Britten, Bryars & Tavener: Around Britten

Matthew Barley adds to his reputation as one of the UK's most innovative and creative performers with the new programme and album Around Britten—celebrating the centenary of Britten's birth with a selection of his works, including the Third Cello Suite and pieces by Sir John Tavener and Gavin Bryars.

SIGCD318  72 minutes 19 seconds
'Matthew Barley gives us [Britten's Third Cello Suite] in a superbly imaginative programme that's full of echoes of and responses to the Britten' (Gramophone)
'As always, Barley's playing is fearless. [It] is a voyage around the cello as well as around Britten, and one that never becomes relentless. In his Improvisation, there is skilfully woven reference t ...
'A treasurable multi-tracked adaptations of Britten folksong arrangements' (Sinfini Music)