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Jeanne Gerville-Réache

Jeanne Gerville-Réache



En vain pour éviter les réponses amères (from Carmen)

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Madame Charles Cahier


Chanson slave


Azael! Pourquoi m'as-tu quitté (from L'Enfant prodigue)


O mio Fernando (from La Favorita)

Sung in French

Madame Charles Cahier


J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (from Orphée et Eurydice)


Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Plus grand dans son obscurité (from La Reine de Saba)

Hahn, R:

D'une prison

Massé, V:

Parmi les lianes au fond de savanes (from Paul et Virginie)


Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)


Ah, mon fils! (from Le Prophète)

Madame Charles Cahier


Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse (Samson et Dalila)

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)


Ich grolle nicht (No. 7 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Madame Charles Cahier

Sally In Our Alley

Madame Charles Cahier


Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Jeanne Gerville-Réache (mezzo) with Madame Charles Cahier (mezzo)

This singer possessed a remarkably beautiful voice, an excellent singing technique and a wide vocal range. After her debut in 1899, her career began successfully in Europe. She moved to North America in 1907 and was immensely popular there until her sudden death in 1915. She is particularly remembered for her portrayal of Dalila and Gluck’s Orfeo.

Preiser Lebendige Vergangenheit - PR89737



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Britten - Conductor, Composer & Pianist

Britten - Conductor, Composer & Pianist


Peter Grimes

Peter Pears (Peter Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen Orford), Bryan Drake (Balstrode), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie), Gregory Dempsey (Bob Boles), Owen Brannigan (Swallow), Ann Robson (Mrs Sedley), David Bowman (Ned Keene), Robert Tear (Horace Adams), Michael Rippon (Hobson), Jill Gomez (First Niece), Anne Pashley (Second Niece)

London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Billy Budd

Peter Glossop (Billy Budd), Peter Pears (Captain Vere), Michael Langdon (Claggart), John Shirley-Quirk (Mr Redburn), Bryan Drake (Mr Flint), David Kelly (Mr Ratcliffe), Kenneth MacDonald (Red Whiskers), David Bowman (Donald), Dennis Wicks (Dansker), Robert Tear (Novice), Robert Bowman (Squeak), Benjamin Luxon (Novice's Friend)

London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Owen Wingrave

Benjamin Luxon (Owen Wingrave), John Shirley-Quirk (Spencer Coyle), Sylvia Fisher (Miss Wingrave), Heather Harper (Mrs Coyle), Jennifer Vyvyan (Mrs. Julien), Peter Pears (Sir Philip Wingrave/Narrator), Janet Baker (Kate), Nigel Douglas (Lechmere)

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten


Tom Bowling


The Beggar's Opera

realised by Benjamin Britten

English Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Davies


Idomeneo, K366

English Version

Peter Pears (Idomeneo), Anne Pashley (Idamante), Heather Harper (Ilia), Rae Woodland (Elettra), Robert Tear (Arbace), Andrew Williams (High Priest), Paul Nemeer (Voice of Neptune)

English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten


Man is for the woman made (from The Mock Marriage, Z605)

arr. Britten


Winterreise D911

Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten


The Foggy, Foggy Dew

O Waly, Waly ('The Water is Wide')

Sweet Polly Oliver

Sally In Our Alley

The Lincolnshire Poacher

The Plough Boy

Oliver Cromwell

plus Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten discuss Winterreise

36. Frühlingstraum 4:50

37. Im Dorfe 5:28

38. Der Leiermann 2:27

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

These are historic 60s & 70s BBC films, long locked away in the BBC archive.

When released on DVD in 2008 and 2009, this was their very first availability to the consumer.

They have been carefully restored by the BBC Restoration Unit, so are in the best possible visual and audio condition.

They include several key and unique performances of Peter Pears, which were not filmed anywhere else (notably as Grimes, and also as Captain Vere in Billy Budd).

The Owen Wingrave was the original version of this 'written for TV' opera, and so definitive in respecting the composer's wishes.

The legendary black-and-white film of Billy Budd was long thought to be lost, until Decca unearthed an error in the BBC Tape Library entry.

The Billy Budd was one of the three Gramophone DVD nominations in 2009.

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Decca - The Britten-Pears Collection - 0743366

(DVD Video - 7 discs)


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