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LS 0054

Britten: Peter Grimes

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Sir Colin Davis


Jill Grove

alto (Auntie landlady of 'The Boar')

Anthony Michaels-Moore

baritone (Captain Balstrode retired merchant skipper

Jonathan Lemalu

baritone (Hobson carrier)

Nathan Gunn

baritone (Ned Keene apothecary and quack)

James Rutherford

baritone (Swallow a lawyer)

Catherine Wyn-Rogers

mezzo (Mrs Sedley a widow of an East India Company factor)

Janice Watson

soprano (Ellen Orford a widow, school mistress of the Borough)

Sally Matthews

soprano (First Niece)

Alison Buchanan

soprano (Second Niece)

Christopher Gillett

tenor (Bob Boles fisherman and methodist)

Glenn Winslade

tenor (Peter Grimes a fisherman)

Ryland Davies

tenor (Rev Horace Adams the Rector)

London Symphony Chorus



Venue:

Barbican Centre, London

10-12 Jan 2004

Producer:

James Mallinson



Engineer:

Neil Hutchinson


Jonathan Stokes

Classic Sound Ltd

Record Label
LSO

Genre:

Opera


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 143:17
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

  Peter Grimes, Op.33 (1945)  
   
  Prologue and Act I 55:06      
 

Prologue

 
1 Peter Grimes 7:21
2 The truth...the pity... 1:46
   
 

Act I

 
3 Interlude I 3:49
4 Oh, hang at open doors 6:17
5 I'll give a hand... 4:47
6 Let het among you without fault 2:30
7 Look, the storm cone! 2:46
8 And do you prefer the storm 6:15
9 Interlude II 4:33
10 Past time to close! 4:23
11 We live and let live... 3:18
12 Now the Great Bear and Pleiades 4:08
13 For peace sake...Old Joe has gone fishing... 3:52
   
 

Act 2

48:32  
14 Interlude III 2:26
15 Glitter of waves 1:48
16 Now that the daylight fills the sky 11:42
17 Fool to let it come to this! 5:14
18 We planned that their lives... 5:12
19 From the gutter... 4:27
20 Interlude IV 5:22
21 Go there! 3:04
22 In dreams I've built myself 6:51
23 The whole affair gives Borough talk 2:23
   
 

Act III

39:05  
24 Interlude V 4:31
25 Assign your prettiness to me 8:49
26 Embroidery in childhood 5:02
27 Mr Swallow 5:31
28 Interlude VI 2:42
29 Grimes!...Steady. There you are. Nearly Home. 5:07
30 peter, we've come to take you home 2:23
31 To those who pass the Borough sounds betray 4:58


For his first complete opera recording since his award-winning Les Troyens on LSO Live, Sir Colin Davis tackles one of the 20th century’s greatest works, Britten’s Peter Grimes. Recorded at the opening concerts in the LSO’s centenary celebrations with a magnificent cast, this release promises to be one of 2004’s most exciting.

"... captures all the weight and wondrous sonorities of this extraordinary piece ..."
                                                       *****

 

Mail On Sunday - 13 June 2004

"... has the makings of an award-winning best-seller"

 

Music Week - 26 June 2004

"an unmissible oppurtunity to confront one of the defining masterpieces of 20th Century music"

The Independent

"Another triumph from the LSO Live label. A strong contender for recording of the year"

Classic FM Magazine

"Colin Davis and the LSO give a reading of the score that’s simply scorching"


ClassicsToday.com(USA)

"... a stunning achievement. No other set quite matches it for technical control and overwhelming firepower. The crucial interludes confirm the sovereign reputation of the current LSO ..."
 

Gramophone - August 2004

Nominated for Best Classical Album
Grammy Awards (USA)




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