BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Gloriana - Symphonic Suite, Op. 53a, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20, Variations on an Elizabethan Theme by Arthur Oldham (1926-2003), Michael Tippett (1905-1998), Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989), Humphrey Searle (1915-1982), William Walton (1902-1983) and Britten, HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): Chaconne in F from the Opera King Arthur for Strings and Harpsichord (arr. Julian Herbage [1904-1976]).
Catalogue Number: 10M095
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 94.213
Description: We offer this not only for collectors of "composer conducts" documents but because there is only one other recording of the Elizabethan variations (from over 10 years ago), while the little arrangement of Purcell's Chaconne (not the famous one in G minor, note) appears to be otherwise unavailable. Peter Pears (tenor), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Britten (rec. 1956).