BRITTEN Billy Budd; The Holy Sonnets Glossop/Pears

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Billy Budd; The Holy Sonnets
Of John Donne; The Songs And Proverbs Of William Blake
Glossop · Pears · Langdon ·
Shirley-Quirk · Fischer-Dieskau
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten
Int. Release 05 Apr. 1989
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Track List

CD 1: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, Op.74

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten

Billy Budd, Op.50

Act 1

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Bryan Drake, David Bowman, Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Robert Tear, Robert Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Rogers, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Delme Bryn-Jones, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Gregory Dempsey, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Geoffrey Coleby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:09:19

CD 2: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.

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

Act 1

Michael Langdon, Robert Bowman, Henry Bush, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Robert Tear, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, David Bowman, Michael Langdon, Eric Garrett, Norman Lumsden, Delme Bryn-Jones, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, Peter Glossop, Gregory Dempsey, Owen Brannigan, Delme Bryn-Jones, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Henry Bush, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Gregory Dempsey, David Bowman, Robert Bowman, Michael Langdon, James Newby, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Robert Tear, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 58:53

CD 3: Britten: Billy Budd/The Holy Sonnets of John Donne etc.

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

Act 2

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Michael Langdon, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Rogers, Delme Bryn-Jones, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, David Bowman, Gregory Dempsey, Peter Glossop, Owen Brannigan, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, James Newby, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, David Kelly, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Glossop, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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0:00
3:06

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Glossop, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:15:40

. . . [Britten's] hauntingly claustrophobic sea-borne opera receives a definitive performance, superbly captured by producer John Culshaw. Peter Pears's Captain Vere oversees matters masterfully . . . it's Peter Glossop and Michael Langdon as the pitiable Budd and odious Claggart who really drive the action.

One can apply the adjective "classic" to this recording with a clear conscience.