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Aldeburgh Festival, 1953

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William Byrd : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Theme for String Orchestra, arr. Imogen Holst "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Arthur Oldham : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 1, Allegro non troppo for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Michael Tippett : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 2, A Lament, Andante espressivo for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Lennox Berkeley : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 3, Andante for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Benjamin Britten : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 4, Quick and Gay for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Humphrey Searle : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 5, Nocturne, Adagio for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

William Walton : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 6, Finale, Presto giocoso for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Thomas Augustine Arne : Alfred - Ode in honor of Great Britain, Masque "Rule Britannia"
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Henry Purcell : O Lord, grant the Queen a long life
Alfred Deller (Alto); Peter Pears (Tenor); Norman Lumsden (Bass)
Ralph Downes (Organ)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Thomas Augustine Arne : Fairy prince - Now all the air shall ring, Masque
Arda Mandikian (Soprano); Gladys Whitred (Soprano)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Britten : The Little Sweep, Gemini Variations, Children's Crusade

CD (1) DECCA - LONDON - 436 393-2 LM


Benjamin Britten : The Little Sweep, Opera in 1 act, op. 45
Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); April Cantelo (Soprano); John Noble; Edgar Evans; David Hemmings (Soprano); Joseph Ward; Catherine Wilson; Sheila Rex; Norman Lumsden (Bass); Peter Pears (Tenor); Dennis Dowling
Choir of Alleyn's School / English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1955/10/01 & 1955/10/02 - Decca Recording Studio No. 1, West Hampstead, London, England

Benjamin Britten : Gemini Variations, twelve variations and fugue on an epigram of Kodly. Quartet for two (or four) players: flute, violin and piano 4 hands, op. 73
Gabriel Jeney (Piano); Gabriel Jeney (Violin); Zoltan Jeney (Piano); Zoltan Jeney (Flute)
1965/07

Benjamin Britten : Children's Crusade, a ballad for children's voices and orchestra, op. 82
Mark Emney; John Wojciechowski; Raymond Hares; Stephen Daniels; Adrian Thompson (Tenor); Colin Morris; Graham Preston; Barnaby Jago
Ian Cobb (Piano); John Clegg (Piano); Johnatan Smith (Organ); Eric Crees (Percussion); John Tobin (Percussion); Chris Tingley (Percussion); Richard Courtney (Percussion); Brian Elton (Percussion); Graham Harbage (Percussion)
Wandsworth School Boys Choir (chorus master Russel Burgess) / Wandsworth School Boys Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1969/10/10 & 1969/10/11 - St. John's, Smith Square, London, England

Aldeburgh Festival, 1953

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William Byrd : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Theme for String Orchestra, arr. Imogen Holst "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Arthur Oldham : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 1, Allegro non troppo for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Michael Tippett : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 2, A Lament, Andante espressivo for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Lennox Berkeley : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 3, Andante for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Benjamin Britten : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 4, Quick and Gay for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Humphrey Searle : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 5, Nocturne, Adagio for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

William Walton : Variation on an Elizabethan Theme - Variation 6, Finale, Presto giocoso for String Orchestra "Sellinger's round"
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (Strings) (leader Olive Zorian) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Thomas Augustine Arne : Alfred - Ode in honor of Great Britain, Masque "Rule Britannia"
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Henry Purcell : O Lord, grant the Queen a long life
Alfred Deller (Alto); Peter Pears (Tenor); Norman Lumsden (Bass)
Ralph Downes (Organ)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Thomas Augustine Arne : Fairy prince - Now all the air shall ring, Masque
Arda Mandikian (Soprano); Gladys Whitred (Soprano)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Britten : The Holy Sonnets Of John Donne, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Billy Budd

CD (3) DECCA - LONDON - ADRM - 417 429-2


Benjamin Britten : The Holy Sonnets of John Donne for Soprano/Tenor and Piano, op. 35
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1967/11/28 & 1967/11/29 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England

Benjamin Britten : Songs and Proverbs of William Blake for Baritone and Piano, op. 74
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1966/12/04 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Benjamin Britten : Billy Budd, Opera in 2 acts, revised version, op. 50
Peter Glossop (Baritone); Peter Pears (Tenor); Michael Langdon (Bass); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass); Bryan Drake (Baritone); David Kelly (Bass); Gregory Dempsey (Tenor); David Bowman (Baritone); Owen Brannigan (Bass); Robert Tear (Tenor); Robert Bowman (Tenor); Delme Bryn-Jones (Baritone); Eric Garrett (Baritone); Norman Lumsden (Bass); Nigel Rogers (Tenor); Benjamin Luxon (Baritone); Geoffrey Coleby (Baritone); James Newby (Treble); David Read; Henry Bush (Baritone)
Boys from Wandsworth School / Ambrosian Opera Chorus / London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1967/12/07 to 1967/12/09, 1967/12/13 to 1967/12/15 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Britten : A Midsummer night's dream

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Benjamin Britten : A Midsummer night's dream, Opera in 3 acts, op. 64
Alfred Deller (Alto); Elizabeth Harwood; Stephen Terry; Richard Dakin; John Pryer; Ian Wodehouse; Gordon Clark; Eric Alder; John Shirley-Quirck (Bass); Helen Watts (Contralto); Peter Pears (Tenor); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Josephine Veasey (Mezzo-Sopano); Heather Harper (Soprano); Owen Brannigan (Bass); Norman Lumsden (Bass); Kenneth Macdonald; David Kelly (Bass); Robert Tear (Tenor); Keith Raggett
Choirs of Downside and Emanuel Schools / London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1966/09/25 to 1966/10/04, 1966/10/15 - Walthamstow Assembly (Town) Hall, London, England

Britten : The Rape of Lucretia, Scenes from Peter Grimes, Folksongs arrangements

CD (2) EMI CLASSICS - British Composers - CMS 764727 2


Benjamin Britten : The Rape of Lucretia, Opera, op. 37
Peter Pears (Tenor); Joan Cross (Soprano); Norman Lumsden (Bass); Dennis Dowling; Frederick Sharpe; Nancy Evans (Contralto); Flora Nielsen; Margaret Ritchie
English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Reginald Goodall, supervised by Benjamin Britten
1947/07/16 to 1947/07/19, 1947/10/19 - EMI Studio N1, Abbey Road, London, England

Trad. : La belle est au jardin d'amour, arr. Britten
Sophie Wyss (Soprano)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1943/05/26 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse, arr. Britten
Sophie Wyss (Soprano)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1943/05/26 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : Voici le printemps, arr. Britten
Sophie Wyss (Soprano)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1943/05/26 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : La fileuse, arr. Britten
Sophie Wyss (Soprano)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1943/05/26 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : Quand j'tais chez mon pre, arr. Britten
Sophie Wyss (Soprano)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1943/05/26 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : The Salley gardens (Irish tune), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1944/01/04 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Trad. : Little Sir William (Somerset folk song), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1944/01/04 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Trad. : Oliver Cromwell (nursery rhyme from Suffolk), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1944/01/04 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Trad. : The ash grove (Welsh tune), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1944/01/04 - Kingsway Hall, London, England

Trad. : The bonny Earl o' Moray (Scottish tune), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1945/06/18 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : Heigh ho! heigh hi !, arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1945/06/18 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : Sweet Polly Oliver (old English tune), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1946/01/15 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : There's none to soothe (Hullah's song-book - Scottish), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1946/01/15 - Decca Studios, London, England

Trad. : The plough boy (tune by W. Shield), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1947/08/27 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England

Trad. : Come you not from Newcastle ? (Hullah's song-book: English), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1947/08/27 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England

Trad. : The foggy, foggy dew (from Suffolk), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1947/08/27 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England

Trad. : The king is gone a-hunting, arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1950/09/29 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England

Trad. : O Waly, Waly (from Somerset), arr. Britten
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1950/11/15 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England

Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes - Scenes
Peter Pears (Tenor); Joan Cross (Soprano); Tom Culbert
BBC (Theatre) Chorus / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conducted by Reginald Goodall, supervised by Benjamin Britten
1948/07/12, 1948/07/14, 1948/07/16 & 1948/07/17 - EMI Studio N1, Abbey Road, London, England

Gay : The Beggar's Opera

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Benjamin Britten : The Beggar's Opera, a ballad-opera by John Gay (1728) realized from the original airs by Benjamin Britten, op. 46
Peter Pears (Tenor); Nancy Evans (Contralto); Rose Hill; George James; Flora Nielsen; Otakar Kraus (Baritone); Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); Norman Platt; Gladys Parr; Norman Lumsden (Bass); Catherine Lawson; Lesley Duff; Mildred Watson; Dennis Dowling; Roy Ashton; Max Worthley; John Highcock
English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1948/09/22

Britten : The Rape of Lucretia

CD (2) PEARL - GEMS 0231


Benjamin Britten : The Rape of Lucretia, Opera, op. 37
Kathleen Ferrier (Contralto); Peter Pears (Tenor); Joan Cross (Soprano); Owen Brannigan (Bass); Frederick Sharpe; Otakar Kraus (Baritone); Anna Pollak; Margaret Ritchie
Glyndebourne Opera Orchestra conducted by Reginald Goodall
1946/10/11

Benjamin Britten : The Rape of Lucretia - Here is the thirsty evening
Peter Pears (Tenor); Dennis Dowling; Norman Lumsden (Bass); Frederick Sharpe
English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Reginald Goodall, supervised by Benjamin Britten
1947/07/17 - EMI Studio N1, Abbey Road, London, England

Benjamin Britten : Stratton, Incidental music for the Ronald Duncan play
English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1949/10/14

Albert Herring

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Benjamin Britten : Albert Herring, Opera in 3 acts, op. 39
Peter Pears (Tenor); Joan Cross (Soprano); Gladys Parr; Norman Tattersall; Norman Lumsden (Bass)
English Opera Group Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1957/06/14 - Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England