Andrew Staples: Britten: Les Illuminations Serenade Nocturne

Andrew Staples: Britten: Les Illuminations Serenade Nocturne
Title: Britten: Les Illuminations Serenade Nocturne
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

In these three song cycles, Britten draws his inspiration from the peaks of European poetry (Shakespeare, Blake, Shelley, Keats, but also Rimbaud), the better to push back the boundaries of the genre. He multiplies the relationship between voices and instruments, moving from strings alone (Les Illuminations) to a string ensemble featuring obbligato wind instruments, harp and timpani (Nocturne), not forgetting the fascinating dialogue with the horn in the Serenade. A unique sound world is revealed here by artists at the top of their form.

Tracks:
1.1 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: I. Fanfare
1.2 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: II. Villes
1.3 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: III a. Phrase
1.4 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: III B. Antique
1.5 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: IV. Royauté
1.6 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: V. Marine
1.7 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: VI. Interlude
1.8 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: VII. Being Beauteous
1.9 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: VIII. Parade
1.10 Britten: Les Illuminations for Tenor and String Orchestra, Op. 18: IX. Départ
1.11 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: I. Prologue
1.12 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: II. Pastoral
1.13 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: III. Nocturne
1.14 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: IV. Elegy
1.15 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: V. Dirge
1.16 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: VI. Hymn
1.17 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: VII. Sonnet
1.18 Britten: Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings, Op. 31: VIII. Epilogue
1.19 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: I. on a Poet's Lips I Slept
1.20 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: II. Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep
1.21 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: III. Encinctured with a Twine of Leaves
1.22 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: IV. Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting
1.23 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: V. But That Night When on My Bed I Lay
1.24 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: VI. She Sleeps on Soft, Last Breaths
1.25 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: VII. What Is More Gentle Than a Wind in Summer?
1.26 Britten: Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60: VIII. When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See

Andrew Staples: Britten: Les Illuminations Serenade Nocturne

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Release Date: 08/19/2022

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