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Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Nocturne; Phaedra - Alan Fearon (tympani [timpani]); Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano); Christina Rhys (harp); Colin Kellett (cor anglais);...
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  1. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  2. Nocturne, for tenor, 7 instruments & strings, Op. 60
  3. Phaedra, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 93
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This solid reissue, one of many that Naxos has salvaged from Collins Classics, presents three of Benjamin Britten's orchestral song cycles: the well-known Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, the Nocturne, and the dramatic cantata Phaedra, composed in 1975, not long before the composer's death. All three are conducted by the veteran Steuart Bedford, whose feel for Britten's music is unsurpassed, and sung with great insight by Philip Langridge and Ann Murray. Langridge's Serenade is penetrating, and in most ways it ...

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Nocturne; Phaedra 2005, Naxos

UPC: 747313219926

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