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Originals - Britten: Peter Grimes / Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The Decca recording was one of the first great achievements of the stereo era. Few opera recordings can claim to be do definitive, with Peter Pears, for who it was written, Owen Brannigan (another member of the original team) and a first-rate cast. Britten conducts superbly and secures splendidly incisive playing." -The Penguin Guide.


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Performers: Owen Brannigan (Bass); Lauris Elms (Mezzo Soprano); Geraint Evans (Voice); Iris Kells (Soprano); David Kelly (Voice); John Lanigan (Tenor); Raymond Nilsson (Tenor); Marcus Norman (Voice); Peter Pears (Voice); James Pease (Voice); Marion Studholme (Soprano); Claire Watson (Soprano); Jean Watson (Alto)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
  • Running Time: 78 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1945