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Britten; Peter Grimes, Op.33

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Britten; Peter Grimes, Op.33
Running Time: 137:48
UPC Code: 095115525029

Release Date: September 2020
Originally recorded in November 2019
Composer
Benjamin Britten
Solo tenor • Peter Grimes, a fisherman
Stuart Skelton
Solo Boy (John), his apprentice
Samuel Winter
Solo soprano • Ellen Orford, a widow
Erin Wall
Solo baritone • Captain Balstrode
Roderick Williams
Solo mezzo-soprano • Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar'
Susan Bickley
Solo soprano • Niece 1
Hanna Husáhr
Solo soprano • Niece 2
Vibeke Kristensen
Solo tenor • Bob Boles
Robert Murray
Solo bass-baritone • Swallow, a lawyer
Neal Davies
Solo mezzo-soprano • Mrs Sedley
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Solo tenor • Reverend Horace Adams, the Rector
James Gilchrist
Solo baritone • Ned Keene
Marcus Farnsworth
Solo bass • Hobson
Barnaby Rea
Solo Dr Crabbe
Silent Role
Solo bass • First Fisherman
Francis Brett
Solo bass • Second Fisherman
David Hansford
Solo tenor • A Lawyer
Vernon Kirk
Solo mezzo-soprano • A Fisherwoman
Catherine Backhouse
Solo bass • First Burgess
James Berry
Solo baritone • Second Burgess
Peter Brooks
Solo tenor • Third Burgess
Andrew Masterson
Solo bass • Fourth Burgess
George Butler
Solo tenor • Fifth Burgess
Samuel Knock
Solo baritone • Sixth Burgess
James Holt
Solo soprano • Choral Soprano
Catrin Woodruff-Abel
Choral
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Choral
Royal Northern College of Music Chorus
Choral
Choir of Collegium Musicum
Conductor
Edward Gardner
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer assistant
Gunnar Herleif Nilsen
Venue 25-27 November 2019
Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway
Genre:
Opera

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Peter Grimes, Op.33
An Opera in a Prologue and Three Acts
Libretto by Montague Siater (1902-1956)
after the poem of the same title, published in the collection The Borough (1810)
by George Crabbs (1754-1832)

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Prologue: 8:30
1.
Hobson: 'Peter Grimes! Peter Grimes!' -
6:40
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2.
Peter: 'The truth - the pity - and the truth' -
1:50
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3.
[Interlude I]
3:12
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Lento e tranquillo -
Act I: [41:15]
Scene 1: 21:53
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Chorus of Fishermen andWomen: 'Oh hang at open doors the net, the cork' -
5:14
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Peter: 'Hi! Give us a hand!' -
3:18
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Hobson: 'I have to go from pub to pub' -
4:53
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Balstrode: 'Look! The storm cone!' -
2:27
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Balstrode: 'Ad do you prefer the storm' -
6:01
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9.
Interlude II
4:28
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Presto con fuoco -
Scene 2: 14:54
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Auntie: 'Past time to close!' -
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Balstrode: 'Pub conversation should depend' -
2:58
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12.
Peter: 'Now the Great Bear and Pleiades' -
2:27
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Chorus: 'He's mad or drunk' -
1:02
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14.
Keene and the Others: 'Old Joe has gone fishing' -
2:13
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Hobson: 'The bridge is down, we half swam over'
1:31
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Act II: [47:49]
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Interlude III
2:12
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Allegro spiritoso -
Scene 1
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Ellen: 'Glitter of waves' -
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Rector: 'Wherefore I pray and beseech you' -
3:35
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Chorus: 'O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord' -
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Auntie: 'Fool! to let it come to this!' -
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Boles: 'People - ...No! I will speak!... -
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Ellen: 'We planned that their lives' -
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Rector: 'Swallow - shall we go and see Grimes in his hut?' -
3:05
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24.
Nieces: 'From the gutter'
4:21
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25.
Interlude IV
5:51
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Passacaglia. Ab=ndate moderato (sempre un poco rubato) -
Scene 2: 12:32
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Peter: 'Go there! Go there!' -
3:05
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Peter: 'In dreams I've built myself some kindlier home' -
3:16
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Peter: 'Sometimes I see that boy here in this hut' -
3:00
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29.
Rector: 'Peter Grimes! Peter Grimes! Nobory here?'
3:10
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Act III: [36:59]
30.
Interlude V
4:14
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Aandante comodo e rubato -
Scene 1: 18:12
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Swallow: 'Assign your prettiness to me' -
2:48
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Mrs Sedley: 'Mister Keene! Can you spare a moment?' -
2:46
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First Burgess: 'Come along, Doctor!' -
1:49
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Ellen: Is the boat in?' -
0:52
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Ellen: 'Embroidery in childhood' -
3:08
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Balstrode: 'We'll find him, maybe give him a hand' -
1:32
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37.
Mrs Sedley: Mister Swallow! Mister Swallow!' -
5:15
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38.
Interlude VI
2:28
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Lento -
Scene 2: 12:04
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Voices: 'Grimes! Grimes!' -
5:13
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40.
Ellen: 'Peter, we've come to take you home' -
2:32
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41.
Chorus, led by Soprano: 'To those who pass, the Borough sounds betray'
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Total time: 137:48
Solo: Stuart Skelton tenor • Peter Grimes, a fisherman
Solo: Samuel Winter Boy (John), his apprentice
Solo: Erin Wall soprano • Ellen Orford, a widow
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone • Captain Balstrode
Solo: Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano • Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar'
Solo: Hanna Husáhr soprano • Niece 1
Solo: Vibeke Kristensen soprano • Niece 2
Solo: Robert Murray tenor • Bob Boles
Solo: Neal Davies bass-baritone • Swallow, a lawyer
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano • Mrs Sedley
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor • Reverend Horace Adams, the Rector
Solo: Marcus Farnsworth baritone • Ned Keene
Solo: Barnaby Rea bass • Hobson
Solo: Silent Role Dr Crabbe
Solo: Francis Brett bass • First Fisherman
Solo: David Hansford bass • Second Fisherman
Solo: Vernon Kirk tenor • A Lawyer
Solo: Catherine Backhouse mezzo-soprano • A Fisherwoman
Solo: James Berry bass • First Burgess
Solo: Peter Brooks baritone • Second Burgess
Solo: Andrew Masterson tenor • Third Burgess
Solo: George Butler bass • Fourth Burgess
Solo: Samuel Knock tenor • Fifth Burgess
Solo: James Holt baritone • Sixth Burgess
Solo: Catrin Woodruff-Abel soprano • Choral Soprano
Choral: Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Choral: Edvard Grieg Kor
Choral: Royal Northern College of Music Chorus
Choral: Choir of Collegium Musicum
Hákon Matti Skrede chorus master
Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Melina Mandozzi leader
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Recorded 25 - 27 November 2019
except orchestral interludes, recorded on 24 October 2019

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