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Britten Conducts Britten Vol 4

Britten,Benjamin
Release Date: 02/13/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000827202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sviatoslav RichterMark LubotskyMstislav RostropovichPeter Pears,   ... 
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1945; England 
Date of Recording: 12/06/1970 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 34 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mark Lubotsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939/1958; England 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 32 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 33 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5.
Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani, by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ()
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: Modern 
Written: 1963 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 09/30/1971 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1968 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 17 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 29 Secs. 
10.
Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11.
Diversions for Piano left hand and Orchestra, Op. 21 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Julius Katchen (Piano)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940/1954; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12.
Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (), Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, E 
Length: 15 Minutes 13 Secs. 
13.
Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (), Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1967 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
14.
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 17 Secs. 
15.
Winter Words, Op. 52 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Peter Pears ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Venue:  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, E 
Length: 19 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), John Shirley-Quirk ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1972 
Venue:  Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suff 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (), Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18.
Les illuminations, Op. 18 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears ()
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 
19.
Nocturne, Op. 60 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Denis Blyth (Timpani), Alexander Murray (Flute), William Waterhouse (Bassoon),
Peter Pears (), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Osian Ellis (Harp),
Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto, Op.13: 1. Toccata
Piano Concerto, Op.13: 2. Waltz
Piano Concerto, Op.13: 3. Impromptu
Piano Concerto, Op.13: 4. March
Violin Concerto, Op.15: 1. Moderato con moto
Violin Concerto, Op.15: 2. Vivace
Violin Concerto, Op.15: 3. Passacaglia; Andante lento
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68: Allegro maestoso
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68: Presto inquieto
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68: Adagio
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68: Passacaglia
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: Lacrymosa
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: Dies Irae
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: Requiem aeternam
Cantata Misericordium, Op.69

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