Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta - Elizabeth Burley (harpsichord); Maxim Rysanov (viola); Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano); Susan Monks (cello);...

Track Listing
  1. Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 93
  2. A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano, Op. 41
  3. Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
  4. Two Portraits, for strings
  5. Sinfonietta, for chamber orchestra, Op. 1

This collection of vocal and orchestral works by Benjamin Britten span his career, from Two Portraits for string orchestra, written when he was 16, to the solo cantata, Phaedra, one of his last completed works. The music varies in style but even the earliest pieces sound mature and demonstrate the composer's early mastery of his craft. Phaedra, ...

Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta 2011, Chandos

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