The British Project / Gražinytė-Tyla, CBSO

Release Date: 10/1/2021
Catalog Number: 003430202
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra launched The British Project on Deutsche Grammophon last October with an e-album of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem. That was followed earlier this year by a second digital release, presenting the Symphonic Suite from Walton's opera Troilus and Cressida. The British Project is now appearing on CD, with the Britten and Walton works framed by Elgar's Sospiri and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.




Gražinytė-Tyla brings a fresheared approach to four English masters of orchestral writing. The Fantasia, rapt and mysterious, receives the most successful performance.


– BBC Music Magazine

1. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914 ; England
2. Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 by Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; England
3. Symphonic Suite: Troilus & Cressida by Sir William Walton
4. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910/1919 ; England
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