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The holy sonnets of John Donne Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd

Author: Benjamin BrittenJohn DonneWilliam BlakeE M ForsterEric CrozierAll authors
Publisher: London : London, [1989]
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Multiple forms : Operas : Songs : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Musical settings
Named Person: John Donne; William Blake
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Operas; Songs
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; John Donne; William Blake; E M Forster; Eric Crozier; Peter Pears; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Peter Glossop; Michael Langdon; John Shirley-Quirk; Herman Melville; Ambrosian Opera Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 21529894
Notes: London: 417 428-2 (417 429-2--417 431-2).
The 1st-2nd works, songs with piano; the 3rd work, an opera in 2 acts (revised version, 1961)--with libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville.
Compact discs; analog recordings.
Program notes by Philip Brett and John Warrack, and texts in English with synopses of the opera in English, French, German, and Italian (70 p.)--laid in container.
Performer(s): In the 1st work: Peter Pears, tenor ; Benjamin Britten, piano. In the 2nd work: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone ; Benjamin Britten, piano. In the 3rd work: Peter Pears, tenor ; Peter Glossop, baritone ; Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, basses ; supporting soloists ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Benjamin Britten, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Nov. 1967 at The Maltings, Snape (1st work), and Dec. 1965 (2nd work) and Dec. 1967 (3rd work) at Kingsway Hall, London.
Description: 3 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: The holy sonnets of John Donne, op. 35 --
Songs and proverbs of William Blake, op. 74 --
Billy Budd, op. 50.
Other Titles: Songs and proverbs of William Blake.
Billy Budd.
Vocal music.
Responsibility: Britten.

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