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Britten, Benjamin: Curlew River CD 1998

Britten: Curlew River (CD)


Curlew River A parable for Church Performance
Composer: Benjamin Britten.
Libretto: William Plomer, based on the medieval No-play Sumidagawa by Juro Motomasa
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Madwoman: Philip Langridge
Ferryman: Thomas Allen
Abbot: Gidon Saks
Traveller: Simon Keenlyside
Voice of the Spirit: Charles Richardson (Westminster Abbey Chorister)
The Pilgrims: London Voices
Members of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Label: Philips
Code: 4544692
Released: July 1998.
Recorded: Henry Wood Hall, London, July 1996

Number of discs: 1
ASIN: B0000246NJ

What the critics say

Reviewed by Alan Blyth for Gramophone, September 1998

“Keenlyside far surpasses his predecessor as the more ruminative Traveller, singing with the strong, vibrant tone and sharply etched legato for which he has become famed.”

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