Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
 
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99
 
 
 
 
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Britten: Cello Suites Nos 1 & 2 [CD]

Benjamin Britten Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Price: £9.88 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, 14 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.


Amazon's Benjamin Britten Store

Music

Image of album by Benjamin Britten

Photos

Image of Benjamin Britten

Biography

Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in 1913. Although he was already composing vigorously as a child, he nonetheless felt the importance of some solid guidance and in 1928 turned to the composer Frank Bridge; two years later he went to the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Arthur Benjamin, Harold Samuel and John Ireland. While still a student, he wrote his ... Read more in Amazon's Benjamin Britten Store

Visit Amazon's Benjamin Britten Store
for 100 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend £30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for £24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Britten: Cello Suites Nos 1 & 2 + Rostropovich and Britten Recital + Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem
Price For All Three: £33.95

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Audio CD (7 Jun 1989)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: London
  • ASIN: B0000041UY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - 1. Canto primo (sostenuto e largamente)Mstislav Rostropovich 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Fuga: Andante moderatoMstislav Rostropovich 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Lamento: Lento rubatoMstislav Rostropovich 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - 2. Canto secondo (Sostenuto)Mstislav Rostropovich 1:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Serenata: Allegretto: pizzicatoMstislav Rostropovich 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Marcia: Alla marcia moderatoMstislav Rostropovich 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - 3. Canto terzo (Sostenuto)Mstislav Rostropovich 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativoMstislav Rostropovich 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Britten: Suite for cello No.1, Op.72 - Moto perpetuo e canto quarto: PrestoMstislav Rostropovich 2:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Britten: Suite for cello No.2, Op.80 - Declamato: LargoMstislav Rostropovich 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Britten: Suite for cello No.2, Op.80 - Fuga: AndanteMstislav Rostropovich 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Britten: Suite for cello No.2, Op.80 - Scherzo: Allegro moltoMstislav Rostropovich 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Britten: Suite for cello No.2, Op.80 - Andante lentoMstislav Rostropovich 5:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Britten: Suite for cello No.2, Op.80 - Ciaconna: AllegroMstislav Rostropovich 7:16£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65 - 1. DialogoBenjamin Britten 7:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65 - 2. Scherzo - pizzicatoBenjamin Britten 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65 - 3. ElegiaBenjamin Britten 5:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65 - 4. MarciaBenjamin Britten 2:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65 - 5. Moto perpetuoBenjamin Britten 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The friendship between Britten and Rostropovich is well documented. We are hugely fortunate that it gave rise to Britten's being inspired to write extensively for the cello: his three solo suites, together with the Cello Symphony and the sonata for cello and piano, form a major addition to the wider oeuvre for this deeply romantic instrument. The case for the large-scale Cello Symphony never seems to me to be comprehensively proven, a view that's probably supported by the relative rarity of its appearance on concert schedules. But the four smaller scale works, three of which appear here, are all masterpieces. The three pieces for solo cello, along with Kodaly's fabulous and sadly neglected solo sonata (perhaps because it's pretty fiendish to play), form the first substantial serious new music for the instrument since Bach's six great suites.

Rostropovich gives them more than his usual passionate brilliance. He's a passionate man (who will ever forget the image of him playing his cello on the streets of a reforming Russia?) but this music surely has a uniquely special place in his great heart. That undoubtedly comes over in the playing.

The music is wonderful to match. This is a historic disc. I have no hesitation in commending it to you most warmly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, Gripping 13 Feb 2013
By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are some fine digital recordings of Britten's cello suites today, but when you compare them with Rostropovich's authoritative account, it becomes soon obvious that it stands out in that Rostropovich engages himself with the same expressive intensity and depth he displays when he played Shostakovich's music. He seems to be able to dig deeper into Britten's inner world and angst than any other performers.

It's a shame that Suite No.3 is missing on this disc (he must have recorded the 3rd suite as well, as far as I know), but you get the wonderfully sensitive performance of Sonata for cello and piano instead, which is also a benchmark performance of the work.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rostropovitch + Britten = perfection 21 Feb 2013
By Philip Chadwick VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It really does not get much better than this - wonderfully intense playing of the cello suites and the bonus of Britten on piano in the sonata.
Shame that the third suite isn't included, perhaps a further release is in the offing?
One can only hope
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic playing, intensity of Rostropovich's sound is unmatched. 18 Oct 2006
By E. Jeremy Gershfeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you are a fan of the cello repetoire, this CD is a must. Britten's cello suites are definitely influenced by Bach's cello suites, especially with regard to the structure of the works. His cello muse (Rostropovich) has encouraged Britten to explore the dark and textured sounds of the modern cello. This recording gives permanence to some of the best cello playing I have ever heard. The Sonata with Britten at the piano is magnificent as well.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Maestro plays the Maestro 2 Nov 2012
By XV Corps - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These may be definitive performances. They sound really good and you get the advantage of hearing them played by Rostropovich. Britten wrote them for him; so, this is great.
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The missing third 18 Jun 2008
By György Marosi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful music played heavenly...
Britten's cello works come often in my hands on different CD-s. Either one of the 3 suites as part of a compilation, mostly all three as they belong together. Does anybody know the reason why Rostopowich plays only two suites? (I at least could not find any recording with him performing all at once...)
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my very favourite cds. 25 Jan 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
These pieces of music remind me of the Bach cello works. The playing is vital.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback