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Nocturnal

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An unpresented music sequence exploring Britten's preoccupation with the nocturnal, supernatural and creepy.

The night - what it both reveals and covers up - is a theme which runs throughout Britten's composing career. The first of two unpresented late night, hour-long music sequences delving into Britten's preoccupation with the nocturnal, supernatural and creepy. Including a performance of Britten's Nocturnal by Radio 3 New Generation Artist, guitarist Sean Shibe.

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Sat 23 Nov 2013 00:00

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Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Nocturnal after John Dowland (Op.70)

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Excerpt Act 2 (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Alfred Deller. Singer: Elizabeth Harwood. Singer: Stephen Terry.
    • DECCA : 425-663-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 19.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night (Holiday Diary, Op.5)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • DECCA : 478 5547.
    • DECCA.
    • 16.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Oft in the Stilly Night

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA : 430-063 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 18.
  • Benjamin Britten

    In the Bleak Midwinter (A Boy Was Born Op.3)

    Choir: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral. Performer: John Scott.
    • COLLINS : 12862.
    • COLLINS.
    • 19.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night piece (Notturno)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • DECCA : 478 5547.
    • DECCA.
    • 19.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Dirge (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op.31)

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA : 478 5525.
    • DECCA.
    • 18.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Excerpt Act 3 (A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.64)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Elizabeth Harwood. Singer: Owen Brannigan.
    • DECCA : 425-663-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 19.
  • Henry Purcell

    See, even Night Herself is Here (The Fairy Queen)

    Singer: Norma Burrowes. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA : 478 5878.
    • DECCA.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Des Baches Wiegenlied (Die Schone Mullerin)

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA : 452-402 2.
    • Decca.
    • 20.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Midsummer night's dream - opera in 3 acts Op.64

    Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Elizabeth Harwood. Performer: Owen Brannigan. Performer: London S O..
    • DECCA.
    • 425-663-2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Holiday diary - suite Op.5 for piano

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5547.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Oft in the stilly night - folksong arr. Britten

    Performer: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Peter Pears.
    • DECCA.
    • 430-063 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Boy was born - choral variations Op.3 vers. original [1933]

    Performer: John Scott. Performer: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral.
    • COLLINS.
    • 12862.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Schone Mullerin - song-cycle D.795

    Performer: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Peter Pears.
    • Decca.
    • 452 402 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Nocturnal after John Dowland Op.70 for guitar

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen - opera Z.629

    Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Norma Burrowes. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5878.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night piece (Notturno) for piano

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5547.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade Op.31 for tenor, horn and string orchestra

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Performer: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Peter Pears. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5525.

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