Essential Britten

Essential Britten

     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099944029227
catalogNumber:
40292
Rank:
239964

Tracks

  1. Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a  - Benjamin Britten  - Libor Pesek  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. The Salley Gardens, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)  - Benjamin Britten  - Julius Drake  - William Butler Yeats  - Christopher Maltman
  3. 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  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Wilfred Owen  - Simon Rattle  - Robert Tear
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera, Op. 64: Act 1. You spotted snakes with double tongue  - William Shakespeare  - Benjamin Britten  - Richard Hickox  - David Squibb  -  Trinity Boys Choir  -  City of London Sinfonia
  5. O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)  - Benjamin Britten  - Geoffrey Parsons  - Sarah Brightman  - Henry Richard Somerset
  6. Spring Symphony, for soprano, alto, tenor, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra, Op. 44: Part 1. The Merry Cuckoo  - André Previn  - Benjamin Britten  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Robert Tear  -  Spenser
  7. Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain, for tenor, horn & piano, Op. 55  - Benjamin Britten  - Ian Bostridge  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Julius Drake  - Edith Sitwell
  8. Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 65: 2. Scherzo-Pizzicato: Allegretto  - Benjamin Britten  - John Lenehan  - Moray Welsh
  9. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: When most I wink, then do my eyes best see  - William Shakespeare  - Benjamin Britten  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jeffrey Tate  - Robert Tear
  10. Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49: 2. Phaeton. Vivace ritmico  - Benjamin Britten  - Roy Carter
  11. Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 93: In May, in Brilliant Athens  - Benjamin Britten  -  Endymion Ensemble  - Robert Lowell  - Krysia Osostowicz  - Felicity Palmer  - Jane Salmon  - Melvyn Tan  - John Whitfield
  12. 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  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28  - Benjamin Britten  - David Willcocks  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge  - Osian Ellis  - Julian Godlee  - Robert Southwell  - James Wedderburn  - Robert Wedderburn  - William Cornish  - James Clark
  14. Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42: 3. Nicolas devotes himself to God  - David Willcocks  - Benjamin Britten  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Eric Crozier  - Robert Tear
  15. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15: 3. Passacaglia. Andante lento - Un poco meno mosso  - Benjamin Britten  - Paavo Berglund  - Ida Haendel  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  16. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 2. Nocturne  - Benjamin Britten  - Steuart Bedford  - Neil Mackie  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra  - Alfred Lord Tennyson  - Barry Tuckwell
  17. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 1. Pastoral  - Benjamin Britten  - Steuart Bedford  - Neil Mackie  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra  - Barry Tuckwell  - John Cotton
  18. Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4  - Benjamin Britten  - Iona Brown  -  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  19. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 7. Being Beauteous  - Benjamin Britten  - Neville Marriner  -  BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra  - Heather Harper  - Arthur Rimbaud
  20. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 1. Fanfare  - Benjamin Britten  - Neville Marriner  -  BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra  - Heather Harper  - Arthur Rimbaud

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