Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice, Gloriana

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COMPOSERS: Britten
LABELS: Decca
ALBUM TITLE: Britten Operas Vol II
WORKS: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice, Gloriana
PERFORMER: Benjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford, Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: 475 6029
Decca’s second

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compendium of its

pioneering Britten

opera sets (plus the

cantata Phaedra),

conducted either by the composer

or his Aldeburgh associates and

featuring many of the original

singers. Even the 1955 Turn of the

Screw remains definitive, while

Mackerras and his 1993 cast

triumphantly vindicate Gloriana.

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Superb value! Michael Scott Rohan