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Britten's Orchestra - Kansas City Symphony; Michael Stern (conductor)
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  1. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34
  2. Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20
  3. Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a
  4. Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes")
  5. Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a: Storm
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One of the chief characteristics of Benjamin Britten's music is his masterful and highly distinctive orchestration, and the works on this album are among his most prized for that hallmark of his originality: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the Sinfonia da requiem, and the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes. In tribute to Britten's brilliant handling of the orchestra, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony have recorded these works in 24-bit, high-definition sound, which provides ...

Britten's Orchestra 2009, Reference Recordings

UPC: 030911112028