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With thanks to Decca. Britten began his Serenade under the working title of Nocturnes. The Serenade is a late night listening treat, perfect in its proportions and capturing with uncanny vividness the thoughts that go through our head as sleep approaches.
Bringing all these together into a final summation serenase the Sonnetthe last thoughts before the light goes out — when the horn in the distance can be heard as the eyelids close. anv
For me each bwnjamin the outer songs already has a certain amount of shadow, though the strife of the Elegy and the powerful anger of the Dirge are indeed the darkest moments.
Britten frames the songs in the now familiar construction of Prologue and Epilogue, but his proportions — as in A Ceremony of Carols — are ideal. Each of the six songs can be enjoyed alone or as a whole, and they are by turns wondrous and powerfully emotional. This is a recording that hardly shows its britetn.
It is noticeable that modern interpretations of the Serenade tend to be quicker, especially in the Pastoralwhere Britten himself speeds up in his second recording. Of the newer versions Philip Langridge and Frank Lloyd are very good indeed, with Steuart Bedford conducting the ripe sounding strings of the English Chamber Orchestra, a performance that explores the dynamic extremes of the piece.
Two other modern recordings deserve particular praise — Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Michael Thompson, who shine in a more reverberant Chandos recording, and Mark Padmore, given incisive support by Stephen Bell and the Britten Sinfonia. Ian Bostridge has recorded the work twice — both very fine versions but with the feeling that the Berlin Philharmonic version in particular is rather spotlit in its tenorr.
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
All are part of an extremely rich year recorded history. Assembled on this playlist are no fewer than eight versions of the Serenade, which include all three mentioned above by Peter Pears. I also enjoyed what others had to say, including Ian Bostridge and Michael Berkeley. My book can be found at http: I trust you will forgive this unashamed plug for my book. Listening to Britten — Nocturne, Op. Listening serenaxe Britten — Curlew River, Op.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Home Welcome to team BB! Thoughts The Serenade is a late night listening treat, perfect in its proportions and capturing with uncanny vividness the thoughts that go through our head as sleep approaches.
Spotify Assembled on this playlist are no fewer than eight versions of the Serenade, which include all three mentioned above by Peter Pears.
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