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BENJAMIN BRITTEN - BRITTEN CONDUCTS BRITTEN - 7 CD SET

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 1. Toccata
  2. Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 2. Waltz
  3. Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 3. Impromptu
  4. Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: 4. March
  5. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15: 1. Moderato con moto
  6. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15: 2. Vivace
  7. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15: 3. Passacaglia. Andante lento

Disc: 2

  1. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 2. Presto inquieto
  3. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 3. Adagio - Cadenza
  4. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 4. Passacaglia. Andante allegro
  5. Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20: 1. Lacrymosa
  6. Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20: 2. Dies irae
  7. Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20: 3. Requiem aeternam
  8. Cantata misericordium, for tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, strings, piano, harp & tympani, Op. 69

Disc: 3

  1. Prelude & Fugue, for 18 strings, Op. 29
  2. Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4: 2. Playful Pizzicato. Presto possibile, pizzicato sempre
  3. Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4: 3. Sentimental Saraband. Poco lento e pesante
  4. Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4: 4. Frolicsome Finale. Prestissimo con fuoco
  5. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Variation and Theme. Lento maestoso - Allegretto poco lento
  6. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Adagio
  7. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: March. Presto alla marcia
  8. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Romance. Allegretto grazioso
  9. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Aria Italiana. Allegro brillante
  10. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Bourrée Classique. Allegro e pesante
  11. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Wiener Walzer. Vivace
  12. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Moto perpetuo. Allegro molto
  13. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Funeral March. Andante ritmico
  14. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Chant. Lento
  15. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Fugue and Finale. Allegto molto vivace - Lento e solenne
  16. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34

Disc: 4

  1. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Prelude. The Palace of the Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
  2. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. The Fool and the Dwarf
  3. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. The Emperor. March
  4. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Gavotte
  5. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Entry of the Pages and the Four Kings
  6. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Variation of the King of the North
  7. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Variation of the King of the East
  8. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Variation of the King of the West
  9. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Variation of the King of the South
  10. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Variation of Belle Rose
  11. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. The Kings and Belle Rose
  12. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. The Rage of the Kings
  13. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 1. Entry of the Four Winged Frogs
  14. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 1. The strange journey of Belle Rose to the Pagoda Land. Air. Introduction an
  15. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 1. Water Dances
  16. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 1. Fire Dances
  17. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 2. The arrival and adventures of Belle Rose in the Kingdom of the Pagodas. Be
  18. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 2. The Pagodas
  19. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 2. The Salamander
  20. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 2. Scene 2. Pas de Deux: The Prince and Belle Rose

Disc: 5

  1. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 1. The Old Emperor
  2. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 1. Appearance of Belle Rose and the Salamander
  3. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 1. Transition
  4. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. The Pagoda Palace
  5. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Variation 1. Pas de deux
  6. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Variation 2. Girls solo
  7. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Variation 3. Boy's solo
  8. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Pas de trois
  9. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Pas de deux. Belle Rose and the Prince of the Pagodas
  10. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Variation 4. The Prince
  11. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Variation 5. Belle Rose
  12. The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57: Act 3. Scene 2. Finale and apotheosis
  13. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Theme
  14. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 1. Recitative
  15. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 2. Romance
  16. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 3. March
  17. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 4. Arabesque
  18. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 5. Chant
  19. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 6. Nocturne
  20. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 7. Badinerie
  21. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 8. Burlesque
  22. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 9a. Toccaca 1
  23. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 9b. Toccata 2
  24. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 10. Adagio
  25. Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Variation 11. Tarantella
  26. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 16
  27. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 31
  28. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 30
  29. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 55
  30. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 38
  31. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 32
  32. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22: Sonetto 24

Disc: 6

  1. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Oh my blacke Soule!
  2. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Batter my heart
  3. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Oh might those sighes and teares
  4. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Oh, to vex me
  5. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: What if this present
  6. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Since she whom I lov'd
  7. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: At the round earth's imagin'd corners
  8. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Thou hast made me
  9. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35: Death be not proud
  10. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: The pride of the peacock. London
  11. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: Prisons are built. The Chimney Sweeper
  12. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: The bird a nest. A Poison Tree
  13. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: Think in the morning. The Tyger
  14. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: The tygers of wrath. The Fly
  15. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: The hours of folly. Ah, Sun-flower
  16. Songs and Proverbs of W. Blake, song cycle for baritone & piano, Op. 74: To see a World. Every Night & every Morn
  17. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: At day-close in November
  18. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)
  19. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
  20. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: The Little Old Table
  21. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: The Choirmaster's burial (or The Tenor Man's Story)
  22. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)
  23. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin)
  24. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52: Before Life and After
  25. Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano: A song of enchantment
  26. Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano: Autumn
  27. Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano: Silver
  28. Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano: Vigil
  29. Tit for Tat, song cycle for voice & piano: Tit for tat

Disc: 7

  1. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Prologue
  2. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Pastoral
  3. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Nocturne
  4. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Elegy
  5. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Dirge
  6. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Hymn
  7. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Sonnet
  8. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: Epilogue
  9. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 1. Fanfare. Maestoso (poco presto)
  10. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 2. Villes. Allegro energico
  11. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 3a. Phrase. Lento ed estatico
  12. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 3b. Antique. Allegretto, un poco mosso
  13. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 5. Marine. Allegro con brio
  14. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 6. Interlude. Moderato ma comodo
  15. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 7. Being Beauteous. Lento ma comodo
  16. Les illuminations, song cycle for high voice & strings, Op. 18: 8. Parade. Alla marcia
  17. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: On a poet's lips I slept
  18. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: Below the thunders of the upper deep. Bassoon obbligato
  19. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: Encinctured with a twine of leaves. Harp obbligato
  20. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting. Horn obbligato
  21. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: But that night when on my bed I lay. Timpani obbligato
  22. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: She sleeps on soft, last breaths. Cor anglais obbligato
  23. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: What is more gentle than a wind in summer? Flute and clarinet obbligato
  24. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see


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