Britten - Les Illuminations, Serenade, Nocturne | Harmonia Mundi HMM902267

Britten - Les Illuminations, Serenade, Nocturne

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM902267

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Expected Release Date: 19th August 2022

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Contents

Artists

Andrew Staples (tenor)
Christopher Parkes (horn)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Daniel Harding

Works

Britten, Benjamin

Les Illuminations, op.18
Nocturne, op.60
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, op.31

Artists

Andrew Staples (tenor)
Christopher Parkes (horn)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Daniel Harding

About

In these three song cycles, Britten draws his inspiration from the peaks of European poetry (Shakespeare, Blake, Shelley, Keats, but also Rimbaud), the better to push back the boundaries of the genre. He multiplies the relationship between voices and instruments, moving from strings alone (Les Illuminations) to a string ensemble featuring obbligato wind instruments, harp and timpani (Nocturne), not forgetting the fascinating dialogue with the horn in the Serenade. A unique sound world is revealed here by artists at the top of their form!

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