℗ 2013 Signum Records
Released June 14, 2013
Duration 2h 17m 34s
Record Label Signum Records
Catalogue No. SIGCD348
Genre Classical (Opera)
 

Britten: Peter Grimes (Live)

The Britten Centenary Production

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Peter Grimes, Op. 13  
1.1
Prologue: Peter Grimes (Hobson, Swallow, Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:31
1.2
Prologue: You sailed your boat round the coast (Swallow, Peter, Mrs. Sedley, Hobson, Ellen, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:20
1.3
Prologue: Peter Grimes, I here advise you (Swallow, Hobson, Peter, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:09
1.4
Prologue: The truth - the pity - and the truth (Peter, Ellen)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:55
1.5
Prologue: Interlude I: Dawn
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:47
1.6
Act I, Scene I: Oh, hang at open doors (Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
4:20
1.7
Act I, Scene I: Good morning, good morning! (Rector, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley, Ned, Swallow, Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:05
1.8
Act I, Scene I: Hi! Give us a hand (Peter, Boles, Balstrode, Ned, Auntie, Hobson)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:21
1.9
Act I, Scene I: I'll have to go from pub to pub (Hobson, Ellen, Ned, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:54
1.10
Act I, Scene I: Let her among you without fault (Ellen, Hobson, Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:59
1.11
Act I, Scene I: Look! The storm cone! (Balstrode, Ned, Boles, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:35
1.12
Act I, Scene I: And do you prefer the storm (Balstrode, Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:24
1.13
Act I, Scene I: They listen to money (Peter, Balstrode)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:35
1.14
Act I, Scene I: What harbour shelters peace (Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:02
1.15
Act I, Scene I: Interlude II: Storm
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
4:05
1.16
Act I, Scene II: Past time to close (Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Boles, Nieces)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:22
1.17
Act I, Scene II: Loud man (Auntie, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
0:59
1.18
Act I, Scene II: There's been a landslide up the coast (Fisherman, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
0:59
1.19
Act I, Scene II: No, I mean love (Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
0:31
1.20
Act I, Scene II: Pub conversation should depend (Balstrode, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:18
1.21
Act I, Scene II: Have you heard the cliff is down (Ned, Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:33
1.22
Act I, Scene II: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter, Nieces, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:33
1.23
Act I, Scene II: For peace sake (Balstrode, Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:29
1.24
Act I, Scene II: The bridge is down (Hobson, Ned, Ellen, Boles, Auntie, Nieces, Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:32
1.25
Act II, Interlude III: Sunday Morning
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:25
1.26
Act II, Scene I: Glitter of waves (Ellen)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:28
1.27
Act II, Scene I: Now that the daylight fills the sky (Ellen, Rector, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:38
1.28
Act II, Scene I: Child you're not too young (Ellen, Rector, Peter, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:10
1.29
Act II, Scene I: This unrelenting work (Ellen, Peter, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
4:18
1.30
Act II, Scene I: Fool to let it come to this (Auntie, Ned, Boles, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Swallow, Nieces, Rector, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:13
1.31
Act II, Scene I: People ... No! I will speak! (Boles, Balstrode, Rector, Auntie, Ellen, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:12
2.1
Act II, Scene I: We planned that their lives (Ellen, Rector, Mrs. Sedley, Boles, Ned, Nieces, Auntie, Balstrode, Hobson, Swallow, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:15
2.2
Act II, Scene I: Shall we go and see Grimes in his hut? (Rector, Swallow, Balstrode, Mrs. Sedley, Boles, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
0:46
2.3
Act II, Scene I: Now gossip is put on trial (Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:01
2.4
Act II, Scene I: From the gutter (Nieces, Auntie, Ellen)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
4:01
2.5
Act II, Scene I: Interlude IV: Passacaglia
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
5:28
2.6
Act II, Scene II: Go there (Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:54
2.7
Act II, Scene II: They listen to money (Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
5:01
2.8
Act II, Scene II: Now! Now! (Peter, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:08
2.9
Act II, Scene II: Peter Grimes (Rector, Swallow, Ned)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:59
2.10
Act III, Interlude V: Moonlight
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:39
2.11
Act III, Scene I: Assign your prettiness to me (Swallow, Nieces, Ned)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:11
2.12
Act III, Scene I: Mr. Keene (Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:26
2.13
Act III, Scene I: Murder most foul it is (Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:22
2.14
Act III, Scene I: Come along, Doctor (Burgess, Burgesses, Rector, Mrs. Sedley, Ellen, Balstrode)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:43
2.15
Act III, Scene I: Embroidery in childhood was (Ellen, Balstrode)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
4:48
2.16
Act III, Scene I: Mr. Swallow (Mrs. Sedley, Auntie, Swallow, Hobson)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
1:54
2.17
Act III, Scene I: Who holds himself apart (Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
3:27
2.18
Act III, Scene I: Interlude VI
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:08
2.19
Act III, Scene II: Grimes! (Voices, Peter)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
5:08
2.20
Act III, Scene II: Peter, we've come to take you home (Ellen, Peter, Balstrode)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
2:22
2.21
Act III, Scene II: To those who pass the Borough (Swallow, Fisherman, Auntie, Boles, Chorus)
Benjamin Britten; The Britten Centenary Production; Britten-Pears Orchestra; Steuart Bedford
5:11
Digital Booklet
"Five Stars ... (Oke's) is a strong, ballasted performance ... deeply moving in its simple strength and keen imagination ... there's much to relish throughout this handpicked cast." - BBC Music Magazine "The mix here is imperceptible and the sound unobtrusive; (the) engineer deserves a credit twice the size and conductor Steuart Bedford pulls off an extraordinary feat of coherence and endurance. There used to be two great Grimes on record: Peter Pears and Jon Vickers. Now there are three." - Sinfini Music Steuart Bedford leads a vast and accomplished ensemble on this live recording of Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

For Signum / Floating Earth Engineer: Mike Hatch / Floating Earth Producer: Nick Parker Editor: Dave Rowell Executive Producer: Steve Long
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-4.17
-12.14 to -0.10
-27.04
-39.20 to -18.73
13
10 to 16
1.1
Prologue: Peter Grimes (Hobson, Swallow, Peter)
-7.60-31.2316
1.2
Prologue: You sailed your boat round the coast (Swallow, Peter, Mrs. Sedley, Hobson, Ellen, Chorus)
-2.82-29.4516
1.3
Prologue: Peter Grimes, I here advise you (Swallow, Hobson, Peter, Chorus)
-3.69-26.0214
1.4
Prologue: The truth - the pity - and the truth (Peter, Ellen)
-8.46-30.2213
1.5
Prologue: Interlude I: Dawn
-2.79-26.9915
1.6
Act I, Scene I: Oh, hang at open doors (Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
-1.36-27.1115
1.7
Act I, Scene I: Good morning, good morning! (Rector, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley, Ned, Swallow, Auntie, Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
-7.31-29.5014
1.8
Act I, Scene I: Hi! Give us a hand (Peter, Boles, Balstrode, Ned, Auntie, Hobson)
-3.64-27.1415
1.9
Act I, Scene I: I'll have to go from pub to pub (Hobson, Ellen, Ned, Chorus)
-3.77-26.1912
1.10
Act I, Scene I: Let her among you without fault (Ellen, Hobson, Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
-1.83-26.2412
1.11
Act I, Scene I: Look! The storm cone! (Balstrode, Ned, Boles, Chorus)
-0.49-21.0813
1.12
Act I, Scene I: And do you prefer the storm (Balstrode, Peter)
-4.69-28.0415
1.13
Act I, Scene I: They listen to money (Peter, Balstrode)
-3.45-25.1713
1.14
Act I, Scene I: What harbour shelters peace (Peter)
-6.06-26.1710
1.15
Act I, Scene I: Interlude II: Storm
-1.34-21.0512
1.16
Act I, Scene II: Past time to close (Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Boles, Nieces)
-3.33-25.9414
1.17
Act I, Scene II: Loud man (Auntie, Nieces, Mrs. Sedley)
-7.76-29.1912
1.18
Act I, Scene II: There's been a landslide up the coast (Fisherman, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie)
-5.93-30.6013
1.19
Act I, Scene II: No, I mean love (Boles, Balstrode, Chorus)
-5.93-27.8913
1.20
Act I, Scene II: Pub conversation should depend (Balstrode, Chorus)
-3.57-27.7512
1.21
Act I, Scene II: Have you heard the cliff is down (Ned, Auntie, Mrs. Sedley, Chorus)
-0.10-22.8313
1.22
Act I, Scene II: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter, Nieces, Boles, Balstrode, Auntie, Chorus)
-4.90-29.4716
1.23
Act I, Scene II: For peace sake (Balstrode, Peter)
-1.59-22.0712
1.24
Act I, Scene II: The bridge is down (Hobson, Ned, Ellen, Boles, Auntie, Nieces, Peter)
-1.11-22.7413
1.25
Act II, Interlude III: Sunday Morning
-2.88-23.2412
1.26
Act II, Scene I: Glitter of waves (Ellen)
-5.38-27.0812
1.27
Act II, Scene I: Now that the daylight fills the sky (Ellen, Rector, Chorus)
-6.85-29.6214
1.28
Act II, Scene I: Child you're not too young (Ellen, Rector, Peter, Chorus)
-7.40-29.2713
1.29
Act II, Scene I: This unrelenting work (Ellen, Peter, Chorus)
-1.15-25.4514
1.30
Act II, Scene I: Fool to let it come to this (Auntie, Ned, Boles, Mrs. Sedley, Balstrode, Swallow, Nieces, Rector, Chorus)
-3.48-26.0514
1.31
Act II, Scene I: People ... No! I will speak! (Boles, Balstrode, Rector, Auntie, Ellen, Chorus)
-1.34-23.4114
2.1
Act II, Scene I: We planned that their lives (Ellen, Rector, Mrs. Sedley, Boles, Ned, Nieces, Auntie, Balstrode, Hobson, Swallow, Chorus)
-0.49-19.8812
2.2
Act II, Scene I: Shall we go and see Grimes in his hut? (Rector, Swallow, Balstrode, Mrs. Sedley, Boles, Chorus)
-2.70-23.3912
2.3
Act II, Scene I: Now gossip is put on trial (Chorus)
-0.65-22.4212
2.4
Act II, Scene I: From the gutter (Nieces, Auntie, Ellen)
-4.05-27.0613
2.5
Act II, Scene I: Interlude IV: Passacaglia
-2.11-25.3314
2.6
Act II, Scene II: Go there (Peter)
-0.34-26.8614
2.7
Act II, Scene II: They listen to money (Peter)
-4.08-29.2916
2.8
Act II, Scene II: Now! Now! (Peter, Chorus)
-2.63-25.3613
2.9
Act II, Scene II: Peter Grimes (Rector, Swallow, Ned)
-9.45-33.9214
2.10
Act III, Interlude V: Moonlight
-5.15-27.2713
2.11
Act III, Scene I: Assign your prettiness to me (Swallow, Nieces, Ned)
-4.37-27.5913
2.12
Act III, Scene I: Mr. Keene (Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
-9.95-33.1615
2.13
Act III, Scene I: Murder most foul it is (Mrs. Sedley, Ned)
-9.12-31.8315
2.14
Act III, Scene I: Come along, Doctor (Burgess, Burgesses, Rector, Mrs. Sedley, Ellen, Balstrode)
-8.94-31.2714
2.15
Act III, Scene I: Embroidery in childhood was (Ellen, Balstrode)
-6.28-29.1113
2.16
Act III, Scene I: Mr. Swallow (Mrs. Sedley, Auntie, Swallow, Hobson)
-2.53-25.9212
2.17
Act III, Scene I: Who holds himself apart (Chorus)
-0.56-18.7310
2.18
Act III, Scene I: Interlude VI
-0.87-27.1612
2.19
Act III, Scene II: Grimes! (Voices, Peter)
-4.61-29.5815
2.20
Act III, Scene II: Peter, we've come to take you home (Ellen, Peter, Balstrode)
-12.14-39.2014
2.21
Act III, Scene II: To those who pass the Borough (Swallow, Fisherman, Auntie, Boles, Chorus)
-3.68-27.2514

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