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Soloists including Elizabeth Watts, Ann Murray and Robin Tritschler perform Britten: On this Island; Tema Sacher; A Charm of Lullabies; Winter Words.

The first of four concerts this week in which a distinguished line-up of singers and accompanists perform some of Benjamin Britten's most ambitious and searching works for voice and piano. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih provide contrast in the shape of the composer's complete works for cello and piano.

Recorded last December at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of their series 'Britten Birthday Centenary: 'Before Life and After'.

Britten: On this Island
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Julius Drake (piano)

Britten: Tema 'Sacher'
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Winter Words
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Malcolm Martineau (piano).

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Jun 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • Herbert Howells