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Peter Grimes

Author: Benjamin BrittenMontagu SlaterGeorge CrabbeClaire WatsonPeter PearsAll authors
Publisher: London : London, [1985?], 1959.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Montagu Slater; George Crabbe; Claire Watson; Peter Pears; James Pease; David Kelly; Owen Brannigan; Royal Opera House (London, England)
OCLC Number: 14398396
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Opera in three acts; libretto by Montagu Slater after the poem by George Crabb.
Compact discs; analog recording.
Issued also as conventional disc and cassette.
Program notes by Philip Brett in English with French and German translations, synopsis by Eric Walter White in English with French, German and Italian translations, and libretto in English with French and German translations (173 p. : ill., music, ports.) laid in container.
Performer(s): Claire Watson, soprano ; Peter Pears, tenor ; James Pease, David Kelly, Owen Brannigan, basses ; supporting soloists ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Benjamin Britten, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in Walthamstow Town Hall, December 1958.
Description: 3 sound discs (142 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: disc 1. Act one (54:00) --
disc 2. Act two (49:06) --
disc 3. Act three (38:53).
Responsibility: Britten.

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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.

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