May 25, 2024

Britten’s “On This Island” Concert Recording Released

On Feb. 22, 2014, UMW Music Department Adjunct Instructor of Piano Andrew Kraus released a concert recording of Benjamin Britten’s beautiful and intriguing “On This Island” with soprano Jennifer Paschal on the CD Baby label.

“On This Island”, a collection of five songs spanning baroque, romantic and cabaret styles,  is Britten’s setting of five poems from W. H. Auden’s previously published collection by the same name.  Britten and Auden worked closely together on the cycle, and their compositional mastery shines in this work.

The recording is available as a digital download from CD Baby here:, and is scheduled to be released on iTunes, and other internet streaming services later this month.