THE VERY BEST OF

The Very Best of Britten

Compact Disc
4 Feb 2013

Barcode: 5099960267924

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Theme: Allegro maestoso e largamente (full orchestra - woodwind - brass - strings - percussion - full orchestra): The  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Woodwind: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34)  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Strings: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34)  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Brass: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34)  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Percussion - Variation M: Moderato (percussion): The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Fugue: Allegro molto - Con slancio (L'istesso tempo) (full orchestra): The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Varia  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 
07 II. Presto inquieto: Cello Symphony, Op.68  - Truls Mørk/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/S 
08 Elegy (1930)  - Lars Anders Tomter/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Ion 
09 Dawn: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
10 Sunday Morning: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
11 Moonlight: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
12 Passacaglia from 'Peter Grimes' Op. 33b  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
13 Storm: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
14 Vivace: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op.36  - Belcea Quartet 
15 III. Requiem aeternam (Andante molto tranquillo): Sinfonia da Requiem Op. 20  - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek 
16 IV Barcarola: Lento: Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello Op. 87  - Truls Mørk 
17 The Pagoda Palace: Finale: The Prince of the Pagodas - Ballet in three acts Op. 57, Act III, Scene 2  - London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen 
18 The Pagoda Palace: Apotheosis: The Prince of the Pagodas - Ballet in three acts Op. 57, Act III, Scene 2  - London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen 
19 Let us sleep now...In paradisum: War Requiem, Op.66, VI. Libera me  - Elisabeth Söderström/Robert Tear/Sir Thomas Allen/ 
Disc 2 
01 Introduction and Theme: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
02 Variation 1: Adagio: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
03 Variation 2: March: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
04 Variation 3: Romance: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
05 Variation 4: Aria italiana: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
06 Variation 5: Bourrée classique: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
07 Variation 6: Wiener Walzer: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
08 Variation 7: Moto perpetuo: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
09 Variation 8: Funeral March: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
10 Variation 9: Chant: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
11 Variation 10: Fugue and Finale: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10  - Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown 
12 First movement: Boisterous Bourrée: Simple Symphony Op. 4  - Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra 
13 Second movement: Playful Pizzicato: Simple Symphony Op. 4  - Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra 
14 Third movement: Sentimental Sarabande: Simple Symphony Op. 4  - Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra 
15 Fourth movement: Frolicsome Finale: Simple Symphony Op. 4  - Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra 
16 Grave- Allegro energico: Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29  - London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green 
17 II. Sailing: Holiday Diary Op. 5  - Stephen Hough 
18 II. Daphne (Poco andante grazioso): Three Character Pieces (1930)  - Stephen Hough 
19 Night Piece (Notturno) (1963)  - Stephen Hough 
20 I. Rather fast and nervous: Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969)  - Stephen Hough 
21 V. Variations: Quiet and simple: Five Walztes (Waltzes) (1923-5/1969)  - Stephen Hough 
22 Lullaby for a Retired Colonel: Two Lullabies (1936)  - Stephen Hough/Ronan O'Hora 
23 II. Waltz (Allegretto): Piano Concerto Op.13  - Leif Ove Andsnes/City of Birmingham Symphony Orche 
Disc 3 
01 VII. Being Beauteous: Les Illuminations Op. 18  - Martyn Hill/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox 
02 VIII. Parade: Les Illuminations Op. 18  - Martyn Hill/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox 
03 IX. Départ: Les Illuminations Op. 18  - Martyn Hill/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox 
04 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats): Serenade Op. 31  - Martyn Hill/Frank Lloyd/Richard Hickox 
05 Epilogue (horn solo): Serenade Op. 31  - Martyn Hill/Frank Lloyd/Richard Hickox 
06 On a poet's lips I slept (Shelley): Nocturne Op. 60  - Martyn Hill/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox 
07 My beloved is mine, Op.40: Canticle I  - Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
08 Greensleves: Folk Song Arrangements  - Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
09 X. Deo Gracias!: A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (2004 - Remaster)  - Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Osian Ellis/Sir 
10 XI. Recession: A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (2004 - Remaster)  - Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Osian Ellis/Sir 
11 Heaven is here: The Company of Heaven, Part Three  - Cathryn Pope/Dan Dressen/Peter Barkworth/Sheila Al 
12 Lord Jesus, think on me: Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music  - Richard Pasco/Donald Maxwell/Linda Ormiston/Alexan 
13 Grimes! Grimes! (Chorus/Peter): Peter Grimes Op. 33, Scene 2  - Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Chorus of the Royal Opera Ho 
14 Peter, we've come to take you home (Ellen/Peter/Balstrode): Peter Grimes Op. 33, Scene 2  - Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Dame Felicity Lott/Sir Thoma 
15 To those who pass the Borough (Chorus/Swallow/Fisherman/Auntie/Boles): Peter Grimes Op. 33, Scene 2  - Patricia Payne/Stuart Kale/Stafford Dean/Christoph 
16 Lucia runs to the door: Rape of Lucretia, Act I, Scene II  - Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble/Oliver Knussen/Susan G 
17 Look! Through the port comes the moon-shine astray! (Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
18 Variation XIV: The Turn of the Screw Op. 54, ACT TWO  - Ian Bostridge/Joan Rodgers/Julian Leang/Caroline W 
19 Scene 7 : Flora (Governess/Mrs. Grose/Flora/Miss Jessel): The Turn of the Screw Op. 54, ACT TWO  - Ian Bostridge/Joan Rodgers/Julian Leang/Caroline W 
20 On the ground, sleep sound (Fairies): A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO  - Trinity Boys' Choir 
21 15a. Tiny's Song: Ah!...Whether the sun shine upon children playing (Tiny, Inkslinger, chorus, Slim): Paul Bunyan - An  - Soloists of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota/C 
22 24. Third Ballad Interlude: So Helson smiled and Bunyan smiled (Narrator): Paul Bunyan - An operetta in two acts and a  - Soloists of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota/C 


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