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BRITTEN: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite on English Folk Tunes

The works on this recording cover the entire span of Britten’s published output – from the Simple Symphony of 1934, to the string orchestral arrangement of Lachrymae completed in the last year of his life. Britten always retained a special affection for his childhood efforts and in the Simple Symphony reworked his earliest compositions making them ‘more fit for general consumption’. In contrast there is a special poignancy about the works of his final three years, composed after Britten’s unsuccessful heart operation. In its earthy treatment of the folk-song material, the Suite on English Folk Tunes, his last purely orchestral work, is at the furthest remove from the sentimentality often associated with the English pastoral tradition.


Britten, Benjamin

  Simple Symphony, Op. 4
1.   Play with flash player Boisterous Bourree 00:03:21
2.   Play with flash player Playful Pizzacato 00:02:59
3.   Play with flash player Sentimental Sarabande 00:06:34
4.   Play with flash player Frolicsome Finale 00:03:03

Britten, Benjamin
Matthews, Colin, arranger(s)

  Temporal Variations (orch. C. Matthews)
5.   Play with flash player Theme 00:01:54
6.   Play with flash player Oration 00:01:38
7.   Play with flash player March 00:01:13
8.   Play with flash player Exercises 00:00:59
9.   Play with flash player Commination 00:01:21
10.   Play with flash player Chorale 00:02:19
11.   Play with flash player Waltz 00:01:34
12.   Play with flash player Polka 00:01:09
13.   Play with flash player Resolution 00:01:43
  A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41 (arr. C. Matthews)
14.   Play with flash player A Cradle Song 00:02:59
15.   Play with flash player The Highland Balou 00:02:03
16.   Play with flash player Sephestia's Lullaby 00:01:57
17.   Play with flash player A Charm 00:02:02
18.   Play with flash player The Nurse's Song 00:04:44

Britten, Benjamin

  Lachrymae, Op. 48a
19.   Play with flash player Theme 00:01:53
20.   Play with flash player Variation 1: Allegretto, andante molto 00:00:54
21.   Play with flash player Variation 2: Animato 00:01:29
22.   Play with flash player Variation 3: Tranquillo 00:01:53
23.   Play with flash player Variation 4: Allegro con moto 00:00:45
24.   Play with flash player Variation 5: Largamente 00:00:39
25.   Play with flash player Variation 6: Appasionato 00:00:53
26.   Play with flash player Variation 7: Alla valse moderato 00:00:58
27.   Play with flash player Variation 8: Allegro marcia 00:00:45
28.   Play with flash player Variation 9: Lento 00:00:50
29.   Play with flash player Variation 10: L'istesso tempo 00:03:31
  Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, "A time there was..."
30.   Play with flash player Cakes and Ale 00:02:30
31.   Play with flash player The Bitter Withy 00:02:32
32.   Play with flash player Hankin Booby 00:02:06
33.   Play with flash player Hunt the Squirrel 00:01:20
34.   Play with flash player Lord Melbourne 00:05:17

Total Playing Time: 01:58:21






Composer(s):
Britten, Benjamin

Arranger(s):
Matthews, Colin

Conductor(s):
Bedford, Steuart

Orchestra(s):
Northern Sinfonia

Artist(s):
Daniel, Nicholas; Dukes, Philip; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557205

Barcode: 0747313220526

Release Date: 12/2004

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