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CHAN 10192 - Britten: Les Illuminations/ Quatre Chansons Françaises/Serenade
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CD available From: 05 April 2004
 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     
Les illuminations, Op. 18* 23:42
      For soprano and string orchestra
      Texs by Arthur Rimbaud
1 I Fanfare. Maestoso - Largamente 2:04
2 II Villes. Allegro energico 2:37
3 IIIA Phrase. Lento ed estatico 1:09
4 IIIB Antique. Allegretto, un poco mosso 2:14
5 IV Royauté. Allegro maestoso 1:38
6 V Marine. Allegro con brio 1:03
7 VI Interlude. Moderato con brio 2:22
8 VII Being Beauteous. Lento ma comodo 4:19
9 VIII Parade. Alla marcia 2:55
10 IX Départ. Largo mesto - Largamente 2:57
     
Quatre Chansons françaises* 13:02
      For soprano and orchestra
      Texts by Victor Hugo and Paul Verlaine
11 1 Nuits de juin. Lento e molto rubato 2:39
12 2 Sagesse. Lento ma non tropo 3:02
13 3 L'Enfance. Animato 4:53
14 4 Chanson d'automne. Moderato con molto ma sempre colla voce 2:25
     
Serenade, Op. 31† 22:19
      For tenor, horn and string orchestra
      Texts by Tennyson, Keats, Blake, Jonson and Cotton
15 Prologue. Andante 1:04
16 Pastoral. Lento 3:20
17 Nocturne. Maestoso 3:31
18 Elegy. Andante appassionato 3:43
19 Dirge. Alla marcia grave 3:36
20 Hymn. Presto e leggiero 2:02
21 Sonnet. Adagio 3:53
22 Epilogue. Andante 1:07
      58:55
 Felicity Lott soprano*
 Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor†
 Michael Thompson horn†
 Royal Scottish National Orchestra
 Bryden Thomson
 Recorded in:
 Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
      8-9 August 1988
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Janet Middlebrook (Assistant)
         
      Awards  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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