Britten: Peter Grimes

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COMPOSERS: Britten
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: Peter Grimes
PERFORMER: Vickers, Harper, Summers; Chorus and Orchestra of the ROH/Sir Colin Davis
CATALOGUE NO: Decca 478 2669 (1978)

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Britten reputedly disliked Jon Vickers’s rough-hewn Grimes, and the orchestral detail is sometimes obscured behind the spotlit voices. But the cast is fine and the tension cumulative. No libretto included. Bayan Northcott