Britten: Three Suites for Solo Violoncello (FLAC)
Britten: Three Suites for Solo Violoncello (FLAC)

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Performer: Jean-Guihen Queyras
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Size: 219 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Canto primo
02. 1. Fuga
03. 2. Lamento
04. Canto secondo
05. 3. Serenata
06. 4. Marcia
07. Canto terzo
08. 5. Bordone
09. 6. Moto perpetuo e canto quatro
10. 1. Declamato: Largo
11. 2. Fuga: Andante
12. 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto
13. 4. Andante lento
14. 5. Ciaccona: Allegro
15. Introduzione: lento
16. Marcia: allegro
17. Canto: con moto
18. Barcarola: lento
19. Dialogo: allegretto
20. Fuga: andante espressivo
21. Recitativo: fantastico
22. Moto perpetuo: presto
23. Passacaglia: lento solenne

# Suite for solo cello No. 1, Op. 72
Composed by Benjamin Britten
with Jean-Guihen Queyras

# Suite for solo cello No. 2, Op. 80
Composed by Benjamin Britten
with Jean-Guihen Queyras

# Suite for solo cello No. 3, Op. 87
Composed by Benjamin Britten
with Jean-Guihen Queyras

For connoisseurs only

Why has nobody else given this recording five stars? It’s the same on rec.music.classical and the like: everybody recommends Rostropovitch and all sorts of other cellists, and I never see Queyras mentioned. But this is inexplicable! As Amazon’s Edith says, he plays with “unfailingly beautiful, pure, variable tone, and total authority and involvement”. These are fascinating and lovely works, subtle and introspective: and listening to this recording you feel as though Queyras is sitting right beside you. What’s more, the price is excellent. Conclusion: only buy this CD if you’re sure you’re going to appreciate it. Otherwise don’t spread the word, and leave the stock for people who really know what’s worth listening to!

4 Comments

  1. How can the cue sheet be embedded? There isn’t one when you unpack the rar file.

  2. PERFORMER “Benjamin Britten – Jean-Guihen Queyras”
    TITLE “Suites pour violoncelle seul (1998)”
    FILE “Benjamin Britten – Jean-Guihen Queyras – Suites pour violoncelle seul (1998).mp3” MP3
    TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “1. Canto primo”
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “1. Fuga”
    INDEX 01 02:03:05
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “2. Lamento”
    INDEX 01 05:39:28
    TRACK 04 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “Canto secundo”
    INDEX 01 08:09:45
    TRACK 05 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “3. Serenata”
    INDEX 01 09:15:38
    TRACK 06 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “4. Marcia”
    INDEX 01 11:30:53
    TRACK 07 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “Canto terzo”
    INDEX 01 14:29:53
    TRACK 08 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “5. Bordone”
    INDEX 01 16:08:55
    TRACK 09 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 1 op 72”
    TITLE “6. Moto pepetuo e Canto quarto”
    INDEX 01 19:26:45
    TRACK 10 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 2 op 80”
    TITLE “1. Declamato”
    INDEX 01 22:45:55
    TRACK 11 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 2 op 80”
    TITLE “2. Fuga”
    INDEX 01 26:37:08
    TRACK 12 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 2 op 80”
    TITLE “3. Scherzo”
    INDEX 01 30:30:68
    TRACK 13 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 2 op 80”
    TITLE “4. Andante lento”
    INDEX 01 32:26:33
    TRACK 14 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 2 op 80”
    TITLE “5. Ciaccona”
    INDEX 01 37:50:50
    TRACK 15 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “1. Introduzione”
    INDEX 01 44:52:68
    TRACK 16 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “2. Marcia”
    INDEX 01 46:55:70
    TRACK 17 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “3. Canto”
    INDEX 01 48:33:68
    TRACK 18 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “4. Barcarola”
    INDEX 01 49:32:28
    TRACK 19 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “5. Dialogo”
    INDEX 01 50:52:20
    TRACK 20 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87 – 6. Fuga”
    TITLE “7. Recitativo”
    INDEX 01 52:21:18
    TRACK 21 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “8. Moto perpetuo”
    INDEX 01 55:51:68
    TRACK 22 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Suite 3 op 87”
    TITLE “9 Passacaglia”
    INDEX 01 56:46:05
    TRACK 23 AUDIO
    PERFORMER “Mournful song – Autumn”
    TITLE “Street song”
    INDEX 01 61:11:73

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