Britten Nocturne Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
Britten Nocturne Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP

Britten Nocturne Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP

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SKU:
ORGLP0152-45
UPC:
858492002527
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical

Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP!
Only 2500 Numbered, Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket! Pressed at RTI!


On this release, Benjamin Britten conducts the London Symphony Orchestra performing "Nocturne." Additionally, Peter Pears and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden perform "Four Sea Interludes" and "Passacaglia" from "Peter Grimes."

Nocturne is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, written for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings. The seven instruments are flute, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, harp, French horn and timpani. Nocturne was Britten's fourth and final orchestral song cycle. It was dedicated to Alma Mahler.

Nocturne was premiered in the Leeds Town Hall at the centenary Leeds Festival on 16 October 1958 by Peter Pears and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Rudolf Schwarz.

The theme of the piece, as its name Nocturne suggests, is sleep and darkness, both in the literal and figurative sense. In this respect, the work is reminiscent of Britten's earlier Serenade. Unlike Serenade, Nocturne is presented as a continuous piece rather than separate movements. This is emphasized by a number of figures which occur throughout, most notably the 'rocking' string motif which opens the work. The conflicting tonal relationship between C and D-flat is also evident throughout, reflecting the contrast between the untroubled and the more perturbed aspects of sleep which are also described by Britten's choice of poems.

Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia are from Britten's opera "Peter Grimes." Both pieces are often performed together.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Only 2500 Numbered, Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
• Audiophile 180g 45rpm Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes
• Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket
• Pressed at RTI

Musicians:
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, conductor
Peter Pears
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Selections:
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
LP 1 - Side A:

1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 1 of 2)
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 2 of 2)

LP 2 - Side C:
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from "Peter Grimes," Op.33

1. Dawn (Act I)
2. Sunday Morning (Act II)
3. Moonlight (Act III)
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Storm (Act I)
2. Passacaglia (Act II)
Description
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical

Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP!
Only 2500 Numbered, Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket! Pressed at RTI!


On this release, Benjamin Britten conducts the London Symphony Orchestra performing "Nocturne." Additionally, Peter Pears and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden perform "Four Sea Interludes" and "Passacaglia" from "Peter Grimes."

Nocturne is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, written for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings. The seven instruments are flute, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, harp, French horn and timpani. Nocturne was Britten's fourth and final orchestral song cycle. It was dedicated to Alma Mahler.

Nocturne was premiered in the Leeds Town Hall at the centenary Leeds Festival on 16 October 1958 by Peter Pears and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Rudolf Schwarz.

The theme of the piece, as its name Nocturne suggests, is sleep and darkness, both in the literal and figurative sense. In this respect, the work is reminiscent of Britten's earlier Serenade. Unlike Serenade, Nocturne is presented as a continuous piece rather than separate movements. This is emphasized by a number of figures which occur throughout, most notably the 'rocking' string motif which opens the work. The conflicting tonal relationship between C and D-flat is also evident throughout, reflecting the contrast between the untroubled and the more perturbed aspects of sleep which are also described by Britten's choice of poems.

Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia are from Britten's opera "Peter Grimes." Both pieces are often performed together.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Only 2500 Numbered, Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
• Audiophile 180g 45rpm Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes
• Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket
• Pressed at RTI

Musicians:
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, conductor
Peter Pears
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Selections:
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
LP 1 - Side A:

1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 1 of 2)
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Nocturne, Op.60 for Tenor Solo - Seven Obligato Instruments and String Orchestra (Part 2 of 2)

LP 2 - Side C:
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from "Peter Grimes," Op.33

1. Dawn (Act I)
2. Sunday Morning (Act II)
3. Moonlight (Act III)
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Storm (Act I)
2. Passacaglia (Act II)
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
447.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Title
Nocturne
Composer
Benjamin Britten
Additional Artists
Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the ROH
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
45RPM
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-25-2013
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
10-15-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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