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Elgar: Violin Concerto (Linn Records)

A superb rendering of Britten’s orchestral suite and a fine account of Elgar’s violin concerto which nonetheless does not rival favourite versions [RMo]

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Britten: Noye’s Fludde (Pristine Audio)

Fine historical performances indispensable to any Britten collection [WH]

Britten: Albert Herring (Opus Arte)

An unmatchable and irreplaceable video makes a welcome return to the catalogues [PCG]

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Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets (Hyperion)

A convincing collection, well-sung, played and recorded [CG]

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Britten: Noye’s Fludde (Pristine Audio)

Two world première Britten recordings remastered by Pristine make an enticing offering [PCG]

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Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An exceptionally powerful musical and dramatic experience [GPJ]

Broken Branches (Pentatone)

A superlative Songs from Chinese can’t quite redeem indifferent singing elsewhere [DM]

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Britten: Orchestral works (Naxos)

Another spectacular and poetic Britten collection ex-Collins courtesy of Naxos [EM]

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Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Alpha)

A vivid rollercoaster approach, the listener smarting on the front row stalls [MG]

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20th C British Cello Sonatas (Lyrita)

Handy and Hughes stride forth in their latest volume of British cello sonatas

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Britten: String Quartets (BIS)

Britten’s music for string quartet, a comprehensive collection [SB]

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20C Cello Sonatas (Alpha)

Fine performances of four major 20th century cello sonatas [LW]