Britten, Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, Frank Lloyd, Northern Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford - Serenade For Tenor, Horn And Strings / Nocturne / Phaedra mp3 flac
Conductor – Steuart BedfordHorn – Frank LloydOrchestra – English Chamber OrchestraTenor Vocals – Philip Langridge. When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See. Phaedra, O. 3 (1975). Conductor – Steuart Vocals – Ann MurrayOrchestra – English Chamber Orchestra. 레딧. Composed By – Benjamin Britten. Engineer – Mike Hatch. Liner Notes – Lloyd Moore. Painting – David Inshaw. Producer – John H. West. 모. (p) 1994 Booklet notes in English Sung texts included Made in the UK Playing Time 64:29 Cover Picture: Moon and Alf at Avebury Tracks 1 to 8, 17-25 recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, UK in July 1994. Tracks 9 to 16 recorded at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, UK in July 1994. Originally released by Collins Classics in 1994.
Although written 15 years later, the Nocturne pairs nicely with the Serenade and is often viewed as a companion piece. Langridge is especially good at walking the line between speech inflection and purely musical gesture that can make Britten's music sound awkward in the wrong hands. Ann Murray's performance of Phaedra, a dramatic cantata originally composed for Janet Baker, rounds out the program.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Nocturne, Phaedra.
A spare and yet splendid masterpiece, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings doesn't seem to make it into concert halls as often as it deserves. In the recording studio, however, it has fared well. A highly regarded Peter Grimes of recent years, Langridge has a knowledge and comfort with Britten's music that makes this an essential version for lovers of the Serenade, and with fine versions of the other pieces and at Naxos' very affordable cost, none should resist.
The result is a wonderful bargain, a perfect combination of early, middle-period and late Britten.
Britten began his Serenade under the working title of Nocturnes. It was intended for the voice of Peter Pears, but another creative presence was on the scene and became seamlessly involved in the work’s composition. As Paul Kildea details, Britten had met the young horn player Dennis Brain early in the summer of 1942, when he was playing in the RAF Orchestra. Of the newer versions Philip Langridge and Frank Lloyd are very good indeed, with Steuart Bedford conducting the ripe sounding strings of the English Chamber Orchestra, a performance that explores the dynamic extremes of the piece. Pears’s pupil Neil Mackie, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Steuart Bedford, has also recorded Now sleeps the crimson petal, which is beautifully realised by Colin Matthews and perhaps not included due to its proximity in mood to the Pastoral.
This album has an average beat per minute of 105 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 68/177 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Nocturne, Phaedra. Recent albums by Benjamin Britten.
Britten: Serenade, Nocturne, Les Illuminations: Best 2 songs. English Chamber Orchestra, Robert Tear, Бенджамин Бриттен - Nocturne for tenor solo, seven obbligato instruments and string orchestra Op. 60: But that night when on my bed I lay (Wordsworth) (David Corkhill, timpani) 03:03. 60: Below the thunders of the upper deep (Tennyson) (Robin O'Neill, bassoon) 03:29. Album: Britten: Serenade, Nocturne, Les Illuminations
By Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford. 1. Serenade, Op. 31: Prologue - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 1:200:30. 2. 31: Pastoral - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 3:130:30. 3. 31: Nocturne - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 3:350:30. 4. 31: Elegy - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 4:130:30. 5. 31: Dirge - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 3:210:30. 6. 31: Hymn - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 2:000:30. 7. 31: Sonnet - Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, 3:430:30. 60: She sleeps on soft, last breaths; but no ghost looms - Philip Langridge, Royal Northern Sinfonia, 4:080:30.
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Conductor – Steuart BedfordHorn – Frank LloydOrchestra – English Chamber OrchestraTenor Vocals – Philip Langridge
|8||Epilogue (Off Stage)||1:32|
Conductor – Steuart BedfordOrchestra – Northern SinfoniaTenor Vocals – Philip Langridge
|9||On A Poet's Lips I Slept ...||3:18|
|10||Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep ...||2:56|
|11||Encintured With A Twine Of Leaves ...||2:49|
|12||Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting ...||2:31|
|13||But That Night When On My Bed I Lay ...||2:56|
|14||She Sleeps On Soft, Last Breaths; But No Ghost Looms ...||4:09|
|15||What Is More Gentle Than A Wind In Summer ...||3:41|
|16||When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See ...||4:15|
Conductor – Steuart BedfordMezzo-soprano Vocals – Ann MurrayOrchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
|17||Prologue - In May, In Brilliant Athens ...||1:32|
|18||My Lost And Dazzled Eyes ...||1:02|
|19||Venus Resigned Her Altar To My New Lord ...||0:43|
|20||Phaedra In All Her Madness Stands Before You ...||1:42|
|21||The Wife Of Theseus Loves Hippolytus ...||1:28|
|22||Oh Gods Of Wrath ...||2:26|
|23||Death To The Unhappy's No Catastrophe ...||1:46|
|24||My Time's Too Short, Your Highness ...||1:42|
|25||Chills Already Dart Along My Boiling Veins||2:38|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lambourne Productions Limited
- Copyright (c) – Naxos Rights International Ltd.
- Recorded At – Henry Wood Hall, London
- Recorded At – St. Nicholas, Newcastle, UK
- Composed By – Benjamin Britten
- Engineer – Mike Hatch
- Liner Notes – Lloyd Moore
- Painting – David Inshaw
- Producer – John H. West
Booklet notes in English
Sung texts included
Made in the UK
Playing Time 64:29
Cover Picture: Moon and Alf at Avebury
Tracks 1 to 8, 17-25 recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, UK in July 1994.
Tracks 9 to 16 recorded at St. Nicholas, Newcastle, UK in July 1994.
Originally released by Collins Classics in 1994.
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- Barcode: 7 47313 21992 6
- Rights Society: MCPS
- SPARS Code: DDD