Britten: the Historic Bbc Films

Overview

This box set from the Decca label brings into a single collection six individual films of Benjamin Britten's stage productions, which originally aired on English television in the 1960s and early 1970s. Included are: a November 2, 1969 production of Peter Grimes, starring Peter Pears and Heather Harper; a December 11, 1966 production of Billy Budd, starring Peter Glassop and Peter Pears; a May 16, 1971 production of Owen Wingrave, starring Benjamin Luxon and Nigel Douglas; an October 31, 1963 production of The ...
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Overview

This box set from the Decca label brings into a single collection six individual films of Benjamin Britten's stage productions, which originally aired on English television in the 1960s and early 1970s. Included are: a November 2, 1969 production of Peter Grimes, starring Peter Pears and Heather Harper; a December 11, 1966 production of Billy Budd, starring Peter Glassop and Peter Pears; a May 16, 1971 production of Owen Wingrave, starring Benjamin Luxon and Nigel Douglas; an October 31, 1963 production of The Beggar's Opera, starring David Kelly and Roger Jerome; and a Britten-conducted May 1970 production of Mozart's Idomeneo, starring Peter Pears and Heather Harper. The package also includes a two-part show that includes arrangements and performances of various Britten folk songs, performed by Britten and Pears; and Britten's November 15, 1970 production of Schubert's Winterreise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • UPC: 044007433669
  • Source: Decca
  • Region Code: 0
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,589

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Opening Credits [:18]
2. Gute Nacht [6:10]
3. Die Wetterfahne [2:21]
4. Gefrorene Tränen [2:31]
5. Erstarrung [3:44]
6. Der Lindenbaum [5:11]
7. Wasserflut [3:38]
8. Auf Dem Flusse [4:07]
9. Rückblick [2:47]
10. Irrlicht [2:33]
11. Rast [3:41]
12. Frühlingstraum [5:04]
13. Einsamkeit [3:02]
14. Die Post [2:16]
15. Der Greise Kopf [2:56]
16. Kie Krähe [2:28]
17. Letzte Hoffnung [2:12]
18. Im Dorfe [4:39]
19. Der Stürmische Morgen [1:09]
20. Täuschung [1:21]
21. Der Wegweiser [3:55]
22. Das Wirtshaus [4:22]
23. Mut! [1:36]
24. Die Nebensonnen [3:14]
25. Der Leiermann [3:37]
27. Man Is for the Woman Made [1:54]
28. The Foggy, Foggy Dew [2:45]
29. O Waly Waly [3:52]
30. Sweet Polly Oliver [2:38]
31. Sally in Our Alley [4:14]
32. Tom Bowling [5:12]
33. The Lincolnshire Poacher [2:21]
34. The Ploughboy [2:28]
35. Oliver Cromwell [1:13]
1. Frühlingstraum [4:49]
2. Im Dorfe [5:27]
3. Der Leiermann [2:26]
Disc #2 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Introduction [3:14]
2. Overture & Opening Credits [5:06]
3. When Will the Gods Have Pity on Me and My Misfortunes? [9:18]
4. Bring the Trojan Captains Before Me [7:04]
5. These Are the Wretched Few Remaining Trojans [3:41]
6. Hear Me, My Lord [7:20]
7. Ye Gods, Save Them! [1:20]
8. Safe From the Storm at Last [6:39]
9. Ah, What Do I See? [4:21]
10. To Neptune Sing Praises in Pæans Resounding [4:01]
11. Introduction [1:37]
12. Larghetto - Arbace, Now We're Alone [8:42]
13. Come, My Gentle Princess [7:56]
14. Who Can Explain the Meaning of That Which So Disturbs Me? [2:11]
15. What Greater Joy Than This Could E'er Be Granted [14:14]
16. Prince, We Music Part Now [5:34]
17. Oh, Portent O'erwhelming [5:03]
Disc #3 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
2. Introduction [6:27]
3. Gentle Zephyrs, Soft Caressing [5:42]
4. O Princess, Forgive Me [6:53]
5. What Do I See Here? [3:47]
6. My Lord, Outside the Gates the Crowd Has Gathered [9:04]
7. Look Around Here, I Pray You, My Lord [6:00]
8. March - Great Neptune, Thou Whose Empire is Abiding [8:48]
9. The Hero Victorious Triumphant Returns [5:34]
10. Idomeneo Shall Reign No More [6:25]
11. God of Love, Be Thou Amongst Us [3:05]
12. Closing Credits [2:10]
Disc #4 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Opening Credits [:23]
2. If Poverty Be a Title to Poetry [:52]
3. Overture [4:25]
4. No. 1: Through All the Employments of Life [1:58]
5. No. 2: 'Tis Woman Who Seduces All Mankind [1:07]
6. A Register of the Gang [:57]
7. No. 3: If Any Wench Venus' Girdle Wear [3:15]
8. No. 4: Virgins Are Like the Fair Flower in Its Lustre [2:32]
9. No. 5: Our Polly Is a Sad Slut! [1:31]
10. No. 6: O Polly, You Might Have Toyed and Kissed [2:26]
11. No. 7: The Turtle Thus With Plaintive Crying [1:58]
12. No. 8: (Melodrama): Now I'm a Wretch, Indeed! [2:34]
13. No. 9: My Heart Was So Free [:31]
14. No. 10: Were I Laid on Greenland's Coast [2:23]
15. No. 11: The Miser Thus a Shilling Sees [2:15]
16. But the Present Time Is Ours [:41]
17. No. 12: Fill Ev'ry Glass [1:57]
18. No. 13: Let Us Take the Road [1:35]
19. No. 14: If the Heart of a Man [1:06]
20. No. 15: Youth's the Season Made for Joys [5:40]
21. No. 16: Before the Barn-Door Crowing [1:19]
22. No. 17: The Gamesters and Lawyers [2:00]
23. No. 18: At the Tree I Shall Suffer With Pleasure [:33]
255. Act Two [:52]
24. Noble Captain, You Are Welcome [2:08]
25. No. 19: Thus When a Good Housewife Sees a Rat [1:37]
26. No. 20: The First Time at the Looking-Glass [:01]
27. No. 21: Is Then His Fate Decreed, Sir? [2:11]
28. No. 22: How Happy Could I Be With Either [2:26]
29. No. 23: Cease Your Funning [1:09]
30. No. 24: Why How Now, Madam Flirt? [2:48]
31. No. 25: No Power on Earth Can Eer Divide [:54]
255. Act Three [4:25]
32. To Be Sure, Wench [1:54]
33. No. 26: When Young at the Bar [1:08]
34. No. 27: Thus Gamesters United in Friendship Are Found [4:01]
35. Look Ye, Mrs. Jenny [1:13]
36. No. 28: The Modes of the Court [:46]
37. No. 29: What Gudgeons Are We Men! [3:30]
38. No. 30: In the Days of My Youth [2:08]
39. No. 31: I'm Like a Skiff on the Ocean Tossed [4:17]
40. No. 32: A Curse Attends a Woman's Love [2:43]
41. No. 33: Come, Sweet Lass [1:38]
42. No. 34: The Charge Is Prepared [:50]
43. No. 35: O Cruel, Cruel Case! [1:49]
44. No. 36: Would I Might Be Hanged! [5:28]
45. No. 37: Thus I Stand Like the Turk - Closing Credits [3:14]
Disc #5 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Prelude and Opening [3:01]
2. You've Got Your Maps There? [5:05]
3. Is It? Is Glory Everything? [3:45]
4. Oh! I Thought I Knew Them All [2:02]
5. Interlude I [1:39]
6. At Last It's Out [5:06]
7. Interlude II ("War is the Statesman's Game") [1:45]
8. Your Sherry, Mrs Coyle [6:25]
9. Owen, You Can't Mean It [3:12]
10. Interlude III [1:48]
11. Oh, Oh, How Unforseen [4:22]
12. And Now, to Face Them [5:46]
13. Sirrah! How Dare You! [3:45]
14. Coyle, I Wish I Had Not Come [2:49]
15. Ah! Owen! [3:13]
16. Interlude IV [1:29]
17. May God Bless the Queen and This House [8:01]
18. There Was a Boy, a Wingrave Born [4:13]
19. They Called For Him to Toll the Bell [2:36]
20. I Envy You This Fine Old House [2:23]
21. It's Over, I'm Disinherited [3:01]
22. "And With His Friend Young Lechmere Played..." [4:12]
23. Now You May Save Your Scornful Looks [4:37]
24. Ah, Owen, What Shall I Do? [5:29]
25. Is That You, Coyle? [7:39]
26. Ah, Owen, Owen, You've Gone! [4:57]
Disc #6 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Opening Credits [:34]
2. I Am An Old Man Who Has Experienced Much [4:49]
3. Pull, my bantams! Pull, my sparrow-legs [6:40]
4. Boat Ahoy! [10:23]
5. I Heard, Your Honour! [7:08]
6. Christ, the Poor Chap, the Poor Little Runt! [4:48]
7. Boy! [6:57]
8. Any Danger of French Notions Spreading This Side, Sir? [3:33]
9. We Are, Sir Claggard is an Able One [2:09]
10. Land on the Port Bow, Sir [5:05]
11. Blow Her Away, Blow Her to Hilo [4:56]
12. Come Along Dansker and Sing [6:16]
13. O Beauty, O Handsomeness, Goodness [4:55]
14. Come Here, Remember Your Promise [4:56]
15. Billy! Hist, Billy Budd! [3:55]
16. Dansker, Old Friend, Glad to See You [4:45]
17. I Don't Like the Look of the Mist, Mr Redburn [5:19]
18. This is Our Moment [8:19]
19. There You Are Again, Master-at-Arms [5:07]
20. O This Cursed Mist [3:42]
21. Claggart, John Claggart, Beware! [7:18]
22. The Mists Have Cleared [4:01]
23. William Budd, You are Accused by Captain Vere [8:24]
24. I Accept Their Verdict [4:57]
25. Look! Through the Port Comes the Moonshine! Astray [5:41]
26. Here! Baby! [7:26]
27. Interlude [4:30]
28. "According to the Articles of War" [4:39]
29. We Committed His Body to the Deep [1:46]
Disc #7 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
1. Peter Grimes! [4:24]
2. Peter Grimes I Here Advise You! [2:06]
3. The Truth...the Pity...and the Truth [2:05]
4. Interlude I: Dawn [2:52]
5. Oh, Hang at Open Doors the Net, the Cork [5:24]
6. Hi! Give Us a Hand! [4:10]
7. The Carter Goes From Pub to Pub [4:01]
8. Look, the Storm Cone! [8:34]
9. Interlude II: the Storm [4:03]
10. Past Time to Close! [6:33]
11. Get the Brandy, Aunt! [4:36]
12. Old Joe Has Gone Fishing [2:13]
13. The Bridge is Down - We Half Swam Over [1:33]
14. Interlude III: Sunday Morning [2:12]
15. Glitter of Waves and Glitter of Sunlight [5:18]
16. Child, You're Not too Young to Know [8:03]
17. Fool to Let it Come to This! [5:24]
18. We Planned That Their Lives Should Have a New Start [2:22]
19. Swallow! Shall We Go and See Grimes in His Hut? [2:50]
20. From the Gutter, Why Should We Trouble at Their Ribaldries? [4:24]
21. Interlude IV: Passacaglia [5:06]
22. Go There! [9:34]
23. Peter Grimes! Nobody Here? [2:53]
24. Interlude V: Moonlight [4:10]
25. Assign Your Prettiness to Me is the Boat In? [8:14]
26. Mister Swallow! [6:21]
27. Interlude VI [5:33]
28. Grimes! [2:08]
29. To Those Who Pass, the Borough Sounds Betray [7:57]
30. Closing Credits [4:43]
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Disc #1 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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   Winterreise
   Britten Folk Songs
   Britten & Pears Perform & Discuss Winterreise
   Britten-Pears Collection Trailer
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      Enhanced Dolby Mono
Disc #2 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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   Chapters
   Britten - Pears Collection Trailer
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Disc #3 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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Disc #4 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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   Britten - Pears Collection Trailer
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Disc #5 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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      Act One
      Scene 1
      Scene 2
      Scene 3
      Scene 4
      Scene 5
      Scene 6
      Scene 7
      Act Two: Prologue
      Scene 1
      Scene 3
   Extracts From 'Music Now' (Music on Two)
   Britten-Pears Collection Trailer
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Disc #6 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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      Act One
      Act Two
         Epilogue
            Closing Credits
   Britten-Spears Collection Trailer
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Disc #7 -- Britten: The Historic BBC Films
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