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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099924274326
  • Catalog Number: 42743
  • Sales rank: 371,069

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 An American Overture, for orchestra - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (10:31)
  2. 2–4 Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14 - Benjamin Britten & Wystan Hugh Auden (16:33)
  3. 5–16 Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (23:33)
  4. 6 The Building of the House, overture for chorus & orchestra, Op. 79 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (5:08)
  5. 18–20 Praise We Great Men, for voices, chorus & orchestra - Benjamin Britten & Colin Matthews (7:25)
  6. 21–25 Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (14:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (14:02)
  2. 2 Young Apollo, for piano, string quartet & strings, Op. 16 (withdrawn by composer) - Benjamin Britten & Jeremy Ballard (7:41)
  3. 3–6 Chansons Françaises (4), for voice & orchestra - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (12:39)
  4. 4 Scottish Ballad, for 2 pianos & orchestra, Op. 26 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (15:22)
  5. 5 Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn) - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (7:16)
  6. 9–11 Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (20:28)
Disc 3
  1. 1–10 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18 - Benjamin Britten & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (22:40)
  2. 11–18 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 - Benjamin Britten & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (23:58)
  3. 19–26 Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60 - Benjamin Britten & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (28:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1–21 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66 - Francis Grier & Benjamin Britten (83:24)
Disc 5
  1. 4–18 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (16:52)
  2. 5 Russian Funeral, for brass & percussion - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (5:44)
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Album Credits

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Simon Rattle Primary Artist
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