Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

Benjamin Britten Conducts Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten Conducts Benjamin Britten album cover
Format: CD
Label: Hänssler Classic
Release date: September 2010
Catalogue no: CD 94.213

While many recordings of Britten the 'composer-as-conductor' are available, this new recording features a program of works not previously available on CD. That is valid particularly for the Symphonic Suite from "Gloriana" as well as the rarely performed 'Variations on an Elizabethan Theme', including Lennox Berkeley's variation (Sellinger's Round). Both are works inspired by the music of earlier generations of English music - a rare and interesting document of musical importance. Also included are several smaller, but highly enjoyable reworkings of earlier works from England's Golden Age of composers. All the recordings presented here are studio recordings, except the 'Three Pieces for String Orchestra', which is the only work that Britten recorded live with the RSO Stuttgart. (Synopsis by Hänssler Classic)

Performed by Benjamin Britten (conductor)