Benjamin Britten composed two of the 20th century’s greatest song cycles: Les Illuminations, based on the enigmatic poetry of Rimbaud, and the magisterial Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. I am less enthusiastic about the third song cycle, the Nocturne, but two out of three ain’t bad. Tenor Hill delivers all of the music solidly, with able support from Hickox & Co. A real discovery for those who don’t already know Britten’s vocal works. B
Les Illuminations; Serenade; Nocturne Benjamin Britten composed two of the 20th century's greatest song cycles: Les Illuminations, based on the enigmatic poetry of Rimbaud,...Les Illuminations; Serenade; NocturneClassical Benjamin Britten composed two of the 20th century's greatest song cycles: Les Illuminations, based on the enigmatic poetry of Rimbaud,...1990-12-14
Genre: Classical; Lead Performers: Richard Hickox, Martyn Hill; Producer (group): Virgin Classics
Posted January 17 2015 — 11:46 AM EST
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