Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Britten 100: I

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Britten 100: I

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 19:30

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, arguably the greatest and most successful British composer of the past century. The SCO has its own long and distinguished history of performing his music in the opera house as well as in concert. Richard Egarr pairs him with the composer he treasured most: Henry Purcell. Two centuries separate them, but Britten loved – and learned from – the way Purcell set the English language to music. This lovely sequence of works by both men gives plenty of chances to relish them both at their considerable best.

Suite from King Arthur
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Prelude and Fugue for Strings
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Four Catches and a Rondeau
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
A Hymn to the Virgin
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Arvo Pärt (1935-)
My heart is inditing
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


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