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Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

First transmitted in 1964, this is an informal concert of traditional English songs given to an audience of friends at the Riverside Studios, London, by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

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27 minutes

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Sun 21 Jun 1964 19:30

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Man Is For the Woman Made

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Foggy Foggy Dew

    Singer: Peter Pears.
  • Benjamin Britten

    O Waly, Waly

    Singer: Peter Pears.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sweet Polly Oliver

    Singer: Peter Pears.
  • Henry Carey

    Sally in Our Alley

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
  • Charles Dibdin

    Tom Bowling

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Lincolnshire Poacher

    Singer: Peter Pears.
  • William Shield

    The Plough Boy

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Oliver Cromwell

    Singer: Peter Pears.

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  • Sun 21 Jun 1964 19:30

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