1 CD / Regis Records / 2011-02-04Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Winter Words, Op. 52; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
Performers: Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir
“Peter Pears has perhaps never done anything finer than his performance of Winter Words. Each year his voice has been growing a fuller, more flexible...continue...
1 CD / Opus KURA / 2008-01-01Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; Sir Lennox Berkeley: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 44; Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Performers: Brain, Dennis; Horsley, Colin; Parikian, Manoug; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Neel, Boyd
Ensemble: Boyd Neel Orchestra; New Symphony Orchestra Strings
"The performances on this album are a pure pleasure. Dennis Brain is certainly one of the greatest horn players ever recorded, and one of only...continue...
1 CD / Decca Import / 2006-05-01Works: Benjamin Britten: Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Les Illuminations; Nocturne, Op. 60
Performers: Blyth, Denis; Brain, Dennis [French Horn]; de Peyer, Gervase; Ellis, Osian; Murray, Alexander; Pears, Peter, Sir; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]; Waters, Willie Anthony
Conductors: Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Britten, Benjamin
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...continue...