Bach: Brandenburg Concertos


Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Benjamin Britten
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4429521
Barcode
00028944295214
Format
2-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 in F, BWV 1046
VARIOUS: Sellinger’s Round (Variations on an Elizabethan Theme)*
THOMAS ARNE
Rule Britannia (Arthur)**
Now the air shall ring (The Fairy Prince)**
HENRY PURCELL: O Lord, Grant the Queen a Long Life**
JOHANN SEBASTIAN  BACH
Air (Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068+
Sheep may safely graze (Cantata BWV208)+
ANON. arr. Britten: God Save the Queen#
JEREMIAH CLARKE: Trumpet Voluntary++

English Chamber Orchestra
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra*
London Symphony Chorus#
London Symphony Orchestra#
Benjamin Britten
Peter Pears, tenor*
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus**
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra**
Imogen Holst**
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden+
Adrian Boult+
Trumpeters of Kneller Hall Royal Military School of Music++
London Symphony Orchestra++
Kenneth Alwyn++

Reviews

‘…an essential purchase for Britten enthusiasts, but can also be recommended to others with an interest in him as composer or performer, and to those who simply want a satisfying alternative to other recordings they may have of the Brandenburgs’ MusicWeb

‘…Britten may have been seen as an unlikely candidate to tackle these ancient scores, he managed to elicit forward-looking performances that are at once lively and elegant’ Fanfare