Peter Pears

Tenor. Born 22 June 1910. Died 3 April 1986
Peter Pears
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1910-06-22
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Peter Pears

Peter Pears Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE ( PEERZ; 22 June 1910 – 3 April 1986) was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years.

Pears' musical career started slowly. He was at first unsure whether to concentrate on playing or singing, and despite the efforts of some of his friends, it was not until he met Britten in 1937 that he threw himself wholeheartedly into singing. Once he and Britten were established as a partnership, the composer wrote many concert and operatic works with Pears's voice in mind, and the singer created roles in more than ten operas by his partner. In the concert hall, Pears and Britten were celebrated recitalists, known in particular for their performances of lieder by Schubert and Schumann. Together they recorded most of the works written for Pears by Britten, as well as a wide range of music by other composers. Working with other musicians, Pears sang an extensive repertoire of music from four centuries, from the Tudor period to the most modern times.

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Peter Pears Tracks

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Benjamin Britten
War Requiem, Op 66 (Agnus Dei)
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War Requiem, Op 66 (Agnus Dei)
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem - Libera me, Domine
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War Requiem - Libera me, Domine
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
Franz Schubert
Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang, D 957)
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Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang, D 957)
Benjamin Britten
Symphonic Suite from the Opera 'Gloriana'
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Symphonic Suite from the Opera 'Gloriana'
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The Lincolnshire Poacher
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The Lincolnshire Poacher
Benjamin Britten
Dirge (Serenade for tenor, horn and strings)
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Dirge (Serenade for tenor, horn and strings)
Benjamin Britten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings - V.Dirge
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Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings - V.Dirge
Benjamin Britten
Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
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Let us sleep now (War Requiem)
Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear and Pleiades
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Now the Great Bear and Pleiades

Now the Great Bear and Pleiades

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Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
The Plough Boy
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The Plough Boy
Benjamin Britten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Nocturne)
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Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Nocturne)
Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae (War Requiem)
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Dies Irae (War Requiem)
William Walton
Façade (Fox-Trot; Sir Beelzebub)
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Façade (Fox-Trot; Sir Beelzebub)
Benjamin Britten
Nocturne (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
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Nocturne (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear and Pleiades
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Now the Great Bear and Pleiades
Benjamin Britten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
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Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Benjamin Britten
Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31
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Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31
Benjamin Britten
Pastoral from Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
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Pastoral from Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Benjamin Britten
Gloriana Op. 53, Second Lute Song
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Gloriana Op. 53, Second Lute Song
Trad., Benjamin Britten, Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
The Lincolnshire Poacher
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The Lincolnshire Poacher
Benjamin Britten
Agnus Dei (War Requiem)
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Agnus Dei (War Requiem)
Benjamin Britten
O Waly, Waly; The Ash Grove
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O Waly, Waly; The Ash Grove
Benjamin Britten
Cantata academica Op.62
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Cantata academica Op.62
Benjamin Britten
The Choirmaster's Burial, from Winter Words Op. 52
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The Choirmaster's Burial, from Winter Words Op. 52
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
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War Requiem: Lacrimosa; Move him into the sun
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Sally in our Alley
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Sally in our Alley
William Walton
Tango-Pasodoble, Polka and Popular Song - from Façade
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Tango-Pasodoble, Polka and Popular Song - from Façade
Benjamin Britten
The Plough Boy
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The Plough Boy
(Trad), Benjamin Britten, Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
O Waly, Waly
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O Waly, Waly

O Waly, Waly

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Peter Pears
Nocturne from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31
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Nocturne from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes, Act 1: 'Now the Great Bear and Pleiades'
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Peter Grimes, Act 1: 'Now the Great Bear and Pleiades'
Benjamin Britten
War Requiem: Dies Irae (excerpt: Recordare - Move Him into the Sun)
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War Requiem: Dies Irae (excerpt: Recordare - Move Him into the Sun)
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion, Part I (excerpt)
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St Matthew Passion, Part I (excerpt)
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes - Act I Scene II - Extract
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Peter Grimes - Act I Scene II - Extract
Robert Schumann
"Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome"; "ich grolle nicht" - Nos 6 and 7 of Dichterliebe
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"Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome"; "ich grolle nicht" - Nos 6 and 7 of Dichterliebe
Peter Pears
Des Baches Wiegenlied (Die Schone Mullerin)
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Des Baches Wiegenlied (Die Schone Mullerin)
Benjamin Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1976: Prom 30
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-08-15T17:54:12
15
Aug
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 28
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emfxj5
Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-21T17:54:12
21
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-19T17:54:12
19
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 26

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1971: Prom 45
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-08T17:54:12
8
Sep
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 45

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1967: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1967-07-26T17:54:12
26
Jul
1967

Proms 1967: Prom 05

Royal Albert Hall

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