The Gramophone guide to the best Britten recordings
Britten came of age in 1934, the year in which Elgar, Holst and Delius died. He rapidly dragged British music into another era – his own. Read the full biography.
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Britten – 10 Essential Recordings
New to Britten? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...
- Peter Grimes
- War Requiem
- The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
- A Ceremony of Carols
- The Turn of the Screw
- Cello Suites
- Billy Budd
- String Quartets
- Death in Venice
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