Monday Dec 16
Classical Recordings of the Year 2013 - " free digital magazine
With such an illustrious trio of anniversary patron saints - Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten - 2013 could hardly have failed to be a musically rich year.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
NPR's best classical boxed CD sets of 2013
Recording companies love anniversaries, which is why this year saw a 65-CD set of Benjamin Britten's music and all 13 of Wagner's operas.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
On An Overgrown Path
Who can turn Aldeburgh skies back and begin again?
Swamped by echoes of the Britten centenary celebrations was the news that the chief executive of Aldeburgh Music Jonathan Reekie was leaving after sixteen years.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Lincoln Daily News
Britten, composer of music 'from the heart', feted at 100
The voices of 650 youngsters singing Benjamin Britten's "Friday Afternoons" song cycle filled the concert hall he built in eastern England and wafted out over the Internet on Friday as the world celebrated the centenary of Britain's most famous modern composer.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Staten Island's Richmond Choral Society aims to get a Handel on the holidays
The whole place will certainly leap to its feet next week at Richmond Choral Society's fall concert.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
National Public Radio
A Bumper Crop Of Classical Boxed Sets
This wound up being a spectacular year for elaborate, lavishly packaged reissues.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
A pair of performances of Benjamin Britten's 1961 War Requiem were uneasily scheduled at the San Francisco Symphony on the night before Thanksgiving and the Saturday following, and I attended the latter with some trepidation.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Daily Journal
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Mon Dec 02, 2013
Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday bash
Last weekend New York celebrated the centennial birthday of one of the worlds greatest composers in grand style.
The Georgia Straight
Albert Herring is a charmer
A Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria production. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, November 29. Continues on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday By the standards of Loxford, East Suffolk, the fictional town in Albert Herring , very few of us would be virtuous enough to earn the top honour of May Queen.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Alex Ross: The centenary of Benjamin Britten.
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Review: Vancouver Opera celebrates Britten with Albert Herring
Sneak peek at Benjamin Britten's Opera, Albert Herring opens at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Nov. 30, with show dates on: Dec. 5, 7, 8, 2013.
Jessica Duchen's classical music blog
Benjamin Britten: 'My Fairy-Tale Uncle'
My Yorkshire sister-in-law has drawn my attention to this wonderful memoir from a member of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus , which is performing the Britten War Requiem tonight at Sheffield City Hall with the CBSO under Michael Seal.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
EventyPR updated Pupils from an independent school in Truro played...
Pupils from an independent school in Truro played homage to celebrated English composer Benjamin Britten last week, when they held a lunchtime concert in his honour.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Inside Bay Area
Review: Semyon Bychkov leads Britten's 'War Requiem
Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" begins with otherworldly sounds: distant bells and rustles, the hesitations and sighs of the orchestra, the shaded singing of two choruses, including a children's choir, both ghostly and angelic.
Singers rehearse comic opera "Albert Herring" at theatre in Vancouver
Singers perform during Vancouver Opera's full dress rehearsal of comic opera "Albert Herring" by iconic British composer Benjamin Britten ahead of its Saturday premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 28, 2013.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
This Is Somerset
An 'understated' opera that plays out in theatrical style
If you have never seen an opera, Glyndebourne's latest might be the one to start with.
Bychkov and SFS bring stunning intensity to the Britten centennial occasion
Last night's concert by the San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall was a few days late for Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday ; but it could not have been a better way to honor the occasion.