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BRITTEN: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite on English Folk Tunes

Composer(s)Britten, Benjamin
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category OrchestralVocal
Catalogue 8.557205
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

  Booklet / liner notes available
 


The works on this recording cover the entire span of Britten’s published output – from the Simple Symphony of 1934, to the string orchestral arrangement of Lachrymae completed in the last year of his life. Britten always retained a special affection for his childhood efforts and in the Simple Symphony reworked his earliest compositions making them ‘more fit for general consumption’. In contrast there is a special poignancy about the works of his final three years, composed after Britten’s unsuccessful heart operation. In its earthy treatment of the folk-song material, the Suite on English Folk Tunes, his last purely orchestral work, is at the furthest remove from the sentimentality often associated with the

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite on English Folk Tunes 1:58:21   
  Simple Symphony, Op. 4              
      Boisterous Bourree 3:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      Playful Pizzacato 2:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Sentimental Sarabande 6:34    1.59   Add to cart  
      Frolicsome Finale 3:03    0.99   Add to cart  
  Temporal Variations (orch. C. Matthews)              
      Theme 1:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Oration 1:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      March 1:13    0.99   Add to cart  
      Exercises 0:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Commination 1:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      Chorale 2:19    0.99   Add to cart  
      Waltz 1:34    0.99   Add to cart  
      Polka 1:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Resolution 1:43    0.99   Add to cart  
  A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41 (arr. C. Matthews)              
      A Cradle Song 2:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      The Highland Balou 2:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      Sephestia's Lullaby 1:57    0.99   Add to cart  
      A Charm 2:02    0.99   Add to cart  
      The Nurse's Song 4:44    0.99   Add to cart  
  Lachrymae, Op. 48a              
      Theme 1:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 1: Allegretto, andante molto 0:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 2: Animato 1:29    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 3: Tranquillo 1:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 4: Allegro con moto 0:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 5: Largamente 0:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 6: Appasionato 0:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 7: Alla valse moderato 0:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 8: Allegro marcia 0:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 9: Lento 0:50    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation 10: L'istesso tempo 3:31    0.99   Add to cart  
  Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, "A time there was..."              
      Cakes and Ale 2:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      The Bitter Withy 2:32    0.99   Add to cart  
      Hankin Booby 2:06    0.99   Add to cart  
      Hunt the Squirrel 1:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      Lord Melbourne 5:17    1.59   Add to cart  
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