Category Archives: Soloist with orchestra

Listening to Britten – Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op.68

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op.68 (Autumn 1962 – 3 May 1963, Britten aged 49. Revised March – April 1964) 1 Allegro maestoso 2 Presto inquieto 3 Adagio 4 Passacaglia: Andante allegro Dedication Mstislav Rostropovich Duration … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – In memoriam Dennis Brain

Dennis Brain (photo: Tully Potter Collection) In memoriam Dennis Brain for four horns, tubular bells and string orchestra (ca January 1958, orchestrated by Colin Matthews. Britten aged 44) 1 Introduction 2 Allegro Dedication Dennis Brain Duration 4’30” Audio Excerpts from … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Clarinet Concerto (unfinished)

The Chrysler Building, New York (c) Ben Hogwood Clarinet Concerto (unfinished), formerly Op.28 (November / December 1941 – ca March 1942, Britten aged 28) 1 Molto allegro 2 Vivace (reworking by Colin Matthews of the Mazurka Elegiaca, Op.23 no.2 3 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Scottish Ballad, Op.26

View across to the island of Mull, (c) Brian Hogwood Scottish Ballad, Op.26 for two pianos and orchestra (July – 27 October 1941, Britten aged 27) Dedication Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson Duration 15′ Background and Critical Reception If at … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Diversions, Op.21

Abstract I (1935) by John Piper (c) The John Piper Estate Diversions, Op.21 for piano (left hand) and orchestra (July – October 1940, Britten aged 26. Revised 1950, 1953-4) Theme Variation 1: Recitative Variation 2: Romance Variation 3: March Variation … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Violin Concerto, Op.15

Britten with Pears in Brooklyn, 1940 – image courtesy of Britten 100 Violin Concerto, Op.15 (November 1938 – 20 September 1939, Britten aged 25-26. Revised October 1950; 1954; spring 1965) 1 Moderato con moto 2 Vivace 3 Passacaglia: Andante lento … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Young Apollo, Op.16

The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon. Image taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Young Apollo, Op.16 (23 July – 2 August 1939, Britten aged 25) Dedication Alexander Chuhaldin Duration 7’30” Audio clip – using the recent recording made … Continue reading

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