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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Les Illuminations, Sinfonia da Requiem, etc / Pesec, Gomez, Mackie, Tuckwell, et al

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Some of Britten's richest vocal chamber pieces, by splendidly idiomatic performers are followed on disc 2 by slightly less exceptional orchestral performances. Still, very good value.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performer: Jill Gomez (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Whitfield
  • Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble
  • Notes: St. John's Church, Hackney, London, England (10/24/1986-10/29/1986)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performers: Neil Mackie (Tenor); Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland (05/09/1988-05/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
  • Performer: Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 26 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (01/11/1989-01/12/1989)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (01/11/1989-01/12/1989)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (01/11/1989-01/12/1989)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946