BRITTEN The Complete Operas

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

The Complete Operas
Int. Release 04 Nov. 2013
20 CDs
0289 478 5448 7 20 CDs ADD/DDD DX20


Track List

CD 1: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Paul Bunyan, Op.17

1.
1:12

Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Prologue

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

11.
0:21

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Phil Jorgenson, Tim Dahl, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Westbrock, James Lawless, James Bohn, Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, Dan Dressen, James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Vern Sutton, Merle Fristad, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Lawrence Weller, Dan Dressen, Thomas Shaffer, Tim Dahl, Phil Jorgenson, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Clifton Ware, Dan Dressen, Janice Hardy, Maria Jette, Phil Jorgenson, Tim Dahl, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Maria Jette, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Tim Dahl, Phil Jorgenson, Thomas Shaffer, Lawrence Weller, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

27.
1:28

Merle Fristad, Vern Sutton, Lawrence Weller, Phil Jorgenson, James McKeel, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Clifton Ware, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

Dan Dressen, James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 1

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Total Playing Time: 1:04:15

CD 2: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James McKeel, James Lawless, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James McKeel, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

5.
1:14

Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Bohn, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Maria Jette, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Maria Jette, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, James Lawless, Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Bohn, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Clifton Ware, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Richard Allison, Benjamin Allen, Stanford Felix, Jay Ramos, James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Clifton Ware, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Pop Wagner

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Maria Jette, Sue Herber, Janice Hardy, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Dan Dressen, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, James Bohn, Ann Murray, James Westbrock, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Westbrock, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

James Lawless, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Act 2

Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Maria Jette, Janice Hardy, Sue Herber, Elisabeth Comeaux Nelson, Clifton Ware, James Lawless, James Bohn, Dan Dressen, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

22.
5:01

English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

Dan Dressen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Paul Bunyan, Op.17

Appendix

Bronwen Mills, Patricia Forbes, Angus Smith, Andrew Murgatroyd, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle

Total Playing Time: 1:06:03

CD 3: Britten: The Complete Works

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

Prologue

David Kelly, Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Peter Pears, Lauris Elms, David Kelly, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Act 1

Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Claire Watson, Geraint Evans, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, David Kelly, Lauris Elms, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

James Pease, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

James Pease, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

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

James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Geraint Evans, Jean Watson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

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

Act 2

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jean Watson, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Raymond Nilsson, James Pease, John Lanigan, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:15:24

CD 4: Britten: The Complete Works

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

Act 2

Claire Watson, John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, James Pease, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, James Pease, Lauris Elms, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, David Kelly, Geraint Evans, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Jean Watson, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Raymond Nilsson, John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

11.
0:00
2:49

Owen Brannigan, Geraint Evans, Lauris Elms, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

John Lanigan, Lauris Elms, Claire Watson, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, James Pease, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Lauris Elms, Jean Watson, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Marion Studholme, Iris Kells, Lauris Elms, Raymond Nilsson, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Claire Watson, Peter Pears, James Pease, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Jean Watson, Raymond Nilsson, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:06:58

CD 5: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Lib. Ronald Duncan

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Benjamin Luxon, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 48:22

CD 6: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Lib. Ronald Duncan

Act 2

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 59:53

CD 7: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 1

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

4.
0:00
2:43

Sylvia Fisher, John Noble, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Noble, Johanna Peters, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Johanna Peters, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, John Noble, Edgar Evans, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

10.
0:00
3:13

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Peter Pears, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sheila Amit, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Johanna Peters, Peter Pears, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, Edgar Evans, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Peter Pears, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

Johanna Peters, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Edgar Evans, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Sylvia Fisher, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Stephen Terry, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Sheila Rex, Peter Pears, Edgar Evans, Owen Brannigan, Joseph Ward, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Catherine Wilson, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:08:50

CD 8: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Albert Herring, Op.39

Act 2

Sylvia Fisher, John Noble, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Edgar Evans, John Noble, Sheila Rex, April Cantelo, Sylvia Fisher, Sheila Amit, Joseph Ward, Stephen Terry, Catherine Wilson, Johanna Peters, Anne Pashley, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

April Cantelo, John Noble, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, John Noble, Sheila Rex, Johanna Peters, April Cantelo, Edgar Evans, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sylvia Fisher, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Noble, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sheila Amit, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Anne Pashley, Edgar Evans, Stephen Terry, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Owen Brannigan, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sheila Rex, Owen Brannigan, Catherine Wilson, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, John Noble, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Catherine Wilson, John Noble, April Cantelo, Johanna Peters, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Sheila Rex, Edgar Evans, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

17.
0:00
0:40

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Joseph Ward, Catherine Wilson, Sheila Rex, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, April Cantelo, Catherine Wilson, Johanna Peters, Edgar Evans, Joseph Ward, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Owen Brannigan, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Sheila Rex, Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Catherine Wilson, Joseph Ward, Sheila Amit, Anne Pashley, Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Sylvia Fisher, Johanna Peters, John Noble, Edgar Evans, April Cantelo, Sheila Rex, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:08:54

CD 9: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
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

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: 1:21:58

CD 10: Britten: The Complete Works

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

17.
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: 1:15:52

CD 11: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Gloriana, Op.53

Act 1 Scene 1

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Christopher Cornall, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 1 Scene 2

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Dominic Gill, Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 2 Scene 1

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, John Mark Ainsley, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, John Shirley-Quirk, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 2 Scene 2

22.
0:00
1:25

Yvonne Kenny, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 1:11:35

CD 12: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Gloriana, Op.53

Act 2 Scene 3

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Peter Hoare, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

11.
0:00
0:47

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Peter Hoare, Alan Opie, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 1

Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 2

Willard White, Bryn Terfel, Jenevora Williams, James Miller-Coburn, Tom Finucane, Monmouth School Choir, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Act 3 Scene 3

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

27.
0:00
2:31

Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Della Jones, Josephine Barstow, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Yvonne Kenny, Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras

Total Playing Time: 1:16:09

CD 13: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act One

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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

Total Playing Time: 52:10

CD 14: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act Two

Arda Mandikian, Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, David Hemmings, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 53:00

CD 15: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64

Act 1

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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

Alfred Deller, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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

Stephen Terry, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, John Pryor, Richard Dakin, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:13:53

CD 16: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64

Act 2

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Josephine Veasey, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Act 3

Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Kenneth McDonald, Norman Lumsden, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Norman Lumsden, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Robert Tear, Josephine Veasey, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Robert Tear, Helen Watts, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Keith Raggett, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Thomas Hemsley, Helen Watts, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Owen Brannigan, Helen Watts, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Kenneth McDonald, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:10:05

CD 17: Britten: The Complete Works

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

Act 1

1.
0:00
2:59

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Nigel Douglas, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sylvia Fisher, Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Nigel Douglas, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Sylvia Fisher, Janet Baker, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Sylvia Fisher, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, Nigel Douglas, Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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

Total Playing Time: 1:03:08

CD 18: Britten: The Complete Works

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

Act 2

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

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

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

Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Janet Baker, Nigel Douglas, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

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

Total Playing Time: 42:31

CD 19: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Death in Venice, Op.88

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

Act 1

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Michael Bauer, Kenneth Bowen, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, Anne Wilkens, Stephen James Adams, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Angela Vernon Bates, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Carpenter Turner, Sheila Brand, Stephen James Adams, Anne Wilkens, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:21:22

CD 20: Britten: The Complete Works

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Death in Venice, Op.88

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

Act 2

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Stephen James Adams, Stuart Harling, Sheila Brand, Robert Carpenter Turner, Anne Wilkens, Anna Vincent, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Keith Jones, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Neville Williams, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, Penelope McKay, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Leeming, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Total Playing Time: 1:04:01

. . . [Pears'] Gustav von Aschenbach in "Death in Venice" is remarkable . . . Pears' excellence is matched by John Shirley-Quirk's assumption of the septet of baritone roles, full of malice, menace and dark humour. James Bowman's counter-tenor is full-bodied . . . this 1974 recording is essential listening. Decca's casts are mostly very strong. Billy Budd features Peter Glossop as an heroic Billy, while Michael Langdon's Claggart sends a chill down the spine, his sepulchral bass and biting diction never bettered on disc. Indeed, the HMS Indomitable is crewed by a splendid cast, right down to Robert Tear's Novice and Owen Brannigan's Dansker, the Ambrosian Opera Chorus full-throated in the call to arms when the French are sighted. Claire Watson's Ellen Orford graces a strong "Grimes" cast . . . Britten's handling of the orchestral score here is marvellous, perfectly pacing the "Sea Interludes" and Passacaglia, the Decca recording (remastered as are the others in this set) emerging fresh and full of detail. The casting of "The Rape of Lucretia" features Janet Baker on sublime form, with Pears and Heather Harper as the Male and Female Chorus; their narration 'She sleeps as a rose upon the night' is bewitchingly beautiful . . . to those coming to the composer's operas afresh, this box is a pretty good place to begin your explorations.