Peter Grimes  20827

This work contains the following individual pieces:

Holdings which refer to this drama

  1. Chaos and Cosmos in Peter Grimes (chapter)
  2. On Playing Peter Grimes (chapter)
  3. Benjamin Britten on Camera (tv) • 00:01:25 • 1969 recording of Peter Grimes at Snape. Listeners' comments on BBC Radio broadcast of 1945 premiere. Composition especially for Pears. Colin Matthews: "trying to be the young fisherman was not so easy in close-up". Joan Cross and Brian Large as stage/TV directors. Tightness of space in the Maltings. Britten finding it frustrating/limiting medium. Deborah Bull: limitations in space released an intensity. Nicholas Kenyon: Britten as great humane composer of the century, poss due to not being at ease with himself / his position in society. Musical landscape. Oliver Knussen: Aldeburgh right on the edge, days with very low skies when you can physically feel the pressure, the tension before the storm.
  4. Benjamin Britten: His Life and Operas (book) • p120 • Part Two, Chapter 2
  5. Britten (book) • p41 • Chapter 7: The Borough
  6. Remembering Britten (book) • p11 • Benjamin Britten on Verdi and Peter Grimes
  7. Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, Volume 2, 1939-45 (book) • p1029 • 1942-45: The Return to England: The Writing of Grimes

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