The Very Best of Benjamin Britten

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  • Release Date: 2/26/2013
  • Label: Erato
  • EAN: 5099960267924
  • Catalog Number: 26792
  • Sales rank: 319,570

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–6 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 (17:14)
  2. 2 Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 2. Presto inquieto - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:04)
  3. 3 Elegy, for solo viola - Benjamin Britten & Lars Anders Tomter (7:13)
  4. 9–12 Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (16:19)
  5. 10 Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes") - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (7:56)
  6. 11 String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36: 2. Vivace - Benjamin Britten & Belcea Quartet (3:29)
  7. 12 Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20: 3. Requiem Aeterrnam3. Requiem aeternam - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (7:19)
  8. 13 Suite for solo cello No. 3, Op. 87: 4. Barcarola: Lento - Benjamin Britten & Truls Mørk (1:28)
  9. 14 The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Finale - Oliver Knussen & Benjamin Britten (4:31)
  10. 15 The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Apotheosis - Oliver Knussen & Benjamin Britten (1:31)
  11. 16 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66: Libera me: Let us sleep now... In paradisum - Francis Grier & Benjamin Britten (5:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1–11 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10 - Benjamin Britten & Iona Brown (26:56)
  2. 12–15 Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4 - Benjamin Britten & Christopher Warren-Green (17:20)
  3. 13 Prelude & Fugue, for 18 strings, Op. 29 - Benjamin Britten & Christopher Warren-Green (9:12)
  4. 14 Holiday Diary, suite for piano, Op. 5: 2. Sailing - Stephen Hough & Benjamin Britten (5:17)
  5. 15 Character Pieces (3), for piano: 2. Daphne: Poco andante grazioso - Stephen Hough & Benjamin Britten (2:09)
  6. 16 Night Piece (Notturno), for piano - Benjamin Britten & Stephen Hough (5:25)
  7. 17 Waltzes (5), for piano: 1. Rather fast & nervous - Stephen Hough & Benjamin Britten (1:11)
  8. 18 Waltzes (5), for piano: 5. Variations: Quiet & simple - Stephen Hough & Benjamin Britten (2:57)
  9. 19 Two Lullabies, for 2 pianos: Lullaby for a retired Colonel - Stephen Hough & Benjamin Britten (2:22)
  10. 20 Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 2. Waltz - Benjamin Britten & Leif Ove Andsnes (5:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 7. Being Beauteous - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (4:05)
  2. 2 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 8. Parade - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (2:51)
  3. 3 Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 9. Départ - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (2:43)
  4. 4 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Sonnet - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (4:00)
  5. 5 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Epilogue - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (1:38)
  6. 6 Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: On a poet's lips I slept - Benjamin Britten & Richard Hickox (3:38)
  7. 7 Canticle I: My Beloved Is Mine, for high voice & piano, Op. 40 - Benjamin Britten & Ian Bostridge (7:42)
  8. 8 A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28: 10. Deo gracias! - David Willcocks & Benjamin Britten (1:11)
  9. 9 A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28: 11. Recession - David Willcocks & Benjamin Britten (1:15)
  10. 10 The Company of Heaven, cantata for 2 speakers, soprano, tenor, chorus, tympani, organ & strings: Part 3: 6. Heaven is here - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (3:58)
  11. 11 Noye's Fludde, children's opera, Op. 59: Lord Jesus, think on me - Benjamin Britten & John Alley (3:08)
  12. 12 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 3. Scene 2. Grimes! - Benjamin Britten & Bernard Haitink (5:10)
  13. 13 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 3. Scene 2. Peter, we've come to take you home - Benjamin Britten & Bernard Haitink (2:47)
  14. 14 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 3. Scene 2. To those who pass the Borough - Benjamin Britten & Stafford Dean (4:16)
  15. 15 The Rape of Lucretia, chamber opera, Op. 37: Act 1. Scene 2. Lucia runs to the door - Oliver Knussen & Benjamin Britten (5:18)
  16. 16 Billy Budd, opera, Op. 50: Act 3. Scene 3. Look! Through the port comes the m - Benjamin Britten & London Symphony Orchestra (5:44)
  17. 17 Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54: Act 2. Variation 14 - Benjamin Britten & Daniel Harding (0:36)
  18. 18 Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54: Act 2. Scene 7. Flora - Benjamin Britten & Joan Rodgers (3:50)
  19. 19 A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera, Op. 64: Act 2. On the ground, sleep sound - Benjamin Britten & Simon Hart (3:12)
  20. 20 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Act 1. Tiny's Song: Ah!... Whether the sun shine u - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (3:33)
  21. 21 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Act 2. Third Ballad Interlude: So Helson smiled & - Benjamin Britten & Philip Brunelle (2:07)
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