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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13
>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
>Britten, Benjamin : Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani,
>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
>Britten, Benjamin : The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57
>Britten, Benjamin : Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21
>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Britten, Benjamin : Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
>Britten, Benjamin : Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74
>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
>Britten, Benjamin : Tit for Tat
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
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Notes & Reviews:

This is the fourth volume in the Collector Editions series, devoted to the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. It features authoritative performances by the composer and his close colleagues. This volume focuses on the orchestral works and song cycles. Many of these recordings remain unique and carry that special authority that only the composer himself can bring to recordings of his own music.

Track Listing:

CD 1

1-4. Piano Concerto, op. 13

5-7. Violin Concerto, op. 15

Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Mark Lubotsky, violin

English Chamber Orchestra

CD 2

2-4. Cello Symphony, op. 68

5-7. Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20

8. Cantata misericordium

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

English Chamber Orchestra

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Peter Pears, tenor

John Shirley-Quirk baritone

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

CD 3

1. Prelude and Fugue for strings, op. 29

2-5. Simple Symphony, op. 4

6-16. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10

17. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op. 34

English Chamber Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

CD 4

1-22. The Prince of the Pagodas, op. 57-Act 1 & Act 2, Scenes 1 & 2

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

CD 5

1-14. The Prince of the Pagodas-Act 3, Scenes 1 & 2

15-27. Diversions for Piano (left hand) and orchestra, op. 21

28-34. Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, op. 22

Peter Pears, tenor

Julius Katchen, piano

London Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

CD 6

1-9. The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, op. 35

10-16. Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, op. 74

17-24. Winter Words, op. 52

25-29. Tit for Tat

Peter Pears, tenor

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone

John Shirley-Quirk baritone

CD 7

1-8. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31

9-18. Les Illuminations, op. 18

19-26. Nocturne, op. 60

Peter Pears, tenor

Barry Tuckwell, horn

London Symphony Orchestra

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten, conductor & piano



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 34 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1938

>Britten, Benjamin : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Mark Lubotsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (07/28/1970-07/29/1970)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (07/16/1964-07/19/1964)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1963

>Britten, Benjamin : Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (12/17/1964-12/18/1964)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani,
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (12/13/1963-12/14/1963)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1963

>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 17 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 24 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/27/1963-05/28/1963)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (02/13/1957-02/21/1957)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1956

>Britten, Benjamin : Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (07/29/1954-07/30/1954)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England (12/17/1954-12/18/1954)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (12/03/1965-12/04/1965)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England (03/16/1954-03/17/1954)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Britten, Benjamin : Tit for Tat
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/23/1963-05/24/1963)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 20 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
  • Performers: Denis Blyth (Timpani); Alexander Murray (Flute); William Waterhouse (Bassoon); Peter Pears; Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet); Osian Ellis (Harp); Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (09/21/1959-09/22/1959)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958