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Britten Les Illuminations - Music Week


07 February 2005
Music Week

Glasgow-based indie Linn has built a first-rate classical catalogue since the early Nineties, largely out of strong British talent. The label's latest title applies this successful formula to works of Benjamin Britten's early maturity, crowned by a strikingly individual, elegantly lyrical account of the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Rising-star tenor Toby Spence is on excellent form here and also in a richly coloured performance of Les Illuminations. Linn's subtle surround sound is in the demonstration class.


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