Started by Boris_G, July 12, 2007, 10:14:21 PM
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Quote from: Boris_G on July 12, 2007, 10:14:21 PMIt's about time he had his own thread, apart from the one devoted to his operas. I grew up with Britten's music, and have an enduring love for a lot of it. One work I'm very fond of is his ballet Prince of the Pagodas - several miracles of orchestration, and one movement in particular has been haunting me: Belle Rose's Variation in the Pas de deux of the final Act. Though Oliver Knussen did a complete recording, Britten's own recording of the slightly abridged work still hits the spot more effectively for me: I wish Decca would re-release it since I foolishly never bought it on CD.
Quote from: karlhenning on July 13, 2007, 09:16:58 AMThe Sinfonia da requiem is a terrific concert-piece! Who knows? -- Greta may find she likes it nearly as well as The Planets?
Quote from: pjme on August 11, 2007, 11:05:24 AM... Les illuminations ...
Quote from: karlhenning on August 11, 2007, 04:21:35 PMAbsolutely, Mark.We might almost say that Elgar was an important English composer, partly because he paved the way for Vaughan Williams, Britten and Tippett after
Quote from: D Minor on August 12, 2007, 06:38:45 PMBritten > Elgar
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