Peter Grimes

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 141:57 min | 2.70 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.
Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)

Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10658

These are outstanding performances, as good or better than the composer's own. Edward Gardner tears into the Four Sea Interludes with uninhibited excitement. It's great to hear the high violins and flutes in "Dawn" swooping and soaring like the gulls that they're supposed to be evoking. "Sunday Morning" has an infectious bounce, while "Moonlight" casts a rapt stillness abruptly shattered by perhaps the most vicious storm on disc.
Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~665 Mb
Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)

Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 234 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 09 | Time: 64:09 min

ATMA Classique reissues, in stereo format, its critically acclaimed 2007 recording of 'La Mer: Debussy, Britten, Mercure' performed by the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Kansas City SO / Michael Stern - Britten's Orchestra (2010, Reference Rec. # RR-120SACD) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benjamin Britten - Britten's Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra / Michael Stern (conductor)
SACD ISO: 3,33 GB (Stereo/MCH) | FLAC Stereo @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 984 MB | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Reference Recordings # RR-120SACD | Country/Year: Europe 2003 | Artwork
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"…I feel with this recording, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Orchestra are now major player's in the classical music world. Superb!! Highly recommended." ~sa-cd.net
Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 912 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

One of the chief characteristics of Benjamin Britten's music is his masterful and highly distinctive orchestration, and the works on this album are among his most prized for that hallmark of his originality: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the Sinfonia da requiem, and the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes.
VA - Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music, Fifth Edition, Volume 2: Classic to Twentieth Century (2006)

VA - Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music, Fifth Edition, Volume 2: Classic to Twentieth Century (2006)
EAC | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG+FRONT COVER> 1,96Gb | MP3 320 > 1Gb
Classical

This audio complement to "A History of Western Music" includes recordings of all the works appearing in "The Norton Anthology of Western Music". As in the previous edition, the recordings are of the highest quality and are performed by outstanding groups and soloists. New track references in the textbook allow students to locate the recorded works on the CD set as they read the corresponding discussions in the text. The collection features 20 new works, plus an additional 14 new recordings of works included in the previous edition
Peter Henry Phillips - The Origin (2015/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Peter Henry Phillips - The Origin (2015/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 59:57 minutes | 686 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is an outstanding album from a gifted singer songwriter. Peter Henry Phillips has the ability to capture depth of emotion in a single line. His intonation and dynamic style comes through on every track on the album. This is the kind of album that I don’t just cover for the site, but gets added to my personal collection and steady rotation for years to come. Peter Henry Phillips arrives on the scene with The Origin, establishing himself as a songwriting force with a gesture toward literary lyricism and malleable melodies.
Wandering in the Gardens of the Mind: Peter Mitchell and the Making of Glynn (Repost)

John Prebble, Bruce Weber, "Wandering in the Gardens of the Mind: Peter Mitchell and the Making of Glynn"
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0195142667 | PDF | pages: 342 | 2.4 mb