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Unknown Britten [electronic resource] / Benjamin Britten.



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Uniform Title:
Works. Selections
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
French. Vocal works sung in French.
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Production date:
London : NMC Recordings, p2009.
  • Music - Recording
  • 1 online resource (1 sound file)
The 6th work realized by Colin Matthews from a short score draft of the first movement, Molto allegro, of an unfinished clarinet concerto, the Mazurka elegiaca for 2 pianos of 1941, and an unfinished orchestral sketch from the early 1940s, thought to be all that survives of a projected "Sonata for orchestra." Words of the 1st work by Arthur Rimbaud.
  • Les illuminations : for high voice and string orchestra (1939), with 3 additional songs orchestrated by Colin Matthews. Phrase ; Aube ; À une raison (31:29)
  • Rondo concertante : 1930, for piano and strings (14:58)
  • In memoriam Dennis Brain : 1958, for 4 horns and strings (3:53)
  • Untitled fragment (1930) for strings (2:44)
  • Variations (1965) for solo piano (6:26)
  • Movements for a clarinet concerto (c1942) / realized by Colin Matthews (17:50).
Sandrine Piau, soprano ; Rolf Hind, piano ; Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Peter Francomb, and Chris Griffiths, horns [members of Northern Sinfonia] ; Michael Collins, clarinet ; Northern Sinfonia ; Thomas Zehetmair, conductor.
Recorded in Hall One at the Sage Gateshead, Jan. 14-15, 2009 (Les Illuminations and related songs) and May 22-23, 2008 (all other works).
Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891.
Matthews, Colin Arranger
Piau, Sandrine. Singer
Hind, Rolf Instrumentalist
Collins, Michael, 1962- Instrumentalist
Zehetmair, Thomas, 1961- Conductor
Northern Sinfonia. Performer
Included Work:
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Illuminations.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Rondo concertante.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. In memoriam Dennis Brain.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Variations, piano (1965)
Matthews, Colin. Movements for a clarinet concerto.
Available in another form:
Source record: Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Selections. Unknown Britten. London : NMC Recordings, p2009 (DLC) 2012622801 (OCoLC)460340676
Publisher No.:
NMCD140 NMC Recordings

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