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LM 7435

Benjamin Britten conducts A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2014

Originally recorded in 1960


English Opera Group Orchestra


Benjamin Britten


Owen Brannigan

Bottom (bass)

George Maran

Demetrius (baritone)

Peter Pears

Flute (tenor)

April Cantelo

Helena (soprano)

Marjorie Thomas

Hermia (mezzo-soprano)

Johanna Peters

Hippolyta (contralto)

Alfred Deller

Oberon (countertenor)

Norman Lumsden

Quince (bass)

Edward Byles

Snout (tenor)

David Kelly

Snug (bass)

Forbes Robinson

Theseus (bass)

Jennifer Vyvyan

Tytania (soprano)


Jubilee Theatre, Aldeburgh


Record Label
MP Live



Total Time - 145:58
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

1 Audience 0:32
2 Act 1: Over hill, over dale 3:58
3 Oberon is passing fell and wrath 3:10
4 Well, go thy way 3:26
5 How now my love? 4:39
6 Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull 3:25
7 Welcome wanderer 4:49
8 Is all our company here? 7:23
9 Fair love, you faint with wand’ring in the wood 2:53
10 Through the forest have I gone 1:42
11 Stay, though thou kill me 5:06
12 Come, now a roundel and a fairy song 2:05
13 You spotted snakes with double tongue 2:08
14 What thou see’st when thou dost wake 2:11
15 Audience 0:24
16 Act 2: Orchestral Introduction 2:58
17 Are we all met? 7:22
18 I see their knavery 3:12
19 Be kind and courteous to this gentleman 1:21
20 Hail, mortal, hail! 4:41
21 I have a reas’nable good ear for music 4:50
22 How now mad spirit 2:20
23 Flower of this purple dye 6:08
24 Puppet? Why so? 3:27
25 This is thy negligence 1:53
26 Up and down, up and down 5:57
27 On the ground, sleep sound 3:10
28 Act 3: My gentle Robin, see’st thou this sweet sight 7:34
29 Helena! Hermia! Demetrius! Lysander! 5:13
30 When my cue comes, call me 3:34
31 Have you sent to Bottom’s house 5:26
32 Now, fair Hyppolyta 5:00
33 If we offend, it is with our good will 1:10
34 Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show 1:16
35 In this same interlude it doth befall 1:07
36 O grim-look’d night, O night with hue so black 1:49
37 O wall, for often hast thou heard my moans 2:19
38 You ladies, you whose gentle hearts do fear 0:45
39 This lanthorn doth the horned moon present 1:44
40 Sweet moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams 1:52
41 Asleep, my love? 2:44
42 Come, your Bergomask 2:54
43 Now the hungry lion roars 4:59
44 Closing announcement 1:22
 Alfred Deller Oberon (countertenor)
 Jennifer Vyvyan Tytania (soprano)
 Forbes Robinson Theseus (bass)
 Johanna Peters Hippolyta (contralto)
 George Maran Demetrius (baritone)
 Marjorie Thomas Hermia (mezzo-soprano)
 April Cantelo Helena (soprano)
 Owen Brannigan Bottom (bass)
 Norman Lumsden Quince (bass)
 Peter Pears Flute (tenor)
 David Kelly Snug (bass)
 Edward Byles Snout (tenor)
 Benjamin Britten Conductor
  Originally Recorded 24th June 1960  
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