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Britten, Benjamin: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets (Decca Audio CD x3)

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Publisher: Decca

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Glossop/Pears/Langdon/
Shirley-Quirk/Fischer-Dieskau
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten

BBC Music Magazine
“a definitive performance, superbly captured by producer John Culshaw. Peter Pears's Captain Vere oversees matters masterfully, but it's Peter Glossop and Michael Langdon as the pitiable Budd and odious Claggart who really drive the action.”

The Penguin Guide to Recorded Music
“Britten himself has an outstanding cast, with Glossop a bluff, heroic Billy and Langdon a sharply dark-toned Claggart, making these symbol-figures believable. Magnificent sound, and the many richly imaginative strokes - atmospheric as well as dramatic - are superbly managed.”

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Contents and Reviews

Contents
CD 1: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35
1
1. Oh, my blacke Soule!
00:00
03:18
2
2. Batter my heart
00:00
01:19
3
3. Oh might those sighes and teares
00:00
03:00
4
4. Oh, to vex me
00:00
01:07
5
5. What if this present
00:00
02:47
6
6. Since she whom I loved
00:00
03:26
7
7. At the round earth's imagined corners
00:00
02:33
8
8. Thou hast made me
00:00
01:30
9
9. Death, be not proud
00:00
03:55
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, Op.74
10
The Pride of the Peacock...London
00:00
03:06
11
Prisons are built...The Chimney Sweeper
00:00
02:50
12
The Bird anest...A Poison Tree
00:00
04:28
13
Think in the morning...The Tyger
00:00
02:34
14
The Tygers of wrath...The Fly
00:00
02:48
15
The hours of folly...Ah, Sun Flower
00:00
04:15
16
To see a world...Every night and every morn
00:00
03:28
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten
Billy Budd, Op.50
Act 1
17
I am an old man who has experienced much
00:00
05:01
Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
18
Pull, my bantams!
00:00
06:59
Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Bryan Drake, David Bowman, Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Robert Tear, Robert Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
19
Guard boat! Indomitable!
00:00
03:16
Nigel Rogers, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Delme Bryn-Jones, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
20
First man forward!
00:00
02:24
Michael Langdon, Gregory Dempsey, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Geoffrey Coleby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
21
Your name? Billy Budd, sir
00:00
02:41
Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
22
Billy Budd, king of the birds!
00:00
02:34
Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:09:19
CD 2: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Billy Budd, Op.50
Act 1
1
I heard, your honour!
00:00
03:37
Michael Langdon, Robert Bowman, Henry Bush, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
2
Come along kid! Come along!
00:00
03:37
Benjamin Luxon, Robert Tear, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
3
Christ, the poor chap!
00:00
01:25
Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
4
What's that? What's those whistles?
00:00
01:14
Peter Glossop, David Bowman, Michael Langdon, Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Delme Bryn-Jones, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
5
Starry Vere we call him
00:00
02:19
David Bowman, Peter Glossop, Gregory Dempsey, Owen Brannigan, Delme Bryn-Jones, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
6
Boy! My compliments to Mr. Redburn
00:00
03:45
Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
7
Gentlemen, the King!
00:00
05:31
Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
8
Ay, at Spithead the men may have had their grievances
00:00
01:05
Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
9
We are, sir. Claggart is an able one
00:00
06:51
John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Henry Bush, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
10
Blow, blow, blow
00:00
02:38
David Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
11
We're off to Samoa by way of Genoa
00:00
03:37
David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
12
Hi! You a... a... a...
00:00
02:58
Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, Robert Bowman, Michael Langdon, James Newby, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
13
Over the water...Handsomely done
00:00
06:47
Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
14
Come here. Remember your promise
00:00
04:42
Michael Langdon, Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
15
Billy! Hist! Billy Budd!
00:00
04:04
Robert Tear, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
16
Dansker, old friend, glad to see you
00:00
04:43
Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 58:53
CD 3: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Billy Budd, Op.50
Act 2
1
I don't like the look of the mist, Mr. Redburn
00:00
02:16
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
2
With great regret I must disturb your honour
00:00
01:06
Michael Langdon, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
3
Deck ahoy! Enemy sail on starboard bow
00:00
03:23
Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
4
Who'll volunteer to board 'em
00:00
07:46
John Shirley-Quirk, David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
5
There you are again, Master-at-arms
00:00
04:48
Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
6
O this cursed mist
00:00
04:14
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
7
Claggart, John Claggart, beware!
00:00
03:31
Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
8
Master-at-arms and foretopman
00:00
03:22
Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
9
God o' mercy! Here, help me!
00:00
02:12
Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
10
Gentlemen, William Budd here has killed
00:00
01:33
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
11
William Budd, you are accused by Captain Vere
00:00
05:32
John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
12
Poor fellow, who could save him?
00:00
04:21
John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
13
I accept their verdict
00:00
05:31
Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
14
Look! Through the port
00:00
05:35
Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
15
Here! Baby! Dansker, old friend
00:00
04:01
Owen Brannigan, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
16
And farewell to ye
00:00
04:34
Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
17
Interlude
00:00
03:06
London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
18
According to the articles of War
00:00
01:50
John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Glossop, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
19
Down all hands! And see that they do
00:00
02:21
John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
20
We committed his body to the deep
00:00
04:38
Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:15:40
  

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