Benjamin Luxon (1937-)
Last updated: 10.10.23
p_luxonb.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Benjamin Matthew Luxon CBE (born in Redruth, Cornwall) is a retired British baritone.
He studied with Walther Gruner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and established an international reputation at the age of 21 by winning the third prize at the 1961 ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
Among many venues he has performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Tanglewood in Massachusetts, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala. He sang in most of the major European opera houses and made frequent appearances in Munich (Bayerische Staatsoper) and Vienna (Wiener Staatsoper).
He made more than one hundred recordings, many featuring early and mid twentieth-century British song writing and folksong arrangements by composers such as Benjamin Britten, George Butterworth, Percy A. Grainger, Ivor Gurney, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi and Peter Warlock. His regular accompanist between 1961 and 1999 was the pianist David Willison.
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     Title Remarks Supplier
cd15.gif  I love my love   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif  Warlock Songs   flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Watkin's Ale (5:24) Benjamin Luxon
youtube15.jpg P. Warlock Whenas the Rye reach to the Chin (0:35) Benjamin Luxon
This list is arranged by composer and contains 2 works performed by Benjamin Luxon who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
perf15.jpg Jolly Shepherd (1920), The Peter Warlock Benjamin Luxon (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Whenas the Rye Reach to the Chin (1920) Peter Warlock Benjamin Luxon (perf.) wvicon.gif