Rarities conducted by the composers
Luna LU-1018

Peter Pears, ténor
CD 1
1-4 Paroles Tisees
1 Tapisserie I
2 Tapisserie II
3 Tapisserie III
4 Tapisserie IV

5-8 Four Ronsard Sonnets
5 I Allegro
6 II Andante tranquillo
7 III Allegro con fuoco
8 IV Lento

9 Tentacles of the Dark Nebula
Peter Pears
The London Sinfonietta

HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
10-14 Fife Songs (realizizations by Benjamin Britten)
10 How blest are shepherds
11 I attempt from love’s sickness to fly
12 Take not a woman’s anger ill
13 Men is for the woman made
14 A morning hymn

15-20 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22
15 Sonetto XVI: “Sì come nella penna e nell' inchiostro”
16 Sonetto XXXI: “A che più debb io mai l'intensa vo”
17 Sonetto XXX: “Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume”
18 Sonetto LV: “Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai”
19 Sonetto XXXVIII: “Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume”
20 Sonetto XXXII: “S'un casto amor, s una pietà superna”

CD 2
1 Sonetto XXIV: “Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede”
Peter Pears
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Buenos Aires, Teatro Colon
October,20, 1967

BERTUS VAN LIER (1906-1972)
2-10 Het Hooglied (Song Of Songs) Excerpts
Dora Lindeman (Soprano)
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Hermann Schey (Bass)
Gemengd Koor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Bertus van Lier
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, July 12, 1949

11-14 Winter Words, Op.52
11 At Day-close in November
12 Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)
13 Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
14 The little old Table
Peter Pears
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Buenos Aires, Teatro Colon
October,20, 1967