Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata for Cello, Schumann: 5 Stücke in Volkston & Debussy: Cello Sonata by Benjamin Britten on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

When he first heard Mstislav Rostropovich's full-throated, passionate playing, composer and pianist Benjamin Britten was knocked sideways. The two became fast friends and the Englishman composed some of his most adventurous works for the great Russian cellist. But equally rewarding testimonies to this meeting of two creative titans of the twentieth century are these vividly recorded performances of diverse cornerstones of the piano and cello repertoire: Schumann's engaging miniatures, Schubert's alternately haunting and charming Arpeggione sonata, and one of the three valedictory sonatas that helped the great French composer Debussy transcend the agonies of his final illness.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When he first heard Mstislav Rostropovich's full-throated, passionate playing, composer and pianist Benjamin Britten was knocked sideways. The two became fast friends and the Englishman composed some of his most adventurous works for the great Russian cellist. But equally rewarding testimonies to this meeting of two creative titans of the twentieth century are these vividly recorded performances of diverse cornerstones of the piano and cello repertoire: Schumann's engaging miniatures, Schubert's alternately haunting and charming Arpeggione sonata, and one of the three valedictory sonatas that helped the great French composer Debussy transcend the agonies of his final illness.

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About Benjamin Britten

A popular British composer of operas, such as Peter Grimes (1941), and most other musical forms, including choral and orchestral music and solo vocal music. Several of Britten's works, including "A Ceremony of Carols," are performed on a seasonal schedule. Britten has also achieved renown as an opera composer, using themes from American, Japanese, and British cultures. He is equally famous for his vocal music, whose aesthetics of matching word and music showed the influences of Auden and Isherwood. As a conscientious objector, he spoke eloquently against militarism in his War Requiem. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny

  • ORIGIN
    Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
  • BORN
    Nov 22, 1913

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