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Glassberg: Britten – The Turn of the Screw (24/48 FLAC)

Glassberg: Britten - The Turn of the Screw (24/48 FLAC)

Glassberg: Britten – The Turn of the Screw (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Performer: Sally Matthews, Julian Hubbard, Giselle Allen, Carole Wilson, Katharina Bierweiler, Thomas Heinen, Ed Lyon
Orchestra: La Monnaie Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Ben Glassberg
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Alpha
Catalogue: ALPHA828
Release: 2022
Size: 0.98 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
CD 01
01. Act 1: Prologue
02. Act 1: Theme
03. Act 1, Scene 1: The Journey
04. Act 1: Variation I
05. Act 1, Scene 2: The Welcome
06. Act 1: Variation II
07. Act 1, Scene 3: The Letter
08. Act 1: Variation III
09. Act 1, Scene 4: The Tower
10. Act 1: Variation IV
11. Act 1, Scene 5: The Window
12. Act 1: Variation V
13. Act 1, Scene 6: The Lesson
14. Act 1: Variation VI
15. Act 1, Scene 7: The Lake
16. Act 1: Variation VII
17. Act 1, Scene 8: At Night

CD 02
01. Act 2: Variation VIII
02. Act 2, Scene 1: Colloquy and Soliloquy
03. Act 2: Variation IX
04. Act 2, Scene 2: The Bells
05. Act 2: Variation X
06. Act 2, Scene 3: Miss Jessel
07. Act 2: Variation XI
08. Act 2, Scene 4: The Bedroom
09. Act 2: Variation XII
10. Act 2, Scene 5: Quint
11. Act 2: Variation XIII
12. Act 2, Scene 6: The Piano
13. Act 2: Variation XIV
14. Act 2, Scene 7: Flora
15. Act 2: Variation XV
16. Act 2, Scene 8: Miles

Nothing is as it appears in the old English manor house of Bly. A new governess takes up her post and discovers that the children who are her new charges are under the influence of the ghosts of the previous governess and her depraved lover. As one disturbing event unfolds after another, the questions become more pressing: What horrors happened here before her arrival? Are the children innocent? Do we really see what we are seeing?


Based on Henry James’s strange ghost story, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw is a psychological thriller in the form of a chamber opera. The Orchestre de la Monnaie, under the British conductor Ben Glassberg, took up this masterpiece in a staging which received rave reviews.


We now present a version recorded in studio conditions immediately after the performances. The two leading singers, Julian Hubbard and Sally Matthews, are utterly convincing: together they push the audience’s imagination to unbearable levels of tension.

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