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Benjamin Britten – A Song in the Wood (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Benjamin Britten – A Song in the Wood (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 54:36 minutes | 920 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Prospero Classical

A Song in the Wood takes us on a musical journey through the woods of Britain: English songs from the first half of the 20th century – so full of emotion and beauty, continue to inspire and touch deeply today. The album’s fictional journey follows the recurring themes of love, separation and reunion, and ultimately of humanity and the loss of it.

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Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten – Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten – Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 02:11:04 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca

“DECCA has used the most recent digital and Cedar technology to improve the original sound, under the overall supervision of veteran technician James Lock. This is one of the great performances of recording history.” Over half a century has passed since this classic DECCA recording was made in Kingsway Hall, London in January 1963. While the performance remains a benchmark, time has left the original analogue master tapes more fragile than ever. For this Britten centenary edition, DECCA has gone back to the original tapes and used the latest techniques and extensive comparison with the earliest LP pressings and subsequent remasterings, to make a definitive transfer. For the first time ever, all audio processing has been achieved in the 96 kHz 24-bit domain. The Studio Master HighRes-Download affords an unprecedented opportunity to hear the recording at this resolution.

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Benjamin Britten – Peter Grimes – Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten (1959/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Benjamin Britten – Peter Grimes – Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten (1959/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:21:57 minutes | 2,7 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Decca
Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, December 1958

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version “has never been superseded in its refinement or insight.” BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.

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