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Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem

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>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Even though Ansermet was a great fan of Britten, he was never able to record his works because of their recording contracts with Decca. This historic release is therefore particularly precious, all the more so because of the beautiful version of Illuminations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: RSR Genève.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performers: Suzanne Danco (Soprano); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Peter Pears; Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
  • Performers: Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Peter Pears; Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 74 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
  • Performers: Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Peter Pears; Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908
  • Studio/Live: Live