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English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)

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English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)
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Classical, Modern | Label: Nimbus Records - NI 5025

Here is the 1985 Nimbus release 'Benjamin Britten: Works for String Orchestra' performed by English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton with Roger Best on viola. This particular Nimbus release has been out of print for some time now, but all of these works by Britten has been included on various later and more recent Nimbus releases.

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)


There are some recordings that slowly fade from availability and seeing that this is one of them, try to find it wherever possible. This recording was made in 1985 in the Great Hall University of Birmingham by the English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton.

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)


It consists of three works for string orchestra alone by Benjamin Britten an while there are other recordings of these works appearing variably on other CDs, this digital recording is so superb not only in the quality of performance but in the fne acoustic ambience of Great Hall that it is hard to beat. Surely this is the finest performance of Britten's great work for string orchestra - the 'Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge', Opus 10. - ever recorded.

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)


Boughton finds all the treasures of Britten's tonalities and rhythmic quirks that make this piece so interesting while remaining one of the most beautiful orchestral works Britten ever wrote. The 'Simple Symphony' Opus 4 is a model of clarity, the 'Prelude and Fugue for 18 part String Orchestra Opus 29 is demanding but lucidly perfomed, and the 'Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland' is given a first class performance by violist Roger Best. This is one of the finest recordings of Britten's output. Find it while you still can. Highly recommended.
Amazon Customer Review, by Grady Harp



Tracklist:

01. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - i. Introduction & Theme
02. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - ii. Adagio
03. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - iii. March
04. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - iv. Romance
05. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - v. Aria Italiana
06. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - vi. Bourrée Classique
07. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - vii. Wiener Walzer
08. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - viii. Moto Perpetuo
09. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - ix. Funeral March
10. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - x. Chant
11. Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10 - xi. Fugue & Finale
12. Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - i. Boisterous Bourrée
13. Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - ii. Playful Pizzicato
14. Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - iii. Sentimental Saraband
15. Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4 - iv. Frolicsome Finale
16. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - i. Lento
17. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - ii. Allegretto andante molto
18. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - iii. Animato
19. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - iv. Tranquilo
20. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - v. Allegro con moto
21. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - vi. Largamente
22. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - vii. Appasionato
23. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - viii. Alta Valse moderata
24. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - ix. Allegro marcia
25. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - x. Lento
26. Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland - xi. L'istesso tempo
27. Britten: Prelude and Fugue, for 18 part String Orchestra, Op. 29: i. Prelude: Grave
28. Britten: Prelude and Fugue, for 18 part String Orchestra, Op. 29: ii. Fugue: Allegro energico

English String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, William Boughton, Roger Best - Works for String Orchestra (1985)


Credits
Composed By – Benjamin Britten
Conductor – William Boughton
Design – Barron Hatchett
Liner Notes – Noël Goodwin
Orchestra – English String Orchestra
Photography By [Cover] – Alexander Bender
Viola – Roger Best


Notes
Recorded at the Great Hall, University of Birmingham, March 30 & 31, 1985.

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ESO, Boughton, Best / Britten- Works for String Orchestra

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