Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Prologue: "Peter Grimes!"
Benjamin Britten 1:36
2 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Prologue: "You sailed your boat"
Benjamin Britten 3:23
3 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Prologue: "Peter Grimes, I here advise you!"
Benjamin Britten 2:11
4 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Prologue: "The truth... the pity..."
Benjamin Britten 2:01
5 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude I
Benjamin Britten 3:44
6 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "Oh, hang at open doors"
Benjamin Britten 5:16
7 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "Hi! Give us a hand"
Benjamin Britten 3:30
8 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "I have to go from pub to pub"
Benjamin Britten 2:02
9 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "Let her among you"
Benjamin Britten 2:30
10 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "Look, the storm cone!"
Benjamin Britten 2:42
11 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "And do you prefer the storm"
Benjamin Britten 5:21
12 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 1: "What harbour shelters peace"
Benjamin Britten 1:31
13 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude II
Benjamin Britten 4:22
14 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 2: "Past time to close!"
Benjamin Britten 4:02
15 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 2: "We live and let live"
Benjamin Britten 1:55
16 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 2: "Have you heard?"
Benjamin Britten 1:25
17 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 2: "Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"
Benjamin Britten 4:07
18 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act I, Scene 2: "Old Joe has gone fishing"
Benjamin Britten 3:54
19 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude III
Benjamin Britten 2:38
20 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "Glitter of waves"
Benjamin Britten 5:57
21 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "Let this be a holiday"
Benjamin Britten 2:40
22 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "This unrelenting work"
Benjamin Britten 4:38
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "Fool to let it come to this!"
Benjamin Britten 2:17
2 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "What is it?"
Benjamin Britten 1:00
3 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "People!...No! I will speak!"
Benjamin Britten 1:59
4 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "We planned that their lives"
Benjamin Britten 2:31
5 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "Swallow! Shall we go"
Benjamin Britten 0:48
6 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "Now is gossip put on trial"
Benjamin Britten 1:55
7 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 1: "From the gutter"
Benjamin Britten 4:37
8 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude IV
Benjamin Britten 5:25
9 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 2: "Go there!"
Benjamin Britten 8:16
10 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 2: "Now!...Now!"
Benjamin Britten 1:59
11 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act II, Scene 2: "Peter Grimes! Nobody here?"
Benjamin Britten 3:07
12 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude V
Benjamin Britten 4:47
13 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Assign your prettiness to me"
Benjamin Britten 2:30
14 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Pah!"
Benjamin Britten 2:54
15 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Come along, Doctor!"
Benjamin Britten 3:33
16 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Embroidery in childhood"
Benjamin Britten 4:57
17 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Mr. Swallow!"
Benjamin Britten 1:45
18 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 1: "Who holds himself apart"
Benjamin Britten 3:37
19 Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Interlude VI
Benjamin Britten 2:43
20 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 2: "Grimes! Grimes!"
Benjamin Britten 7:16
21 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 2: "Peter, we've come to take you home"
Benjamin Britten 2:34
22 Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act III, Scene 2: "To those who pass the Borough"
Benjamin Britten 4:28

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Benjamin Britten (1942 – 1945) (tracks 1–18, 18–22)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (1978-05) (tracks 1–22)
librettist:
Charles Montagu Slater (1942 – 1945) (tracks 1–4, 6–12, 14–18, 18, 20–22)
orchestra:
part of:
Peter Grimes (tracks 1–18, 18–22)
recording of:

CD 2

composer:
Benjamin Britten (1942 – 1945) (tracks 1–22)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (1978-05) (tracks 1–22)
librettist:
Charles Montagu Slater (1942 – 1945) (tracks 1–7, 9–11, 13–18, 20–22)
miscellaneous support:
Patricia Payne (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 14–15, 17)
orchestra:
later versions:
part of:
Peter Grimes (tracks 1–22)
recording of:
Peter Grimes: Act III: Interlude V (1978-05) (track 12)

Release Group

part of: Norman Lebrecht's 100 Best Recordings of Classical Music (number: 68)