Expressing Your Affection

Simon Russell Beale introduces a selection of W H Auden's poems from the late 1930s, interwoven with musical settings.

Britten: Let the florid music praise! (On This Island)

Berkeley: Lauds

Philip Langridge (tenor)

Steuart Bedford (piano)

Britten: When you're feeling like expressing your affection

Della Jones (mezzo)

Britten: Rats Away! (Our Hunting Fathers)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Britten Sinfonia

Daniel Harding (conductor)

Britten: Nocturne (On This Island)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Benjamin Britten (piano)

Britten: Calypso

Britten: Hymn (Paul Bunyan)

Kenneth Cranham (speaker)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Britten: Tell me the truth about love

Jill Gomez (soprano)

Martin Jones (piano)

Henze: In Memoriam LKA 1950-52

Julius Drake (piano)

Bernstein: The Masque (Symphony No 2)

Philippe Entremont (piano)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Britten: Hymn for St Cecilia Part III

Monteverdi Choir

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

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Simon Russell Beale introduces a selection of W H Auden's poems from the late 1930s, interwoven with musical settings.

Britten: Let the florid music praise! (On This Island)

Berkeley: Lauds

Philip Langridge (tenor)

Steuart Bedford (piano)

Britten: When you're feeling like expressing your affection

Della Jones (mezzo)

Britten: Rats Away! (Our Hunting Fathers)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Britten Sinfonia

Daniel Harding (conductor)

Britten: Nocturne (On This Island)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Benjamin Britten (piano)

Britten: Calypso

Britten: Hymn (Paul Bunyan)

Kenneth Cranham (speaker)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Britten: Tell me the truth about love

Jill Gomez (soprano)

Martin Jones (piano)

Henze: In Memoriam LKA 1950-52

Julius Drake (piano)

Bernstein: The Masque (Symphony No 2)

Philippe Entremont (piano)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Britten: Hymn for St Cecilia Part III

Monteverdi Choir

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).