Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2010
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947823452
  • Catalog Number: 001437802

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–8 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (24:15)
  2. 9–15 Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (17:00)
  3. 10 Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54: Act 1. Variation 7. Scene 8: At Night. Miles! Mile - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (10:28)
  4. 11 The Rape of Lucretia, chamber opera, Op. 37: Act 1. Scene 1. Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:45)
  5. 12 Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor & piano, Op. 51 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:23)
  6. 13 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 2. Scene 2. Now the Great Bear and Pleiades... - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:40)
  7. 14 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 2. Scene 2. Old Joe has gone fishing... - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:28)
  8. 15 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 2. Scene 2. The bridge is down, we half swam o - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (1:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66: Dies irae. Move him into the sun - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (4:57)
  2. 2–7 Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (11:53)
  3. 3 Billy Budd, opera, Op. 50: Act 2. Epilogue. We committed his body to the deep - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (4:43)
  4. 9–17 The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (23:11)
  5. 10 A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera, Op. 64: Act 1. How now, my love? Why is your cheek so pale - Benjamin Britten & William Shakespeare (4:43)
  6. 11 Albert Herring, chamber opera, Op. 39: Act 2. Scene 2. Albert the Good! Long may he reign - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (7:34)
  7. 12 Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85: Act 1. Scene 7. May God bless the Queen - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (8:23)
  8. 13 Canticle V: The Death of St Narcissus, for tenor & harp, Op. 89 - Benjamin Britten & T.S. Eliot (7:22)
  9. 14 Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88: Act 1. Scene 7. The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (4:28)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Foggy, Foggy Dew, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:34)
  2. 2 The brisk young widow, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:02)
  3. 3 O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (3:34)
  4. 4 Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 2) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:13)
  5. 5 The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (2:03)
  6. 6 Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Lo! Here my love! turn, Galatea, hither turn thy e - John Gay & George Frideric Handel (0:34)
  7. 7 Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Love in her eyes sits playing - John Gay & George Frideric Handel (6:10)
  8. 8 I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song) - John Dowland & Julian Bream (4:15)
  9. 9 It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol - Thomas Morley & William Shakespeare (2:31)
  10. 10 In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet) - John Dowland & Julian Bream (4:54)
  11. 11 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Part 1: Oberon's Birthday. When a cruel long winte - Henry Purcell & Benjamin Britten (2:50)
  12. 12 St. Matthew Passion for 2 sopranos, alto, 3 tenors, 2 basses & chorus, SWV 479: Jesus aber stund für dem Landpfleger - Heinrich Schütz & Heinrich Schutz Choir (6:08)
  13. 13 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Part 4. No. 41. Aria: Ich will nur dir zu Ehren le - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (5:16)
  14. 14 St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Part 2. No. 26. Recitative: Da nahmen die Kriegskn - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (5:37)
  15. 15 Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Benedictus - Johann Sebastian Bach & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:57)
  16. 16 St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Part 2. No. 22. Recitative: Then led they Jesus fr - Johann Sebastian Bach & Benjamin Britten (4:59)
  17. 17 The Dream of Gerontius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 38: Part 1. Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus, de profundis - Edward Elgar & Benjamin Britten (10:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ganymed ("Wie im Morgenglanze"), song for voice & piano, D. 544 (Op. 19/3) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (4:25)
  2. 2 Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (5:49)
  3. 3 Der Lindenbaum ("Am Brunnen vor dem Tore"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/5 (Op. 89/5) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (5:08)
  4. 4 Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (Op. 89/11) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (4:37)
  5. 5 Der Leiermann ("Drüben hinterm Dorfe..."), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/24 (Op. 89/24) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (3:16)
  6. 6 Das Wandern, song for voice and piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/1 (Op. 25/1) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (2:27)
  7. 7 Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op. 25/6) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (4:20)
  8. 8 Der Jäger ("Was sucht denn der Jäger..."), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/14 (Op. 25/14) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (1:18)
  9. 9 Die liebe Farbe ("In Grün will ich mich kleiden"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/16 (Op. 25/16) - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (4:04)
  10. 10 Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/1 - Benjamin Britten & Robert Schumann (1:37)
  11. 11 Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7 - Benjamin Britten & Robert Schumann (1:44)
  12. 12 Ich hab' im Traum geweinet, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/13 - Benjamin Britten & Robert Schumann (2:11)
  13. 13 Die alten bösen Lieder, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/16 - Benjamin Britten & Robert Schumann (4:32)
  14. 14 Scenes From Goethe's Faust for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra (or piano), WoO 3: Part 2. No. 4. Sonnenaufgang. Die ihr dies Haupt u - Benjamin Britten & Robert Schumann (10:50)
  15. 15 L' Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchetsra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25): Part 2, No. 9: Le Repos de la Sainte Famille - Hector Berlioz & Hector Berlioz (6:57)
  16. 16 Paroles tissées (Woven words), for tenor & 20 solo instruments - Witold Lutoslawski & Witold Lutoslawski (15:13)
Disc 5
  1. 1–6 On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Benjamin Britten (20:22)
  2. 7–11 Boyhood's End, cantata for tenor & piano - Michael Tippett & Noel Mewton-Wood (11:58)
  3. 12–16 The Heart's Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano - Michael Tippett & Sydney Keyes (17:41)
  4. 13 To Daffodils, song for voice & piano - Frederick Delius & Robert Herrick (2:21)
  5. 14 The Merry Month of May, for voice & piano - E.J. Moeran & Thomas Dekker (1:55)
  6. 15 Dream Pedalry (If there were dreams to sell), for voice & piano - Thomas Lovell Beddoes & Bernard van Dieren (2:23)
  7. 16 Take, o take those lips away, for voice & piano - William Shakespeare & Bernard van Dieren (2:19)
  8. 21–23 Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord) - Michael Tippett & William Shakespeare (4:11)
  9. 24–27 Voices of the Prophets, cantata for tenor & piano, Op 41 - Alan Bush & Alan Bush (17:51)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Piggesnie, for voice & piano - Peter Warlock & Peter Pears (0:55)
  2. 2 Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43) - Percy Grainger & Peter Pears (3:45)
  3. 3 If thou wilt ease thine heart, for voice & piano - Thomas Lovell Beddoes & William Busch (3:04)
  4. 4 Come, o come, my life's delight, for voice & piano - Thomas Campion & William Busch (1:34)
  5. 5–10 The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano - Benjamin Britten & John Ireland (10:22)
  6. 6 The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)") - Benjamin Britten & John Ireland (2:42)
  7. 7 'Tis but a week, for voice & piano - Frank Bridge & Benjamin Britten (1:43)
  8. 8 Goldenhair, for voice & piano - Frank Bridge & Benjamin Britten (1:32)
  9. 9 When you are old and gray, for voice & piano - Frank Bridge & Benjamin Britten (3:36)
  10. 10 So perverse, for voice & piano - Frank Bridge & Benjamin Britten (1:15)
  11. 11 Journey's End, for voice & piano - Frank Bridge & Benjamin Britten (3:17)
  12. 17–19 Songs (3), for voice & piano (1926) - Benjamin Britten & John Ireland (7:11)
  13. 20–22 Cycle for declamation, for solo voice - Benjamin Britten & Priaulx Rainier (8:22)
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