Britten: Les Illuminations

Britten: Les Illuminations

Britten: Les Illuminations
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Classical
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BKD 226
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Fanfare
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Fanfare

    02:01
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Villes
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Villes

    02:22
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Phrase
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Phrase

    00:57
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Antique
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Antique

    02:09
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Royaute
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Royaute

    01:36
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Marine
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Marine

    01:00
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Interlude
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Interlude

    02:49
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Being Beauteous
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Being Beauteous

    03:44
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Parade
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Parade

    02:45
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  • Les Illuminations, Op.18: Depart
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor

    Les Illuminations, Op.18: Depart

    02:53
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Introduction and Theme
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Introduction and Theme

    01:48
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation I. Adagio
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation I. Adagio

    02:40
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation II. March
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation II. March

    01:06
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation III. Romance
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation III. Romance

    01:13
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation IV. Aria Italiana
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation IV. Aria Italiana

    01:20
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation V. Bourree classique
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation V. Bourree classique

    01:28
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VI. Wiener Walzer
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VI. Wiener Walzer

    02:41
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VII. Moto perpetuo
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VII. Moto perpetuo

    01:12
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VIII. Funeral March
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation VIII. Funeral March

    03:47
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation IX. Chant
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation IX. Chant

    01:30
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  • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation X. Fugue and Finale
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould

    Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation X. Fugue and Finale

    07:43
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Prologue
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Prologue

    01:26
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Pastoral
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Pastoral

    03:03
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Nocturne
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Nocturne

    03:52
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Elegy
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Elegy

    04:28
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Dirge
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Dirge

    03:24
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Hymn
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Hymn

    02:03
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Sonnet
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Sonnet

    03:57
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  • Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Epilogue
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) Clio Gould Toby Spence - tenor, Martin Owen - horn

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31: Epilogue

    01:48
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Total running time: 72 minutes.

Album information

This recording brings together three youthful masterworks all composed by Benjamin Britten before his 30th birthday.

These are highly insightful performances, widely considered to be modern reference versions to set next to Britten's own. Clio Gould and the ensemble demonstrate playing of impressive unanimity of purpose, joyous intensity and clarity of detail.

The ensemble is joined by the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 'Singer of the Year’ Toby Spence, for two of Britten's most popular song cycles. Toby Spence's voice is ideally suited to the wide-ranging demands that Britten makes on it; his tonal freshness and acutely observed articulation of the words are absorbing. Martin Owen, whose horn playing has drawn comparisons with Dennis Brain, is equal to every one of the near-impossible tasks set him by Britten in the Serenade.