Britten’s Orchestra

Artist: Kansas City Symphony
Conductor: Michael Stern
Label: Reference Recordings

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a virtuoso orchestral spectacular that RR has wanted to record for many years. Sinfonia da Requiem is widely considered to be Britten’s finest orchestral inspiration, full of kaleidoscopic color and wide dynamic range. The music of Peter Grimes, Britten’s operatic masterpiece, is most often heard in the well-known suite of orchestral Sea Interludes and Passacaglia. This is music of haunting atmosphere, and the final Storm brings the program to an exciting conclusion.

Genre: Orchestral/Choral

2010 GRAMMY Award winner for “Best Surround Sound Album”