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Malcolm Martineau
Britten Songs - Vol.2

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)

Songs: Volume II
CD 1 67.27
1–7 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo 5.03
8 The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex 4.31
9 Chamber Music (V) 1.19
10–14 A Charm of Lullabies 11.57
15 The Birds 1.52
16–17 Two songs by Thomas Hardy 5.44
18–20 Three Soutar Settings 3.34
21 Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw*1.06
22–33 Who are these children? 19.36

CD 2 67.37
1–8 The Red Cockatoo and other songs 14.48
9–10 From ‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’ 4.22
11 Song 1.00
12–13 From ‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’ 4.34
14 O why did e’er my thoughts aspire* 1.34
15–28 Songs and Proverbs of William Blake 25.31
29 Dans les bois* 1.46
30–34 On this Island 14.01

*World premiere recordings

Allan Clayton · Jennifer Johnston · Robin Tritschler · Nicky Spence
Benjamin Hulett · Benedict Nelson · Elizabeth Atherton

Malcolm Martineau piano

Catalogue No: ONYX4079

Britten was a prolific composer of songs: from his earliest compositions to his last years, song played a central role in his creative career. These CDs contain the complete original songs for solo voice and piano, including world premiere recordings of some of his earliest songs, together with some of his great cycles – the works spanning nearly 50 years of his life. The recording follows Britten-Pears Young Artist performances of the Britten song cycles at the 2009 Aldeburgh Festival.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XVI
02:05
2
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXXI
01:42
3
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXX
04:08
4
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto LV
01:58
5
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXXVIII
01:51
6
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXXII
01:23
7
Britten, Benjamin
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXIV
04:39
8
Britten, Benjamin
The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex
04:32
9
Britten, Benjamin
Chamber Music (V)
01:20
10
Britten, Benjamin
A Charm of Lullabies: A cradle song
02:16
11
Britten, Benjamin
A Charm of Lullabies: The Highland Balou
02:02
12
Britten, Benjamin
A Charm of Lullabies: Sephestia’s Lullaby
01:56
13
Britten, Benjamin
A Charm of Lullabies: A Charm
01:37
14
Britten, Benjamin
A Charm of Lullabies: The Nurse's Song
04:07
15
Britten, Benjamin
The Birds
01:52
16
Britten, Benjamin
Two songs by Thomas Hardy: If it’s ever spring again
02:39
17
Britten, Benjamin
Two songs by Thomas Hardy: The Children and Sir Nameless
03:05
18
Britten, Benjamin
Three Soutar Settings: Dawtie’s Devotion
01:26
19
Britten, Benjamin
Three Soutar Settings: The Gully
01:04
20
Britten, Benjamin
Three Soutar Settings: Tradition
01:02
21
Britten, Benjamin
Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw
01:07
22
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: A Riddle (the earth)
01:15
23
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: A Laddie’s Song
00:57
24
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Nightmare
02:31
25
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Black Day
00:37
26
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Bed-time
01:08
27
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Slaughter
01:34
28
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Riddle (the child you were)
00:46
29
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: The Larky Lad
00:34
30
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Who are these Children?
02:32
31
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: Supper
01:35
32
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: The Children
04:21
33
Britten, Benjamin
Who are these Children?: The Auld Aik
01:46
34
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: A Poison Tree
02:42
35
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: When you’re feeling
00:49
36
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: Not even summer yet
01:47
37
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: The red cockatoo
00:41
38
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: Wild with passion
02:27
39
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: If thou wilt ease thine heart
01:49
40
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: Cradle Song
03:05
41
Britten, Benjamin
The Red Cockatoo and other songs: Brithday Song for Erwin
01:24
42
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: The sun shines down
02:12
43
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: What's in your mind?
02:10
44
Britten, Benjamin
Song
01:00
45
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: Fish in the unruffled lakes
02:48
46
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: Underneath the abject willow
01:43
47
Britten, Benjamin
O why did e’er my thoughts aspire
01:35
48
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb I
01:10
49
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: London
02:32
50
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb II
00:32
51
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: The Chimney-sweeper
02:17
52
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb III
00:44
53
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: A Poison Tree
04:34
54
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb IV
00:48
55
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: The Tyger
01:53
56
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb V
00:54
57
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: The Fly
01:52
58
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb VI
01:27
59
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Ah sun-flower
03:07
60
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Proverb VII
00:59
61
Britten, Benjamin
Songs and Proverbs of William Blake: Every Night and every Morn
02:41
62
Britten, Benjamin
Dans les bois
01:43
63
Britten, Benjamin
On this Island: Let the florid music praise!
03:39
64
Britten, Benjamin
On this Island: Now the leaves are falling fast
02:02
65
Britten, Benjamin
On this Island: Seascape
02:25
66
Britten, Benjamin
On this Island: Nocturne
04:12
67
Britten, Benjamin
On this Island: As it is plenty
01:43

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Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
Listen
1. Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XVI
2:04
Complete
2. Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXXI
1:41
Complete
3. The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex
4:31
Complete
4. The Red Cockatoo and other songs: Cradle Song
3:05
Complete
5. Songs and Proverbs of William Bla: The Tygerke
1:53
Complete