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Benjamin Britten & English Chamber Orchestra
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works

Benjamin Britten - Short Biography
English Chamber Orchestra - Short History

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

Britten at Aldeburgh (BBC) - Bach: Cantatas 102 & 151

 
 

Cantatas BWV 102 [26:16], BWV 151 [19:06]

Benjamin Britten

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, Aldeburgh Festival Singers / English Chamber Orchestra

BWV 102: Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Peter Pears; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
BWV 151: Soprano: Heather Harper; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Peter Pears; Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

Decca (BBC) 468819-2

BWV 102: Jun 26, 1965
BWV 151: Dec 22, 1968

CD / TT: 78:51

Recorded live at Blythburgh Church, Suffolk, England [BWV 102] & St. Andrews Church, Holbor, England during Aldeburgh Festival.
Other work: Purcell's: Celebrate this Festival.
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C-2

G.F. Händel: Admetus, King of Thessaly

Cantata BWV 35 [31:37]

Benjamin Britten

English Chamber Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker

Ponto PO-1029

Jun 12, 1969

3-CD / TT: 212:36 / 211:55

Recorded at Blythburgh Church, Suffolk, England.
Other work: by G.F. Händel.
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

Bach: St. John Passion

 
 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - sung in English. English libretto by Peter Pears & Imogen Holt

Benjamin Britten

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir (Director: Russell Burgess) / English Chamber Orchestra (Leader: Kenneth Sillitoe)

Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Pears; Bass [Jesus]: Gwynne Howell; Bass [Pilate]: John Shirley-Quirk; Soprano [Arias]: Heather Harper; Soprano [Maid]: Jennifer Hill; Alto [Arias]: Alfreda Hodgson; Tenor [Arias]: Robert Tear; Bass [Pilate, Arias]: John Shirley-Quirk; Bass [Peter]: Russell Burgess; Tenor [Servant]: John Tobin; Tenor [Servant]: Adrian Thompson
Richard Adeney, Norman Knight (Flutes), Peter Graeme, James Brown (Oboes); Cecil Aronowitz, Quintin Ballardie (Violas); Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Adam Skeaping (Viola da gambe); Robert Spence (Lute); Philip Ledger (Harpsichord); Timothy Farrell (Organ); Kenneth Health (Cello); Adrain Beers (Double Bass)

Decca SET-531
Decca/London 443859-2

Apr 1971

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 130:28
MP3 / TT: 130:14

Recorded at the Maltings, Snape, England.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - December 20121)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Riccardo Nughes (March 2005)

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