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Pears, Peter 1910-1986

Overview
Works: 1,557 works in 4,303 publications in 9 languages and 41,861 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Fiction  Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Psychological fiction  Oratorios  Song cycles  Requiems  Diary fiction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Librettist, Editor, Translator, Conductor, Narrator, Author, Instrumentalist, Other, Adapter, Arranger, Vocalist, Musician, Creator, Author of introduction, Actor, t=t, Speaker, Commentator, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Peter Pears
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

107 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baritone ; Atlanta boy Choir ; Atlanta Symphony orchestra & chorus
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

87 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

73 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BRITTEN, Benjamin (conductor)
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
A midsummer night's dream : opera in three acts, op. 64 = Ein Sommernachtstraum by Benjamin Britten( )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

57 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young governess whose awareness of "visitations" by dead members of the household leads to a tragic climax
Young person's guide to the orchestra ; Simple symphony ; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
Five songs medium voice by Henry Purcell( )

68 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op.71. Text: William Plomer
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring symphony op. 44 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

52 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Nov. 1960 (1st work), and Mar. 1961 (2nd-3rd works), Kingsway Hall
St. Matthew Passion = Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PEARS, Peter (tenor). SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). LUXON, Benjamin (baritone). HEINRICH SCHUTZ CHOIR. NORRINGTON, Roger (conductor)
The Blessed Virgin's expostulation by Henry Purcell( )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's gripping story of good and evil, set on an 18th-century British warship, inspired one of Britten's most brilliant operas. Richard Stillwell is Billy, the young sailor with a stammer and a pure heart whose goodness arouses the hatred of Claggart (James Morris). When Claggart falsely accuses Billy of attempting to incite mutiny, Billy strikes and accidentally kills him. Captain Vere (sung by Peter Pears, Britten's partner and creator of the role, in his last Met performance) has no choice but to have Billy hanged for murder, even though Claggart's changes are false. Peter Glossop is Mr. Redburn and Raymond Leppard conducts
Seven sonnets of Michelangelo : set to music for tenor voice and piano, op. 22 by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published in 1943 in Italian and English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transposition um eine kleine Terz nach unten
St Matthew Passion : BWV. 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Bach wrote four (or five) settings of the Passions only two have survived; the St. Matthew Passion (Matthäus-Passion) and the St John Passion. The St. Matthew Passion was probably first performed on Good Friday (11 April) 1727 in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where Bach was the Kantor of the School and Directoris Chori musici of Leipzig. He revised it by 1736, performing it again on 30 March 1736, this time including two organs in the instrumentation. He further revised and performed it again on 24 March 1742. Considered to be one of the greatest pieces of sacred music in Western music, it has been recorded many times, and this version, recorded in July 1964 has remained one of the reference recordings of the work, not least for the inclusion of Fritz Wunderlich as performer of the tenor arias, as well as the rest of the supreme vocal cast which includes Pears, Prey, Ameling and Krause. Booklet notes are by the producer of this recording, the great Ray Minshull, and full texts, together with a new English translation are included
Winterreise by Franz Schubert( )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winterreise sets poems by Wilhelm Müller, who work Schubert had previously set in his cycle Die schone Müllerin"--Program notes
 
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Pears, Peter 1910-

Pears, Peter 1910-1986 Sir

Pears, Peter Neville Luard

Pears, Peter Neville Luard 1910-1986

Pears, Peter Neville Luard Sir 1910-1986

Pears, Peter Sir

Pears, Peter Sir 1910-1986

Peter Pears angielski śpiewak operowy

Peter Pears artiste lyrique, librettiste, anobli en 1977

Peter Pears britischer Opern- und Liedsänger (Tenor)

Peter Pears Brits zanger

Peter Pears tenore inglese

Pirz, Piter 1910-1986

SIR PETER PEARS

Πήτερ Πίαρς

Пирз, Питер 1910-1986

Пирс, Питер

Пітер Пірс

פיטר פירס

ピーター・ピアーズ

彼得·皮尔斯

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The travel diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978Once in a while the odd thing happens : a play from the life of Benjamin Britten