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