REGL 417 Benjamin Britten - Our hunting fathers

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Catalogue numberREGL 417
Sleeve picturePicture of REGL 417 Benjamin Britten - Our hunting fathers by artist Benjamin Britten from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleBenjamin Britten - Our hunting fathers
ArtistBenjamin Britten
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code$
BBC Artium label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Artium
BBC%20Artium label
Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Media typePrimary
Media genreMusic - Classical View all other tracks listed as Music - Classical.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesREGL - 417 - A2 1
REGL . 417 . B1 1
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1 Prologue
A2(A) Rats away!
A3(B) Messalina
A4(C) Dance of death
B1 Let the florid music praise
B2Now the leaves are falling fast
B5As it is, plenty
B6 A cradle song (William Blake)
B7The Highland balou (Robert Burns)
B8Sephestia's lullaby (Robert Greene)
B9A charm (Thomas Randolph)
B10The nurse's song (John Philip)
Total length of media 0:00.

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A symphonic cycle for voice and orchestra (Text devised by W. H. Auden)

Peter Pears (tenor) and The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten from a BBC Third programme broadcast on 11.6.61.

(Text by W. H. Auden)

Peter Pears (tenor) and Benjamin Britten (piano) from a BBC broadcast from the Aldeburgh Festival on 18.6.69.


Helen Watts (contralto) and Benjamin Britten (piano) from a BBC Third programme broadcast on 31.3.62. (Transferred from an archive disc.)

Helen Watts is one of Britain's most travelled and oft recorded contraltos, a fact officially recognised in 1978 by the award of the C. B. E. for her services to Music. She has taken part in well over one hundred and fifty recordings during her long career, and is well-known on the continent as in Britain. She was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, and was fortunate to attend a school with a strong musical tradition whose music department was under the guidance of Ernest Read.

Her concert and recital repertoire is catholic; she is, however, one of the great Bach singers in the world and has recorded with Helmutt Rilling all the Bach Cantatas. She is also famous for her Mahler interpretations and has recorded Mahler Symphonies 2 and 3 with Sir Georg Solti, as well as singing this composer's works with such conductors as Abbado, Giulini, Haitink, Leinsdorf and Maazal. In fact, in concerts she has sung with most of the world's leading conductors. Her opera repertoire, though smaller, is equally varied. She has appeared at two Salzburg Festivals - ojne production was with Karajan. She has toured Russia with the English Opera Group singing Lucretia in Britten's 'The Rape of Lucretia'. She has also sung in several Ring cycles at Covent Garden and appeared with the Welsh National Opera and the Scottish National Opera.

She sings frequently on BBC Radio and Television and in 1978 a biographical film was made about her by BBC TV.

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