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Title: Britten Operas I
Otros títulos: Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes Opera in Prologue and Three Acts Op. 33
Peter Grimes Act Two (conclusion) - Act Three
Las Óperas de Britten I
Peter Grimes Ópera en Prólogo y Tres Actos Op. 33
Peter Grimes Segundo Acto (conclusión) - Tercer Acto
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears; Claire Watson; James Pease; David Kelly; Owen Brannigan; Lauris Elms; Jean Watson; Marion Studholme; Iris Kells; Raymond Nilsson; John Lanigan; Geraint Evans; Marcus Norman; Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Código CDU: Bri.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: With the arrival of Benjamin Britten on the international music scene, many felt that English music gained its greatest genius since Purcell. A composer of wide-ranging talents, Britten found in the human voice an especial source of inspiration, an affinity that resulted in a remarkable body of work, ranging from operas like Peter Grimes (1944-1945) and Death in Venice (1973) to song cycles like the Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943) to the massive choral work War Requiem (1961). He also produced much music for orchestra and chamber ensembles, including symphonies, concerti, and chamber and solo works. Britten's father was a prosperous oral surgeon in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk; his mother was a leader in the local choral society. When Benjamin's musical aptitude became evident, the family engaged composer Frank Bridge to supervise his musical education. Bridge's tutelage was one of the formative and lasting influences on Britten's compositional development; Britten eventually ...


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