 Philips
39 Cello Symphony / Sinfonia Da Requiem 12 Audio 1989 London Records
40 The Burning Fiery Furnace 17 Audio 1990 London Records
41 String Quartets 2 & 3, Sinfonietta 14 Audio 1990 London Records
42 A Ceremony Of Carols / Missa Brevis / A Hymn To The Virgin / A Hymn Of St Columbia / Jubilate Deo / Deus In Adjutorium Meum 22 Audio 1986 Hyperion
43 Suite Pour Orchestra À Cordes 1934 - O Saisons, O Chateaux - Prélude Et Fugue Pour 18 Instruments À Cordes 9 Audio Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi
44 Peter Grimes 13 Audio 1959
45 20th Century String Music 16 Audio 1994-06-00 Naxos
46 Peter And The Wolf / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra 2 Audio Columbia Masterworks
47 Young Person's Guide / Four Sea Interludes 20 Audio 1991
48 Serenade / Winter Words / Michelangelo Sonnets 26 Audio 1992 London Records
49 Peter Grimes 54 Audio 1993 EMI Classics
50 War Requiem 25 Audio 1993


English composer, conductor, and pianist (born November 22, 1913, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England - died December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England).

He showed talent from an early age, and first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work [i]A Boy Was Born[/i] in 1934. With the premiere of his opera [i]Peter Grimes[/i] in 1945, he leapt to international fame. For the next fifteen years he devoted much of his compositional attention to writing operas, establishing him as one of the leading 20th century figures in this genre. Britten's interests as a composer were wide-ranging; he produced important music in such varied genres as orchestral, choral, solo vocal (much of it written for the tenor Peter Pears), chamber and instrumental, as well as film music. He also took a great interest in writing music for children and amateur performers, and was a fine pianist and conductor.

One of Britten's most important works, [i]The War Requiem[/i] was completed 20 December 1961, and first performed 30 May 1962. Britten received many prizes and honors, including becoming a Companion of Honour in 1952, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1965.


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