|Benjamin Britten||Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo Op.22,
The Holy Sonnets Of John Donne Op. 35,
The Plough Boy,
Come You Not From Newcastle,
O Waly Waly,
The Foggy Foggy Dew.
|Percy Grainger||Six Dukes Went A-Fishin.|
|Aaron Copland||The Boatmen’S Dance (Minstrel Song 1843) From Old American Songs,
Long Time Ago From Old American Songs,
The Dodger (Campaign Song) From Old American Songs,
Simple Gifts (Shaker Song) From Old American Songs,
I Bought Me A Cat.
|Franz Schubert||Im Fruhling D. 882 (Schulze),
Auf Der Bruck D. 853 (Schulze).
Benjamin Britten (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor).
|Britten and Pears’ early collaborations for HMV display an infectious vigour. Britten’s own works, the Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22, and the Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35, are given definitive readings. Also included are folk song settings by Britten, Grainger and Copland and the programme concludes with two of Schubert’s most famous songs: Im Frühling and Auf der Bruck.Essential listening for fans of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.|