Benjamin Britten

Robert E. Benson
Classical CD Review (US)

The distinguished Australian label Melba has two fine new releases featuring native artists … The other disk also features Australians: the superb young tenor Steve Davislim, who already has recorded Schubert's Winterreise, two neglected works of Saint-Saëns—Hélène and Nuit Persane —and a superb collection of songs by Richard Strauss. He is equally at home in this generous collection of Britten's folksong arrangements, and is ably accompanied by Simone Young , best known as one of the leading conductors of the day. Both of these are packaged luxuriously, with profuse program notes. Recommended!