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CHAN 10671 - Britten: Phaedra/ A Charm of Lullabies/Lachrymae/Two Portraits/Sinfonietta
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CD available From: 15 April 2011
     
 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     
1 Phaedra, Op. 93 15:00
      Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
      Words from a verse translation of Racine's Phčdre by Robert Lowell
      For Janet Baker
      Susan Monks cello
      Elizabeth Burley harpsichord
      Prologue. Broadly flowing -
      Recitative. (Agitated crotchets) -
      Presto. Fast and impulsive -
      Recitative. Regular crotchets - Slow minims - Adagio. [ ] - Lively - Slow minims - Very soft and free
 Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
     
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41 12:16
      Arranged by Colin Matthews for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
2 1 A Cradle Song. Allegretto tranquillo - 2:24
3 2 The Highland Balou. Andante maestoso - 1:49
4 3 Sephestia's Lullaby. Lento - Allegretto - 1:56
      Come sopra: Lento - Allegretto -
      Lento come sopra - Allegretto
5 4 A Charm. Largamente, ad libitum - Prestissimo furioso - Largamente - 1:51
6 5 The Nurse's Song. Andante piacevolle 4:14
 Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
     
7 Lachrymae, Op. 48a 15:32
      Reflections on a song of Dowland for solo viola and string orchestra
      For William Primrose
      Lento -
      1. Allegretto, andante molto -
      2. Animato -
      3. Tranquillo -
      4. Allegro con moto -
      5. Largamente -
      6. Appassionato -
      7. Alla Valse moderato -
      8. Allegro marcia -
      9. Lento -
      10. L'istesso tempo - Insensibilmente con pił moto
 Maxim Rysanov viola
     
Two Portraits 15:09
      for strings
8 1 'D. Layton'. Poco presto 9:01
      for string orchestra
9 2 'E.B.B.'. Poco lento - Poco animato - Tempo I 6:04
      for solo viola and string orchestra
 Maxim Rysanov viola
     
Sinfonietta, Op. 1 14:45
      Version with two horns
      To Frank Bridge
10 I Poco presto ed agitato - Animato - Calmante - Tranquillo - Pił agitato - 4:14
11 II Variations. Andante lento - Tranquillo e rubato - Pił mosso - Poco agitato - 6:21
12 III Tarantella. Presto vivace - Molto ritmico - Molto meno mosso - Tempo I - 4:09
      73:18
     
 BBC Symphony Orchestra
 Edward Gardner
 Recorded in:
 Studio 1, Maida Vale Studios, London
      23-25 September 2010
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens (Executive)
 Brian Pidgeon
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Neil Pemberton
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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