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Britten: "Journey to Aldeburgh-Young Britten'

Magazine article Gramophone

Britten: "Journey to Aldeburgh-Young Britten'

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Britten

"Journey to Aldeburgh--Young Britten' Bridge There is a willow grows aslant a brook (arr Britten) Bridge Introduction and Allegro". The Moon. Allegro. Suite, Op 6 (a). Sinfonietta, Op 1 Chamber Domaine / Thomas Kemp (a) vn Resonus [M] [LP] RES1O139 (63' * DDD * resonusclassics.com)

It might have seemed that there could not be any more early works by Britten waiting to be discovered but the pile of juvenilia in the safe keeping of the Britten-Pears Foundation is huge. 'Journey to Aldeburgh' features three of these early works in first recordings, of which at least one is well worth hearing. This is the Introduction and Allegro for piano trio, written in 1932, which has a memorably hypnotic opening setting the listener up for some sensitively coloured writing, intermittently under the influence of Ravel. It could make a nice addition to the piano trio repertoire. Of the other two, both of them brief, the elegiac The Moon for violin and piano is of minor interest, the bustlingly inconsequential Allegro for piano probably not even that. …

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