Category Archives: Solo instrument

Listening to Britten – Etude for solo viola

Gresham’s Senior Prep (c) Evelyn Simak Etude for solo viola (18 February 1929, Britten aged 15) Dedication not known Duration 2’30” Audio and Notation The notation for the Etude, together with a recording made by Henrietta Hill, can be found … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Tema ‘SACHER’

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Tema SACHER (5 January 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication For Paul Sacher at the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich Duration 1′ Audio The beginning of a recent recording of Tema SACHER made by Alban Gerhardt can be … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.3, Op.87

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.3, Op.87 (23 February – 3 March 1971, Britten aged 57) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Introduzione 2 Marcia 3 Canto 4 Barcarola 5 Dialogo 6 Fuga 7 Recitativo 8 Moto … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for harp, Op.83

St Raphael, Dordogne 1968 bj John Piper. Photo (c) Estate of John Piper courtesy of the Tate collection Suite for harp, op. 83 (March 1969, Britten aged 55) Dedication Osian Ellis Duration 14′ 1 Overture 2 Toccata 3 Nocturne 4 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.2, Op.80

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.2, Op.80 (August 1967, Britten aged 53) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Declamato 2 Fuga 3 Scherzo 4 [untitled} 5 Ciaccona Audio Clips from the first recording of the suite, made … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.1, Op.72

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.1, Op.72 (November – December 1964, Britten aged 51) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Canto primo 2 Fuga 3 Lamento 4 Canto secondo 5 Serenata 6 Marcia 7 Canto terzo 8 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Photo (c) Estate of John Piper courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on Come, heavy sleep for guitar, op. 70 (11 November 1963, Britten aged 49) Dedication Julian Bream Duration 18′ Audio Clips of the Nocturnal, … Continue reading

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