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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Composer · Conductor · Pianist

Peter Grimes
Billy Budd
Owen Wingrave
The Beggar's Opera
Idomeneo
Winterreise

The Historic BBC Films
Int. Release 03 May. 2010
7 DVD-Videos
0440 074 3366 9 7 DVD-VIDEO NTSC DH7
The Britten-Pears-Collection


Track List

DVD 1: Britten: Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33

Prologue

1.
4:25

Michael Rippon, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 1

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Bainbridge, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Rippon, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Bainbridge, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Anne Pashley, Jill Gomez, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

22.
9:35

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

26.
6:21

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

27.
5:34

Ann Robson, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 2:22:28

DVD 2: Britten: Billy Budd

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Billy Budd, Op.50

Act 1

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Eric Garrett, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

4.
10:24

Nigel Rogers, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Michael Langdon, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Michael Langdon, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Act 2

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Dennis Wicks, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

27.
4:30

London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 2:38:00

DVD 3: Britten: Owen Wingrave

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Owen Wingrave, Op.85

Act 1

1.
3:02

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

5.
1:40

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Douglas, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

10.
1:49

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

15.
3:14

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

16.
1:30

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Douglas, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

21.
3:01

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Extracts from "Music Now"

John Amis

John Amis, Colin Graham, Myfanwy Piper

John Amis, Peter Pears

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 2:01:16

DVD 4: Gay: Beggar's Opera

English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

John Gay (1685 - 1732)
The Beggar's Opera

realised by Benjamin Britten

Prologue

Roger Jerome, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

3.
4:26

English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Act 1

David Kelly, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Bernard Dickerson, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

David Kelly, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Anna Pollak, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, Anna Pollak, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Anna Pollak, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

17.
1:58

Various Artists, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Joan Edwards, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, David Kelly, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Act 2

Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, Kenneth McKellar, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Act 3

Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Carolyn Maia, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Kenneth McKellar, Roger Jerome, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Edith Coates, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies

Total Playing Time: 1:21:57

DVD 5: Mozart: Idomeneo

John Warrack

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

English Version

2.
5:07

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 1

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Anne Pashley, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Rae Woodland, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Warrack

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

English Version

Act 2

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Rae Woodland, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:37:36

DVD 6: Mozart: Idomeneo

John Warrack

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

English Version

Act 3

Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Anne Pashley, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Anthony Williams, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

10.
6:26

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:06:02

DVD 7: Schubert: Winterreise

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Winterreise, D.911

2.
6:11

5.
3:45

7.
3:39

9.
2:47

10.
2:34

11.
3:41

13.
3:03

14.
2:16

16.
2:28

18.
4:40

20.
1:21

23.
1:36

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
The Mock Marriage

Traditional
29.
3:52

Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814)
32.
5:13

Traditional
34.
2:29

35.
1:14

Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten discuss Winterreise

36.
4:50

37.
5:28

38.
2:27

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:59:35