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Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Les Illuminations, Nocturne

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The three orchestral song cycles collected here are central to the Britten canon of recorded repertoire and whereas Pears' other recordings of the Serenade and Les Illuminations (with Boyd Neel and Benjamin Britten as conductors) have been in circulation, this mono recording with Goossens receives its first and much-anticipated release on CD. All three recordings date from the 1950s and catch Pears in full vocal flight.



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>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performers: Dennis Brain (Horn); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 23 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performers: Dennis Brain (Horn); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 20 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
  • Performers: Denis Blyth (Timpani); Alexander Murray (Flute); Willie Waters (Bassoon); Peter Pears; Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet); Osian Ellis (Harp); Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 25 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958