Britten: Solo Cello Suites / Jamie Walton, cello

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72
>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 2, Op. 80
>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 3, Op. 87
>Britten, Benjamin : Tema "Sacher," for solo cello
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Joining several discs from Signum celebrating 2013's Britten Centenary Year comes a new collection the three Suites for Solo Cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. Recorded in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Walton has a reputation as a performer that deeply engages with the works he performs and records.

Sunday Times, 21st July 2013
None of this music holds terrors for Walton, with his big, bold tone and formidable technique.

MusicWeb International, 2nd October 2013
I greatly enjoy Walton's at times almost teasing playfulness with Britten's solo masterpieces, and in terms of technique and impressive expressive depth he ticks pretty much all the boxes.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013
Walton's musical thought continues to deepen, with each movement taking the listener further into the tangle of complexities that the music has to offer, his spirited performance...closely channelling Rostropovich himself.

International Record Review, December 2013
Walton's second movement 'Fuga' is richly mellifluous, and actually sounds likes a fugue. An achievement in itself! More remarkable still are the three movements entitled 'Canto': Walton invests these with more significance than is usually heard, particularly the third, which is here dark and more foreboding.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh (10/31/2011-11/02/2011).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 1, Op. 72
  • Performer: Jamie Walton (Cello)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh (10/31/2011-11/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 2, Op. 80
  • Performer: Jamie Walton (Cello)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh (10/31/2011-11/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for solo cello no 3, Op. 87
  • Performer: Jamie Walton (Cello)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh (10/31/2011-11/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Britten, Benjamin : Tema "Sacher," for solo cello
  • Performer: Jamie Walton (Cello)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh (10/31/2011-11/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976