August 05, 2013
Benjamin Britten: Vocal Works
In fact, as this anthology shows, he took inspiration not only from the great English poets, but from a much wider palette including Rimbaud, Hugo, Verlaine and Michelangelo, always displaying an astonishingly sensitive and sophisticated approach to word-setting.
This collection features such masterpieces as the Serenade and Nocturne, the haunting Winter Words, the much-loved folksong arrangements, and the Michelangelo Sonnets and Holy Sonnets of John Donne performed by Peter Pears with the composer at the piano.
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