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Britten, Benjamin: Peter Grimes (Decca Audio CD x2)

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Catalogue No: 4757713
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Department: CDs - Classical CDs

Publisher: Decca

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Peter Pears (Grimes), Claire Watson (Ellen Orford), James Pease (Balstrode), Jean Watson (Auntie), Geraint Evans (Ned Keene), Lauris Elms (Mrs Sedley), David Kelly (Hobson), Owen Brannigan (Swallow), Raymond Nilsson (Bob Boles), Marion Studholme, Iris Kells (Nieces)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, December 1958

BBC Music Magazine
“Almost 50 years on, Britten's own recording is still fresh. His conducting has great naturalness and the sound is amazing for 1958.”

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Contents
CD 1: Britten: Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33
Prologue
1
"Peter Grimes!"
00:00
01:27
David Kelly, Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
2
"You sailed your boat"
00:00
03:04
Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Lauris Elms, David Kelly, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
3
"Peter Grimes, I here advise you!"
00:00
02:09
Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
4
"The truth...the pity..."
00:00
01:54
Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
5
Interlude I: On the beach
00:00
02:57
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Act 1
6
"Oh, hang at open doors"
00:00
05:35
Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
7
"Hi! give us a hand"
00:00
03:18
Peter Pears, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
8
"I have to go from pub to pub"
00:00
01:58
David Kelly, Claire Watson, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
9
"Let her among you"
00:00
03:08
Claire Watson, David Kelly, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
10
"Look, the storm cone!"
00:00
02:41
James Pease, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
11
"And do you prefer the storm"
00:00
04:56
James Pease, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
12
"What harbour shelters peace"
00:00
01:11
Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
13
Interlude II: The Storm
00:00
04:08
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
14
"Past time to close!"
00:00
04:21
Jean Watson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Raymond Nilsson, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
15
"We live and let live"
00:00
01:57
James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
16
"Have you heard?"
00:00
01:22
Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
17
"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
00:00
03:40
Peter Pears, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
18
"Old Joe has gone fishing"
00:00
02:28
Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
19
"The bridge is down, we half swam over"
00:00
01:39
David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Claire Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Jean Watson, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Act 2
20
Interlude III: Sunday morning by the beach
00:00
02:24
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
21
"Glitter of waves"
00:00
05:40
Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
22
"Let this be a holiday"
00:00
02:59
23
"This unrelenting work"
00:00
04:40
Claire Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
24
"Fool to let it come to this!"
00:00
02:17
Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
25
"What is it?"
00:00
01:02
Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
26
"People!...No! I will speak!"
00:00
02:13
Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:15:08
CD 2: Britten: Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33
Act 2
1
"We planned that their lives"
00:00
02:27
Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, James Pease, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
2
"Swallow! Shall we go"
00:00
00:43
John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, James Pease, Lauris Elms, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
3
"Now is gossip put on trial"
00:00
02:12
Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
4
"From the gutter"
00:00
04:34
Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
5
Interlude IV: Passacaglia
00:00
05:27
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
6
"Go there!"
00:00
07:18
Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
7
"Now!...Now!"
00:00
02:09
Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
8
"Peter Grimes! Nobody here?"
00:00
03:07
John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Act 3
9
Interlude V: Evening
00:00
04:19
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
10
"Assign your prettiness to me"
00:00
02:36
Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
11
"Pah!"
00:00
02:48
Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Lauris Elms, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
12
"Come along, Doctor!"
00:00
03:18
John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Claire Watson, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
13
"Embroidery in childhood"
00:00
05:09
Claire Watson, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
14
"Mr.Swallow!"
00:00
01:59
Lauris Elms, Jean Watson, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
15
"Who holds himself apart"
00:00
03:45
Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
16
Interlude VI: Fog
00:00
02:36
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
17
"Grimes! Grimes!"
00:00
04:55
Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
18
"Peter, we've come to take you home"
00:00
02:29
Claire Watson, Peter Pears, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
19
"To those who pass the Borough"
00:00
05:00
Owen Brannigan, Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:06:51
  

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