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Malcolm Martineau
Britten Songs Volume 1

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
 
CD 1 75.06
from ‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’
1 To lie flat on the back 2.27
2 Night covers up the rigid land 2.35
 
3 A Dirge 1.14
4 Virtue in Deeds not Words 1.11
5 Prithee 1.52
6 Lucy 1.25
7 Canticle I 7.46
8 Um Mitternacht 4.07
 
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente
9 Menschenbeifall 1.22
10 Die Heimat 2.19
11 Sokrates und Alcibiades 2.09
12 Die Jugend 1.59
13 Hälfte des Lebens 2.06
14 Die Linie des Lebens 2.29
 
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne
15 Oh my blacke soule! 3.43
16 Batter my heart 1.17
17 O might those sighes and teares 3.38
18 Oh, to vex me 1.07
19 What if this present 3.08
20 Since she whom I loved 3.08
21 At the round earth’s imagined corners 2.46
22 Thou hast made me 1.23 
23 Death, be not proud 4.04
 
Cabaret songs
24 Calypso 2.13
25 Tell me the truth about love 5.23
26 Johnny 5.01
27 Funeral blues 2.51
 
CD 2 56.31
Tit for Tat
1 A song of enchantment 2.39
2 Autumn 1.33
3 Silver 1.54
4 Vigil 2.24
5 Tit for tat 1.58
Beware!
6 Beware! 1.07
7 O that I had ne’er been married 1.26
8 Epitaph: The Clerk 1.13
9 Lilian 3.00
10 The Joy of Grief 1.08
The Poet’s Echo
11 Echo 2.54
12 My heart 1.49
13 Angel 2.36
14 The nightingale and the rose 4.11
15 Epigram 0.49
16 Lines written during a sleepless night 4.10

Catalogue No: ONYX4071

Britten was a prolific composer of songs: from his earliest compositions to his last years, song played a central role in his creative career. These CDs contain the complete original songs for solo voice and piano, including world premiere recordings of some of his earliest songs, together with some of his great cycles – the works spanning nearly 50 years of his life.The recording follows Britten-Pears Young Artist performances of the Britten song cycles at the 2009 Aldeburgh Festival.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: To lie flat on the back
02:28
2
Britten, Benjamin
‘Fish in the unruffled lakes’: Night covers up the rigid land
02:36
3
Britten, Benjamin
A Dirge
01:14
4
Britten, Benjamin
Virtue in Deeds not Words
01:12
5
Britten, Benjamin
Prithee
01:52
6
Britten, Benjamin
Lucy
01:26
7
Britten, Benjamin
Canticle I
07:47
8
Britten, Benjamin
Um Mitternacht
04:07
9
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Menschenbeifall
01:22
10
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Die Heimat
02:19
11
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Sokrates und Alcibiades
02:09
12
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Die Jugend
02:00
13
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Hälfte des Lebens
02:07
14
Britten, Benjamin
Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente: Die Linie des Lebens
02:29
15
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Oh my blacke soule!
03:44
16
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Batter my heart
01:18
17
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: O might those sighes and teares
03:38
18
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Oh to vex me
01:08
19
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: What if this present
03:09
20
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Since she whom I loved
03:18
21
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: At the round earth’s imagined corners
02:46
22
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Thou hast made me
01:23
23
Britten, Benjamin
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Death be not proud
04:05
24
Britten, Benjamin
Cabaret songs: Calypso
02:14
25
Britten, Benjamin
Cabaret songs: Tell me the truth about love
05:24
26
Britten, Benjamin
Cabaret songs: Johnny
05:01
27
Britten, Benjamin
Cabaret songs: Funeral blues
02:52
28
Britten, Benjamin
Tit for Tat: A song of enchantment
02:39
29
Britten, Benjamin
Tit for Tat: Autumn
01:33
30
Britten, Benjamin
Tit for Tat: Silver
01:54
31
Britten, Benjamin
Tit for Tat: Vigil
02:25
32
Britten, Benjamin
Tit for Tat: Tit for tat
01:59
33
Britten, Benjamin
Beware!: Beware!
01:08
34
Britten, Benjamin
Beware!: O that I had ne’er been married
01:26
35
Britten, Benjamin
Beware!: Epitaph: The Clerk
01:13
36
Britten, Benjamin
Lilian
03:00
37
Britten, Benjamin
The Joy of Grief
01:08
38
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: Echo
02:55
39
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: My heart
01:50
40
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: Angel
02:37
41
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: The nightingale and the rose
04:12
42
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: Epigram
00:50
43
Britten, Benjamin
The Poet’s Echo: Lines written during a sleepless night
04:11
44
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: At Day-close in November
01:53
45
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: Midnight on the Great Western
04:50
46
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: Wagtail and Baby
02:04
47
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: The Little Old Table
01:19
48
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: The Choirmaster’s Burial
04:10
49
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: Proud Songsters
01:08
50
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: At the Railway Station
03:09
51
Britten, Benjamin
Winter Words: Before Life and After
03:01

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Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
Listen
1. Lucy
1:26
Complete
2. Um Mitternacht
4:07
Complete
3. The Holy Sonnets of John Donne: Oh my blacke soule!
3:44
Complete
4. The Joy of Grief
1:08
Complete
5. Winter Words: Midnight on the Great Western
4:50
Complete