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NMC - Benjamin Britten: Unknown Britten

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Uploaded on Aug 21, 2009

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This recording on NMC features eight premiere works: the 3 songs originally intended to be part of Les Illuminations, recorded here by French soprano Sandrine Piau; In memoriam Dennis Brain for four solo horns and strings; the Rondo Concertante for piano and strings, featuring pianist Rolf Hind, the Untitled Fragment for Strings; Variations for Solo Piano; and the completion of Movements for a Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Michael Collins. The Northern Sinfonia is conducted by its Music Director, Thomas Zehetmair.

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE & CD OF THE MONTH · INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW OUTSTANDING RECORDING · THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST RELEASES OF 2009

"One of the most important Britten recordings in many a year." Gramophone

"Seriously beautiful ...buy it for Les Illuminations; savour it for those new discoveries." Radio 3 CD Review

This recording is available on NMC Recordings (NMC D140)
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