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BRITISH MUSIC: BRITTEN, RUBBRA, BERKELEY (5 CDS)
BRITISH MUSIC: BRITTEN, RUBBRA, BERKELEY (5 CDS)

BRITISH MUSIC: BRITTEN, RUBBRA, BERKELEY (5 CDS)

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The opening of Peter Grimes in 1945 changed British music and international opera forever. Amongst a host of premiere recordings, this set collects for the first time the 1948 scenes from Grimes (with original cast and conductor), the 1947 Glyndebourne Lucretia (also under Goodall), and the early HMV recordings of the two sonnet cycles, Britten's two concertos are fascinatingly set contemporaneous recordings of Rubbra and Berkeley.


Tracks
- Disc 1 -
1 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: Whatever You Say... Let Her Among You Without Fault Cast the First Stone (Ellen) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir R
2 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Dawson 3:22
3 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: Interlude III: Sunday Morning (Orchestra) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Dawson 2:20
4 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: Glitter of Waves and Glitter of Sunlight (Ellen/Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Da
5 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: Wherefore, I Pray and Beseech You (Rector/Chorus/Ellen) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Da
6 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: O All Ye Works of the Lord (Chorus/Ellen/Peter) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Dawson 5:5
7 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: In Dreams I've Built Myself Some Kindlier Home (Peter) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Daw
8 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 3 Scene 1: Embroidery in Childhood Was a Luxury of Idleness (Ellen) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert D
9 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 3 Scene 1: Interlude VI (Orchestra) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Dawson 2:28
10 Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 3 Scene 2: Grimes!... Steady. There You Are (Chorus/Peter/Ellen) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Tom Culbert/Bbc Theatre Chorus/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Reginald Goodall/Herbert Daw
11 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 1. SÌ Come Nella Penna E Nell'inchiostro (XVI) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 2:03
12 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 2. a Che Più Debb'io Mai L'intensa Voglia (XXXI) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:20
13 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 3. Veggio Co' Bei Vostri Occhi Un Dolce Lume (XXX) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 3:10
14 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 4. Tu Sa' Ch'io So, Signior Mie, Che Tu Sai (LV) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:46
15 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 5. Rendete a Gli Occhi Miei, O Fonte O Fiume (XXXVIII) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:50
16 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 6. S'un Casto Amor, S'una Pietà Superna (XXXII) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:15
17 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster): 7. Spirto Ben Nato, in Cui Si Specchia E Vede (XXIV) Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 4:48
18 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 1. Oh My Black Soule! Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 3:19
19 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 2. Batter My Heart Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:13
20 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 3. Oh Might Those Sighes and Teares Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 3:04
21 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 4. Oh, to Vex Me Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:04
22 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 5. What If This Present Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 2:57
23 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 6. Since She Whom I Loved Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 3:48
24 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 7. at the Round Earth's Imagined Corners Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 2:47
25 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 8. Thou Hast Made Me Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 1:24
26 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster): 9. Death, Be Not Proud Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 4:10
- Disc 2 -
1 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: Rome Is Now Ruled By the Etruscan Upstart (Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/
2 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: It Is An Axiom Among Kings (Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margar
3 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: Here the Thirsty Evening (Male Chorus/Collatinus/Junius/Tarquinius) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Fl
4 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: Lucretia! Lucretia! (Junius/Male Chorus/Collatinus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Marg
5 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: With You Two Arm in Arm Again (Collatinus/Tarquinius/Junius) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nie
6 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 1: Interlude: Tarquinius Does Not Wait (Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margar
7 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: Their Spinning Wheel Unwinds (Female Chorus/Lucretia/Bianca/Lucia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flo
8 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: It Is Better to Desire (Bianca/Lucretia/Lucia/Female Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nie
9 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: The Oatmeal Slippers of Sleep (Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Mar
10 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 1 Scene 2: None of the Women Move (Female Chorus/Tarquinius/Male Chorus/Bianca/Lucia/Lucretia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Shar
11 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: She Sleeps As a Rose (Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margaret Rit
12 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: Lucretia!... What Do You Want? (Tarquinius/Lucretia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Ma
13 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: Go, Tarquinius! (Female & Male Chorus/Tarquinius/Lucretia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Niels
14 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 1: Interlude: Here in This Scene You See (Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nie
15 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: Oh! What a Lovely Day! (Lucia/Bianca) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margaret Ritchie/S
16 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: How Hideous! Take Them Away! (Lucretia/Bianca/Lucia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Mar
17 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: Flowers Bring to Every Year (Lucretia/ Bianca) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margaret
18 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: Too Late, Junius (Collatinus/Lucretia) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Margaret Ritchie/
19 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: This Dead Hand Let's Fall (Collatinus/Junius/Lucia/Bianca/Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nan
20 The Rape of Lucretia Op. 37 (Revised 1947 Version: Abridged) (1993 Digital Remaster), Act 2 Scene 2: Is All This Suffering and Pian (Female & Male Chorus) Sir Peter Pears/Joan Cross/Norman Lumsden/Denis Dowling/Frederick Sharp/Nancy Evans/Flora Nielsen/Ma
- Disc 3 -
1 Improvisations on Virginal Pieces By Giles Farnaby Op. 50 (1997 Digital Remaster): Loth to Depart Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 4:13
2 Violin Concerto Op. 15 (Original Version): I. Moderato Con Moto Theo Olof/Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 9:14
3 Violin Concerto Op. 15 (Original Version): II. Vivace - Cadenza - Theo Olof/Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 9:15
4 Violin Concerto Op. 15 (Original Version): III. Passacaglia (Andante Lento (Un Poco Meno Mosso) - Largamente (Lento) - Lento E Solenne) Theo Olof/Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 12:47
5 Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 6:29
6 Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 63 (1997 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio - Allegro Energico Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 9:24
7 Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 63 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro Moderato Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 5:30
8 Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 63 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Grave Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 10:00
9 Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Op. 63 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro Vivo - Adagio Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 4:08
- Disc 4 -
1 Piano Concerto in G Op. 55 (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Corymbus (Adagio: Calmo E Quasi Improvvisatore - Allegretto) Denis Matthews/Bbc Symphony Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 9:40
2 Piano Concerto in G Op. 55 (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Dialogue (Lento E Solenne) Denis Matthews/Bbc Symphony Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 9:06
3 Piano Concerto in G Op. 55 (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Danza Alla Rondo (Allegretto Gioioso) Denis Matthews/Bbc Symphony Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 8:40
4 Prelude and Fugue for 18-Part String Orchestra Op. 29 (2001 Digital Remaster): Prelude - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Norman Del Mar 3:10
5 Prelude and Fugue for 18-Part String Orchestra Op. 29 (2001 Digital Remaster): Fugue Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Norman Del Mar 6:01
6 Piano Concerto in D Op.13 (Revised Version) (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Toccata (Allegro Molto E Con Brio) Jacques Abram/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Menges 12:04
7 Piano Concerto in D Op.13 (Revised Version) (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Waltz (Allegretto) Jacques Abram/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Menges 4:45
8 Piano Concerto in D Op.13 (Revised Version) (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Impromptu (Andante Lento) - Jacques Abram/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Menges 6:45
9 Piano Concerto in D Op.13 (Revised Version) (2001 Digital Remaster): IV. March (Allegro Moderato - Sempre Alla Marcia) Jacques Abram/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Menges 7:49
- Disc 5 -
1 Horn Trio Op. 44: I. Allegro Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 5:27
2 Horn Trio Op. 44: II. Lento Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 6:49
3 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Tema (Moderato) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:59
4 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.1 (Allegro Vivace) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 1:06
5 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.2 (Allegretto) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:57
6 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.3 (Lento) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 2:29
7 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.4 (Vivace) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:46
8 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.5 (Andante) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 1:44
9 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.6 (Moderato) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:55
10 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.7 (Adagio) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 2:17
11 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.8 (Moderato) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:56
12 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.9 (Allegro Vivo) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 1:08
13 Horn Trio Op. 44, III. [Theme and Variations]: Var.10 (Moderato) Manoug Parikian/Dennis Brain/Colin Horsley 0:53
14 Six Preludes Op. 23: 1. Allegro Colin Horsley 1:43
15 Six Preludes Op. 23: 2. Andante Colin Horsley 1:30
16 Six Preludes Op. 23: 3. Allegro Moderato Colin Horsley 1:19
17 Six Preludes Op. 23: 4. Allegretto Colin Horsley 1:21
18 Six Preludes Op. 23: 5. Allegro Colin Horsley 1:35
19 Six Preludes Op. 23: 6. Andante Colin Horsley 1:39
20 Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila Op. 27: 1. If, Lord, Thy Love for Me Is Strong Pamela Bowden/Collegium Musicum London/John Minchinton 4:11
21 Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila Op. 27: 2. Shepherd, Shepherd, Hark That Calling! Pamela Bowden/Collegium Musicum London/John Minchinton 2:17
22 Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila Op. 27: 3. Let Mine Eyes See Thee Pamela Bowden/Collegium Musicum London/John Minchinton 3:30
23 Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila Op. 27: 4. Today a Shepherd and Our Kin Pamela Bowden/Collegium Musicum London/John Minchinton 3:02
24 Three Greek Songs Op. 38: 1. Epitaph of Timas (Sappho) Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 1:49
25 Three Greek Songs Op. 38: 2. Spring Song (Antipater) Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 1:26
26 Three Greek Songs Op. 38: 3. to Aster (Plato) Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 1:43
27 Five Poems By w. H. Auden Op. 58 (2003 Digital Remaster): 1. Among the Leaves the Small Birds Sing (Lauds) Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 2:17
28 Five Poems By w. H. Auden Op. 58 (2003 Digital Remaster): 2. O Lurcher-Loving Collier, Black As Night Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 2:19
29 Five Poems By w. H. Auden Op. 58 (2003 Digital Remaster): 3. What's in Your Mind, My Dove, My Coney Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 1:33
30 Five Poems By w. H. Auden Op. 58 (2003 Digital Remaster): 4. Eyes Look Into the Well Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 2:38
31 Five Poems By w. H. Auden Op. 58 (2003 Digital Remaster): 5. Carry Her Over the Water Thomas Hemsley/Ernest Lush 1:31
32 Polka (No. 1 of [Three] Pieces Op. 5 for Two Pianos) Cyril Smith/Phyllis Sellick 1:41
33 I Sing of a Maiden (1991 Digital Remaster) Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks/Sir Andrew Davis 2:43
34 The Lord Is My Shepherd Op. 91 No. 1 (2003 Digital Remaster) Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Thomas Rose/Christopher Hughes/Stephen Cleobury 4:41