BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Songs, Vol. 1 - 2 songs from Fish in the unruffled lakes, A Dirge*, Virtue in Deeds not Words*, Prithee*, Lucy*, Canticle I, Um Mitternacht, 6 Hölderlin-Fragmente, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Cabaret Songs, Tit for Tat, Beware!, Lilian, The Joy of Grief*, The Poet's Echo, Winter Words.
Catalogue Number: 07N083
Label: Onyx Classics
Description: This series, carrying the imprimateur of Aldeburgh Music and the Britten heirs, will contain the complete original songs for solo voice and piano (using, as you'll note, five different tenors - so you won't have to worry about finding a particular voice not to your taste!). There are five first recordings here (marked with * above) which date from 1926 (although the earliest songs come from the 9- and 10-year old composer.) 2 CDs. Texts included. Andrew Tortise, James Geer, Ben Johnson, Nicky Spence, Robin Tritschler (tenors), Caryl Hughes (mezzo), Philip Smith (baritone), Katherine Broderick (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano).