- Benjamin Britten Collection
- Britten Piano Concerto - Violin Concerto - English Chamber Orchestra B
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I must admit I'm not a classical music aficionado so can't comment on this recording vs others. But, it sounds wonderful with a really nice soundstage.
This recording is an historic landmark: Britten conducting his own work with his friends Richter and Lubotsky. These concertos, as well as these recordings of them, have now long been established as absolute classics of the 20th century, I for my part love them to bits, and I have cherished these performances all my life. Therefore unsurprising that this spectacular Hi Def transfer is, in my humble opinion, an absolute must-have.
Great music and great performers, stunning 20th Century music, conducted by the composer, plus superlative 1960s Decca sound..,seriously, what more could one possibly ask for? Well, actually, some more of the definitive Britten/Decca recordings of the 60s and early 70s would be rather nice!
Title: Britten Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 13
Britten Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 15
Artist(s): Composed By, Conductor – Benjamin Britten
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Soloist, Piano – Sviatoslav Richter (tracks: 1 to 4)
Soloist, Violin – Mark Lubotsky (tracks: 5 to 7)
Recording Info: Recorded at The Maltings July & December 1970 by Decca
Producer – Ray Minshull
Engineer – Kenneth Wilkinson
Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 13
1 Toccata 12:01
2 Waltz 5:06
3 Impromptu 8:06
4 March 8:50
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 15
5 Moderato Con Moto 9:16
6 Vivace 9:19
7 Passacaglia: Andante Lento 13:35