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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

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  1. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: I. Toccata
  2. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: II. Waltz $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: III. Impromptu $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Piano Concerto, Op. 13: IV. March $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: I. Moderato con moto $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: II. Vivace $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Violin Concerto, Op. 15: III. Passacaglia - Andante Lento
  8. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: I. Allegro maestoso
  9. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: II. Presto inquieto $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: III. Adagio
  11. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: IV. Passacaglia $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: Lacrymosa $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: Dies Irae $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: Requiem aeternam $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Cantata Misericordium, Op. 69
  16. Prelude and Fugue for 18-Pt. String Orchestra, Op. 29 $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: I. Boisterous Bourrée $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzicato $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: III. Sentimental Sarabande $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: IV. Frolicsome Finale $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: I. Introduction & Theme $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: II. Adagio $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: III. March $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: IV. Romance $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: V. Aria Italiana $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: VI. Bourrée Classique $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: VII. Wiener Waltzer $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: VIII. Moto Perpetuo $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: IX. Funeral March $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: X. Chant $1.29 on iTunes
  31. Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: XI. Fugue & Finale $1.29 on iTunes
  32. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Prelude $1.29 on iTunes
  33. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The Fool and the Dwarf $1.29 on iTunes
  34. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The Emperor - March $1.29 on iTunes
  35. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Gavotte $1.29 on iTunes
  36. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The Four Kings $1.29 on iTunes
  37. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The King of the North $1.29 on iTunes
  38. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The King of the East $1.29 on iTunes
  39. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The King of the West $1.29 on iTunes
  40. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The King of the South $1.29 on iTunes
  41. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Belle Epine $1.29 on iTunes
  42. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Belle Rose $1.29 on iTunes
  43. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The Kings and Belle Rose $1.29 on iTunes
  44. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Triumph of Belle Epine $1.29 on iTunes
  45. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Rage of the Kings $1.29 on iTunes
  46. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: The Four Frogs $1.29 on iTunes
  47. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Air $1.29 on iTunes
  48. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Water $1.29 on iTunes
  49. The Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Fire $1.29 on iTunes

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: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • 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: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • 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: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • 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: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • 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); Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet); Osian Ellis (Harp); Alexander Murray (Flute); Peter Pears; Barry Tuckwell (Horn); William Waterhouse (Bassoon)
  • 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