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Title: Britten Operas II
Otros títulos: A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream Opera in Three Acts Op. 64
A Midsummer Night's Dream Act One - Act Two (beginning)
Las Óperas de Britten II
Sueño de Una Noche de Verano Ópera en Tres Actos Op. 64
Sueño de Una Noche de Verano Primer Acto - Segundo Acto (inicio)
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Benjamin Britten; Alfred Deller; Elizabeth Harwood; Stephen Terry; John Shirley-Quirk; Helen Watts; Peter Pears; Thomas Hemsley; Josephine Veasey; Heather Harper; Owen Brannigan; Norman Lumsden; Kenneth Macdonald; London Symphony Orchestra
Código CDU: Bri.09
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local choral society. When Benjamin's musical aptitude became evident, the family engaged composer Frank Bridge to supervise his musical education. Bridge's tutelage was one of the formative and lasting influences on Britten's compositional development; Britten eventually ...


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