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 ..."
"... has the makings of an award-winning best-seller"
"an unmissible oppurtunity to confront one of the defining masterpieces of 20th Century music"
"Another triumph from the LSO Live label. A strong contender for recording of the year"
"Colin Davis and the LSO give a reading of the score that’s simply scorching"
"... 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 ..."
Nominated for Best Classical Album
Grammy Awards (USA)