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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  • 76.
    Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000410202 Release Date: 03/15/2005   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood,  Dame Janet Baker,  Philip Langridge,  John Shirley-Quirk  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 77.
    Facets Of Benjamin Britten
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 220 Release Date: 10/19/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Benjamin Britten,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Amadeus String Quartet
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  • 78.
    Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 1
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000321302 Release Date: 10/12/2004   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  James Pease,  Raymond Nilsson,  David [bass baritone] Kelly,  Lauris Elms  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 79.
    Puccini: Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot/Pavarotti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000334802 Release Date: 10/12/2004   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Gianni Maffeo,  Rolando Panerai  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Nicola Rescigno,  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Schöneberg Boys Choir  ... 
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  • 80.
    Britten: Saint Nicolas, Op 42 / Britten, Pears
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4756156 Release Date: 09/14/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  David Hemmings
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra,  Aldeburgh Festival Chorus
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  • 81.
    Benjamin Britten In Rehearsal & Performance
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4277 Release Date: 08/31/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
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  • 82.
    British Music Collection - Elgar / Britten, Marriner, Et Al
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 473249 Release Date: 04/13/2004   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel,  Alison Hagley,  Della Jones,  Peter Pears  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Rodney Bashford,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Grenadier Guards Band  ... 
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  • 83.
    Masters of the Voice - Tenor
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000228702 Release Date: 04/13/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Schreier,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Mario Del Monaco,  Ian Bostridge  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Nicola Rescigno,  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 84.
    The British Music Collection - Britten: Serenade, Folksongs; Walton: Façade
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000199902 Release Date: 03/09/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Sir William Walton
    Performer:  Dennis Brain,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten,  Edith Sitwell
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Anthony Collins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boyd Neel String Orchestra,  English Opera Group
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  • 85.
    British Composers - Tippett, Seiber: String Quartets, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 585150 Release Date: 02/03/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Tippett,  Mátyás Seiber
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Noel Mewton-Wood,  Benjamin Britten,  Norbert Brainin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
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  • 86.
    The Voice of Opera - Tebaldi, Horne, Pavarotti...
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000024602 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  George Gershwin,  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Roberta Alexander,  Simon Estes,  Helen Donath  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Leonard Slatkin,  Sir Georg Solti,  Eugen Jochum  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 87.
    Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia, Phaedra / Baker, Bedford, Britten
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425666 Release Date: 04/08/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk,  Bryan Drake,  Dame Janet Baker,  Elisabeth Bainbridge  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 88.
    British Composers - Britten: The Heart Of The Matter / Pears
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 74346 Release Date: 05/01/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Neil Mackie,  Roger Vignoles,  Barry Tuckwell,  Peter Pears  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Paisley Abbey Boys Choir
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  • 89.
    Bach: St Matthew Passion / Klemperer, Pears, Ludwig, Et Al
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 67542 Release Date: 04/10/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Otakar Kraus,  Sir Geraint Evans,  Helen Watts  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampstead Parish Church Boys' Choir,  Philharmonia Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 90.
    Britten: Les Illuminataions, Etc /Barbirolli, Pears, Britten
    Label: Nmc   Catalog: 30 Release Date: 09/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Benjamin Britten,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli,  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
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  • 91.
    Legends - Schubert: Winterreise / Pears, Britten
    Label: London/Decca Legends   Catalog: 466382 Release Date: 07/18/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
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  • 92.
    Vaughan Williams - Symphonies No 4 & 5, Etc / Barbirolli
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 62 Release Date: 10/19/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Cecil Sharp
    Performer:  Benjamin Britten,  Peter Pears
    Conductor:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Boyd Neel,  Sir John Barbirolli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Singers of London,  National Folk Dance Orchestra,  Zorian Quartet  ... 
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  • 93.
    Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace / Pears, Drake, Shirley-Quirk, Tear
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 414663 Release Date: 05/25/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Bryan Drake,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Peter Pears,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group Orchestra
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  • 94.
    Britten: The Prodigal Son
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425713 Release Date: 05/25/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Pears,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Robert Tear,  Bryan Drake
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group Orchestra
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  • 95.
    Murray Perahia - 25th Anniversary Edition
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 63380 Release Date: 11/18/1997   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Murray Perahia,  Martin Lovett,  Peter Schidlof,  Norbert Brainin  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Murray Perahia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Amadeus String Quartet members  ... 
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  • 96.
    Szymanowski: Symphonies 2 & 3 Etc;  Lutoslawski / Dorati
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 448258 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski,  Karol Szymanowski
    Performer:  Peter Jablonski,  Peter Pears,  Chantal Juillet,  Ryszard Karczykowski
    Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Witold Lutoslawski,  Paul Kletzki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta  ... 
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  • 97.
    Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ / Davis, Morison, Pears
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 443461 Release Date: 06/10/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Anne Pashley,  John [baritone (50s)] Cameron,  Joseph Rouleau,  Elsie Morison  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Anthony Singers,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Goldsborough Orchestra
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  • 98.
    Schubert: Lieder / Raskin, Te Kanawa, Ameling, Blegen
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 62422 Release Date: 04/16/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Dalton Baldwin,  Peter Pears,  Elly Ameling,  Gervase de Peyer  ... 
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  • 99.
    Bach: St John Passion / Britten, Pears, Howell, Harper Et Al
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 443859 Release Date: 06/13/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Adrian Thompson,  John Tobin,  Jenny Hill,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
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    Britten: Billy Budd
    Label: Vai Audio   Catalog: 1034 Release Date: 01/31/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Theodor Uppman,  David Tree,  Inia Te Wiata,  William Mcalpine  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden 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
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"
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: 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: 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
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - On Wenlock Edge
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - From Far, From Eve And Morning
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - Is My Team Ploughing?
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - Oh, When I Was In Love With You
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - Bredon Hill
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge - Clun
Tippett: Boyhood's End - What, then did I want? What did I ask to have?
Tippett: Boyhood's End - To rise each morning and to look out on the sky...
Tippett: Boyhood's End - To climb trees and put my hand down in the deep hot nest of the Bienteveo...
Tippett: Boyhood's End - To ride at noon on the hottest days...
Tippett: Boyhood's End - To lie on my back on the rust-brown grass in January
Tippett: The Heart's Assurance - 1. Song
Tippett: The Heart's Assurance - 2. The Heart's Assurance
Tippett: The Heart's Assurance - 3. Compassion
Tippett: The Heart's Assurance - 4. The Dancer
Tippett: The Heart's Assurance - 5. Remember your Lovers
Tippett: Songs for Ariel - Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Tippett: Songs for Ariel - Full Fathom Five
Tippett: Songs for Ariel - Where The Bee Sucks
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - The Lent Lily
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - Ladslove
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - Goal & Wicket
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - The Vain Desire
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - The Encounter
Ireland: The Land of Lost Content - Epilogue
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Ouvertüre
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Du kanntest mich, O kleiner Engel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Wie anders, Gretchen, war dir's
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die ihr dies Haupt umschwebt im luft'gem Kreise
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Des Lebens Pulse schlagen frisch-lebendig
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ich heiße der Mangel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Vier sah ich kommen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die Nacht scheint tiefer tief hereinzudringen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Herbei! herbei! Herein! herein!
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ein Sumpf zieht am Gebirge hin
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ihn sättigt keine Lust
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Ewiger Wonnebrand
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Hier ist die Aussicht frei
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Dir, der Unberührbaren
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
The Passionate Shepherd
My Own Country
"Peter Grimes!"
"You Sailed Your Boat"
"Peter Grimes, I Here Advise You!"
"The Truth...the Pity..."
Interlude I: On the beach
"Oh, Hang At Open Doors"
"Hi! Give Us a Hand"
"I Have To Go From Pub To Pub"
"Let Her Among You"
"Look, the Storm Cone!"
"And Do You Prefer the Storm"
"What Harbour Shelters Peace"
Interlude II: The Storm
"Past Time To Close!"
"We Live and Let Live"
"Have You Heard?"
"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
"Old Joe Has Gone Fishing"
"The Bridge Is Down, We Half Swam Over"
Interlude III: Sunday Morning By the Beach
"Glitter Of Waves"
"Let This Be a Holiday"
"This Unrelenting Work"
"Fool To Let It Come To This!"
"What Is It?"
"People!...No! I Will Speak!"
"We Planned That Their Lives"
"Swallow! Shall We Go"
"Now Is Gossip Put On Trial"
"From the Gutter"
Interlude IV: Passacaglia
"Go There!"
"Now!...Now!"
"Peter Grimes! Nobody Here?"
Interlude V: Evening (Moonlight)
"Assign Your Prettiness To Me"
"Pah!"
"Come Along, Doctor!"
"Embroidery In Childhood"
"Mr.Swallow!"
"Who Holds Himself Apart"
Interlude VI: Fog
"Grimes! Grimes!"
"Peter, We've Come To Take You Home"
"To Those Who Pass The Borough"
Prologue
Introducing Creon
Introducing Tiresias
Introducing Focasta
Introducing the Messenger
Epilogue
"Requiem Aeternam"
"What Passing Bells For These Who Die As Cattle?"
"Dies irae"
"Bugles Sang, Saddening the Evening Air"
"Liber Scriptus Proferetur"
"Out There, We've Walked Quite Friendly Up To Death"
"Recordare Jesu Pie"
"Be Slowly Lifted Up"
"Dies Irae"
"Lacrimosa Dies Illa"
"Move Him Into the Sun"
"Domine Jesu Christe"
"So Abraham Rose, and Clave the Wood"
"Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus"
"After the Blast Of Lightning From the East"
"One Ever Hangs Where Shelled Roads Part"
"Libera me, Domine"
"It Seemed That Out Of Battle I Escaped"
"Let Us Sleep Now...In Paradisum"
Requiem Aeternam (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Dies Irae (Rehearsal)
Offertorium (Rehearsal)
Sanctus (Rehearsal)
Sanctus (Rehearsal)
Agnus Dei (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Libera Me (Rehearsal)
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Salus Aeterna"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, In His Holy Name"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Command"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Adept In Magic"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "The Waters Of Babylon"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Sirs, What Is This?"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "We Do Not Lack Enemies"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Decree"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - Procession
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Merodak! Lord Of Creation"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Bring Them Here Before My Majesty"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O King, Nebuchadnezzar"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O All Ye Works Of the Lord"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O Ye Winter and Summer"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, We Have Shown You Here"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Jam Lucis Orto Sidere"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Ah You People"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - The Ceremony
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "I Am Father To You All"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Forgive My Asking You"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Father, May I Speak To You?"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Take Your Due Portion"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Go, If You Must Go"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Welcome, Welcome Stranger!"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Are Tired From a Long Journey"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Nights Are Days"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Have Gambled and Lost"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Now - I Have Done What I Said"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "With Joy I Sowed"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Son"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "O Sing Unto the Lord"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Children, You Have Seen"
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sweep! Sweep!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sweep this chimney
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Now, little white boy!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Pull the rope gently until he is free!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Is he wounded?
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Sooty tracks
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Run, poor sweep-boy
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - The kettles are singing
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - O why do you weep
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Ah!...Blackguards!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Help! Help! She's collapsed!
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - The owl, wide-winging through the sky
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Soon the coach will carry you away
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Morning, Sammy! Lovely weather
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Ready, Alfred?
Britten: The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 - Coaching song: The horses are champing
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - I. Bonorum summun omnium II: Quae bene beateque
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - III. At huius caelestis...V: Tum vero Aeneas Sylvius virtus
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - VI: Et Gubernacula. VII: Ut Ad Longaeva Tempora
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - VIII: Docendi ac discendi
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - IX: Rhenana erga omnes. X: Ut instissime XI: O cives..
Britten: Cantata Academica, Op.62 - XII. Nos autem cuncti. XIII. Vigeatque academia libera
Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Christe eleison (Soprano 1 and 2)
Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Laudamus te (Soprano 2)
Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Domine Deus (Soprano 1, Tenor)
Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto)
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (Bass) - Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Credo in unum Deum (Chorus)
Patrem omnipotentem (Chorus)
Et in unum Dominum (Soprano 1, Alto)
Et incarnatus est (Chorus)
Crucifixus (Chorus) - Et resurrexit terita die (Chorus)
Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum (Bass)
Confiteor unum baptisma (Chorus)
Sanctus (Chorus)
Osanna (Double Chorus)
Benedictus (Tenor)
Agnus Dei (Alto)
Dona nobis pacem (Double Chorus)
"Over Hill, Over Dale"
"Oberon Is Passing Fell and Wrath"
"Well, Go Thy Way"
"How Now My Love?"
"Be It On Lion, Bear, Or Wolf, Or Bull"
"Welcome Wanderer!"
"Is All Our Company Here?"
"Fair Love, You Faint With Wand'ring In the Wood"
"Through the Forest Have I Gone"
"Stay, Though Thou Kill Me, Sweet Demetrius"
"Come, Now A Roundel and A Fairy Song"
"You Spotted Snakes With Double Tongue"
"What Thou Seest When Thou Dost Wake"
Introduction: The wood
"Are We All Met?"
"I See Their Knavery"
"Be Kind and Courteous To This Gentleman"
"Hail, Mortal, Hail!"
"I Have A Reas'nable Good Ear In Music"
"How Now, Mad Spirit?"
"Flower Of This Purple Dye"
"Puppet? Why So?"
"This Is Thy Negligence"
"Up and down, Up and Down"
"On the Ground, Sleep Sound"
"My Gentle Robin, See'st Thou This Sweet Sight?"
"Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!"
"When My Cue Comes, Call Me"
"Have You Sent To Bottom's House?"
"Now, Fair Hippolyta"
"If We Offend, It Is With Our Good Will"
"Gentles, Perchange You Wonder At This Show"
"In This Same Interlude It Doth Befall"
"O Grim-Look'd Night, O Night With Hue So Black"
"O Wall, Full Often Hast Thou Heard My Moans"
"You Ladies, You Whose Gentle Hearts Do Fear"
"This Lanthorn Doth the Horned Moon Present"
"Sweet Moon, I Thank Thee For Thy Sunny Beams"
"Asleep, My Love?"
"Come, Your Bergomask"
"Now the Hungry Lion Roars"
1. Prelude
2. The Tornament
3. Recitative & Fight
4. Entrance of the Queen
5. Recitative
6. The two Lords' Explanation
7. Raleigh's Song
8. Ensemble of Reconciliation
9. Recitative & Final March
10. Prelude & Dialogue
11. The Queen's Song
12. Cecil's Song of Government
13. Recitative & Essex's Entry
14. First Lute Song
15. Second Lute Song
16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex
17. Soliloquy & Prayer
18. Prelude & Welcome
19. The Masque
20. Finale
21. Prelude & Song
22. Duet
23. Double Duet
24. Quartet
25. Pavane
26. Conversation
27. Galliard
28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance
29. Lavolta
30. Conversation
31. Morris dance
32. Recitative
33. The Queen's Burlesque
34. Quartet
35. March
36. The Queen's Announcement
37. Ensemble
38. Coranto
39. Prelude & Chatter
40. Essex's Intrusion
41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex
42. The Dressing-Table Song
43. The Entrance of Cecil
44. Cecil's Report
45. Discussion
46. The Queen's Decision
47. Ballad - Rondo
48. Prelude & Verdict
49. Cecil's Warning
50. The Queen's Dilemma
51. Trio
52. Lady Essex's Pleading
53. Penepole Rich's Pleading
54. Epilogue
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - Prelude
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "You've Got Your Maps There?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "At Last It's Out"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Your Sherry, Mrs. Coyle"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Oh, How Unforeseen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Sirrah! How Dare You!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "Coyle, I Wish I Had Not Come"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 1 - "May God Bless the Queen"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "There Was a Boy, a Wingrave Born"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "I Envy You, This Fine Old House"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Paramore Shall Welcome Woe!"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "And With His Friend Young Lechmere Played"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Now You May Save Your Scornful Looks"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Ah, Owen, What Shall I Do?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Is That You, Coyle?"
Britten: Owen Wingrave, Op.85 / Act 2 - "Come In...It's Me, Lechmere"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "I Am An Old Man Who Has Experienced Much"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Pull, My Bantams!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Guard Boat! Indomitable!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "First Man Forward!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Your Name? Billy Budd, Sir"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Billy Budd, King Of the Birds!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "I Heard, Your Honour!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Come Along Kid! Come Along!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Christ, the Poor Chap!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "What's That? What's Those Whistles?"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Starry Vere We Call Him"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Boy! My Compliments To Mr. Redburn"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Gentlemen, the King!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Ay, At Spithead the Men May Have Had Their Grievances"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "We Are, Sir. Claggart Is An Able One"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Blow, Blow, Blow"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "We're Off To Samoa By Way Of Genoa"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Hi! You a... a... a..."
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Over the Water...Handsomely Done"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Come Here. Remember Your Promise"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Billy! Hist! Billy Budd!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1 - "Dansker, Old Friend, Glad To See You"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "I Don't Like The Look Of the Mist"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "With Great Regret I Must Disturb Your Honour"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Deck Ahoy! Enemy Sail On Starboard Bow"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Who'll Volunteer To Board 'Em"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "There You Are Again, Master-at-Arms"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "O This Cursed Mist"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Claggart, John Claggart, Beware!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Master-at-Arms and Foretopman"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "God O' Mercy! Here, Help Me!"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Gentlemen, William Budd Here Has Killed"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "William Budd, You Are Accused By Captain Vere"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Poor Fellow, Who Could Save Him?"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "I Accept Their Verdict"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Look! Through the Port"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Here! Baby! Dansker, Old Friend"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "And Farewell To Ye"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - Interlude
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "According To the Articles Of War"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "Down All Hands! And See That They Go"
Britten: Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 2 - "We Committed His Body To the Deep"