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Re: Composers you don't like
« Reply #160 on: September 27, 2012, 05:53:56 PM »
i dont generally like opera unless it's by Britten

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Re: Composers you don't like
« Reply #161 on: September 27, 2012, 06:00:08 PM »
i dont generally like opera unless it's by Britten

I can't say I'm a fan of Britten's operas. I listened to Peter Grimes a week or so ago and it didn't do much for me. Britten is a fine composer and one of my favorites, but I tend to look towards the other end of his output. My favorite Britten works are what I would call his 'war trilogy': Ballad of Heroes, Sinfonia da Requiem, and the War Requiem. These are some of the finest British works I've ever heard.
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Re: Composers you don't like
« Reply #162 on: September 27, 2012, 06:36:43 PM »
I can't say I'm a fan of Britten's operas. I listened to Peter Grimes a week or so ago and it didn't do much for me.

Are you familiar with Gloriana? Grimes didn't do much for me when I sampled it but Gloriana knocked my socks off - although that was a live (and very finely staged) performance. Since then, I return to the Chandos recording of the symphonic suite regularly.

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Re: Composers you don't like
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2012, 06:40:39 PM »
Are you familiar with Gloriana? Grimes didn't do much for me when I sampled it but Gloriana knocked my socks off - although that was a live (and very finely staged) performance. Since then, I return to the Chandos recording of the symphonic suite regularly.

Nope, haven't heard it yet. I have the two Britten Conducts Britten opera boxes and I really need to give the others a listen. I've just so much music I want to listen to instead of opera right now. If you're referring to that Gardner Britten recording on Chandos, then, yes, that's a good recording that I need to revisit at some point.
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Re: Composers you don't like
« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2012, 08:01:32 PM »
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