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BRITTEN: The Rape of Lucretia

spacer Gritton, Booth, Kirchschlager, Summers; Bostridge, Purves, Coleman-Wright, Russell; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Knussen. Text, notes. Virgin Classics 5 099960-267221

At times this recording reduces Benjamin Britten's Rape of Lucretia from chamber scale to something like phonebooth dimension. What emerges feels like a meditative reaction to an event, rather than a ...

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