Britten

The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia

'Britten's score requires a performance of the utmost intensity and cohesion to wholly convince – which, in this edited live performance from the 2011 Aldeburgh Festival, it emphatically gets.' Bayan Northcott

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Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Ian Bostridge (ten), Susan Gritton (sop), Christopher Purves (bass), Benjamin Russell (bar), Peter Coleman-Wright (bar), Angelika Kirchschlager (mz), Hilary Summers (c.alto), Claire Booth (sop); Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble/Oliver Knussen

Virgin Classics 602 6722 105:33 mins

Audio clip: from 'My horse! My horse!'

For a full review, pick up a copy of the April issue of BBC Music Magazine

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