Cello Britten

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.

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.
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.
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.
Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009) [24-bit/192 kHz]

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 | 3,49 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:52 minutes | 1,24 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.
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.
Jacqueline du Pré - Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 1: Bach, Britten, Falla (1989)

Jacqueline du Pré - Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 1: Bach, Britten, Falla (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:11 | 218 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Catalog: 7 63165 2

With the appearance of the excellent "les intouvables" collection of du Pre's EMI recordings, a codification which includes a sampling of most everything, why on earth would one opt to glance at the individual selections? The reasons are twofold: First, with the collection one may hear the works together, never fully appreciating their accomplishments individually and that in order to experience the mastery and history of the recordings one might choose to hear them separately. Second, the works as separately released also carry in addition to a complete chronolgic and historic arrangement (see e.g., the last Haydn concerto), the individual recordings coprise additional works meant to be included within their respective final format.

Jakob Spahn - Britten: Cello Suites (2021)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 28, 2021
Jakob Spahn - Britten: Cello Suites (2021)

Jakob Spahn - Britten: Cello Suites (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:09:47 | 260 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: haenssler CLASSIC

"Gift Voucher: six Suites for Slava" - This note, scribbled on a paper napkin was a promise supposedly made in 1964 by Benjamin Britten to the cellist Mstislav "Slava" Rostropovich. It would appear that he wanted to compose for his friend a contemporary counterpart to Bach's Solo Suites, which for any cellist are a sort of Old Testament in the cello repertoire. Britten took Baroque dance movements as a model and formed them into modern character pieces. Both from the point of view of form and tone, they exude a kinship and affinity with Johann Sebastian Bach. The fact that he actually only composed three suites was due to Britten's poor health and his death not long afterwards. Jakob Spahn was born in Berlin.

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.