Britten, Benjamin: Britten conducts Britten IV (Decca Audio CD Box Set x7)

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Britten conducts Britten IV (Decca Audio CD Box Set x7)

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Peter Pears/Barry Tuckwell/
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Benjamin Britten
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CD 1: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Piano Concerto, Op.13 1 1. Toccata 00:00 12:00 2 2. Waltz 00:00 05:05 3 3. Impromptu 00:00 08:07 4 4. March 00:00 08:50 Sviatoslav Richter, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto, Op.15 5 1. Moderato con moto 00:00 09:17 6 2. Vivace 00:00 09:18 7 3. Passacaglia; Andante lento 00:00 13:37 Mark Lubotsky, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:06:14 CD 2: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 1 Allegro maestoso 00:00 12:30 2 Presto inquieto 00:00 03:38 3 Adagio 00:00 10:33 4 Passacaglia 00:00 07:22 Mstislav Rostropovich, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 5 Lacrymosa 00:00 08:46 6 Dies Irae 00:00 05:03 7 Requiem aeternam 00:00 06:37 New Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Cantata Misericordium, Op.69 00:00 19:47 Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:14:16 CD 3: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) 1 Prelude and Fugue for 18-part string orchestra, Op.29 00:00 09:15 Simple Symphony, Op.4 2 1. Boisterous Bourrée 00:00 03:23 3 2. Playful Pizzicato 00:00 03:02 4 3. Sentimental Saraband 00:00 07:53 5 4. Frolicsome Finale 00:00 02:58 Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 6 1. Introduction & Theme 00:00 01:58 7 2. Adagio 00:00 02:24 8 3. March 00:00 01:06 9 4. Romance 00:00 01:37 10 5. Aria Italiana 00:00 01:18 11 6. Bourrée Classique 00:00 01:16 12 7. Wiener Waltzer 00:00 02:41 13 8. Moto Perpetuo 00:00 01:10 14 9. Funeral March 00:00 03:59 15 10. Chant 00:00 01:37 16 11. Fugue & Finale 00:00 07:34 English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34 00:00 16:29 London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:09:40 CD 4: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 Act 1 1 Prelude 00:00 02:21 2 The Fool and the Dwarf 00:00 01:20 3 The Emperor - March 00:00 01:29 4 Gavotte 00:00 02:35 5 The Four Kings 00:00 01:20 6 The King of the North 00:00 01:17 7 The King of the East 00:00 02:31 8 The King of the West 00:00 01:07 9 The King of the South 00:00 01:43 10 Belle Epine 00:00 02:26 11 Belle Rose 00:00 06:10 12 The Kings and Belle Rose 00:00 01:25 13 Triumph of Belle Epine 00:00 01:52 14 Rage of the Kings 00:00 01:41 15 The Four Frogs 00:00 02:57 Act 2 Scene 1 16 Air 00:00 05:35 17 Water 00:00 07:13 18 Fire 00:00 05:59 Act 2 Scene 2 19 Belle Rose in Pagoda-Land 00:00 02:06 20 The Pagodas 00:00 03:02 21 The Salamander 00:00 03:02 22 The Prince and Belle Rose 00:00 05:55 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:05:06 CD 5: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 Act 3 Scene 1 1 Belle Epine as Empress 00:00 02:47 2 The Old Emperor 00:00 02:51 3 Belle Rose and the Salamander 00:00 01:33 4 Transition 00:00 03:08 Act 3 Scene 2 5 The Pagoda Palace 00:00 01:36 6 Pas de Six 00:00 02:03 7 Variation 1 00:00 03:43 8 Variation 2 00:00 01:06 9 Variation 3 00:00 01:08 10 Pas de Trois 00:00 01:24 11 Pas de Deux 00:00 04:05 12 Variation 4 00:00 01:10 13 Variation 5 00:00 02:16 14 Finale 00:00 06:10 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21 15 Theme 00:00 01:06 16 Variation I - Recitative 00:00 01:28 17 Variation II - Romance 00:00 01:29 18 Variation III - March 00:00 01:19 19 Variation IV - Arabesque 00:00 01:36 20 Variation V - Chant 00:00 01:47 21 Variation VI - Nocturne 00:00 02:07 22 Variation VII - Badinerie 00:00 01:25 23 Variation VIII - Burlesque 00:00 01:52 24 Variation IXa -Toccata I 00:00 00:48 25 Variation IXb - Toccata II 00:00 02:01 26 Variation X - Adagio 00:00 04:17 27 Variation XI - Tarantella 00:00 02:41 Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 28 Sonetto XVI 00:00 01:59 29 Sonetto XXXI 00:00 01:22 30 Sonetto XXX 00:00 03:16 31 Sonetto LV 00:00 01:47 32 Sonetto XXXVIII 00:00 01:54 33 Sonetto XXXII 00:00 01:20 34 Sonetto XXIV 00:00 04:55 Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:15:29 CD 6: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 1 1. Oh, my blacke Soule! 00:00 03:20 2 2. Batter my heart 00:00 01:20 3 3. Oh might those sighes and teares 00:00 03:00 4 4. Oh, to vex me 00:00 01:08 5 5. What if this present 00:00 02:50 6 6. Since she whom I loved 00:00 03:27 7 7. At the round earth's imagined corners 00:00 02:35 8 8. Thou hast made me 00:00 01:31 9 9. Death, be not proud 00:00 03:57 Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, Op.74 10 The Pride of the Peacock...London 00:00 03:07 11 Prisons are built...The Chimney Sweeper 00:00 02:50 12 The Bird anest...A Poison Tree 00:00 04:28 13 Think in the morning...The Tyger 00:00 02:34 14 The Tygers of wrath...The Fly 00:00 02:48 15 The hours of folly...Ah, Sun Flower 00:00 04:15 16 To see a world...Every night and every morn 00:00 03:28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten Winter Words, Op.52 17 At day-close in November 00:00 01:40 18 Midnight on the Great Western 00:00 04:28 19 Wagtail and baby 00:00 01:58 20 The little old table 00:00 01:24 21 The choirmaster's burial 00:00 03:46 22 Proud songsters 00:00 01:10 23 At the railway station, Upway 00:00 02:42 24 Before life and after 00:00 03:18 Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten Tit For Tat 25 1. A song of enchantment 00:00 02:27 26 2. Autumn 00:00 01:13 27 3. Silver 00:00 01:45 28 4. Vigil 00:00 01:43 29 5. Tit for tat 00:00 01:34 John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:15:46 CD 7: Britten conducts Britten Vol.4 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 1 Prologue 00:00 01:24 Barry Tuckwell 2 Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old 00:00 03:37 3 Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls 00:00 03:20 4 Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick 00:00 04:02 5 Dirge - This Ae Night 00:00 03:44 6 Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair 00:00 02:01 7 Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight 00:00 04:09 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Epilogue 00:00 01:33 Barry Tuckwell Les Illuminations, Op.18 9 I. Fanfare 00:00 01:51 10 II. Villes 00:00 02:32 11 IIIa. Phrase 00:00 00:57 12 IIIb. Antique 00:00 02:10 13 IV. Royauté 00:00 01:37 14 V. Marine 00:00 01:02 15 VI. Interlude 00:00 02:21 16 VII. Being beauteous 00:00 04:04 17 VIII. Parade 00:00 02:48 18 IX. Départ 00:00 02:42 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60 19 1. "On A Poet's Lips I Slept" 00:00 03:22 20 2. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep" 00:00 03:18 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 21 3. "Encintured With A Twine Of Leaves" 00:00 02:12 Peter Pears, Osian Ellis, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 22 4. "Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting" 00:00 02:30 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Osian Ellis, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 23 5. "But That Night When On My Bed I Lay" 00:00 03:02 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Denis Blyth, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 24 6. "She Sleeps On Soft, Last Breaths" 00:00 04:30 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Roger Lord, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 25 7. "What Is More Gentle Than A Wind In Summer?" 00:00 03:27 26 8. "When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See" 00:00 04:01 Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:12:16