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Peter Pears: Anniversary Tribute

Audio Samples

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Britten, Benjamin : The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
>     Act 1. Variation 7. Scene 8
>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37
>     Act 1. Scene 1. Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart
>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"
>     Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor & piano, Op. 51
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33
>     Act 2. Scene 2. Now the Great Bear and Pleiades...
>     Act 2. Scene 2. Old Joe has gone fishing...
>     Act 2. Scene 2. The bridge is down, we half swam over
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>     Dies irae. Move him into the sun
>Britten, Benjamin : Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61
>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
>     Act 2. Epilogue. We committed his body to the deep
>Britten, Benjamin : Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
>     Act 1. How now, my love? Why is your cheek so pale?
>Britten, Benjamin : Albert Herring, Op. 39
>     Act 2. Scene 2. Albert the Good! Long may he reign
>Britten, Benjamin : Owen Wingrave, Op. 85
>     Act 1. Scene 7. May God bless the Queen
>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle V
>     The Death of St Narcissus, for tenor & harp, Op. 89
>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, Op. 88
>     Act 1. Scene 7. The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me
>Britten, Benjamin : The foggy, foggy dew, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Britten, Benjamin : The brisk young widow, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. V)
>Britten, Benjamin : O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Britten, Benjamin : Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. II)
>Britten, Benjamin : The plough boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a
>     Lo! Here my love! turn, Galatea, hither turn thy eyes
>     Love in her eyes sits playing
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Rosseter, Philip : When that love is but mourning, for voice & lute
>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z629
>     Part 1
>Schütz, Heinrich : Matthäus-Passion SWV 479
>     Jesus aber stund für dem Landpfleger
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248
>     Part 4. no 41. Aria
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
>     Part 2. no 26. Recitative
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>     Benedictus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245
>     Part 2. no 22. Recitative
>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
>     Part 1. Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus, de profundis oro te
>Schubert, Franz : Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3
>Schubert, Franz : Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1)
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (O
>Schubert, Franz : Der Leiermann ("Drüben hinterm Dorfe..."), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/24 (Op. 89/2
>Schubert, Franz : Das Wandern, song for voice and piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/1 (Op. 25/1)
>Schubert, Franz : Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op
>Schubert, Franz : Der Jäger ("Was sucht denn der Jäger..."), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/14 (
>Schubert, Franz : Die liebe Farbe ("In Grün will ich mich kleiden"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D.
>Schumann, Robert : Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/1
>Schumann, Robert : Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7
>Schumann, Robert : Ich hab' im Traum geweinet, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/13
>Schumann, Robert : Die alten bösen Lieder, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/16
>Schumann, Robert : Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust)
>     Part 2. no 4. Sonnenaufgang. Die ihr dies Ha
>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Paroles tissées (Woven words), for tenor & 20 solo instruments
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Tippett, Michael : Boyhood's End, cantata for tenor & piano
>Tippett, Michael : The Heart's Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano
>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
>Moeran, Ernest John : The Merry Month of May, for voice & piano
>Dieren, Bernard van : Dream Pedlary (If there were dreams to sell), for voice & piano
>Dieren, Bernard van : Take, o take those lips away, for voice & piano
>Tippett, Michael : Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord)
>Bush, Alan : Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Piggesnie, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Along the Stream ("The rustling night fall strews my gown with roses"), for voice & piano (Saudades
>Grainger, Percy : Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43)
>Busch, William : Songs (2) of William Blake, for voice & piano
>Busch, William : If thou wilt ease thine heart, for voice & piano
>Busch, William : Come, o come, my life's delight, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : 'Tis but a week, for voice & piano, H. 146
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Goldenhair, for voice & piano, H. 125
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : When you are old and gray, for voice & piano, H. 142
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : So perverse, for voice & piano, H. 61
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Journey's End, for voice & piano, H. 167
>Bennett, Richard R. : Tom O'Bedlam's Song, for voice & cello
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs (3), for voice & piano (1926)
>Rainier, Priaulx : Cycle for declamation, for solo voice

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Britten, Benjamin : The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54
>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37
>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33
>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
>Britten, Benjamin : Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61
>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
>Britten, Benjamin : Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
>Britten, Benjamin : Albert Herring, Op. 39
>Britten, Benjamin : Owen Wingrave, Op. 85
>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle V
>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, Op. 88
>Britten, Benjamin : The foggy, foggy dew, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Britten, Benjamin : The brisk young widow, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. V)
>Britten, Benjamin : O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Britten, Benjamin : Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. II)
>Britten, Benjamin : The plough boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Rosseter, Philip : When that love is but mourning, for voice & lute
>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z629
>Schütz, Heinrich : Matthäus-Passion SWV 479
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245
>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
>Schubert, Franz : Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3
>Schubert, Franz : Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1)
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (O
>Schubert, Franz : Der Leiermann ("Drüben hinterm Dorfe..."), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/24 (Op. 89/2
>Schubert, Franz : Das Wandern, song for voice and piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/1 (Op. 25/1)
>Schubert, Franz : Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op
>Schubert, Franz : Der Jäger ("Was sucht denn der Jäger..."), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/14 (
>Schubert, Franz : Die liebe Farbe ("In Grün will ich mich kleiden"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D.
>Schumann, Robert : Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/1
>Schumann, Robert : Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7
>Schumann, Robert : Ich hab' im Traum geweinet, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/13
>Schumann, Robert : Die alten bösen Lieder, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/16
>Schumann, Robert : Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust)
>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Paroles tissées (Woven words), for tenor & 20 solo instruments
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Tippett, Michael : Boyhood's End, cantata for tenor & piano
>Tippett, Michael : The Heart's Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano
>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
>Moeran, Ernest John : The Merry Month of May, for voice & piano
>Dieren, Bernard van : Dream Pedlary (If there were dreams to sell), for voice & piano
>Dieren, Bernard van : Take, o take those lips away, for voice & piano
>Tippett, Michael : Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord)
>Bush, Alan : Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Piggesnie, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Along the Stream ("The rustling night fall strews my gown with roses"), for voice & piano (Saudades
>Grainger, Percy : Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43)
>Busch, William : Songs (2) of William Blake, for voice & piano
>Busch, William : If thou wilt ease thine heart, for voice & piano
>Busch, William : Come, o come, my life's delight, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : 'Tis but a week, for voice & piano, H. 146
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Goldenhair, for voice & piano, H. 125
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : When you are old and gray, for voice & piano, H. 142
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : So perverse, for voice & piano, H. 61
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Journey's End, for voice & piano, H. 167
>Bennett, Richard R. : Tom O'Bedlam's Song, for voice & cello
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs (3), for voice & piano (1926)
>Rainier, Priaulx : Cycle for declamation, for solo voice
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The recorded legacy of the great English tenor Peter Pears is substantial and wide-ranging. It embraces Baroque repertory and Elizabethan songs as well as a vast amount of twentieth-century English music and German Lieder. This anniversary collection features Pears in a wide selection of this repertory and it also charts his career as a recording artist from landmark recordings such as the first recording of Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (made in 1944) through to Britten's Canticle V 'The Death of St Narcissus' (composed in 1974), recorded near the end of his career in 1976. Many recordings included here appear on CD for the first time as international releases.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Dennis Brain (Horn)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 15 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 :: Act 1. Variation 7. Scene 8
  • Performers: Joan Cross (Soprano); David Hemmings (Boy Soprano); Olive Dyer (Soprano); Peter Pears; Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); Arda Mandikian (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 :: Act 1. Scene 1. Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Composition written: 1946.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac" :: Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor & piano, Op. 51
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33 :: Act 2. Scene 2. Now the Great Bear and Pleiades...
  • Performers: James Pease (Voice); Geraint Evans (Baritone); Peter Pears; Marion Studholme (Soprano); Raymond Nilsson (Tenor); Jean Watson (Alto); Iris Kells (Soprano); David Kelly (Voice); Claire Watson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33 :: Act 2. Scene 2. Old Joe has gone fishing...
  • Performers: Geraint Evans (Baritone); James Pease (Voice); Peter Pears; Claire Watson (Soprano); Marion Studholme (Soprano); Jean Watson (Alto); David Kelly (Voice); Iris Kells (Soprano); Raymond Nilsson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33 :: Act 2. Scene 2. The bridge is down, we half swam over
  • Performers: Raymond Nilsson (Tenor); Claire Watson (Soprano); Iris Kells (Soprano); Jean Watson (Alto); Marion Studholme (Soprano); James Pease (Voice); Peter Pears; Geraint Evans (Baritone); David Kelly (Voice)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66 :: Dies irae. Move him into the sun
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Melos Ensemble of London
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Britten, Benjamin : Hölderlin Fragments (6), song cycle, for tenor & piano, Op. 61
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50 :: Act 2. Epilogue. We committed his body to the deep
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951

>Britten, Benjamin : Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64 :: Act 1. How now, my love? Why is your cheek so pale?
  • Performers: Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1960

>Britten, Benjamin : Albert Herring, Op. 39 :: Act 2. Scene 2. Albert the Good! Long may he reign
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1947

>Britten, Benjamin : Owen Wingrave, Op. 85 :: Act 1. Scene 7. May God bless the Queen
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Nigel Douglas (Tenor); Heather Harper (Soprano); Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Benjamin Luxon; Sylvia Fisher (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1970

>Britten, Benjamin : Canticle V :: The Death of St Narcissus, for tenor & harp, Op. 89
  • Performers: Osian Ellis (Harp); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1974

>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, Op. 88 :: Act 1. Scene 7. The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Notes: Composition written: 1973.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1973

>Britten, Benjamin : The foggy, foggy dew, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : The brisk young widow, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. V)
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : O Waly, Waly, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. II)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : The plough boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a :: Lo! Here my love! turn, Galatea, hither turn thy eyes
  • Performers: Thurston Dart (Harpsichord); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a :: Love in her eyes sits playing
  • Performers: Thurston Dart (Harpsichord); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Rosseter, Philip : When that love is but mourning, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1610

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen, Z629 :: Part 1
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Schütz, Heinrich : Matthäus-Passion SWV 479 :: Jesus aber stund für dem Landpfleger
  • Performers: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Benjamin Luxon; Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1666

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 :: Part 4. no 41. Aria
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 :: Part 2. no 26. Recitative
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Benedictus
  • Performers: Franz Hoger (Double Bass); Josef Merz (Cello); Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245 :: Part 2. no 22. Recitative
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Gwynne Howell (Bass); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 :: Part 1. Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus, de profundis oro te
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Notes: Composition written: 1900.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1900

>Schubert, Franz : Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/1817

>Schubert, Franz : Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingstraum ("Ich träumte von bunten Blumen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/11 (O
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Schubert, Franz : Der Leiermann ("Drüben hinterm Dorfe..."), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/24 (Op. 89/2
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Schubert, Franz : Das Wandern, song for voice and piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/1 (Op. 25/1)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Schubert, Franz : Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Schubert, Franz : Der Jäger ("Was sucht denn der Jäger..."), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/14 (
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Schubert, Franz : Die liebe Farbe ("In Grün will ich mich kleiden"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D.
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Schumann, Robert : Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/1
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Ich hab' im Traum geweinet, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/13
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Die alten bösen Lieder, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/16
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) :: Part 2. no 4. Sonnenaufgang. Die ihr dies Ha
  • Performers: John Elwes (Tenor); Peter Pears; Jenny Hill (Soprano); Neil Jenkins (Tenor); John Noble (Baritone); Margaret Cable (Alto)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Running Time: 10 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1844-1853

>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Paroles tissées (Woven words), for tenor & 20 solo instruments
  • Performer: Peter Pears
  • Conductor: Witold Lutoslawski
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Tippett, Michael : Boyhood's End, cantata for tenor & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1943

>Tippett, Michael : The Heart's Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Noel Mewton-Wood (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Moeran, Ernest John : The Merry Month of May, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dieren, Bernard van : Dream Pedlary (If there were dreams to sell), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Viola Tunnard (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920s

>Dieren, Bernard van : Take, o take those lips away, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Tippett, Michael : Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord)
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1962

>Bush, Alan : Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Alan Bush (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Music Group Limited (1948-??-??&1954-??-??&1965-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1953

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Piggesnie, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Viola Tunnard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Along the Stream ("The rustling night fall strews my gown with roses"), for voice & piano (Saudades
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Viola Tunnard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Grainger, Percy : Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Viola Tunnard (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 04/22/1908-08/14/1908.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Busch, William : Songs (2) of William Blake, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Busch, William : If thou wilt ease thine heart, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Busch, William : Come, o come, my life's delight, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Viola Tunnard (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : 'Tis but a week, for voice & piano, H. 146
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Goldenhair, for voice & piano, H. 125
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : When you are old and gray, for voice & piano, H. 142
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : So perverse, for voice & piano, H. 61
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Journey's End, for voice & piano, H. 167
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Bennett, Richard R. : Tom O'Bedlam's Song, for voice & cello
  • Performers: Joan Dickson (Cello); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs (3), for voice & piano (1926)
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Rainier, Priaulx : Cycle for declamation, for solo voice
  • Performers: Benjamin Britten (Piano); Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953