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Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Les Illuminations / Peter Schreier, tenor; Gunther Opitz, horn

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A most beguiling release crowning the Britten centenary. Les Illuminations and the Serenade for tenor, horns and strings are two of Britten's most enduringly popular works. Tenor Peter Schrier, heard here at the height of his powers, with Herbert Kegel conducting the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. Reissue of performances dating from 1967 recordings done in the then DDR (German Democratic Republic). Booklet includes both liner notes and the sung texts.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2014
Neither Schreier's French nor his English are quite convincing. But he's in his prime vocally, and crisp conducting, full texts and translations makes this tempting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Heilandskirche, Leipzig, Germany (11/03/1967).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performer: Peter Schreier
  • Conductor: Herbert Kegel
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performer: Gunther Opitz (Horn)
  • Conductor: Herbert Kegel
  • Running Time: 22 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943