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BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)

LIST OF RECORDINGS

Works A to C

by David Barker and Rob Barnett

Works A to C

ADVANCE DEMOCRACY (1938)

Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9701

The Sixteen/Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2

Truro Cathedral Ch/Christopher Gray • Regent REGCD349



ALBERT HERRING (op. 39, 1947)

James Gilchrist, Pamela Helen Stephen, Roderick Williams, Susan Bullock, Sally Burgess/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN10036 [review]

Christopher Gillett, Josephine Barstow, Felicity Palmer, Peter Savidge/Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 7042-2 • Naxos 8.660107/8 [review]

John Graham-Hall, Patricia Johnson, Alan Opie, Felicity Palmer, Jean Rigby/Glyndebourne Chorus/Soloists LPO/Bernard Haitink • Warner 5046787902

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, John Noble, Owen Brannigan/English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 4218492 • 4785265 • also released as part of boxset with other operas - Decca 4756020

Chris Sayers, Christopher Pfund/Manhattan School of Music Orchestra/David Gilbert • Vox 7900

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten • Nimbus NI5824-6 [review]



ALLA MARCIA (1933)

Endellion Quartet • EMI CMS5 65115-2 • 0151492 [review]

Gabrieli Quartet • Unicorn Kanchana UKCD2060

Maggini Quartet • Naxos 8.554360

Sorrel Quartet • Chandos CHAN9469

Emperor Qt • BIS BISSACD1570

 

ALLEGRO (piano)

Chamber Domaine • Resonus Classics RES10139



ALPINE SUITE (1955)

Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani • OUR Recordings 620611 [review]

Flautadors • Dutton CDLX7142



A.M.D.G. (op. 17, 1939)

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

(Rosa Mystica only) Eton College Chapel Choir/Ralph Allwood • ASV PLT8503

Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9511

Harvestehude Chamber Ch/Claus Bantzer • Arte Nova 74321340252

London Sinfonietta Ch/Terry Edwards • Virgin 561916-2

Polyphony/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA67140 • also released as Hyperion GAW21140

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



AN AMERICAN OVERTURE (op. 27, 1941)

BBC Philharmonic/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9487

City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI CDS 7542702 • re-released three times in British Composers series: CDC5553942 & CZS573983-2 [review] and a boxset 575792-2 • also 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

New Zealand SO/Myer Fredman • Naxos 8.553107



ANTIPHON (op. 56b, 1956)

All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills/Craig Phillips/Thomas Foster • Gothic 49064

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

Finzi Singers/Andrew Lumsden/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9598

Oxford New College Ch/David Lumsden • Saga EC33852

The Sixteen/Margaret Philips/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2 • Coro 16006

Westminster Abbey Ch/Martin Neary • Sony SK62125

Winchester Cathedral Choir/Martin Neary • ASV CDQS6025

St Alban's Chamber Ch/David Hansell • Lammas LAMM173D [review]

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]



ARRANGEMENTS OF WORKS BY OTHER COMPOSERS (see also Realizations)

The Beggar's Opera (from John Gay) (op. 43, 1948)
Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Yvonne Kenny, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Anne Collins/Aldeburgh Festival Ch & O/Steuart Bedford • Decca 436 850-2

Tom Randle, Jeremy White, Leah-Marian Jones, Sarah Fox, City of London Sinf/Christian Curnyn • Chandos CHAN10548

Cadenzas to Mozart's Piano Concerto in E Flat K482
Sviatoslav Richter/Philharmonia O/Ricardo Muti • EMI CDM 7647502



AROUND THE VILLAGE GREEN (1936)

Brill O/Charles Brill • Beulah 1PD14

THE ASCENT OF F6

Halle O/Sir Mark Elder • NMC D190



BALLAD OF HEROES (op. 14, 1939)

Martyn Hill/London S Ch/London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8983/4 • also released as CHSA5007

Robert Tear/City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI CDS 7542702 • British Composers series CZS5739832 [review] • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]



THE BALLAD OF LITTLE MUSGRAVE AND LADY BARNARD (1943)

The Gentlemen of St. John's College Choir/Cambridge • Etcetera KTC1192

The Sixteen/Stephen Westrop/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1343-2

Orphei Drängar/Robert Sund • BIS CD-733

Chorus Viennensis/Andrei Gavrilov • DG 4397782

Baccholian Singers of London • EMI CMS5651232 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey • Eloquence 4802336

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

Tiffin Boys’ Ch/Simon Toyne • Herald HAVP390



BILLY BUDD (op. 50, 1951)

Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk/Wandsworth School Boys' Ch, Ambrosian Opera Ch/London SO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 417 428-2 • also released as part of boxset with other operas Decca 4756020

Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, London SO/Charles Mackerras • Decca 0743256

Thomas Allen, Philip Langridge, Richard van Allan/English Natl Opera O & Ch/David Atherton • Image Entertainment 5792 [review]

(in original four act version) Thomas Hampson, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Eric Halvarson/Manchester Boys' Choir/Northern Voices/Hallé Choir & Orchestra/Kent Nagano • Erato 2564672660 [review] • 3984 216 312

Simon Keenlyside, Philip Langridge, John Tomlinson, Alan Opie, Matthew Best/Tiffin Boys' School Choir, London Symphony Chorus/London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9826

Theodor Uppman, Sir Peter Pears, Frederick Dalberg, Hervey Alan, Sir Geraint Evans, Michael Langdon/Covent Garden Royal Opera House Ch & O/Benjamin Britten • VAI Audio 10343

Bo Skovhus/Vienna State Opera O & Ch/Donald Runnicles • Orfeo C602033

Eric Garrett, Geoffrey Dolton, Gaétan Laperrière/Venice La Fenice O & Ch/Issac Karabtchevsky • Mondo Musica MFON22252

Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn, London SO/Daniel Harding • Virgin 5190392 [review] [review]

John Mark Ainsley, Jacques Imbrailo, Glyndebourne Ch, London PO/Mark Elder • Opus Arte OA1051D DVD [review] OABD7086D Bluray • Glyndebourne GFOCD01710 [review]  • Opus Arte OA1198D DVD • Opus Arte OA7189D Bluray

(excerpts) Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134



THE BIRDS (1929)

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

Finchley Children's Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Indianapolis Children's Ch/Robert Houghton/Henry H. Leck • VAI Audio 1130

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

Ian Ford/Andrew Plant • MCPS IAF-CD1 [review]

John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten • Eloquence 4802296



A BIRTHDAY HANSEL (op. 92, 1975)

Peter Pears/Osian Ellis • London 425 716-2 • Decca 468811-2 and Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Yvonne Kenny/Tan Crone • Etcetera KTC 1046

Annette Betanski/Susan Miron • Chandos CHAN9843

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

Nicholas Phan, Myra Huang • Avie AV2258

Lawrence Wiliford, Jennifer Swartz • Atma Classique ACD22623



A BOY WAS BORN (op. 3, 1933)

Corydon Singers/Westminster Cathedral Choir/Matthew Best • Hyperion CDA66126 • Hyperion Helios CDH55307 [review]

Holst Singers, St Paul's Cathedral Choir/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA66825

Purcell Singers/Benjamin Britten • London 436 394-2 • Heritage HTGCD232

The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1286-2 • Coro 16034 • COR16107

Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9701

American Boychoir/Vincent Metallo • Albemarle AR 1003

St Paul's Cathedral Ch/London Sinfonietta Ch/John Scott • Virgin 561916-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

(arr. cello & spkr) Matthew Barley, Judi Dench • Black Box BBM 1068

Karina Gauvin/Michael McMahon • CBC MVCD1131

King's College Ch/Stephen Cleobury • Argo 433215-2 • Eloquence 467612

Westminster Ch/Joseph Flummerfelt • Gothic G49047

Purcell Singers/All Saints Margaret Street Church Ch/Michael Harnett • London 436394-2

Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Ch/Edward Harris, Harry Bicket/Francis Grier • ASV CDWHL2097

Pacific Boychoir Academy, Pacific Collegium/Kevin Fox • Pacific Boychoir Academy

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Gabrieli Consort, Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir/Paul McCreesh • Signum SIGCD346 [review] [review]

(excerpt) Phoenix Chamber Ch • Skylark 9904

(excerpt) Euterpe Vocal Ensemble/Christophe Gesseney • Gallo 766

(excerpt) UCLA Madrigal Singers/Donn Weiss • Cambria 1082

(excerpt) Quink Vocal Ens • Telarc 80202



THE BUILDING OF THE HOUSE (op. 79, 1969)

City Birmingham SO & Ch/Simon Rattle • EMI CDS 754 270-2 • British Composers series CZS5739832 [review] • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

New Philharmonia O & Ch/Carlo Maria Giulini • BBC Legends BBCL4140-2

English CO/East Anglia Ch/Benajmin Britten • BBC Legends BBCB8007-2



THE BURNING FIERY FURNACE (op. 77, 1966)

English Opera Group/ECO/Britten • Decca 414 663-2 • boxset Decca 4756040

FOUR BURNS SONGS (1975)

Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould • BIS BISCD1510 [review]

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



CABARET SONGS (1937)

Della Jones/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1490-2 • Naxos 8.557204 [review]

Malena Ernman/Bengt-Ake Lundin • BIS CD-1154 [review]

Mary Carewe/Philip Mayers • ASV WHL2124

Ann Murray/Malcolm Martineau • Avie 2077

Jill Gomez/Martin Jones • Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9138

Sarah Walker/Roger Vignoles • Meridian CDE84167

Christine Brewer, Roger Vignoles • Wigmore Hall live WHLIVE0022

Jody Applenbaum/Marc-Andre Hamelin • Music & Arts MACD729

Judith Buckle/Peter Selwyn • Cameo Opera [review]

Frances Bourne/James Holmes • Sony 88697 293432 [review]

Cora Burggraaf/Calefax • Challenge Classics CC72657

Dominique Labelle, Yehudi Wyner • Bridge 9406



CANADIAN CARNIVAL (KERMESSE CANADIENNE) (op. 19, 1939)

English CO/Bedford • Collins Classics 1123-2 • Naxos 8.557198 [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]



CANTATA ACADEMICA (op. 62, 1959)

Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan/London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/George Malcolm • London 436 396-2 • Decca 468811-2 and in boxset Decca 4756040 • Heritage HTGCD236

Agnes Giebel, Elsa Cavelti, Peter Pears, Heinz Rehfuss/Basel CO (?)/Paul Sacher • Ars Musici 1155



CANTATA MISERICORDIUM (op. 69, 1963)

John Mark Ainsley, Stephen Varcoe/Britten Singers/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8997 • Chandos CHAN10783X [review]

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/LSO & Chorus/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425100-2 • Decca 4688112

Ludek Löbl, Jindrich Jindrák/Czech Singers Chorus/Czech Phil O/Václav Smetácek • Praga PR250011



CANTICLE 1 "My Beloved Is Mine" (op. 40, 1947)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Graham Johnson • Hyperion CDA66209 • Hyperion Helios CDH55067 • Hyperion Helios CDH55244

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA66948

Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • London 425 716-2

Philip Langridge/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1481-2 • Naxos 8.557202 [review]

Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake • Virgin Classics VC5455252 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Robert Tear/Philip Ledger • EMI British Composers CZS5739952 • EMI British Composers boxset 575792-2

John Mark Ainsley/Ian Burnside • Signum SIGCD066 [review]

James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD404 [review]

Benjamin Butterfield/Bruce Ubukata • Marquis MAR185

Mark Padmore, Julius Drake • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0064 [review]

 Ben Johnson, James Baillieu • Signum SIGCD317



CANTICLE 2 "Abraham and Isaac" (op. 51, 1952)

John Hahessy, Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten • London 425 716-2

Michael Chance, Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA66498 • Hyperion Helios CDH55244

Philip Langridge, Jean Rigby/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1481-2 • Naxos 8.557202 [review]

John Stewart, Ellen Shade/Martin Katz • Phoenix PHCD129

Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake • Sony SK62125

Ian Bostridge, David Daniels/Julius Drake • Virgin Classics VC5455252 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Peter Pears, Norma Procter/Benjamin Britten • Decca 468811-2 • Eloquence 4802296

Robert Tear, James Bowman/Philip Ledger • EMI British Composers CZS5739952 • EMI British Composers boxset 575792-2

Paul Esswood, James Griffett/Judith Ridgway • Regis RRC1054

Benjamin Butterfield, Darryl Taylor/Bruce Ubukata • Marquis MAR185

Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies, Julius Drake • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0064 [review]

Ben Johnson, Christopher Ainslie, James Baillieu • Signum SIGCD317



CANTICLE 3 "Still Falls The Rain" (op. 55, 1954)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Michael Thompson/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA66498 • Hyperion Helios CDH55244

Peter Pears/Barry Tuckwell/Benjamin Britten • London 425 716-2

Philip Langridge/Frank Lloyd/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1481-2 • Naxos 8.557202 [review]

Ian Bostridge/Timothy Brown/Julius Drake • Virgin Classics VC5455252 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 4402922 • Warner 0151642 [review]

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/David Pyatt/Peter Donohoe • Erato 8573802172

Peter Pears/Dennis Brain/Benjamin Britten • BBC Legends BBCB80142

Robert Tear/Alan Civil/Philip Ledger • EMI British Composers CZS5739952 • EMI British Composers boxset 575792-2

Benjamin Butterfield/James Somerville/Stephen Ralls • Marquis MAR185

Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Roger Vignoles • EMI CDC7492572

Nicholas Phan, Myra Huang • Avie AV2258

Mark Padmore, Lucy Wakeford • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0064 [review]

Ben Johnson, Martin Owen, James Baillieu • Signum SIGCD317



CANTICLE 4 "The Journey of the Magi" (op. 86, 1971)

Derek Lee Ragin, Philip Langridge, Gerald Finley/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1481-2 • Naxos 8.557202 [review]

James Bowman, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk/Benjamin Britten • London 425 716-2

Ian Bostridge, David Daniels, Christopher Maltman/Julius Drake • Virgin Classics VC5455252 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Chance, Alan Opie/Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA66498 • Hyperion Helios CDH55244

Benjamin Butterfield, Darryl Taylor, Bruce Polegato/Stephen Ralls • Marquis MAR185

Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies, Marcus Farnsworth, Julius Drake • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0064 [review]

Ben Johnson, Christopher Ainslie, Benedict Nelson, James Baillieu • Signum SIGCD317



CANTICLE 5 "The Death of St Narcissus" (op. 89, 1974)

Peter Pears/Osian Ellis • London 425 716-2 • Eloquence 4429448 [review] [review]

Philip Langridge/Osian Ellis • Collins Classics 1481-2 • Naxos 8.557202 [review]

Ian Bostridge/Aline Brewer • Virgin Classics VC5455252 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Sioned Williams • Hyperion CDA66498 • Hyperion Helios CDH55244

Benjamin Butterfield/Judy Loman • Marquis MAR185

Nicholas Phan, Myra Huang • Avie AV2258

Mark Padmore, Lucy Wakeford • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0064 [review]

Ben Johnson, Lucy Wakeford • Signum SIGCD317

 

CELLO SONATA in A (1926)

Alexander Ivashkin, Andrew Zolinsky • Brilliant Classics 94729 [review]

 

CELLO SONATA in C (op. 65, 1961)

Alexander Baillie, Ian Brown • Etcetera KTC20061

Timothy Gill, Fali Pavri • Guild GMCD7114

Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten • London 421 859-2 • Decca 452895-2 • Decca 473427-2 • Regis RRC1406 [review]

Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins • Nimbus 5699 [review]

Moray Welsh, John Lenehan • EMI British Composers CZS 573989-2 • EMI CDC 5553982 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0953952 [review] • EMI 4402922 • EMI 0151492 [review]

Pieter Wispelwey, Dejan Lazic • Channel CCS 20098 • also available as SACD - Channel CCS20003

Tatjana Vassilieva, Yumiko Urabe • Naxos 8.555762

Karine Georgian, Jeremy Young • Somm SOMM067

(movements II & IV only) Jacqueline du Pré, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich • EMI CDM 763165-2 • EMI CZS 573377-2

Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax • CBS 44980 • Sony 90397

Natalia Gutman, Sviatoslav Richter • Revelation 0100602RV • Live Classics LCL641

Natalia Gutman, Viacheslav Poprugin • Profil PH08029 [review]

Kim Bak Dinitzen, Per Salo • Kontrapunkt 321012

Steven Doane, Barry Snyder • Bridge BCD9056

Nancy Green, Frederick Moyer • JRI J102

Mathias Weber, Bettina Barbara Bertsch • Musicaphon mus556847

Oystein Birkeland, Vebjorn Anvik • Simax PSC1160

Viviane Spanogh, Andre de Groote • Cypres 590142

Claudio Bohórquez, Markus Groh • Berlin Classics0017832BC

Ophélie Gaillard, Vanessa Wagner • Ambroisie AMB9927

David Grigorian, Ludmila Lissovaja • Ars Musici 1249

Emanuel Gruber, Uriel Tsachor • Arcobaleno 9327

Matt Haimovitz, Philippe Cassard • DG 457584-2 • DG 4775506

Marie Hallynck, Cedric Tiberghien • Fuga Libera FUG543

Jakob Koranyi, Peter Friis Johansson • Caprice CAP21767 [review]

Ronda Metszies, Greg Caisley • Arktos 99031

Johannes Moser, Paul Rivinius • Hanssler CD93257 [review]

Tanya Prochazka, Janet Scott-Hoyt • Arktos 200147

Miklós Perényi, Dénes Várjon • Wigmore Hall Live WHL0035 [review]

Guy Johnston, Kathryn Stott • Orchid Classics ORC100010 [review]

Timora Rosler, Klára Würtz • Brilliant 9157 [review]

Jamie Walton, Daniel Grimwood • Signum SIGCD274 [review]

Philip Higham, Simon Lane • Sonimage SON11201

Alban Gerhardt, Steven Osborne • Hyperion CDA67941-2 [review]

Alexander Ivashkin, Andrew Zolinsky • Brilliant Classics 94729 [review]

Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley • Erato 9341582 [review]

Zuill Bailey, Natasha Paremski • Telarc 3441202 [review]



CELLO SUITE No. 1 (op. 72, 1964)

Alexander Baillie • Etcetera KTC1166 • Etcetera KTC20061

Robert Cohen • Decca 444181-2

Mstislav Rostropovich • Decca 421 859-2 • Decca 4783577 • EMI CZS5 72016-2 • EMI 562996-2 • EMI 2175972 [review]

Timothy Hugh • Hyperion CDA66274 • Naxos 8.553663

Torlief Thedéen • BIS CD-446

Henrik Dam Thomsen • Chandos CHAN10189

Frans Helmerson • BIS CD-31

Kim Bak Dinitzen • Kontrapunkt 32101/2

Matt Haimovitz • DG 4775506

Truls Mork • Virgin VC5453992 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

William Butt • Warner Apex 2564604932 [review]

Paul Watkins • Nimbus NI5704 [review]

Peter Wispelwey • Globe GLO5074

Peter Wispelwey • Channel CCS17198 • Channel CCS17102SACD

Jean-Guihan Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMN911670

Oren Shevlin • Claudio CC5046

Rohan de Saram • Montaigne MO782081

Ophélie Gaillard • Ambroisie AMB9927 • AMB9909 [review]

Alban Gerhardt • Oehms OC332

Denise Djokic • Atma ACD22524

Daniel Muller-Schott • Orfeo C835111A

Alban Gerhardt • Hyperion CDA67941-2 [review]

Jean-Guihen Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMA1951670

Philip Higham • Delphian DCD34125

Jamie Walton • Signum Classics SIGCD336 [review] [review]  • Signum Classics SIGDVD011

Saeunn Thorsteindottir • Centaur CRC3154 [review]

Alexander Ivashkin • Brilliant Classics 94729 [review]

Quirine Viersen • Globe GLO5259



CELLO SUITE No. 2 (op. 80, 1967)

Alexander Baillie • Etcetera KTC 1166 • Etcetera KTC20062

Timothy Hugh • Hyperion CDA66274 • Naxos 8.553663

Torlief Thedéen • BIS CD-446

Robert Cohen • Decca 444 181-2

Mstislav Rostropovich • Decca 421 859-2 • Decca 4783577 • EMI CZS5 72016-2 • EMI 562827-2 • EMI 2175972 [review] • Brilliant 92771 [review]

Kim Bak Dinitzen • Kontrapunkt 32101/2

Matt Haimovitz • DG 4534172 • DG 4775506

Ophélie Gaillard • Ambroisie AMB9927

Truls Mork • Virgin VC5453992 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

William Butt • Warner Apex 2564604932 [review]

Paul Watkins • Nimbus NI5704 [review]

Peter Wispelwey • Globe GLO5074 • Channel CCS17198 • Channel CCS17102SACD

Jean-Guihan Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMN911670

Rohan de Saram • Montaigne MO782081

Miklos Perenyi • Profil PH08029 [review]

Denise Djokic • Atma ACD22524

Daniel Muller-Schott • Orfeo C835111A

Alban Gerhardt • Hyperion CDA67941-2 [review]

Jean-Guihen Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMA1951670

Philip Higham • Delphian DCD34125

Jamie Walton • Signum Classics SIGCD336 [review] [review] • Signum Classics SIGDVD011

Saeunn Thorsteindottir • Centaur CRC3154 [review]

Alexander Ivashkin • Brilliant Classics 94729 [review]

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson • Danacord DACOCD770 [review][review]

Jacob Shaw • Roven Records RR90015

Quirine Viersen • Globe GLO5259

(Ciaconna only) Peter Wispelwey • Onyx 4042 [review]



CELLO SUITE No. 3 (op. 87, 1972)

Alexander Baillie • Etcetera KTC 1166 • Etcetera KTC20062

Julian Lloyd Webber • ASV CDDCA592

Steven Isserlis • Virgin Classics VB 5614862 • Virgin VC7590522 • The Classics VM5618492 Virgin 5034302 [review]

Timothy Hugh • Hyperion CDA66274

Torlief Thedeen • BIS CD-446

Robert Cohen • Decca 444 181-2

Mstislav Rostropovich • EMI CZS5 72016-2

Timothy Hugh • Naxos 8.553663

Kim Bak Dinitzen • Kontrapunkt 32101/2

Matt Haimovitz • DG 445834-2 • DG 4775506

Ophélie Gaillard • Ambroisie AMB9927

Truls Mork • Virgin VC5453992 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

William Butt • Warner Apex 2564604932 [review]

Paul Watkins • Nimbus NI5704 [review]

Peter Wispelwey • Globe GLO5074 • Channel CCS17198 • Channel CCS17102SACD • Channel CCSSA25308

Jean-Guihan Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMN911670

Rohan de Saram • Montaigne MO782081

Colin Carr • GM Recordings GM2054

Denise Djokic • Atma ACD22524

James Barrelet • Landor LAN289

Emmanuelle Bertrand • Harmonia Mundi HMC902078 • HMG508466/7

Daniel Muller-Schott • Orfeo C835111A

Miklós Perényi •ECM 2152 [review]

Matthew Barley • Signum Classics SIGCD318

Alban Gerhardt • Hyperion CDA67941-2 [review]

Jean-Guihen Queyras • Harmonia Mundi HMA1951670

Philip Higham • Delphian DCD34125

Jamie Walton • Signum Classics SIGCD336 [review] [review] • Signum Classics SIGDVD011

Saeunn Thorsteindottir • Centaur CRC3154 [review]

Alexander Ivashkin • Brilliant Classics 94729 [review]

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson • Danacord DACOCD770 [review][review]

Quirine Viersen • Globe GLO5259



CELLO SYMPHONY (op. 68, 1963)

Steven Isserlis/City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • EMI CDM7 63909-2 • EMI Britsh Composers 5059162 [review] [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 9781602 [review]

Julian Lloyd Webber/ASMF/Neville Marriner • Philips 454 442-2

Mstislav Rostropovich/Moscow PO/Benjamin Britten • EMI CZS5 72016-2 • EMI 562827-2 and in boxset EMI CZS5 72016-2 • EMI 2175972 [review] • Revelation RV10100

Mstislav Rostropovich, English CO/Benjamin Britten • Decca 425 100-2 • Decca 4783577

Truls Mork/Bergen Phil O/Neeme Järvi • BIS CD-420

Truls Mork/City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • Virgin Classics 5453562 [review] • Virgin 6863532

Raphael Wallfisch/ECO/Steuart Bedford • Chandos CHAN8363 • Chandos CHAN10274X [review]

Yo-Yo Ma/Baltimore SO/David Zinman • Sony MK44900

Tim Hugh/BBC Scottish SO/Takuo Yuasa • Naxos 8.553882

Cyrille Tricoire/Montpellier Nat O/Steuart Bedford • Accord 4428171

Jamie Walton/Philarmonia O/Alexander Briger • Signum SIGCD137 [review] [review]

Paul Watkins, BBC PO/ Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10658 [review]

Johannes Moser, WDR SO Köln/Pietari Inkinen • Hanssler CD98643 [review]

Alban Gerhardt, BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Manze • Hyperion CDA67941-2 [review]

Daniel Muller Schott, WDR SO Koln/Jukka-Pekka Saraste • Orfeo C847121A

Zuill Bailey, North Carolina Symphony/Grant LlewellynTelarc 3441202 [review]

Pieter Wispelwey, Flanders SO/Seikyo Kim • Onyx 4058

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Copenhagen PO/Okko Kamu • Danacord DACOCD770 [review][review]



A CEREMONY OF CAROLS (op. 28, 1942)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford/Frances Kelly/Francis Grier • ASV CDQS6030 • ASV CDWHL2097 • Resonance CDRSN3007

Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Osian Ellis/David Willcocks • EMI CDM7 646532 • EMI British Composers CDM565112-2 and EMI 562796-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • CFP 9689492 • EMI 4402922

Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Rachel Masters/Stephen Cleobury • Decca 4480562 • Eloquence 467612

Morriston Boys' Choir/Maria Korchinska/Ivor Sims • Beulah mono 1PD14 • Pearl GEM0002

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

Sioned Williams/Westminster Cathedral Choir/David Hill • Hyperion CDA66220

Barbara Ann Biggers/American Boychoir/Vincent Metallo • Albemarle AR 1003

Finzi Singers/Andrew Lumsden/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN9598

Westminster Abbey Ch/Martin Neary • Sony SK62125 • Newton Classics 8802218

Tavener Consort & Ch/Andrew Parrott • Sony 60713

The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Collins Classics 1370-2 • Coro 16034 • COR16107

Indianapolis Children's Ch/Beverly Westner-Hoehn/Henry H. Leck • VAI Audio 1130

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

Bambini di Praga/Ivana Zizková • Multisonic 3101632

Enid Simon/Copenhagen Boys Ch/Benjamin Britten • London 436394-2 • Heritage HTGCD232

Cambridge Trinity College Ch/Frances Kelly/Richard Marlow • Conifer 75605512872 • Sony 88697581312

London Oriana Ch/Osian Ellis, Robin Kimber/Leon Lovett • ASV CDWHL2096

Women Of The Boston Cecilia/Karol Bennett, Marylene Altieri, Carol Baum/Donald Teeters • Newport Classics NPC0085619

The Christ Church Cathedral Boys' & Girls' Ch, Indianapolis/Jill Pitz/Frederick Burgomaster • Four Winds FWT3011

Farnham Youth Ch/Julia Freeman/David Victor-Smith • Herald HAVPCD164

St Davids Cathedral Choir/Simon Pearce, Angharad James/Timothy Noon • York Ambisonic YORKCD174

Finchley Children's Music Group/Jeffrey Dyball/Nicholas Wilks • Somm SOMMCD212 [review]

Francesco Gasa, Sebastia Bardolet, Escolania de Montserrat, Xavier Canadell, Josep Pieres, Maria Lluisa Ibanez, Gregori Estrada/Dom Ireneu Segarra • Koch 316242

Wakefield Cathedral Girls Choir & Lay Clerks/Honor Wright/Louise Marsh • Regent REGCD138

Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Ch/Stephen Darlington • Lammas LAM146D [review]

Rochester Cathedral Ch/Jane Lister/Roger Sayer • Priory PRCD584

Cambridge St. John's College Ch/Marisa Robles/George Guest • London 430097-2

Spivey Hall Children's Ch/Nella Rigel/Martha Shaw • Aca Digital 7161

Rooke Chapel Ch/William Payn • Albany TR177

Vasari Singers/Caryl Thomas/Jeremy Backhouse • Classics for Pleasure 5737212

William Hall Chorale, All-American Boys Chorus /Marcia Dickstein/William Hall • Klavier 11085

Treble chorus of New England/Judith Ross/Marie Stulta • Afka 510

Vienna Boys Ch/Anton Neyder, Hans Gillesberger • RCA Victor 68150 • Acanta 233602 [review] • Documents 600047 [review]

Vivaldi Choir of Alessandria • Fine Tune 4421

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers/Robert Shaw • Telarc CD80461

Musica Bohemica/Hana Mullerova-Jouzova/Pavel Horak • Arco Diva UP0070-2 [review]

Czech Phil Ch/Libor Pešek • Supraphon SU3122

Voca Nobili/Willy Postma/Maria Helbekkmo • Simax PSC1106

Pacific Boychoir Academy/Kevin Fox • Pacific Boychoir Academy

Elysian Singers of London/Matthew Greenall • Continuum CCD1043

Elektra Women's Ch • Skylark 9703

Le choeur Les Rhapsodes/Andre Chiasson • Analekta AN29340

Madchenchor Hannover/Ludwig Rutt • Thorofon CTH2107

Worcester Cathedral Choir Boys/Brian Davis/Daniel Phillips • Griffin GCCD4022

Dresden Kreuzchor/Jutta Zoff/Martin Flamig • LaserLight

Wiener Sängerknaben/Elisabeth Bayer/Anton Neyder • GEMA Arts Music 43060 [review]

Downside School/Bejamin Britten • Decca 4756040

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

Peter Pears, others unknown • Documents 231134

Psallite Women's Choir/Nancy Hadden • CRD CRD3514

Canterbury Cathedral Ch/David Floor • York 202

National Youth & Scotland Girls Ch/Christopher Bell • Signum SIGCD228 [review]

Ensemble Inegal/Adam Viktora • Nibiru DNI155

Cambridge St. John's College Ch/Andrew Nethsinga • St John's College SJCR1052 [review]

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

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

Regensburger Domspatzen/Roland Büchner • Rondeau ROP6069

Les Sirènes • Nimbus NI6249 [review]

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

Artemusica Children's Ch • Elegia ELEORG024

Tiffin Boys’ Ch/Simon Toyne • Herald HAVP390

Armonico Consort/Christopher Monks • Signum SIGCD386 [review]

Hanover Girls’ Ch, Ensemble S/Gudrun Schröfel  • Rondeau ROP6100

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart/Marcus Creed • SWR Music SWR19015CD

(excerpts) Taverner Consort & Choir/Andrew Parrott • Avie AV2291 [review]

 



CHANSONS FRANÇAISES (1928)

Jill Gomez, City Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle • EMI British Composers CZS5739832 [review] • EMI British Composers CDS754270-2 • 2427432 [review] • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • Warner 0151642 [review]

Susan Gritton, BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10590 [review]

Felicity Lott/English CO/Stuart Bedford • Collins Classics 7037-2 • Naxos 8.557206 [review]

Felicity Lott/Royal Scottish Natl O/Bryden Thomson • Chandos CHAN10192X [review] and Chandos Enchant CHAN 7112

Heather Harper/English CO/Steuart Bedford • BBC Radio Classics 15656 91582 • available on Carlton (unknown cat. no.)

Ian Bostridge/Britten Sinf/Daniel Harding • EMI CDC5565342

Marie Devellereau/Philippe Cassard • Ambroisie AMB9921

Benjamin Hulett, Alexander Soddy • Saphrane S62611 [review]



THREE CHARACTER PIECES (1930)

David Glen Hatch • Critics Choice 1333

Stephen Hough • Virgin Classics VC 7912032 • EMI CDM567429-2 • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review] • EMI 0151492 [review]

Sarah Beth Briggs • Semaphore SMLMP21 [review]



A CHARM OF LULLABIES (op. 41, 1947)

Magdalena Kožená/Malcolm Martineau • Deutsche Grammophon 471581-2

Carolyn Watkinson/Tan Crone • Etcetera KTC 1046

Elaine Bonazzi/Elllen Mack • Bridge 9176

Ann Murray/Malcolm Martineau • Avie 2077

Sasha Cooke, Inon Barnatan • Music@Menlo [review]

Sarah Connolly, BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10671 [review]

Pamela Bowden, Peter Gellhorn • Eloquence 4802296 • Documents 600047 [review]

Virpi Räisänen, Marita Viitasalo • Ondine ODE12082 [review]

(Nos 4 & 5 only) Zara Dolukhanova/Nina Svetlanova • Guild GHCD2281-4 [review]

(arr. C. Matthews) Catherine Wyn-Rogers/Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1526-2 • Naxos 8.557205 [review]



CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (op. 82, 1968)

Wandsworth School Boy's Choir/Benjamin Britten • Decca 436393-2 • Decca 468811-2 and in boxset Decca 4756040

Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington • Lammas LAM146D [review]

Hanover Girls’ Ch, Ensemble S/Gudrun Schröfel  • Rondeau ROP6100



CHORALE AFTER AN OLD FRENCH CAROL (1944)

American Boychoir/Vincent Metallo • Albemarle AR 1003

Polyphony/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA67140 • also released as Hyperion GAW21140

Britten Singers/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8997 ~ CHAN10783X [review]

Sante Fe Desert Chorale/Linda Mack • Clarion 923

Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey • Eloquence 4802336



CHRIST'S NATIVITY (1931)

Susan Gritton, Catherine Wyn-Rogers/Holst Singers/Stephen Layton • Hyperion CDA66825

BBC Singers/Steuart Bedford • Collins Classics 1483-2 • Naxos 8.557203 [review]

CLARINET CONCERTO MOVEMENT (1942)

Michael Collins, Northern Sinf/Thomas Zehetmair • NMC D140

Michael Collins, BBC SO • Chandos CHAN10891

COAL FACE (1935)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Martyn Brabbins • NMC NMCD112



COMPANY OF HEAVEN (1937)

Peter Watchorn, Phyllis Hoffman, Anne Harley, William Hite, Back Bay Ch & O/Julian Wachner • Arsis 134

London Ph Ch, English CO/Philip Brunelle • EMI Collector's Edition 2175262 [review]

(Whoso dwelleth) Ch New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom • Novum NCR1386 [review]



CURLEW RIVER (op. 71, 1964)

English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten • Decca 421858-2 • boxset Decca 4756040

Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, Simon Keenlyside, Gidon Saks/ASMF/Neville Marriner • Philips 454469-2

Mark Milhofer, Gywn Hughes-Jones, Matthew Hargreaves, Mark Evans, Hugo Ticciati/Guildhall Chamber Ch/Guildhall Chamber Ensemble/David Angus • Koch Schwann 313972



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