Britten 100 - Song Cycles At Wigmore Hall

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130604

The first of four concerts this week in which a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: On this Island

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Julius Drake (piano)

Britten: Tema 'Sacher'

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies

Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Winter Words

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130604

The first of four concerts this week in which a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: On this Island

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Julius Drake (piano)

Britten: Tema 'Sacher'

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies

Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Winter Words

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130605

In this week's series of four concerts a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: Tit for Tat

Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Cello Sonata in A

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

Gerald Finley (baritone)

Julius Drake (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:

Early one morning

Sally in our Alley.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130605

In this week's series of four concerts a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: Tit for Tat

Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Cello Sonata in A

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

Gerald Finley (baritone)

Julius Drake (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:

Early one morning

Sally in our Alley.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130606

In this week's series of four concerts, a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Trad arr. Britten:

The brisk young widow

Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse

The trees they grow so high

The crocodile

Britten: Cello Suite No. 3

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Britten: The Poet's Echo

Joan Rodgers (soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano).

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130606

In this week's series of four concerts, a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Trad arr. Britten:

The brisk young widow

Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse

The trees they grow so high

The crocodile

Britten: Cello Suite No. 3

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Britten: The Poet's Echo

Joan Rodgers (soprano)

Malcolm Martineau (piano).

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130607

In this week's series of four concerts, a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:

Fileuse

I wonder as I wander.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20130607

In this week's series of four concerts, a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:

Fileuse

I wonder as I wander.