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thu 2 jan 2014 12:00 

Britten & Contemporaries #9

With ease Benjamin Britten’s music and that of his contemporaries reaches beyond the range of a single year of commemoration. All the more reason for it to be contunued.
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
▪ Men Of Good Will (Variations On A Christmas Carol For Orchestra)
Neville Marriner: Minnesota Orchestra
LP: HMV, ASD 1436281 (1984)
▪ Ballad of Heroes
Sir Simon Rattle: City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
CD: EMI CLASSICS 2427432 (2009)
Benjamin Britten/Lennox Berkley:
▪ Mont Juic, suite of Catalan Dances (op.12)
Steuart Bedford: English Chamber Orchestra
CD: Naxos 8.557198 (2005)
Arthur Bliss (1891–1975)
▪ Checkmate
London Symphony Orchestra
& London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer
CD: Heritage 220 (2012)

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