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British Composers - Britten, Berkeley & Rubbra


Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 29006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenEdmund RubbraLennox Berkeley
Performer:  Joan CrossTom CulbertPeter PearsDenis Dowling,   ... 
Conductor:  Reginald GoodallBenjamin BrittenHerbert MengesNorman Del Mar,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraBBC Theater ChorusEnglish Opera Group,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The opening of Peter Grimes in 1945 changed British music and international opera forever. Amongst a host of première recordings, this set collects for the first time the 1948 scenes from Grimes (with original cast and conductor), the 1947 Glyndebourne Lucretia (also under Goodall), and the early HMV recordings of the two sonnet cycles, Britten’s partner Pears capturing the creative moment in virile voice. Alongside those works and Britten’s two concertos are fascinatingly set contemporaneous recordings of Rubbra and Berkeley. The opening of Peter Grimes in 1945 changed British music and international opera forever. Amongst a host of première recordings, this set collects for the first time the 1948 scenes from Grimes (with original cast and conductor), the 1947 Glyndebourne Lucretia (also under Goodall), and the early HMV recordings of the two sonnet cycles, Britten’s partner Pears capturing the creative moment in virile voice. Alongside those works and Britten’s two concertos are fascinatingly set contemporaneous recordings of Rubbra and Berkeley. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Steady . . . there you are by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
2.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Embroidery in childhood by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: In dreams I've built myself some kindlier home by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
4.
Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Denis Dowling (Baritone), Joan Cross (Soprano), Norman Lumsden (Bass),
Nancy Evans (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Pears (Tenor), Margaret Ritchie (Soprano),
Frederick Sharp (Baritone), Flora Nielsen (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Language: English 
5.
Stratton by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1949 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1949 
Language: English 
6.
Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1954 
Length: 16 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Whatever you say...Let her among you without fault cast the first stone by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
8.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Sunday morning by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
9.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
10.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Glitter of waves and glitter of sunlight by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
11.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Wherefore, I pray and beseech you by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
12.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: O all ye works of the Lord by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joan Cross (Soprano), Tom Culbert (Tenor), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus
13.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 4, Storm by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
14.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jacques Abram (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert Menges
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1945; England 
Date of Recording: 01/25/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 21 Secs. 
15.
Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1964 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Piano in G major, Op. 85 by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Denis Matthews (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
Date of Recording: 08/30/1956 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 44 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn), Manoug Parikian (Violin), Colin Horsley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
18.
Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 23 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Colin Horsley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
19.
Poems (4) of St. Teresa of Avilla, Op. 27 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Pamela Bowden (Alto)
Conductor:  John Minchinton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
20.
Songs (3), Op. 67 no 1 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Thomas Hemsley (Baritone), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
21.
Polka for Piano, Op. 5 no 1a by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Cyril Smith (Piano), Phyllis Sellick (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1934; England 
22.
The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 91 no 1 by Lennox Berkeley
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 
23.
I sing of a maiden by Lennox Berkeley
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
24.
Poems (5) of W. H. Auden, Op. 53 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Thomas Hemsley (Baritone), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
25.
Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
26.
Greek Songs (3), Op. 38 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Thomas Hemsley (Baritone), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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