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Benjamin Britten: Cello Suites

Quirine Viersen

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Suite No. 1, Op. 72  
1
Canto primo. Sostenuto e largamente
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:57
2
I. Fuga. Andante moderato
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
3:55
3
II. Lamento. Lento rubato
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
2:48
4
Canto secondo. Sostenuto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:03
5
III. Serenata. Allegretto - pizzicato
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
2:02
6
IV. Marcia. Alla marcia moderato
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
3:17
7
Canto terzo. Sostenuto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
2:15
8
V. Bordone. Moderato quasi recitativo
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
3:48
9
VI. Moto perpetuo e Canto quatro. Presto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
3:18
Suite No. 2, Op. 80  
10
I. Declamato. Largo
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
3:06
11
II. Fuga. Andante
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
4:01
12
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:48
13
IV. Andante lento
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
5:08
14
V. Ciaccona. Allegro
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
7:29
Suite No. 3, Op. 87  
15
I. Introduzione. Lento
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
2:21
16
II. Marcia. Allegro
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:41
17
III. Canto. Con moto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:52
18
IV. Barcarola. Lento
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:59
19
V. Dialogo. Allegretto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:22
20
VI. Fuga. Andante espressivo
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
2:56
21
VII. Recitativo. Fantastico
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
1:10
22
VIII. Moto perpetuo. Presto
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
0:55
23
IX. Passacaglia. Lento solenne - Three Russian Folk Songs and Requiem Melody
Benjamin Britten; Quirine Viersen
8:23
Total Playing Time    68:34
"Four Stars ... the complex weave of the Second Suite has confounded many, especially its monumental fugue: this is where Viersen excels, limpidly at home in its intricately rhythmic, multi-voiced construction, savouring its high, pure pitches on her very beautiful Guarneri instrument ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Evidence of Quirine Viersen’s pedigree in period performance is inescapable ... the direction often flows towards the centre of her phrases, rather than the end: the implied (although not actual) presence of a Baroque bow is very firm and as a result the legacy of the Bach suites ... is uppermost in this elegant recording."
- Gramophone

One of the leading musical personalities of her generation, Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen applies her powerful, intense and virtuoso technique to Britten's three Cello Suites on this highly acclaimed recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Globe Studio Masters

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