ALBUM TITLE: Britten
WORKS: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Who are these children?
PERFORMER: Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), James Bowman (countertenor), Benjamin Britten (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 0289 476 849-2
This is a release to savour for Britten aficionados and newcomers alike. The classic Pears/Britten accounts of the Michelangelo Sonnets and the original version of Winter Words are partnered by the first CD release of gems such as Who are these children? and John Shirley-Quirk’s account of Tit for tat. Christopher Dingle