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Pears, Peter 1910-1986

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Works: 1,552 works in 3,694 publications in 8 languages and 32,628 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Diaries  Drama  Music  Biography  Operas  Requiems  Pictorial works  Interviews  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Librettist, Editor, Translator, Conductor, Narrator, Author, Instrumentalist, Other, Arranger, Adapter, per, Vocalist, l4, Creator, Honoree, Actor, Musician, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: M1500.B827, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Peter Pears
 
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Most widely held works by Peter Pears
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in Latin and English
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

75 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,150 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 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

62 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's enchanting tale is set to some of Benjamin Britten's most atmospheric music, with a libretto taken entirely from the text of the play. Countertenor Jochen Kowalski is Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Sylvia McNair sings his queen, Tytania. The ensemble cast also includes Nick Stahl as Puck, Nancy Gustafson as Helena, Jane Bunnell as Hermia, Kurt Streit as Lysander, and Rodney Gilfrey as Demetrius
A midsummer night's dream : opera in three acts, op. 64 = Ein Sommernachtstraum by Benjamin Britten( )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 812 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
St Matthew Passion : BWV. 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 740 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
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

49 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turn of the Screw: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue, op.54. Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 567 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
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

39 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Herring: a comic opera in three acts, opus 39, English ChamberOrchestra Benjamin Britten, conductor Sylvia Fisher, soprano Johanna Peters, soprano John Noble, baritone John Brannigan, baritone Edgar Evans,bass April Cantelo Joseph Ward, tenor Catherin Wilson,soprano, Sheila Rex, mezzo-soprano Peter Pears, tenor Libretto included
The Blessed Virgin's expostulation by Henry Purcell( )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven sonnets of Michelangelo : set to music for tenor voice and piano, op. 22 by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published in 1943 in Italian and English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transposition um eine kleine Terz nach unten
Curlew River by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op.71. Text: William Plomer
The holy sonnets of John Donne Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven songs, medium voice by Henry Purcell( )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1964 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fairy Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 629. Libretto: Elkanah Settle
Serenade, op. 31 for tenor, horn, and strings Less [i.e. Les] illuminations : op. 18 for tenor and strings ; Nocturne, op. 60 for tenor, 7 obligato instruments, and strings by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

37 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rape of Lucretia, Peter Pears, tenor Heather Harper, soprano John Shirley-Quirk, bass Bryan Drake, baritone Benajmin Luxon, baritone Janet Baker, contralto Elizabeth Bainbridge, mezzo soprano Jenny Hill, soprano English Chamber Orchestra. Benjamin Britten, conductor Libretto included. Notes included
Acis and Galatea [a masque] by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea: Masque in Two Acts (First Version), HWV 49. Libretto: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes
The canticles by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for voice and guitar by Peter Pears( Recording )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Pears, Peter 1910-

Pears, Peter 1910-1986 Sir

Pears, Peter Neville Luard.

Pears, Peter Neville Luard 1910-1986

Pears, Peter Sir

Pears, Peter, Sir, 1910-1986

Pirz, Piter 1910-1986

SIR PETER PEARS

Пирз, Питер 1910-1986

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Peter Pears : a biographyOnce in a while the odd thing happens : a play from the life of Benjamin Britten