BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (ed. Colin Matthews [b.1946]), Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10, Les Illuminations, Op. 18.
Catalogue Number: 04K093
Description: Only the second CD recording of the 19-year-old Britten's concerto (almost 100% Britten, Matthews really only had to prepare an almost complete manuscript score for publication); a good bit of late Romanticism to begin with but the neo-classical composer appears in the amalgam of Celtic jig, tarantella and Latin American rhythms of the finale. Pieter Schoeman (violin), Alexander Zemtsov (viola), Sally Matthews (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski (recorded live Dec. 10, 2006).