Essential Britten

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099944029227
  • Catalog Number: 40292
  • Sales rank: 169,452

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 1. Fanfare - Benjamin Britten & Neville Marriner (2:07)
  2. 2 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 7. Being Beauteous - Benjamin Britten & Neville Marriner (3:59)
  3. 3–6 Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4 - Benjamin Britten & Iona Brown (17:42)
  4. 4 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 1. Pastoral - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (3:28)
  5. 5 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 2. Nocturne - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (3:33)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15: 3. Passacaglia. Andante lento - Un poco meno mosso - Benjamin Britten & Paavo Berglund (14:19)
  7. 7 Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42: 3. Nicolas devotes himself to God - David Willcocks & Benjamin Britten (4:56)
  8. 11–22 A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28 - David Willcocks & Benjamin Britten (22:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1–15 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (17:10)
  2. 2 Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 93: In May, in Brilliant Athens - Benjamin Britten & Endymion Ensemble (6:37)
  3. 3 Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49: 2. Phaeton. Vivace ritmico - Benjamin Britten & Roy Carter (1:24)
  4. 4 Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: When most I wink, then do my eyes best see - William Shakespeare & Benjamin Britten (5:10)
  5. 5 Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65: 2. Scherzo-Pizzicato: Allegretto - Benjamin Britten & John Lenehan (2:34)
  6. 6 Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn & piano, Op. 55 - Benjamin Britten & Ian Bostridge (11:38)
  7. 7 Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44: Part 1. The Merry Cuckoo - André Previn & Benjamin Britten (2:03)
  8. 8 O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Geoffrey Parsons (4:38)
  9. 9 A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera, Op. 64: Act 1. You spotted snakes with double tongue - William Shakespeare & Benjamin Britten (2:23)
  10. 10 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66: Agnus Dei - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (3:46)
  11. 11 The Salley Gardens, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Julius Drake (2:40)
  12. 26–29 Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (16:20)
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