BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
LIST OF RECORDINGS
by David Barker and Rob Barnett
This is not intended to be a complete list, but is
an attempt to cover all significant recordings of the digital era
and re-releases from LP and video. It represents an updated, extended
and reformatted version of a list published on Musicweb by Rob Barnett
in 1998. The ubiquity of re-releases, and the lack of information
about recording dates makes it impossible to keep track of which recording
has been released before. Transient availability is also a plague
- Amazon tends to show most of that has been released, and implies
that it may still be available even if it has been deleted from the
company's catalogue long ago.
So we have done our best. Perhaps not all re-releases
are covered, and in some instances, a reader may know that what is
described as a re-release is in fact a different performance. Apologies
in advance! Certainly sampler discs and themed releases (eg Christmas,
Best of English Music) "best of"s do not feature on this
discography unless the recording is not available on another disc.
Note - with the demise of MDT which provided a new release list by
composer, this discography will only be updated when a britren work is
reviewed on this site (March 2019).