Peter Pears / Anniversary Tribute -

PETER PEARS

Peter Pears
Int. Release 03 May. 2010
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Track List

CD 1: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31

Dennis Brain

Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dennis Brain

Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act One

Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Lib. Ronald Duncan

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Peter Grimes, Op.33

Act 1

Peter Pears, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Claire Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Jean Watson, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:18:25

CD 2: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

Offertorium

Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Billy Budd, Op.50

Act 2

Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64

Act 1

Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 2

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Wingrave, Op.85

Act 1

Heather Harper, Sylvia Fisher, Jennifer Vyvyan, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, Nigel Douglas, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Canticle V - The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89

Peter Pears, Osian Ellis

Death in Venice, Op.88

Lib. Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997) after T.Mann

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:16:52

CD 3: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Traditional
The Foggy Foggy Dew

A Brisk Young Widow

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

Act 1

Peter Pears, Thurston Dart, Philomusica of London, Adrian Boult

Thurston Dart, Peter Pears, Philomusica of London, Adrian Boult

John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Philip Rosseter (1568 - 1623)
Francis Pilkington (1565 - 1638)
Rest sweet Nimphs

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603)
John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Peter Pears, Julian Bream

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
The Fairy Queen, Z.629

Ed. Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Peter Pears

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672)
Meriel Dickinson, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Heinrich Schütz Choir, Roger Norrington

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Part Four - For New Year's Day

Peter Pears, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Part Two

Peter Pears, Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Sanctus

Peter Pears, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Eugen Jochum

St. John Passion, BWV 245

ed. Britten, trans. Pears & I. Holst

Part Two

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Gwynne Howell, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38

Pt. 1

Peter Pears, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:18:13

CD 4: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Winterreise, Op.89, D.911

Die schöne Müllerin, Op.25, D.795

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Dichterliebe, Op.48

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust'

Zweite Abteilung (Part Two)

Peter Pears, Jenny Hill, Margaret Cable, John Elwes, Neil Jenkins, John Noble, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25

Partie 2: La fuite en Egypte

Peter Pears, The St. Anthony Singers, Goldsbrough Orchestra, Colin Davis

Witold Lutoslawski (1913 - 1994)
Peter Pears, London Sinfonietta, Witold Lutoslawski

Total Playing Time: 1:18:08

CD 5: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
On Wenlock Edge

6.
0:00
3:29

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, Zorian String Quartet

Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Boyhood's End (1943)

Boyhood's End

The Heart's Assurance: V. Remember Your Lovers

12.
0:00
2:44

Peter Pears, Noel Mewton-Wood

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)
Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950)
Bernard Van Dieren (1884 - 1936)
Peter Pears, Viola Tunnard

Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Songs for Ariel

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Alan Bush (1900 - 1995)
Voices of the Prophets

Peter Pears, Alan Busch

Total Playing Time: 1:20:51

CD 6: Peter Pears - Anniversary Tribute

Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)
William Busch (1901 - 1945)
Peter Pears, Viola Tunnard

John Ireland (1879 - 1962)
The Land of Lost Content

13.
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1:38

Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012)
Peter Pears, Joan Dickson

John Ireland (1879 - 1962)
Priaulx Rainier (1903 - 1986)
Cycle for Declamation

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:04:32

. . . [his] distinctive, light tenor was one of the most unmistakable voices of the 20th century . . . Pears was a performer of high musical intelligence . . . Pears was much more than a one-composer performer, and there are remarkable performances here of Dowland, Schütz, Schubert, Bridge, Warlock, Tippett and others to prove it.

Dass Pears auch einmal ein Sänger mit einer aufsehenerregend schönen Stimme war, zeigen die Aufnahmen aus den fünfziger und vor allem den vierziger Jahren: In der Britten-Serenade und Vaughan Williams' Zyklus "On Wenlock Edge" besitzt die Stimme des damals 35-jährigen noch den ungetrübten, gleißenden Tenorstrahl und ein jugendliches Charisma, das sich selbst via Tonkonserve vermittelt. Eine Stimme, der man sogar Verdi abgenommen hätte.