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22-09-2015, 05:04

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)

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Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 176 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002284102 | Rls.date: 2nd March 2015

This solo release, a unique coupling of two of the 20th Century's greatest piano concertos marks Decca's first-ever recording of the Barber concerto and the first of the Britten since the classic Richter account conducted by the composer in 1970.
Elizabeth Joy Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has written extensive booklet notes which detail the intriguing parallels between the two composers. Her New York concerto debut was in the Britten conducted by James Conlon at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and in 2003 she was invited to replace the Barber concerto's dedicatee, John Browning, at a performance with the Delaware Symphony shortly after Browning's death.

The album is completed with two solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten's ‘Night Piece' and Barber's ‘Nocturne - Homage to John Field', widely-considered the father of the nocturne.

Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe makes her Decca recording debut with an album featuring two of the 20th century's greatest composers: Britten and Barber. The critically-acclaimed pianist's album couples both composers' piano concertos with solo nocturnes. This recording marks the first time Decca has recorded the Barber concerto, and the first time Decca returns to the Britten since the landmark 1970 recording with Sviatoslav Richter under the composer's direction.

Composer: Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber
Performer: Elizabeth Joy Roe
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Piano Concerto, Op.13 (Revised Version 1945)
01. 1. Toccata (12:59)
02. 2. Waltz (5:07)
03. 3. Impromptu (8:16)
04. 4. March (8:36)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Piano Concerto, Op.38
05. 1. Allegro appassionato (14:34)
06. 2. Moderato (7:49)
07. 3. Allegro molto (6:40)

Nocturne, 'Homage to John Field' Op. 33
08. Nocturne, 'Homage to John Field' (4:35)

Benjamin Britten

Night Piece (Notturno)
09. Night Piece (Notturno) (5:54)
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