BRITTEN SINFONIA & ALLAN CLAYTON: SERENADE
- Allan Clayton
- Martin Owen
- Britten Sinfonia
- Thomas Gould
- violin / director
- Prelude & Fugue for 18 strings (10’)
- O Waly, Waly (4')
- Sir Roger de Coverley (5’)
- The Salley Gardens (4’)
- St Paul’s Suite (14’)
- Serenade for strings (13’)
- Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (25’)
Eighty years to the day since its first performance, Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings is performed by Britten Sinfonia and one of the world’s leading tenors, Allan Clayton.
Allan Clayton – the leading interpreter of Britten whose recent portrayal of Peter Grimes “stakes his claim among the greats” (Seen and Heard International) – joins Britten Sinfonia for this special celebratory concert.
Originally written for the combined musical talents of Peter Pears and Dennis Brain, Serenade is an extraordinary example of Britten’s ability to set a collection of texts bound together by a similar theme, in this case, the world of night, sleep and dreams.