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Cello Britten

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Britten: Works for Cello and Piano (2013) (Repost)

Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Britten: Works for Cello and Piano (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:20 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 5099993415828

In the first decade of his recording career, cellist Gautier Capuçon has demonstrated great versatility, playing as often as a chamber musician as he has appeared as a concerto soloist. His repertoire covers the standard cello works, though he frequently performs pieces that are less expected. Thus, on this 2014 release from Erato, Capuçon delivers a stirring performance of Franz Schubert's famous Arpeggione Sonata, which is regularly recorded by cellists, yet he fills the rest of the disc with pieces a bit off the beaten path, such as Robert Schumann's Five Pieces in Folk Style, Claude Debussy's Sonata for cello and piano, and Benjamin Britten's Sonata in C.
Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Howells: Cello Concerto, An English Mass (2019)

Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Christopher Seaman - Howells: Cello Concerto, An English Mass (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 402 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 242 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:43:37
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: King's College Cambridge

A double-album set of orchestral, choral and organ music by one of the most distinguished English composers of the 20th century. Herbert Howells’ An English Mass is presented by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge with the Britten Sinfonia, recorded in the sublime acoustic of King’s College Chapel. Alongside the work is the magnificent orchestrated Te Deum from the Collegium Regale service, and a premiere recording of the Magnificat from the same service, orchestrated by John Rutter. For both these recordings, the Choir and orchestra are joined additionally by the King’s College mixed voice choir, King’s Voices.