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BRITTEN: Song Cycles

BRITTEN: Song Cycles

Catalog Number: RRC1365
Label: Regis Records
Format: CD

Available: 63
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Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Britten Song Cycles

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
Winter Words, Op. 52
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22

Track ListingTimeMP3
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31
2Pastorale (Cotton)3:38
3Nocturne (Tennyson)3:27
4Elegy (Blake)4:43
5Dirge (Anon.)4:01
6Hymn (Ben Jonson)2:01
7Sonnet (Keats)3:55
Winter Words Op. 52

9At day - close in November1:41
10Midnight on the Great Western 'The Journeying Boy'4:34
11Wagtail and Baby 'A Satire'2:00
12The Little Old Table1:24
13The Choralmaster's Burial 'The Tenor Man's Story'3:49
14Proud Songsters 'Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales'1:09
15At the Railway Station, Upway 'The Convict and the Boy with the Violin'2:43
16Before Life and Death3:20
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22
17Sonetto XVl. So come nella penna e nell' inchiostro2:02
18Sonetto XXXl. A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia1:25
19Sonetto XXX. Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume3:21
20Sonetto LV. Tu sa'ch'io so, signor mie, che ti sai1:51
21Sonetta XXXVlll. Rendete a gli occhi miei1:57
22Sonetta XXXll. S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna1:22
23Sonetta XXiV. Spirto ben nato, in cui si spechia e vede5:02

Peter Pears has perhaps never done anything finer than his performance of Winter Woods...Britten's genius for accompaniment is well known, and the recording is of the very highest quality."

Pears...has a voice of unmistakeable individuality and one which he has made responsive to all demands on it. his legato, his florid passages, his soft high notes...his instinct for words and the phrase, all these give unique pleasure to the hearer.
Gramophone of Serenade