Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings / Clayton, Watkins, Daunert

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Led by violinist Markus Daunert, the ensemble of musicians on this album deliver energized performances of Benjamin Britten’s works for string ensemble. The Aldeburgh Strings ensemble was founded over four decades go by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, so it is fitting that the ensemble records these outstanding works. Featured soloists on this album include Markus Daunert, Richard Watkins, Allan Clayton, Mate Szucs, and Lorenzo Soules.

Review:

Founded in 2010, Aldeburgh Strings bring together advanced students for intensive periods of study. The concentration achieved on the course is evident from the standard of playing here.

Britten's buoyant Young Apollo is expressive and substantial, and Lorenzo Soulès is a dexterous solo pianist. Angst permeates the string clusters of Lachrymae early on, too (how powerfully the bass notes resound in Snape Maltings' generous acoustic). In this resonant hall the Prelude and Fugue sounds bigger in forces than it really is. All are performances to be recommended.

The poetry in the Serenade is sung with clarity and perception, the 'dark, secret love' in the Blake becoming an inner thought confided to the microphone. Richard Watkins is commanding as the horn soloist and Aldeburgh Strings are again a vivid presence.

– Gramophone


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: CKD478


  • UPC: 691062047821


  • Label: Linn Records


  • Composer: Benjamin Britten


  • Conductor: Markus Daunert


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Aldeburgh Strings


  • Performer: Allan Clayton, Lorenzo Soulès, Mate Szucs, Richard Watkins



Works:


  1. Young Apollo, Op. 16

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Aldeburgh Strings

    Performer: Lorenzo Soulès (Piano)

    Conductor: Markus Daunert


  2. Lachrymae for Viola and Strings, Op. 48a

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Aldeburgh Strings

    Performer: Mate Szucs (Viola)

    Conductor: Markus Daunert


  3. Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Aldeburgh Strings

    Conductor: Markus Daunert


  4. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Ensemble: Aldeburgh Strings

    Performer: Allan Clayton, Richard Watkins (French Horn)

    Conductor: Markus Daunert