Tempting Britten from the Northern Sinfonia

Hear one of the extra movements of Les illuminations

Les illuminations; Three Songs – Phrase; Aube; À une raison (orch. C Matthews); Rondo Concertante; In memoriam Dennis Brain; Untitled Fragment; Variations; Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (realised C Matthews)
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Rolf Hind (piano); Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair
NMC D 140   78:12 mins

‘A temptingly unfamiliar Britten collection – even the well-known Les illuminations acquires three extra Rimbaud settings – well played by Thomas Zehetmair and co’ Michael Scott Rohan

Audio clip: Britten: Les illuminations – Phrase

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