Britten: Solo Cello Suites


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Joining several discs from Signum celebrating 2013’s Britten Centenary Year comes a new collection of the three Suites for Solo Cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. Recorded in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, the three suites were dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, with the passionate third in particular inspired by Rostropovich’s rich and romantic performances of Bach’s unaccompanied suites.

Britten’s suites for solo cello are not perhaps an easy listen any more than they are easy to play, but Jamie Walton’s absorbing performances of all three seem to expose and explore the emotional heart and soul that went into the writing of them – The Daily Telegraph

None of this music holds terrors for Walton, with his big, bold tone and formidable technique – The Sunday Times

A musical triumph, captured in first-rate sound – Sinfini Music



Jamie Walton cello

RELEASE DATE: 01/07/2013
BARCODE: 635212033623

Suite No. 1, Op. 72

1. Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente

2. I. Fuga: Andante moderato

3. II. Lamento: Lento rubato

4. Canto secundo: Sostenuto

5. III. Serenata: Allegretto (pizzicato)

6. IV. Marcia: Alla marcia moderato

7. Canto terzo: Sostenuto

8. V. Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo

9. VI. Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto

Suite No. 2, Op. 80

10. I. Declamato: Largo

11. II. Fuga: Andante

12. III. Scherzo: Allegro molto

13. IV. Andante lento

14. V. Ciaccona: Allegro

Suite No. 3, Op. 87

15. I. Introduzione: Lento

16. II. Marcia: Allegro

17. III. Canto: Con moto

18. IV. Barcarola: Lento

19. V. Dialogo: Allegretto

20. VI. Fuga: Andante espressivo

21. VII. Recitativo: Fantastico

22. VIII. Moto perpetuo: Presto

23. IX. Passacaglia: Lento solenne

24. X. (molto simplice)

25. Tema ‘Sacher’

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