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Britten: Peter Grimes ()

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Decca is to be commended for reissuing the original 1959 recording of Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer and starring Peter Pears, who created the role. There have been a number of subsequent recordings of the opera, but this one, both as a document of the composer's intentions, and on its own musical merit, remains essential for any Britten fan, or for anyone with an interest in twentieth century opera.It could be argued that the townspeople of the Borough dominate the action of the opera. They are a group unified in ...

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Britten: Peter Grimes
2006, Digital Records

UPC: 028947577133

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