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Simon Rattle Edition - Benjamin Britten

Rattle,Simon
Release Date: 03/24/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 42743   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert TearPeter DonohoeMary KingAlison Hargan,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraChrist Church Cathedral Choir Men and Boys,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 36 Mins. 

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This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
An American Overture, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Diversions for Piano left hand and Orchestra, Op. 21 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940/1954; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 21 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4.
Building of the House Overture, Op. 79 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Praise we great men by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mary King (Mezzo Soprano), Alison Hargan (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor),
Willard White (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90 "A Time There Was" by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1975; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Canadian Carnival, Op. 19 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Wesley Warren (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
Young Apollo, Op. 16 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano), Wesley Warren (Trumpet), Jeremy Ballard (Violin),
Peter Cole (Viola), Felix Kok (Violin), Michal Kasnowski (Cello)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9.
Chansons françaises (4) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Wesley Warren (Trumpet), Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 
Length: 11 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Scottish Ballad for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 26 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Wesley Warren (Trumpet), Philip Fowke (Piano), Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 
Length: 15 Minutes 22 Secs. 
11.
Occasional Overture in C major, Op. 38 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12.
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Venue:  Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, U 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 
13.
Les illuminations, Op. 18 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Radek Baborák (Horn)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Radek Baborák (Horn), Ian Bostridge ()
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15.
Nocturne, Op. 60 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Andreas Blau (Flute), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Harp),
Wieland Welzel (Timpani), Wenzel Fuchs (Clarinet), Stefan Schweigert (Bassoon),
Radek Baborák (Horn)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 27 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16.
War Requiem, Op. 66 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Robert Tear (Tenor),
Mark Blatchly (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir Men and Boys,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Venue:  The Great Hall, University of Birmingham 
Length: 71 Minutes 46 Secs. 
17.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Date of Recording: 01/28/1995 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
18.
Russian Funeral for Brass and Percussion by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
Date of Recording: 12/01/1994 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

An American Overture, Op.27
Ballad of Heroes, Op.14: 1. Funeral March -
Ballad of Heroes, Op.14: 2. Scherzo (Dance of Death)
Ballad of Heroes, Op.14: 3. Recitative and Choral - Epilogue (Funeral March)
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Theme -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.I Recitative -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.II Romance -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.III March -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.IV Arabesque
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.V Chant -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.VI Nocturne -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.VII Badinerie
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.VIII Burlesque
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.IX Toccata I - Toccata II -
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.X Adagio
Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21: Var.XI Tarantella
The Building of the House - Overture, Op.79
Praise We Great Men (1976): 'Praise we great men' -
Praise We Great Men (1976): 'Praise we the just'
Praise We Great Men (1976): [Coda]
Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A time there was...' Op.90: I. Cakes and Ale
Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A time there was...' Op.90: II. The Bitter Withy
Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A time there was...' Op.90: III. Hankin Booby
Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A time there was...' Op.90: IV. Hunt the Squirrel
Suite on English Folk Tunes: 'A time there was...' Op.90: V. Lord Melbourne
Canadian Carnival, Op.19
Young Apollo, Op.16
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 1. Nuits de juin (wds. Victor Hugo)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 2. Sagesse (wds. Paul Verlaine)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 3. L'Enfance (wds. Victor Hugo)
Quatre Chansons françaises (1928): 4. Chanson d'automne (wds. Paul Verlaine)
Scottish Ballad, Op.26
Occasional Overture, Op.38
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: I. Lacrymosa (Andante ben misurato) -
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: II. Dies irae (Allegro con fuoco) -
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20: III. Requiem aeternam (Andante molto tranquillo)

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