SACD BRITTEN. Serenade for tenor, horn & strings.NocturneFINZI. Dies Natalis Mark Padmore
Celebrated tenor Mark Padmore joins with Britten Sinfonia in some of the most beautiful English music for voice and orchestra. The centrepiece is Benjamin Britten's magical evocation of twilight and nightfall, the Serenade (with Stephen Bell, horn). In Gerald Finzi's song-cycle Dies Natalis, the ecstatic mood reflects a child's wide-eyed wonder at the world. Britten's poignant Nocturne completes the programme.