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Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), Edith Sitwell (narrator)
Boyd Neel String Orchestra, English Opera Group Ensemble, Benjamin Britten, Anthony Collins
This disc includes one of the great highlights of the whole Britten discography, that first magical recording of the Serenade, with Pears in fresh, youthful voice and Dennis Brain's marvellous... — More…
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Radek Baborák (horn)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Best of all is Nocturne, more spartan and enigmatic, about which he makes some very perceptive comments and where he seems more engaged; the anguished 'Prelude' is fiercely impressive. So are... — More…
Peter Pears (Grimes), Claire Watson (Ellen Orford), James Pease (Balstrode), Jean Watson (Auntie), Geraint Evans (Ned Keene), Lauris Elms (Mrs Sedley), David Kelly (Hobson), Owen Brannigan (Swallow), Raymond Nilsson (Bob Boles), Marion Studholme, Iris Kells (Nieces)
Orchestra and Chorus of...
Almost 50 years on, Britten's own recording is still fresh. His conducting has great naturalness and the sound is amazing for 1958. — More…
Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Von Karajan