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Curlew River

Author: Benjamin BrittenWilliam PlomerPeter PearsJohn Shirley-QuirkHarold BlackburnAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : London, ℗1989.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; William Plomer; Peter Pears; John Shirley-Quirk; Harold Blackburn; Bryan Drake; Viola Tunnard; Bruce Webb, (Boy soprano); Motomasa Kanze; English Opera Group.
OCLC Number: 21067011
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Church opera in 1 act; libretto by William Plomer, based on the medieval No-play Sumidagawa of Juro Motomasa.
Originally issued by Decca in 1966 on SLT 301.
Compact disc.
Program notes by Donald Mitchell, the composer, and Colin Graham, recording details by John Culshaw, and libretto (30 p.) laid in container.
Performer(s): Peter Pears as the Madwoman ; John Shirley-Quirk as the Ferryman ; Harold Blackburn as the Abbott ; Bryan Drake as the Traveller ; Bruce Webb as the Voice of the Spirit ; vocal and instrumental ensembles of the English Opera Group ; the composer and Viola Tunnard, conductors.
Event notes: Recorded June 1965 at Orford Parish Church.
Description: 1 audio disc (70 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Britten.

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