Britten: Peter Grimes

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LABELS: Decca Legends
WORKS: Peter Grimes
PERFORMER: Peter Pears, Claire Watson, James Pease, David Kelly, Owen Brannigan; ROH Chorus & Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
CATALOGUE NO: 467 682-2 ADD Reissue (1958)
Britten’s original recording has some formidable competition these days, not least from Hickox on Chandos, but no one should be without this evocative, wonderfully sung recording, especially as it’s now available at mid-price for the first time in its 43 years. Matthew Rye