Based on the Herman Melville novel; first performed in London in December, 1951
The first of Britten's operas to be a critical and popular success (1945)
Comic chamber opera written as a companion piece for "The Rape of Lucretia"
Britten's estranged collaborator, WH Auden dismissed it as "dreadful-pure Kensington"
Britten's last opera, 1973
1913-1976; composer of opera and The War Requiem
Op. 18; 9 songs to texts by Arthur Rimbaud
To texts by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Op. 52; eight song cycle to texts by Thomas Hardy
Written by the Estonian composer in 1977 after the death of Britten in 1976; used in Fahrenheit 9/11
(1954) Based on the novella of the same name by Henry James.
Subtitled Variations and a Fugue on a Theme of Purcell; 1946
For string orchestra, 1932
For string orchestra, 1937
For piano, string quartet and string orchestra, 1939
For tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, piano, harp, timpani and strings; op. 69
For tenor, horn and piano, op. 55
Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Decca, 1963
London Symphony, various ensembles and soloists; Decca, 1963