1 800 222 6872

Britten: Bridge Variations, etc / Bedford, English CO

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn)
>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"These performances of the Frank Bridge Variations and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Steuart Bedford (taken from the old Collins Classics catalog) stand among the very few that compare to the composer's own classic Decca recordings, and they feature better sonics...In the Variations, Bedford finds the right balance between accuracy and emotion...Clarity also is a feature of The Young Person's Guide, in the sense that Bedford finds plenty of color in this delightful score and makes sure that we hear all of it...Both the Occasional Overture and the Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra come off equally well and make an excellent bonus. There's really no more that need be said: this is Britten at his best, in every respect, and a first-rate bargain to boot." - Classics Today (10/10)



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican Center, London, England (04/23/1991/04/25/1991)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican Center, London, England (04/23/1991/04/25/1991)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946