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Britten: The Turn of the Screw CD (Richard Farnes)

Britten: The Turn of the Screw CD (Richard Farnes)

Recorded live at the Barbican in 2013, featuring Andrew Kennedy, Sally Matthews, Michael Clayton-Jolly and Lucy Hall.

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Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw is a beguiling and chilling dramatisation of the Henry James ghost story novella. The 'theme and variations' structure, coupled with rhythmic and melodic motifs, guides us through the increasingly claustrophobic atmosphere. The supernatural and the corruption of innocence are depicted through delicate, simplistic harmonies, illuminated by the enticing and glistening timbres of the harp and celesta.


Music: Benjamin Britten

Prologue / Peter Quint: Andrew Kennedy

Governess: Sally Matthews

Miles: Michael Calyton-Jolly

Flora: Lucy Flora

Mrs Grose: Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Miss Jessel: Katherine Broderick


London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Farnes


Running Time: 110:32 mins

Notes in English / French & Deutsch

Libretto in English



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