June 04, 2013

Britten: Choral Works & Opera For Children

Benjamin Britten was born November 22, 1913. EMI Classics celebrate his 100th birthday with several releases of his works; the most recent one is a collection of his choral works and opera for children.

This special collection showcases the way in which the composer’s love of poetry formed a crucial basis for much of his choral and operatic music; inspired by poets such as Auden, Smart and Hopkins, Britten crafted their works into compelling narratives. His imaginative text setting and the artful melodies of works such as Rejoice in the Lamb, A Ceremony of Carols and the iconic War Requiem have captivated listeners throughout the 20th century and beyond. Among the world-class performers featured in the collection are Robert Tear, Janet Baker, Elisabeth Söderström and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

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