Britten - Songs Vol.2 | Onyx ONYX4079

Britten - Songs Vol.2

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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4079

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th September 2011

Contents

Works

Britten
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo

Britten
A Charm of Lullabies

Britten
Who are these Children?

Britten
The Red Cockatoo

Britten
Fish in unruffled Lakes

Britten
Songs and Proverbs

Britten
On this Island

Britten
Dans le Bois

Britten
Second Lute Song

Britten
Chamber Music V

Britten
The Birds

Britten
If it’s ever Spring again

Britten
The Children & Sir Nameless

Britten
Dawtie’s devotion

Britten
The gully

Britten
Tradition

Britten
Of all the airts the wind can blow

Britten
Oh why did e’er my thoughts

Artists

Allan Clayton
Jennifer Johnston
Robin Tritschler
Nicky Spence
Elizabeth Atherton
Benjamin Hulett
Benedict Nelson
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Works

Britten
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo

Britten
A Charm of Lullabies

Britten
Who are these Children?

Britten
The Red Cockatoo

Britten
Fish in unruffled Lakes

Britten
Songs and Proverbs

Britten
On this Island

Britten
Dans le Bois

Britten
Second Lute Song

Britten
Chamber Music V

Britten
The Birds

Britten
If it’s ever Spring again

Britten
The Children & Sir Nameless

Britten
Dawtie’s devotion

Britten
The gully

Britten
Tradition

Britten
Of all the airts the wind can blow

Britten
Oh why did e’er my thoughts

Artists

Allan Clayton
Jennifer Johnston
Robin Tritschler
Nicky Spence
Elizabeth Atherton
Benjamin Hulett
Benedict Nelson
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

About

The second volume in the highly praised survey of all Britten’s songs for voice and piano. As before, the great song cycles rub shoulders with individual songs and early works. There are world premiere recordings here as well.

Malcolm Martineau has gathered together the cream of young British singers, and this second volume will be as eagerly awaited and successful as the first.

Philip Reid’s excellent booklet notes provide an incisive insight to Britten’s song writing – a form of composition that occupied the composer from his earliest compositions through to his last year.

World premiere recordings of Dans le Bois, Of all the airts the wind can blow and Oh why did e’er my thoughts.

Total time: 134.00 minutes

Masterful… an excellent set’ - BBC Radio 3 – CD Review 02.07.2011

For this first volume of Britten's collected songs, Martineau has gathered a gratifyingly formidable array of young British singing talent. Ben Johnson is commanding in an urgent passionate reading of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Andrew Tortise conveys rapturously intense emotions in Canticle 1, ‘My Beloved is Mine’, as personal an expression of the composer’s love for Peter Pears as anything he wrote. Perhaps the best is left until last, when Robin Tritschler gives a fresh-sounding ‘Winter Words’.’ - Sunday Times **** 29.05.2011

This series promises to be a major addition to the Britten discography.’ - Gramophone

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