Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Nationality: English
Born: November 22, 1913, Lowestoft Died: December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh (age 63)

Lachrymae. Reflections on a song by John Dowland, Op. 48a (for viola and piano)

(for viola and piano)
Duration: 13 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1950 (age 36-37)
Commission: For William Primrose
Premiere: January 20, 1950. Aldeburgh Festival. Benjamin Britten and William Primrose
Note: Based on Dowland's song, "If my complaints could passions move" (NOT "Flow My Tears" or the Lachrymae pavan)
5 recordings, 5 videos
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Matthew Jones, Annabel Thwaite
14:37
Moog, RIAS Sinfonietta
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Lipman, Gutman
14:25
Kashkashian, NY Classical Players
14:51
Hovhannisyan, Lee

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