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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  • 26.
    Folksongs / Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430063 Release Date: 04/03/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Benjamin Britten,  Peter Pears
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  • 27.
    Kathleen Ferrier - The Complete Decca Recordings [14 CDs + DVD]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001654200 Release Date: 03/20/2012   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Xaver Gruber  ... 
    Performer:  Zoe Vlachopoulos,  Ann Ayars,  Kathleen Ferrier,  Thornton Lofthouse  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Stiedry,  Reginald Jacques,  Boyd Neel,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,  Southern Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bach Choir  ... 
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  • 28.
    Joan Sutherland: A Portrait
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 3013 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Peter Pears,  Owen Brannigan,  George Malcolm
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Anthony Lewis
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  • 29.
    Britten: Music For Voice & Guitar / Peter Pears, Julian Bream
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802095 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Mátyás Seiber,  Peter Racine Fricker,  Sir William Walton
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Julian Bream
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  • 30.
    The Decca Sound - Highlights
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001620002 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Béla Bartók,  Benjamin Britten,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Renata Tebaldi  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Franco Capuana,  István Kertész,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir  ... 
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  • 31.
    British Composers - Britten, Berkeley & Rubbra
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 29006 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Edmund Rubbra,  Lennox Berkeley
    Performer:  Joan Cross,  Tom Culbert,  Peter Pears,  Denis Dowling  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall,  Benjamin Britten,  Herbert Menges,  Norman Del Mar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  BBC Theater Chorus,  English Opera Group  ... 
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  • 32.
    British Composers: A Celebration
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 95480 Release Date: 05/03/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Gustav Holst,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Ian Hare,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Bruce Russell,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Christopher Bishop  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir  ... 
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  • 33.
    Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings; Winter Words; Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1365 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Dennis Brain,  Benjamin Britten
    Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
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  • 34.
    Bach: Great Choral Works / Munchinger, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802001 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Tom Krause,  Elly Ameling,  Helen Watts,  Yvonne Minton  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Singakademie,  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Stuttgart Hymnus Choir  ... 
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  • 35.
    Britten: Les Illuminations; War Requiem; Berg: Sieben Fruhe Lieder
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3125 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Suzanne Danco,  Thomas Hemsley,  Peter Pears,  Heather Harper  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Pro Arte Chorus
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  • 36.
    The Britten-Pears Collection [6 DVDs]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001445909 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Traditional,  Charles Dibdin,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten,  Rae Woodland,  Anthony Williams  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Meredith Davies,  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Chorus,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus  ... 
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  • 37.
    Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001437802 Release Date: 06/22/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  Heinrich Schütz  ... 
    Performer:  Dennis Brain,  Peter Pears,  Jennifer Vyvyan,  Olive Dyer  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Roger Norrington  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boyd Neel String Orchestra,  English Opera Group Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 38.
    Handel: L'allegro ed il penseroso, Cantatas / Watts, Willcocks, Leppard
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 433737 Release Date: 02/25/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Helen Watts,  Elizabeth Harwood,  Elsie Morison,  Jacqueline Delman  ... 
    Conductor:  Raymond Leppard,  Sir David Willcocks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Anthony Singers,  Philomusica of London
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  • 39.
    Julian Bream Edition - Music For Voice & Guitar / Julian Bream, Peter Pears
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61601 Release Date: 02/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Benjamin Britten,  Peter Racine Fricker,  Mátyás Seiber
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Julian Bream
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  • 40.
    Britten At Aldeburgh - Bach: Cantatas; Purcell: Birthday Ode For Queen Mary
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466819 Release Date: 01/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Peter Pears,  John Shirley-Quirk  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Aldeburgh Festival Chorus,  Wandsworth School Choir  ... 
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  • 41.
    Britten At Aldeburgh - Mozart: Symphonies 39 & 41, Concert Arias
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466820 Release Date: 01/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 42.
    Britten: Peter Grimes / Pears, Watson, Britten
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 2008 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Jean Watson,  James Pease,  Peter Pears,  Claire Watson  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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  • 43.
    Britten: Serenade, Winter Words, Etc / Britten, Pears
    Label: London/Decca Historic Series   Catalog: 425996 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Dennis Brain,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boyd Neel String Orchestra
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  • 44.
    Warlock - Collected 78rpm Recordings 1925-1951
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 27811 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Warlock
    Performer:  Dennis Noble,  Flora Nielsen,  Rene Soames,  Billy Neeley  ... 
    Conductor:  Leslie Woodgate,  Constant Lambert,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Anthony Bernard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Festival Singers,  Truro County Girls' School Choir,  BBC Chorus  ... 
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  • 45.
    Benjamin Britten - The Rarities
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468811 Release Date: 10/09/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Galina Vishnevskaya  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  John Iveson,  George Malcolm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 46.
    Britten: Spring Symphony, Cantata Academica, Etc / Britten
    Label: London/Decca British Collection   Catalog: 425153 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan,  Norma Procter,  Peter Pears,  Owen Brannigan  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  George Malcolm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Emmanuel School Boys Chorus  ... 
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  • 47.
    Elgar: The Dream Of Gerontius;  Holst: The Hymn Of Jesus
    Label: London/Decca British Collection   Catalog: 421381 Release Date: 01/30/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk,  Peter Pears,  Yvonne Minton
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Sir Adrian Boult
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 48.
    Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 17526 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 37
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Andrew Mead,  Jill Gomez,  Norman Bailey,  Penelope Walker  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall,  Richard Hickox,  Daniel Harding,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Boys Choir,  City of London Sinfonia,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus  ... 
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  • 49.
    Composers In Person
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 17575 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ernö von Dohnányi,  Paul Hindemith,  Aram Khachaturian  ... 
    Performer:  Béla Bartók,  Vilma Medgyaszay,  Ferenc Szekeres,  Zoltán Székely  ... 
    Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood,  Paul Hindemith,  Aram Khachaturian,  Arthur Honegger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Percurama Percussion Ensemble
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  • 50.
    Salute To Percy Grainger / Pears, Britten
    Label: London/Decca British Collection   Catalog: 425159 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Percy Aldridge Grainger
    Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten,  Viola Tunnard
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  Linden Singers
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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