Cello Britten

Benjamin Britten & The English Chamber Orchestra - Britten & Haydn (1964/2017)

Benjamin Britten & The English Chamber Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
Haydn: Concerto in C for Cello and Orchestra (1964/2017)

DSD128 2.0 | 1-bit/5.6 MHz | Time: 01:12:28 | ~ 4.92 GB
or 24-bit/96 kHz | Flac(Tracks) | ~ 959 Mb
Classical/Orchestral/Cello | London / HDTT | Official Digital Download

~ Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra & Haydn: Concerto in C for Cello and Orchestra - Benjamin Britten Conducts the English Chamber Orchestra ~
Benjamin Britten - The Performer - The Complete Decca Recordings (27CD Box Set, 2013)

Benjamin Britten - The Performer - The Complete Decca Recordings (27CD Box Set, 2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 31:17:35 | 4,41 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This set brings together for the first time Britten's complete Decca recordings as pianist and conductor in which he performs music by other composers - an astonishing variety of music that ranges from large-scale choral works by Bach and Purcell to Schumann and Elgar, as well as orchestral works by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Solo vocal repertory is generously represented with important works by Schubert and Schumann and early twentieth-century English song. Chamber music features Britten the pianist in partnership with two of Britten's closest collaborators: Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter.
Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009) [24-bit/192kHz]

Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:52 minutes | 3,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:52 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Winner of the BBC Music Magazine 2009 Award for technical excellence, this disc presents music composed by Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich, two striking personalities from recent 20th-century musical history, who were also united by an intimate friendship. They both also shared reciprocal friendship with the inspiring and energetic Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who gave the premier of both the three Suites for cello by Britten solo and the Second Cello Concerto in G by Shostakovich.
Julian Lloyd Webber, Neville Marriner - Britten: Cello Symphony; Walton: Cello Concerto (1997)

Julian Lloyd Webber, Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Britten: Cello Symphony; Walton: Cello Concerto (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 66:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 442-2 | Recorded: 1996

Despite all the praise heaped on this late work by England's greatest 20th-century composer, it remains a very difficult nut to crack. The best adjective to describe it would have to be "gnarly." The music is dark, dissonant, and only elusively melodic until the transfiguring finale, when sunlight finally bursts through the clouds in the form of a lyrical trumpet tune. It takes real concentration on the listener's part, and although the experience is worth the effort, it's something you have to understand from the beginning. Walton's Concerto is easier on the ear, but also of lighter musical substance. Andrew Lloyd Webber plays both pieces with total conviction and considerable tonal beauty.

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)

Noémi Boutin - Britten Cello Suites (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:05 | 171 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Release Year: 2017

Britten's works for the cello were the result of a close friendship with Mstislav Rostropovitch. The cellist inspired the composer with his Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, his Sonata for Cello and Piano, and the following three Suites - undoubtedly the most important corpus of cello music since the Bach Suites. This is a completely new music, totally unclassifiable and marked by the personality of Britten; A kind of re-reading of a baroque form that contains some of the most overwhelming pages that have been composed for the cello. Often absent from concert programs, the young French cellist Noémi Boutin chose to record them because, she says, "they possess the density, delicacy and visionary sensitivity of the greatest works.
Yo-Yo Ma - Barber: Cello Concerto, Britten: Symphony For Cello (1989)

Yo-Yo Ma - Barber: Cello Concerto, Britten: Symphony For Cello (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:02 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Records | Catalog: 44900

Samuel Barber's cello concerto has long been considered the weak sister among his three concertos for solo instrument; this release may alter that perception. It was written in 1945, when he was thirty-five, a time in his life when he was still brimming with confidence about his music, not yet on the defensive against attacks received from many quarters, and not yet attempting to bring contemporary elements into his work. Some of the brouhaha was well-intentioned: Americans in the musical world naturally wanted our first internationally successful composer to represent us at our best, our newest and freshest; others decried his conservative romanticism out of personal jealousy at his wide acceptance.
Benjamin Britten - The Performer: The Complete Decca Recordings (27CD Box Set, 2013)

Benjamin Britten - The Performer: The Complete Decca Recordings (27CD Box Set, 2013)
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log,scans) | Run Time: 31:17:35 | 7,67 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca (UMO)

This set brings together for the first time Britten's complete Decca recordings as pianist and conductor in which he performs music by other composers - an astonishing variety of music that ranges from large-scale choral works by Bach and Purcell to Schumann and Elgar, as well as orchestral works by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Solo vocal repertory is generously represented with important works by Schubert and Schumann and early twentieth-century English song. Chamber music features Britten the pianist in partnership with two of Britten's closest collaborators: Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.
Metamorphosen Berlin - Elgar-Britten-Warlock-Jenkins- Very British (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Metamorphosen Berlin - Elgar-Britten-Warlock-Jenkins- Very British (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 77:56 minutes | 756 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical, Official Digital Download

Previous Sony Classical recordings by Ensemble Metamorphosen Berlin under Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt received excellent reviews: "The CD 'Inspiration' is carried by the warm and intimate sound of the strings - a sound that can expand and narrow and yet remains a spectrum. Metamorphoses Berlin will be like a single great instrument.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.