Britten & Bridge

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COMPOSERS: Bridge,Britten
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Britten: Cello Symphony; Bridge: Oration
PERFORMER: Steven Isserlis (cello); City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
CATALOGUE NO: 505 9162

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Two of the most important British cello-orchestra works in very good but not quite top-rank performances. Speeds in the Britten are a little slow and Isserlis’s cello is sometimes lost in orchestral detail, but a recommendable account of Bridge’s Oration. Calum MacDonald