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Benjamin Britten: Solo Cello Suites

Jamie Walton

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Suite No. 1, Op. 72  
1.1
Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:08
1.2
I. Fuga. Andante moderato
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:54
1.3
II. Lamento. Lento rubato
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:15
1.4
Canto secundo. Sostenuto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:07
1.5
III. Serenata. Allegretto (pizzicato)
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:09
1.6
IV. Marcia. Alla marcia moderato
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:24
1.7
Canto terzo. Sostenuto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:46
1.8
V. Bordone. Moderato quasi recitativo
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:29
1.9
VI. Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto. Presto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:54
Suite No. 2, Op. 80  
1.10
I. Declamato. Largo
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:06
1.11
II. Fuga. Andante
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:48
1.12
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:46
1.13
IV. Andante lento
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
4:18
1.14
V. Ciaccona. Allegro
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
6:25
Suite No. 3, Op. 87  
1.15
I. Introduzione. Lento
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:49
1.16
II. Marcia. Allegro
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:27
1.17
III. Canto. Con moto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:00
1.18
IV. Barcarola. Lento
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:14
1.19
V. Dialogo. Allegretto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:40
1.20
VI. Fuga. Andante espressivo
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
2:08
1.21
VII. Recitativo. Fantastico
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:01
1.22
VIII. Moto perpetuo. Presto
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
0:50
1.23
IX. Passacaglia. Lento solenne
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:37
1.24
X. (molto simplice)
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
3:25
1.25
Tema 'Sacher'
Benjamin Britten; Jamie Walton
1:22
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:02
"Five Stars. Walton fully conveys the music’s raw emotional power, yet also retains an appropriate sense of dancing jocularity. A musical triumph, captured in first-rate sound." - Sinfini Music "Walton's musical thought continues to deepen, with each movement taking the listener further into the tangle of complexities that the music has to offer, (his spirited performance) closely channelling Rostropovich himself." - Gramophone Released in 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birthday, this collection includes all three suites for solo cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. The composer dedicated these suites to Rostropovich, with the passionate Third in particular inspired by Rostropovich’s rich and romantic performances of Bach’s unaccompanied suites.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

Recorded in the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, from 31st October to 2nd November 2011. Producer: John H. West Recording Engineer: Andrew Mellor Cover and booklet images taken from Jamie’s forthcoming DVD of the Britten Cello Suites, reproduced with the kind co-operation of Lucida Productions, Michael Bradsell and Paul Joyce. Design and Artwork: Woven Design

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