Browse: Britten - Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22
This page lists all recordings of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22 by Benjamin Britten (1913-76).
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Xuefei Yang (guitar)
[Bostridge] has surely done nothing finer than this immaculately recorded new release. He is superbly partnered by Antonio Pappano, whose balancing of textures and beauty of touch sometimes surpass... — More…
Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Mark Lubotsky (violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Julius Katchen (piano), Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Barry Tuckwell (horn), Alexander Murray (flute), Gervase de Peyer (clarinet),...
Malcolm Martineau (piano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo), Nicky Spence (tenor), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Elizabeth Atherton (soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor)
It's good to hear four quite different tenors responding to the song-cycles written for Peter Pears, and recreating each one in a totally distinctive way. Allan Clayton's feisty tenor takes on... — More…
Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), Benjamin Britten (piano)
New Symphony Orchestra of London, Eugene Goossens
Peter Pears has perhaps never done anything finer than his performance of Winter Words...[He] has a voice of unmistakeable individuality and one which he has made responsive to all demands on... — More…
Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano), Dennis Brain (horn), Peter Pears (Peter Quint), David Hemmings (Miles), Arda Mandikian (Miss Jessel), Olive Dyer (Flora), Jennifer Vyvyan (Governess), Norma Procter (alto), Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Josephine Veasey (Hermia), Benjamin Luxon (Owen...
so astute is his characterization and formidable his musical intelligence that he is able to portray the comic flavour of Albert Herring with as much conviction as the haunting melancholy of... — More…
Sonnets in Music
Ben Johnson (tenor) & Graham Johnson (piano)
Through all of these Johnson and his namesake, accompanist Graham Johnson, are vivid guides. Johnson (the singer [possesses] melting head tones but also a sometimes forceful edge. Each of the... — More…
Francesco Meli (tenor) & Iain Burnside (piano)
[Meli is] one of the great tenor hopes of his generation. This is a fresh and lively voice that pings out of the speakers...he essays Britten’s Michelangelo Sonnets and Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets,... — More…
Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano)