Britten: Frank Bridge Variations; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; Two Portraits / Catherine Bullock, viola

> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Introduction and Theme
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 1: Adagio
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 2: March
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 3: Romance
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 4: Aria Italiana
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 5: Bouree Classique
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 6: Wiener Waltzer
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 7: Moto Perpetuo
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 8: Funeral March
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 9: Chant
> Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - Variation 10: Fugue and Finale
> Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - I. Boisterous Bouree
> Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - II. Playful Pizzicato
> Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - III. Sentimental Sarabande
> Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - IV. Frolicsome Finale
> Lachrymae, Op. 48a - Lachrymae, Op. 48a
> 2 Portraits - No. 1. David Layton: Poco presto
> 2 Portraits - No. 2. E.B.B.: Poco lento
> Elegy for Strings - Elegy for Strings

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
>Britten, Benjamin : Two Portraits, for strings
>Britten, Benjamin : Elegy for Viola solo
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of works for string orchestra combines two of Britten's first masterpieces, Simple Symphony and the Frank Bridge Variations, with the even earlier Elegy for Strings - recorded here for the first time - and Two Portraits, composed between the ages of 14-16. Directed by the Norwegian violinist Terje Tonnesen, the Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica performs this program with an engaging directness and striking virtuosity - qualities which no doubt contributed to the team being entrusted by the Britten-Pears Foundation with making the world premiere recording of the Elegy, as well as giving its first public performance during the 2013 BBC Proms.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2013
The Britten centenary can't have produced finer recorded performances than these, with wonderful dynamic shading, bombproof tuning, and real drama.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2013
The first recording of an Elegy for Strings, which is no lost masterpiece but worth getting to know...Camerata Nordica give it their all, as they do each work on the disc. The Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge are played with vitality and vivid contrasts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&2013-); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&2013-).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Terje Tonnesen
  • Ensemble: Camerata Nordica
  • Running Time: 25 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Terje Tonnesen
  • Ensemble: Camerata Nordica
  • Running Time: 17 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
  • Performer: Catherine Bullock (Viola)
  • Conductor: Terje Tonnesen
  • Ensemble: Camerata Nordica
  • Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1976

>Britten, Benjamin : Two Portraits, for strings
  • Conductor: Terje Tonnesen
  • Ensemble: Camerata Nordica
  • Running Time: 13 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Elegy for Viola solo
  • Conductor: Terje Tonnesen
  • Ensemble: Camerata Nordica
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930