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Soloists including Marcus Farnsworth, Gerald Finley and Steven Isserlis perform music by Britten: Tit for Tat; Cello Sonata in A; Songs and Proverbs of William Blake.

In this week's series of four concerts 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: Tit for Tat
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Britten: Cello Sonata in A
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Connie Shih (piano)

Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Julius Drake (piano)

Trad arr. Britten:
Early one morning
Sally in our Alley.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Tit for Tat

  • Benjamin Britten

    Cello Sonata in A

  • Benjamin Britten

    Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

  • Benjamin Britten

    Early one morning

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sally in our Alley