Festival Of Britten

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01Britten 10020131122

Suzy Klein presents Britten performing Bach and Schubert, composers particlularly close to Britten's heart, in the 1960s with his two of his favourite musical collaborators, soprano Heather Harper and pianist Sviatoslav Richter.

Bach: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (Cantata No 151)

Heather Harper (soprano)

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D 940

Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten (piano duet).

02 LASTBritten 10020131123

By 1964 both Mstislav Rostropovich and the English Chamber Orchestra were regular fixtures at the Aldeburgh Festival. In a concert at that year's Festival (which also included the premiere of Britten's Cello Symphony) Britten conducted them in the first English performance of the recently discovererd Haydn C major Cello Concerto. As if all that wasn't enough, Britten wrote the cadenzas for Rostropovich in the Haydn and they recorded it in December. Presented by Tom Service.

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, Hob.VIIb:1

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (conductor).

Tom Service presents. By 1964 both Mstislav Rostropovich and the English Chamber Orchestra were regular fixtures at the Aldeburgh Festival. In a concert at that year's Festival (which also included the premiere of Britten's Cello Symphony) Britten conducted them in the first English performance of the recently discovererd Haydn C major Cello Concerto. As if all that wasn't enough, Britten wrote the cadenzas for Rostropovich in the Haydn and they recorded it in December.