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Britten: Solo Cello Suites / Jamie Walton

Britten / Walton,Jamie
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 336   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jamie Walton
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joining several discs from Signum celebrating Britten's Centenary Year in 2013 comes the three Suites for Solo Cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. Recorded in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, the three suites were dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, with the passionate third in particular inspired by Rostropovich’s rich and romantic performances of Bach's unaccompanied suites.

Jamie Walton has established a reputation as a performer who deeply engages with the works he performs and records. Earlier this year he released a new recording of cello concertos by Schumann and Dvorák with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy (SIGCD322):

"What has impressed me so
Read more much with regard to this account of the Dvorák is the oneness of conception between soloist and conductor. I am sure much preparation went into this performance: they are fully integrated, so we hear the work as a totality, not as a piece for virtuoso solo cello with orchestral accompaniment. This is, of its kind, a masterly performance" International Record Review
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Works on This Recording

Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jamie Walton (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jamie Walton (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Suite for Cello solo no 3, Op. 87 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jamie Walton (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; England 

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