Peter Pears

Biography

Born: June 22, 1910; Farnham, England   Died: April 3, 1986; Aldeburgh, England  
Peter Pears, for many years, embodied British vocal music, both opera and song. Benjamin Britten wrote 14 operas and over 50 songs and song cycles for him, and he appeared in the premieres of many other major English works. He was one of the three founders of the Aldeburgh Festival, and he and Britten established the Britten/Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, where he directed the various singing programs until his death.

Given
Read more these impressive credentials and influence, it is rather surprising that as a singer he had distinct limitations. While he was capable of excellent singing, his voice was not especially beautiful, with a rather reedy tone, and at times also with a pronounced wobble. However, his musical intelligence, elegant phrasing, and expressive use of text and the vocal line were to create his place in music history.

His first musical career plan was to be an organist, and he studied that at the Hertford College of Oxford, but he later enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London, where he remained from 1933 to 1935 as an "Operatic Exhibitioner." He then pursued studies with Elena Gerhardt and Dawson Freer. He began his professional singing career as a member of the BBC Singers in 1934, and it was through that group that he and Britten first met.

His first recital with Britten was in 1937 at Balliol, followed by a tour of the United States and Europe performing chamber music, including material written by Britten. When they returned, they performed his Michelangelo Sonnets at Wigmore Hall. His operatic debut was as Hoffmann in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann at the Strand Theater in London in 1942; he joined the Sadler's Wells Opera Company in 1943, singing lyric tenor leads. Britten had begun to write the role of Peter Grimes for him, with funding from the Koussevitsky Foundation, and the opera had its world premiere in 1945 at the Sadler's Wells. Thereafter, while he still appeared in other composer's works, he and Britten were an established musical team, and the next decades saw the appearances of many more operas written for Pears. In 1946, he created the role of the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, the title role of Albert Herring in 1947, Captain Vere in Billy Budd in 1951, Essex in Gloriana in 1963, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw in 1954, Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1960, and Aschenbach in Death in Venice in 1973. He also created the role of Pandarus in Walton's Troilus and Cressida. In the song repertoire, he premiered Berkeley's Stabat Mater, Tippett's A Child of Our Time and Boyhood's End, as well as Britten's Michelangelo Sonnets, Donne Sonnets, and Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, to name just the most famous. He was a noted student of early music, frequently performing English lute songs in his recitals, and he and Britten published editions of several songs by Purcell.

While most strongly associated with English music and English venues, he was also a noted soloist at the Holland Festival and the Salzburg Festival.

Pears and Britten were necessarily discreet about the intimate nature of their relationship, but in music history, their lifelong partnership and love affair is one of the most productive and influential, perhaps surpassed only by that of Robert and Clara Schumann. They are buried next to one another in Aldeburgh. Read less
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  • 1.
    Decca Sound - Mono Years 1944-1956
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002280602 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus,  Clifford Curzon,  Alfredo Campoli,  Henry Datyner  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Roger Desormière,  Karl Münchinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Puccini: Turandot / Mehta, Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballe [2 Cds & 1 Blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002220946 Release Date: 12/09/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Peter Pears,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Nicolai Ghiaurov  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
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  • 3.
    Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002141602 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  David [bass baritone] Kelly,  Lauris Elms,  Claire Watson  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Noel Mewton-wood
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4619002 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Michael Tippett,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Ferruccio Busoni  ... 
    Performer:  Noel Mewton-Wood,  Peter Pears,  Harry Sevenstern,  Ida Haendel  ... 
    Conductor:  Walter Goehr
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utrecht Symphony Orchestra,  Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
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    Luciano Pavarotti Edition 1 - The First Decade
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002051802 Release Date: 05/19/2014   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Josephine Veasey,  Cornelius Opthof  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge,  Lamberto Gardelli,  Zubin Mehta,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Britten: Piano Concerto; Matyas Seiber: To Poetry; Alan Bush: Voices Of The Prophets
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1493 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Alan Bush,  Mátyás Seiber
    Performer:  Noel Mewton-Wood,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Basil Cameron
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    Britten: War Requiem / Davies, Britten, Pears, Harper, Fischer-Diseskau
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1490 Release Date: 12/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Meredith Davies
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Coventry Cathedral Choir
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  • 8.
    Das Alte Werk - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 46438 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Herbert Tachezi,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Frans Brüggen,  Jeannette Van Wingerden  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Werner Ehrhardt,  Giovanni Antonini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Leonhardt Consort,  Studio for Early Music  ... 
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  • 9.
    Decca Sound - The Analogue Years
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001934702 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 54
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Anton Bruckner,  Arnold Schoenberg,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Pascal Rogé,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Marilyn Horne,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Sir Georg Solti,  Bernard Haitink,  Horst Stein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 10.
    Britten The Performer - Complete Decca Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001922102 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 27
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Adrian Thompson,  John Tobin,  Jenny Hill,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  Wandsworth School Choir  ... 
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  • 11.
    Julian Bream - The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 546242 Release Date: 10/15/2013   Number of Discs: 42
    Composer:  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Mateo Pérez de Albeniz,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Domenico Cimarosa  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears,  George Malcolm,  John Williams  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Arnold,  Sir Colin Davis,  André Previn,  David Atherton  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London,  Julian Bream Consort,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 12.
    Britten: War Requiem / Britten, Vishnevskaya, Pears [2-CDs & Blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001895702 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Galina Vishnevskaya,  Peter Pears,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Simon Preston
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Highgate School Chorus  ... 
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  • 13.
    Britten: Vocal Works
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 151642 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  Neil Mackie,  Barry Tuckwell,  Roger Vignoles  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Steuart Bedford,  Richard Armstrong,  Jeffrey Tate  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Sacred Music - Bach, Handel, Beethoven / Klemperer
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 935402 Release Date: 08/20/2013   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Franz Crass,  Agnes Giebel,  Nicolai Gedda,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  BBC Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 15.
    Britten: The Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001880702 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Rachel Masters,  Viola Tunnard,  Gillian Saunders,  Patricia Garrod  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Stephen Cleobury,  George Guest,  George Malcolm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra  ... 
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  • 16.
    Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex  / Stravinsky, Pears, Modl, Rohr, Krebs
    Label: Acanta/Pilz   Catalog: 233694 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Martha Mödl,  Otto Von Rohr,  Heinz Rehfuss,  Helmut Krebs  ... 
    Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest German Radio Chorus
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  • 17.
    Britten: Albert Herring / Pears, Brannigan, Noble, Fisher, Britten, English Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001820402 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Sylvia Fisher,  Johanna Peters,  April Cantelo,  John Noble  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Britten: Spring Symphony; Hymn To St. Cecilia; Choral Dances From 'gloriana'
    Label: Heritage   Catalog: 243 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan,  Peter Pears,  Norma Procter
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  George Malcolm
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  • 19.
    Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3; Concerto For Orchestra
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001752502 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski
    Performer:  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski,  Witold Rowicki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Gloriana Excerpts / Rostropovich, Pears, Britten
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5025 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Aldeburgh Festival Chorus
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  • 21.
    The Voice Of Peter Pears
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1393 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Ford,  John Dowland,  Thomas Morley,  Philip Rosseter  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
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  • 22.
    Britten: Nocturne; Mozart: Symphony No 40 / Benjamin Britten
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5083 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Folk Songs Of The British Isles
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4078 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Charles Jeffreys,  James L. Molloy,  Delia Murphy  ... 
    Performer:  Phyllis Spurr,  Gerald Moore,  Owen Brannigan,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Wilson,  Hugh S. Roberton,  Bob Sharples,  Ivor E. Sims  ... 
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    Label: Heritage   Catalog: 224 Release Date: 07/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Ford,  Philip Rosseter,  John Dowland,  Thomas Morley  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
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    Schubert: Lieder On Record (1898-2012) [17-CD Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 27575 Release Date: 07/03/2012   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Peter Schreier,  Steven Zehr,  Thomas Hampson,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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Biography

Born: June 22, 1910; Farnham, England   Died: April 3, 1986; Aldeburgh, England  
Peter Pears, for many years, embodied British vocal music, both opera and song. Benjamin Britten wrote 14 operas and over 50 songs and song cycles for him, and he appeared in the premieres of many other major English works. He was one of the three founders of the Aldeburgh Festival, and he and Britten established the Britten/Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, where he directed the various singing programs until his death.

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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
"Sire, Lord and Master"
"Jesus Went With His Disciples"
"O generous Love!"
"So That the Word Might Be Fulfilled"
"Thy Will Be Done, O God Of Love"
"The Band Then, Together With the Captain"
"To Release Me From the Prison"
"Simon Peter Also Followed Jesus From Afar"
"I'll Follow Thee Also"
"Now That Same Disciple Was Known Unto the High Priest"
"Ah, Who Would Dare To Smite Thee?"
"Now Annas Sent Him Bound Unto the High Priest"
"Ah! Take Flight"
"Peter, Who Denied His Lord"
"Christ, Who Gave Us Life and Light"
"Then Led They Jesus From Caiaphas To the Judgement"
"Ah, King Of Heaven"
"And Pilate Said Unto Him"
"Look Yonder, O My Soul"
"Consider, How His Body"
"And When the Soldiers Had Plaited a Crown Of Thorns"
"Thy Bonds, O Christ, Have Set Us Free"
"But the Jews Cried Out and Said"
"Haste, Ye Souls Forlorn and Weary"
"And There Crucified They Him"
"Within My Heart, O Saviour"
"And Then Did the Soldiers"
"When His Life Had Reached Its End"
"And From That Hour He Took Her Unto His Own Home"
"The End Is Nigh"
"My Dearest Saviour, Wilt Thou Answer?"
"And Then Behold, the Veil Of the Temple Was Rent"
"My Heart, Behold How All the World"
"With Torrents Of Weeping"
"The Jews Therefore, Because It Was the Preparation"
"Help Us, Son Of God Most High"
"And After This, Joseph Of Arimethea"
"Farewell, O Weary, Broken Body"
"Lord Jesus, When We Come To Die"
1. "Süßer Trost, mein Jesu kommt"
2. "Erfreue dich, mein Herz"
3. "In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost"
4."Du teurer Gottessohn, nun hast du mir den Himmel aufgemacht"
5. "Heut' schleusst er wieder auf die Tür"
1. "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben"
2. "Wo ist das Ebenbild"
3. "Weh, der Seele"
4. "Verachtest du den Reichtum seiner Gnade"
5. "Erschrekke doch"
6. "Beim Warten ist Gefahr"
7. "Heut' lebst du, heut' bekehre dich"
Symphony
"Now the Night Is Chas'd Away"
"Let the Fifes and the Clarions....Dance"
"When a Cruel Long Winter"
"Hail! Great Parent Of Us All"
"Thus the Ever Grateful Spring"
"See, My Many-Coloured Fields"
"Next, Winter Comes Slowly, Pale"
"Hail! Great Parent Of Us All" (Reprise)
Prelude..."Come, All Ye Songsters Of the Sky"
"The Songsters...May the God Of Wit Inspire"
"Echo...Now Join Your Warbling Voices All"
"Fill Up the Bowl"
"See, Even Night Herself Is Here"
"I Am Come To Lock All Fast"
"One Charming Night"
"Hush, No More"
Dance For the Followers Of Night
Overture
"If Love's a Sweet Passion...I Press Her Hand"
"O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep"
"Now the Maids and the Men Are Making Of Hay"
A Dance Of Haymakers
"A Thousand, Thousand Ways"
Hornpipe and Rondeau
Symphony
"Hark! Hark the Echoing Air"
"Sure the Dull God Of Marriage"
"See, I Obey"
"Turn Then Thine Eyes"
"My Torch Indeed...They Shall Be As Happy"
Chaconne
"They Shall Be As Happy"
Symphony - Canzona
"Celebrate This Festival"
"Britain Now Thy Cares Beguile"
"Celebrate This Festival"
"'Tis Sacred, Bid The Trumpet Cease"
"Let Sullen Discord Smile"
"Crown The Altar, Deck The Shrine"
"Expected Spring At Last Is Come"
"April Who Till Now Has Mourn'd"
"Departing Thus You'll Hear Him Say"
"Happy Realm Beyond Expressing"
"While For a Righteous Cause He Arms"
"Return Fond Muse, The Thoughts Of War"
"Kindly Treat Maria's Day"
1. Gute Nacht
2. Die Wetterfahne
3. Gefrorne Tränen
4. Erstarrung
5. Der Lindenbaum
6. Wasserflut
7. Auf dem Flusse
8. Rückblick
9. Irrlicht
10. Rast
11. Frühlingstraum
12. Einsamkeit
13. Die Post
14. Der greise Kopf
15. Die Krähe
16. Letzte Hoffnung
17. Im Dorfe
18. Der stürmische Morgen
19. Täuschung
20. Der Wegweiser
21. Das Wirtshaus
22. Mut
23. Die Nebensonnen
24. Der Leiermann
1. Das Wandern
2. Wohin?
3. Halt!
4. Danksagung an den Bach
5. Am Feierabend
6. Der Neugierige
7. Ungeduld
8. Morgengruß
9. Der Müllers Blumen
10. Tränenregen
11. Mein!
12. Pause
13. Mit dem grünen Lautenbande
14. Der Jäger
15. Eifersucht und Stolz
16. Die liebe Farbe
17. Die böse Farbe
18. Trockne Blumen
19. Der Müller und der Bach
20. Des Baches Wiegenlied
1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
7. Ich grolle nicht
8. Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen
9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
10. Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
13. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
14. Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
16. Die alten, bösen Lieder
Prelude
"Jesu, Maria, I Am Near To Death"
"Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul"
"Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus"
"Proficiscere, Anima Christiana"
"I Went To Sleep"
"It Is a Member Of That Family Of Wondrous Beings"
"But Hark! Upon My Senses Comes a Fierce Hubbub"
"I See Not Those False Spirits"
"But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony"
"Thy Judgement Now Is Near"
"I Go Before My Judge"
"Softly and Gently"
The Pretty Maid Milkin' Her Cow...The Sprig O' Thyme
The Pretty Maid Milkin' Her Cow...The Sprig O' Thyme
Persephone
Things Lovelier
Now In These Fairylands
A Little Music
The Thought
The Floral Bandit
Envoi
The Dream City
Journey End
In the Street Of Lost Time
Rhyme
Betelgeuse
The Lent Lily
Ladslove
Goal & Wicket
The Vain Desire
The Encounter
Epilogue
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Full Fathom Five
Where The Bee Sucks
Overture
"From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony...When Nature Underneath A Heap"
" From Harmony, From Heav'nly Harmony"
"What Passion Cannot Music Raise And Quell"
"The Trumpet's Loud Clangour"
March
"But Bright Cecilia"
"As From Pow'r Of Sacred Lays"
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - I. Fanfare
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - II. Villes
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIa. Phrase
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IIIb. Antique
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IV. Royauté
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - V. Marine
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VI. Interlude
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VII. Being beauteous
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - VIII. Parade
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18 - IX. Départ
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge - This Ae Night
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Flor-ence! Tell The Midwife!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Doctor Jessop's Midwife"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "I Hope We're Not Too Early, Florence?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Stuffy!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Now Then! Notebook, Florence!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "The First Suggestion On My List"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Is This All You Can Bring?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Beggin' Your Pardon"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Right! We'll Have Him!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - Interlude
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Bounce Me High"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Shop! Hi! Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Tickling A Trout"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Meet Me At A Quarter Past Eight"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "He's Much Too Busy"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "Good Morning, Young Man"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 1 - "We Bring Great News To You"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Isn't He Here?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "For Three Precious Weeks"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Quickly! Quickly, Come Along!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Here They Are, Dears!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "My Flowers Are Few"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "I'm Full Of Happiness"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "As Representing The Local Council"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "My Heart Leaps Up With Joy"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Er-humph! Er-humph! I'm No Great Shakes"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Well Tried, Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - Interlude
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Albert The Good!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "You Oughtn't To Whistle!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 2 - "Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - Introduction
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Is She Asleep?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I'm Hungry, I'm Tired"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Give Me A Decent Murder With A Corpse!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Have You Found Him?"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Fools! Fools! Blundering Fools!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "In The Midst Of Life Is Death"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Albert!"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I'm Sorry About That"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "I Can't Remember Everything"
Britten: Albert Herring, Op.39 / Act 3 - "Albert's Come Back To Stay"
First Tapestry
Second Tapestry
Third Tapestry
Fourth Tapestry
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Prologue
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Pastoral
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Nocturne
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Dirge
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Hymn
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Sonnet
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Epilogue
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XVI
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XXXI
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XXX
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto LV
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XXXVIII
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XXXII
Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22 - Sonetto XXIV
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 1. Menschenbeifall
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 2. Die Heimat
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 3. Sokrates und Alcibiades
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 4. Die Jugend
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 5. Hälfte des Lebens
Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61 - 6. Die Linien des Lebens
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 1. Oh, My Blacke Soule!
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 2. Batter My Heart
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 3. Oh Might Those Sighes and Teares
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 4. Oh, To Vex Me
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 5. What If This Present
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 6. Since She Whom I Loved
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 7. At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 8. Thou Hast Made Me
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 - 9. Death, Be Not Proud