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Britten: Violin Concerto, etc / McAslan, Bedford, et al

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19
>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15
>Berkeley, Lennox : Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra (Berkeley's Op. 9; Britten's Op. 12)
Performer Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"These performances were originally published in different pairings by Collins in 1990. All three works are from early in Britten's career. McAslan is heard in a sizzling performance, brilliantly assertive, formidable in her technique, with Bedford whipping up the orchestra to a frenzy of musical excitement. The other two pieces are rarities on records. Canadian Carnival is a jolly affair based on French-Canadian folk-tunes. (The work's alternate title is Kermesse Canadienne.) Mont Juic is a suite of Catalan dances inspired by the 1929 visit of Britten and Lennox Berkeley to the International Exhibition held in Mont Juic (near Barcelona), Spain. There was an exhibition of folk-dancing that captivated the two composers. At first they would not divulge which composer wrote what in the four-movement suite. Berkeley later did reveal that he had written "most" of the first two movements and Britten had written "most" of the others. They decided the form and orchestration before beginning. III, 'Lament', is a beautiful, graceful slow dance. Bedford, of course, makes the most of the overture and the suite." -ARG



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>Britten, Benjamin : Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Lorraine McAslan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Berkeley, Lennox : Mont Juic, suite of Catalan dances for orchestra (Berkeley's Op. 9; Britten's Op. 12)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976).
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937