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Britten: Phaedra/ A Charm of Lullabies/Lachrymae/Two Portraits/Sinfonietta

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CHAN 10671
 
Britten: Phaedra/ A Charm of Lullabies/Lachrymae/Two Portraits/Sinfonietta
Release Date: May 2011
Originally recorded in 2010
Composer (1913-1976)
Benjamin Britten
Solo mezzo-soprano
Sarah Connolly
Solo viola
Maxim Rysanov
Conductor
Edward Gardner
Venue
Studio 1, Maida Vale Studios, London
Producer (Executive)
Ralph Couzens
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Neil Pemberton
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Vocal & Song

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)
1.

Phaedra, Op. 93

15:00
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Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
Words from a verse translation of Racine's Phèdre 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
Solo: 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
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3.
2
The Highland Balou. Andante maestoso -
1:49
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4.
3
Sephestia's Lullaby. Lento - Allegretto -
1:56
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Come sopra: Lento - Allegretto -
Lento come sopra - Allegretto
5.
4
A Charm. Largamente, ad libitum - Prestissimo furioso - Largamente -
1:51
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6.
5
The Nurse's Song. Andante piacevolle
4:14
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Solo: Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
7.

Lachrymae, Op. 48a

15:32
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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 più moto
Solo: Maxim Rysanov viola

Two Portraits

15:09
for strings
8.
1
'D. Layton'. Poco presto
9:01
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for string orchestra
9.
2
'E.B.B.'. Poco lento - Poco animato - Tempo I
6:04
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for solo viola and string orchestra
Solo: Maxim Rysanov viola

Sinfonietta, Op. 1

14:45
Version with two horns
To Frank Bridge
10.
I
Poco presto ed agitato - Animato - Calmante - Tranquillo - Più agitato -
4:14
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11.
II
Variations. Andante lento - Tranquillo e rubato - Più mosso - Poco agitato -
6:21
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12.
III
Tarantella. Presto vivace - Molto ritmico - Molto meno mosso - Tempo I -
4:09
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Total time: 73:18
Conductor: Edward Gardner
23-25 September 2010

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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 Phèdre 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
Solo: 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
Solo: 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 più moto
Solo: 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
Solo: Maxim Rysanov viola

Sinfonietta, Op. 1

14:45
Version with two horns
To Frank Bridge
10.
I
Poco presto ed agitato - Animato - Calmante - Tranquillo - Più agitato -
4:14
11.
II
Variations. Andante lento - Tranquillo e rubato - Più mosso - Poco agitato -
6:21
12.
III
Tarantella. Presto vivace - Molto ritmico - Molto meno mosso - Tempo I -
4:09
Total time: 73:18
Conductor: Edward Gardner
23-25 September 2010




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