Timeline of Britten's Mozart Performances Between 1941-1973

The data that has been collated here in order to formulate a timeline of Britten’s known performances of works by Mozart, has been retrieved primarily from the performance records held at The Britten-Pears Library at Aldeburgh in Suffolk. However, it quickly became apparent that some of the works that were scheduled or advertised to be performed where, for numerous reasons, not always given. Therefore, all available means have been sought in order to verify the dates and works that have been listed. Where it has been possible, various other sources have been used to verify them, including: diary entries, letters of correspondence, programme notes, published recording dates and biographical snippets.¬†Unfortunately, not all dates and schedules could be confirmed so it is conceivable, that in light of any new evidence, some entries might later prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, it should be noted that this resource is very much a work-in-progress. If any reader is aware of, and has evidence to prove (or contradict), that Britten performed any work by Mozart on a date that is not recorded within the timeline, the project team would be very grateful if they would contact us¬†in order to discuss the matter further. Thus eventually, it is hoped that this resource will become both more accurate and comprehensive over time.


 

Date of Performance Venue Time of Performance Concert Series / Season / Organiser Composition Title K. number Soloist(s) Ensemble Conductor Other works performed Comments
1941-05-13 Mattituck High School Auditorium, Southold, New York, U.S.A. Unspecified Sixth Annual Concert of the Southold Town Choral Society Lullaby Dorothy Bergmann, sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Peter Pears, cond Handel, And the Glory of the Lord; Mozart, Ave Verum; Shaw (Arr.), Patapan; Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Arensky, Romance, Waltz; Webbe, Would You Know My Celia’s Charms?; Mozart, Lullaby; Calcott, Ah! How Sophia Could You Leave Me?; Strauss, Tales from The Vienna Woods; Handel; Where E’er You Walk; Leoni, Tally Ho!; Vaughan Williams; The Roadside Fire; Moussorgsky; Song of the Flea; Irish Traditional, My Love’s an Arbutus; Spanish Traditional, The Nightingale’s Message; Russian Traditional, Fireflies; English Traditional, [I’m] Seventeen Come Sunday; McPhee (Arr.), Billy Boy, Stormalong, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?, Tom’s Gone to Hilo, Highland Laddie.
1941-05-13 Mattituck High School Auditorium, Southold, New York, U.S.A. Unspecified Sixth Annual Concert of the Southold Town Choral Society Ave Verum Dorothy Bergmann, sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Peter Pears, cond Handel, And the Glory of the Lord; Mozart, Ave Verum; Shaw (Arr.), Patapan; Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Arensky, Romance, Waltz; Webbe, Would You Know My Celia’s Charms?; Mozart, Lullaby; Calcott, Ah! How Sophia Could You Leave Me?; Strauss, Tales from The Vienna Woods; Handel; Where E’er You Walk; Leoni, Tally Ho!; Vaughan Williams; The Roadside Fire; Moussorgsky; Song of the Flea; Irish Traditional, My Love’s an Arbutus; Spanish Traditional, The Nightingale’s Message; Russian Traditional, Fireflies; English Traditional, [I’m] Seventeen Come Sunday; McPhee (Arr.), Billy Boy, Stormalong, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?, Tom’s Gone to Hilo, Highland Laddie.
1943-01-31 Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK Unspecified Unspecified Sonata in C Major or violin and piano K.296 Maria Lidke, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Schubert, Songs; Mozart, Sonata in C Major; Britten, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Wolf, Songs; Debussy, Sonata; Britten, Folk Songs [unspecified].
1943-10-14 St Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft, UK 3.30pm Unspecified Exultate Jubilate Joan Cross, sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Handel, Every Valley Shall be Exalted – Deeper and Deeper Still – Waft her Angels [Peter Pears] Mozart, Exultate Jubilate [Joan Cross] Schubert, Impromptu in B Flat [Britten, piano solo] Britten, On this Island [Let the florid music praise – Seascape. Sung by Peter Pears] Britten, Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 1 [O can y sew cushions] Sung by Peter Pears Britten, Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 2 [La Noel Passee, as ‘One Christmas ’twas Starving’] Sung by Peter Pears Britten, I Wonder as I Wander [Peter Pears] Hymn 172 English Songs [Unspecified. Sung by Joan Cross] Bach, Domine Deus [Joan Cross and Peter Pears] Only No. 4 of Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 1 was performed, and Nos. 1 and 3 of On This Island. The programme lists one of Britten’s folk songs as: ‘One Christmas ’twas Starving’. This probably refers to the first line of La Noel Passee (No. 1 of Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 2). The first line of the verse is actually: ‘One Christmas I’m Starving’.
1944-03-29 Wigmore Hall, London, UK 6.15pm Boosey and Hawkes Concerts, 3rd Season, 7th Concert Sonata in D for Two Pianos Clifford Curzon, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano Berkeley, Capriccio-Nocturne – Polka Mozart, Sonata in D for Two Pianos Britten, Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca Britten, Mazurka Elegiaca Debussy, Six Epigraphes Antiques McPhee (transcribed), Balinese Ceremonial Music 1st Perf: Progs Bk II Under Opus 23. 1 & 2
1944-05-28 St George’s School, Ascot, UK 3pm Ascot Music Society, 3rd Chamber Music Concert Misero! o sogno* Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano; Charles Taylor, violin; Jean Hamilton, Handel, Love Sounds the Alarm – Let us Wander Mozart, To Chloe – Misero o Sogno o son Desto Mozart, Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano Schubert, On the Bridge – To Music – In Spring – The Trout – The Almighty Brahms, Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano Britten, The Salley Gardens Britten, Little Sir William Britten, The bonny Earl o’ Moray Britten, The King has gone a-hunting [=Le Roi s’en va-t’en chasse] Britten, Heigh ho Heigh hi! [=Quand j’etais chez mon pere] *Although there is no indication given in the programme, it is likely that Charles Taylor was accompanied in the violin sonatas by Jean Hamilton, and Britten accompanied Pears for the rest of the concert. [BPL]
1944-05-28 St George’s School, Ascot, UK 3pm Ascot Music Society, 3rd Chamber Music Concert An Chloe* Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano; Charles Taylor, violin; Jean Hamilton, Handel, Love Sounds the Alarm – Let us Wander Mozart, To Chloe – Misero o Sogno o son Desto Mozart, Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano Schubert, On the Bridge – To Music – In Spring – The Trout – The Almighty Brahms, Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano Britten, The Salley Gardens Britten, Little Sir William Britten, The bonny Earl o’ Moray Britten, The King has gone a-hunting [=Le Roi s’en va-t’en chasse] Britten, Heigh ho Heigh hi! [=Quand j’etais chez mon pere] *Although there is no indication given in the programme, it is likely that Charles Taylor was accompanied in the violin sonatas by Jean Hamilton, and Britten accompanied Pears for the rest of the concert. [BPL]
1944-06-26 National Gallery, London, UK Unspecified National Gallery Concert Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il mio tesoro (from Don Giovanni) Mozart, Misero! O sogno, O son desto (K. 431) Schubert, On the bridge – To Music – In Springtime – The Trout – The Almighty Bridge, When you are old and grey – Golden hair – ‘Tis but a week – Adoration – Go not, happy day
1944-06-26 National Gallery, London, UK Unspecified National Gallery Concert Aria: Misero! o sogno K.431 K.431 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il mio tesoro (from Don Giovanni) Mozart, Misero! O sogno, O son desto (K. 431) Schubert, On the bridge – To Music – In Springtime – The Trout – The Almighty Bridge, When you are old and grey – Golden hair – ‘Tis but a week – Adoration – Go not, happy day
1944-07-20 Melksham House, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK Unspecified Her eye so alluring (Cosi) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Handel, Thanks be to God – Deeper and Deeper Still – Waft her Angels (from Jeptha) Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni) Mozart, Her Eye so Alluring (from Cosi fan tutti) Schubert, On the Bridge – In Springtime Schumann, Spring Night – To the Motherland – A Bird’s Cry Grieg, The Hunter Bridge, Adoration – Go not Happy Day Butterworth, Is my Team Ploughing? Britten, Seascape [from On this Island] Britten, As it is, plenty [from On this Island] Britten (arr.), The Salley Gardens [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 1] Britten (arr.), The bonnie Earl o’ Moray [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 3] Britten (arr.), Little Sir William? [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 2] Britten (arr.), The King is gone a-hunting [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 2 No 4] Britten (arr.), Heigh ho Heigh hi [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 2 No 8]
1944-07-20 Melksham House, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK Unspecified Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Handel, Thanks be to God – Deeper and Deeper Still – Waft her Angels (from Jeptha) Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni) Mozart, Her Eye so Alluring (from Cosi fan tutti) Schubert, On the Bridge – In Springtime Schumann, Spring Night – To the Motherland – A Bird’s Cry Grieg, The Hunter Bridge, Adoration – Go not Happy Day Butterworth, Is my Team Ploughing? Britten, Seascape [from On this Island] Britten, As it is, plenty [from On this Island] Britten (arr.), The Salley Gardens [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 1] Britten (arr.), The bonnie Earl o’ Moray [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 3] Britten (arr.), Little Sir William? [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 1 No 2] Britten (arr.), The King is gone a-hunting [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 2 No 4] Britten (arr.), Heigh ho Heigh hi [Folk Song Arrangements Vol 2 No 8]
1944-07-29 Mayflower Barn, Near Beaconsfield, Jordans, Buckinghamshire, UK Unspecified Mayflower Barn, 4th Concert (1944) Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il mio tesoro [from Don Giovanni] Mozart, Misero! O sogno, O son desto [K. 431] Anon, Have you Seen but a White Lily Grow? Bartlett, When from my Love Dowland, In Darkness Let me Dwell Purcell, There’s not a swain [replaced On the Brow of Richmond Hill] Purcell, I’ll Sail upon the Dog Star Tippett, Boyhood’s End Schubert, On the Bridge – To Music – In Springtime – The Trout – The Almighty Bridge, Go not Happy Day – Love Went A-Riding Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes Britten, Nocturne [from On this Island] Britten, As it is, plenty [from On this Island] Pears has crossed out the printed On the Brown of Richmond Hill and written There’s not a swain in the margin.
1944-07-29 Mayflower Barn, Near Beaconsfield, Jordans, Buckinghamshire, UK Unspecified Mayflower Barn, 4th Concert (1944) Misero! O sogno, O son desto K. 431 K.431 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il mio tesoro [from Don Giovanni] Mozart, Misero! O sogno, O son desto [K. 431] Anon, Have you Seen but a White Lily Grow? Bartlett, When from my Love Dowland, In Darkness Let me Dwell Purcell, There’s not a swain [replaced On the Brow of Richmond Hill] Purcell, I’ll Sail upon the Dog Star Tippett, Boyhood’s End Schubert, On the Bridge – To Music – In Springtime – The Trout – The Almighty Bridge, Go not Happy Day – Love Went A-Riding Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes Britten, Nocturne [from On this Island] Britten, As it is, plenty [from On this Island] Pears has crossed out the printed On the Brown of Richmond Hill and written There’s not a swain in the margin.
1945-04-17 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 7pm Unspecified Concerto in E-flat for Two Pianos and orchestra Clifford Curzon, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano National Symphony Orchestra Sydney Beer Wagner, A Faust Overture Mozart, Concerto in E-flat for Two Pianos and orchestra [Curzon and Britten, pianos] Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel Britten, A Scottish Ballad [Curzon and Britten, pianos] Ravel, Daphne and Chloe
1945-07-14 Banqueting Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Near Totnes, Devon, UK 3.45pm Weekend of Music All Too Slowly (from Cose Fan Tutti) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Dowland, Come Again Sweet Love, Sorrow Stay; Purcell, Pious Celinda, Turn then thine Eyes, The Queen’s Epicedium; Bach, Weichet Nur; Mozart, All Too Slowly (from Cose Fan Tutti); Tippett, Boyhood’s End; Duparc, Chanson Triste, Ectase, Au Pays on se Fait la Guerre; Britten, Folk Song Arrangements. The programme does not specify which Folk Songs were performed.
1945-11-17 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK 2.30pm Rushworth Concerts (1945-46) Duet ‘All too slowly’ (Cosi)* Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Irene Scharrer, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano Purcell, Music for a While, Awake Sweet Love; Dowland, In Darkness Let me Dwell; Purcell, Mad Bess, Evening Hymn; Mozart, All Too Slowly (from Cosi Fan Tutti); Bach (arr. Rummel), Mortify Us by Thy Grace, Jesus Christ the Son of God, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring; Verdi, Quando Narravi (from Otello); Britten, Excerpts from Peter Grimes; Chopin, Ballade in A Flat, Nocturne in D Flat, Etude in E Flat; Schubert, Impromptu in A Flat Major; Britten, Folk Songs (unspecified). *The programme does not specify which of the Britten Folk Songs were performed. Only Excerpts from Peter Grimes were performed. Britten played piano for Verdi Quando Narravi, Peter Grimes Excerpts and Britten Folk Songs. [BPL]
1946-02-11 Unspecified Abonnementskonzerte (Subscription Concert) A Misero O Sogno! Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Reichel, Piece Symphony for Organ and Orchestra; Mozart, Misero O Sogno!; Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
1947-11-01 Central Hall, Westminster, London, UK Evening Dick Shepherd Commemoration Concert (on the tenth anniversary of his death) Sonata in A Major Benjamin Britten, piano; or* Colin Horsley, piano Mozart, Sonata in A Major Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns Britten, Canticle No. 1 [first performance] Britten, Folk Song Arrangements (unspecified) Chopin, Four Studies Byrd, Ave Verum Vaughan Williams, The Valiant for Truth * Unclear who performed the Mozart Sonata. Only No. 3 (Evening Hymn) of Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns was performed. Writing in pencil on three of the programmes specifies that Britten Folk Songs included: Salley Gardens (Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 1), Sweet Polly Oliver, The Plough Boy, Foggy Dew (Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 3), I Wonder as I Wander. Prologue and a reading were given by Clifford Evans. Originally, Cesar Frank’s Prelude, Aria and Finale were to be performed, but 3 of the programmes state (in pencil handwriting) that Chopin Four Studies wereplayed instead. Tippett conducted ‘The Special Choir’ for the Byrd and the Vaughan Williams pieces. This was the first performance of Britten Canticle No. 1.
1948-12-07 The Kleine Zaal (Small Hall), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.15pm Zes Liederenavonden (Second Evening) Abendempfindung Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia; Handel, O Sleep Why dost Thou Leave Me?, Deeper and Deeper Still, Waft her Angels, Love Sounds the Alarm; Mozart, Abendempfindung, Dans un Bois Solitaire, Sei du Mein Trost, An Chloe; Martin, Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann; Bridge, Go not Happy Day, Love Went A-Riding; Holst, Betelgeuse, Persephone; Berkeley, Eia Mater; Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes [Song]; Grainger, The British Waterside, The Spring of Thyme; Britten, The Beggar’s Opera [Three Songs]. Only No. 2 (Alleluia) of Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia was performed. Only three songs from the Beggar’s Opera were performed: If the Heart of a Man, My Heart was so Free, The Miser thus a Shilling Sees. The programme specifies that these are folk songs, but this is clearly not the case.
1948-12-07 The Kleine Zaal (Small Hall), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.15pm Zes Liederenavonden (Second Evening) Dans un Bois Solitaire Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia; Handel, O Sleep Why dost Thou Leave Me?, Deeper and Deeper Still, Waft her Angels, Love Sounds the Alarm; Mozart, Abendempfindung, Dans un Bois Solitaire, Sei du Mein Trost, An Chloe; Martin, Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann; Bridge, Go not Happy Day, Love Went A-Riding; Holst, Betelgeuse, Persephone; Berkeley, Eia Mater; Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes [Song]; Grainger, The British Waterside, The Spring of Thyme; Britten, The Beggar’s Opera [Three Songs]. Only No. 2 (Alleluia) of Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia was performed. Only three songs from the Beggar’s Opera were performed: If the Heart of a Man, My Heart was so Free, The Miser thus a Shilling Sees. The programme specifies that these are folk songs, but this is clearly not the case.
1948-12-07 The Kleine Zaal (Small Hall), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.15pm Zes Liederenavonden (Second Evening) Sei du Mein Trost Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia; Handel, O Sleep Why dost Thou Leave Me?, Deeper and Deeper Still, Waft her Angels, Love Sounds the Alarm; Mozart, Abendempfindung, Dans un Bois Solitaire, Sei du Mein Trost, An Chloe; Martin, Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann; Bridge, Go not Happy Day, Love Went A-Riding; Holst, Betelgeuse, Persephone; Berkeley, Eia Mater; Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes [Song]; Grainger, The British Waterside, The Spring of Thyme; Britten, The Beggar’s Opera [Three Songs]. Only No. 2 (Alleluia) of Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia was performed. Only three songs from the Beggar’s Opera were performed: If the Heart of a Man, My Heart was so Free, The Miser thus a Shilling Sees. The programme specifies that these are folk songs, but this is clearly not the case.
1948-12-07 The Kleine Zaal (Small Hall), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.15pm Zes Liederenavonden (Second Evening) An Chloe Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia; Handel, O Sleep Why dost Thou Leave Me?, Deeper and Deeper Still, Waft her Angels, Love Sounds the Alarm; Mozart, Abendempfindung, Dans un Bois Solitaire, Sei du Mein Trost, An Chloe; Martin, Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann; Bridge, Go not Happy Day, Love Went A-Riding; Holst, Betelgeuse, Persephone; Berkeley, Eia Mater; Britten, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes [Song]; Grainger, The British Waterside, The Spring of Thyme; Britten, The Beggar’s Opera [Three Songs]. Only No. 2 (Alleluia) of Britten, Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns and Alleluia was performed. Only three songs from the Beggar’s Opera were performed: If the Heart of a Man, My Heart was so Free, The Miser thus a Shilling Sees. The programme specifies that these are folk songs, but this is clearly not the case.
1949-06-15 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 11am Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1949) Quintet in E Flat major for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn Benjamin Britten, piano; Joy Boughton, ob; Wilfred Hambleton or* Stephen Waters, clar; Edward Wilson, bassn; David Burditt, horn *Unclear who performed clarinet in the Mozart. Alwyn’s Divertimento was first performed at the International Contemporary Music Festival in New York in 1940
1949-09-29 St Mark’s Church, North Audley Street, London, UK Unspecified Wedding of the Earl of Harewood and Marion Stein March of the Priests (Magic Flute) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten Choir of St Mark’s Church, North Audley Street Benjamin Britten Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A, Sheep May Safely Graze; Handel, Air (Water Music); Mozart, March of the Priests (Magic Flute); Britten, A Wedding Anthem; Orlando Gibbons, Amen; Mozart, Ave Verum; Bach, To Thee Jehovah; Buxtehude, O Moment of Gladness; Purcell, Trumpet Tune and Ayre; Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary; Various Hymns and Psalms. This was the first performance of Britten, A Wedding Anthem, written specially for the occassion.
1949-09-29 St Mark’s Church, North Audley Street, London, UK Unspecified Wedding of the Earl of Harewood and Marion Stein Ave Verum Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten Choir of St Mark’s Church, North Audley Street Benjamin Britten Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A, Sheep May Safely Graze; Handel, Air (Water Music); Mozart, March of the Priests (Magic Flute); Britten, A Wedding Anthem; Orlando Gibbons, Amen; Mozart, Ave Verum; Bach, To Thee Jehovah; Buxtehude, O Moment of Gladness; Purcell, Trumpet Tune and Ayre; Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary; Various Hymns and Psalms. This was the first performance of Britten, A Wedding Anthem, written specially for the occassion.
1949-12-13 Friends House, Euston Rd. London, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Act 2 duet from Cosi Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Monteverdi, Tu Sei Morta from Orfeo; Purcell, Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas; Mozart, Arias from Don Giovanni, Idomeneo and Il Seraglio; Verdi, Arias from La Forza del Destino and Otello; Britten, Duets from The Beggar’s Opera. Only duets from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera were performed; Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1949-12-13 Friends House, Euston Rd. London, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Arias from Don Giovanni Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Monteverdi, Tu Sei Morta from Orfeo; Purcell, Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas; Mozart, Arias from Don Giovanni, Idomeneo and Il Seraglio; Verdi, Arias from La Forza del Destino and Otello; Britten, Duets from The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1949-12-13 Friends House, Euston Rd. London, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Arias from Il Seraglio Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Monteverdi, Tu Sei Morta from Orfeo; Purcell, Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas; Mozart, Arias from Don Giovanni, Idomeneo and Il Seraglio; Verdi, Arias from La Forza del Destino and Otello; Britten, Duets from The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1949-12-13 Friends House, Euston Rd. London, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Arias from Idomeneo Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Monteverdi, Tu Sei Morta from Orfeo; Purcell, Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas; Mozart, Arias from Don Giovanni, Idomeneo and Il Seraglio; Verdi, Arias from La Forza del Destino and Otello; Britten, Duets from The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1950-06-20 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) Trio No. 7 in E flat K 498 K.498 William Primrose, vla; Stephen Waters, clar; Benjamin Britten, piano Haydn, Divertimento for viola and pianoforte Mozart, Trio No. 7 in E flat K 498 Britten, Lachrymae [first performance] Martinu, Three Madrigals for violin and viola Benjamin, Sonata for viola and pianoforte First performance of Britten’s Lachrymae (programmed as A New Work for Viola and Pianoforte). Both this and Benjamin’s Sonata Quasi una Fantasia were especially written for William Primrose.
1950-06-23 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 6.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) Don Giovanni (excerpts from) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Don Giovanni (excerpts from) Verdi, La traviata (excerpts from) Verdi, Otello (excerpts from) Britten, Peter Grimes (excerpts from) Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1950-06-25 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) March in D (K. 290) K.290 Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: David Martin Benjamin Britten Mozart: March in D (K. 290); Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201); Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453); Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299); A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified]
1950-06-25 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201) K.201 Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: David Martin Benjamin Britten Mozart: March in D (K. 290); Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201); Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453); Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299); A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified]
1950-06-25 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453) K.453 Benjamin Britten, piano Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: David Martin Benjamin Britten Mozart: March in D (K. 290); Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201); Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453); Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299); A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified]
1950-06-25 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299) K.299 John Francis, flute; Enid Simon, harp Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: David Martin Benjamin Britten Mozart: March in D (K. 290); Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201); Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453); Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299); A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified]
1950-06-25 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1950) A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified] Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: David Martin Benjamin Britten Mozart: March in D (K. 290); Symphony No. 29 in A major (K. 201); Piano concerto No. 17 in G major (K. 453); Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major (K. 299); A Selection of Minuets and Country Dances [unspecified]
1951-06-10 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Piano Concerto in F major. K.459 K.459 Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Hans Geiger Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Mozart, Symphony No. 11 in D major. K.84 Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. K.364 Mozart, Adagio and Rondo in C for harmonica (Dulcitone), flute, oboe, viola and violoncello. K.617 Mozart, Piano Concerto in F major. K.459 Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1951-06-10 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Symphony No. 11 in D major. K.84 K.84 English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Hans Geiger Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Mozart, Symphony No. 11 in D major. K.84 Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. K.364 Mozart, Adagio and Rondo in C for harmonica (Dulcitone), flute, oboe, viola and violoncello. K.617 Mozart, Piano Concerto in F major. K.459 Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1951-06-10 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. K.364 K.364 Manoug Parikian, vln; William Primrose, vla English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Hans Geiger Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony No. 11 in D major. K.84 Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. K.364 Mozart, Adagio and Rondo in C for harmonica (Dulcitone), flute, oboe, viola and violoncello. K.617 Mozart, Piano Concerto in F major. K.459
1951-06-10 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Adagio and Rondo in C for harmonica (Dulcitone), flute, oboe, viola and violoncello. K.617 K.617 Manoug Parikian, vln; William Primrose, vla English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Hans Geiger Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony No. 11 in D major. K.84 Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. K.364 Mozart, Adagio and Rondo in C for harmonica (Dulcitone), flute, oboe, viola and violoncello. K.617 Mozart, Piano Concerto in F major. K.459
1951-06-16 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Epistle Sonata in C for organ and strings Ralph Downes, organ Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (strings) Benjamin Britten *The dates differ from the Card Index. First performance of Gerhard’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra conducted by Norman del Mar.
1951-06-17 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1951) Epistle Sonata in C for organ and strings Ralph Downes, organ Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra (strings) Benjamin Britten *The dates differ from the BPL Performance Database. First performance of Gerhard’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra conducted by Norman del Mar.
1951-06-25 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Piano Concerto in G Major K.453 Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-25 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Adagio in E Major K.261 Manoug Parikian, vln English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-25 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Country Dances Manoug Parikian, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-25 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra K.373 Manoug Parikian, vln English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-25 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Symphony in F Major K.112 English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-26 Kurzaal, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Piano Concerto in G Major K.453 Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-26 Kurzaal, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Adagio in E Major K.261 Manoug Parikian, vln English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-26 Kurzaal, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Country Dances Manoug Parikian, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-26 Kurzaal, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra K.373 Manoug Parikian, vln English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-06-26 Kurzaal, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands 8.15pm English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra concert. Symphony in F Major K.112 English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Symphony in F Major, Piano Concerto in G Major, Adagio in G Major, Rondo in C Major for Violin and Orchestra, Country Dances Concert with Parikian
1951-07-25 Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Cosi fan tutti (excerpt) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1951-07-25 Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Cosi fan tutti (excerpt) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1951-07-25 Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Il Seraglio (excerpt) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1951-12-16 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 8pm Museum Gallery Concerts, Season 1951-52 Piano Concerto in C Benjamine Britten, piano or* Noel Mewton-Wood English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra Norman Del Mar Boyce, Symphony No. 3; Mozart, Piano Concerto in C; Schoenberg, Kammersinfonie; Wagner, Siegfried Idyll; Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals. * Unclear who performed the Mozart Piano Concerto. This was an English Opera Group Production.
1952-01-06 Odeon Theatre, Southend, Essex, UK 3.15pm E.O.G. operatic concert for Southend Music Club Duet ‘All too slowly’ (Cosi) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro Instanto (from Don Giovanni), Bei Manner Welche Liebe Fuhlen (from The Magic Flute), Dove Sono, Hai gia Vinto la Causa (from The Marriage of Figaro), All too Slowly (from Cosi Fan Tutte); Verdi, How Pale I Look (from La Traviata), Credo in un dio Crudel (from Otello), Quando le Sere al Placido (from Luisa Miller), Pace, Pace (from La Forza del Destino), Ahime S’Appressa Alcun (from Ballo in Maschera); Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s Aria, Lenksi’s Aria, The Letter Scene (from Eugene Onegin); Britten, from Peter Grimes, The Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-01-06 Odeon Theatre, Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK 3.15pm E.O.G. operatic concert for Southend-on-sea Music Club Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro Instanto (from Don Giovanni), Bei Manner Welche Liebe Fuhlen (from The Magic Flute), Dove Sono, Hai gia Vinto la Causa (from The Marriage of Figaro), All too Slowly (from Cosi Fan Tutte); Verdi, How Pale I Look (from La Traviata), Credo in un dio Crudel (from Otello), Quando le Sere al Placido (from Luisa Miller), Pace, Pace (from La Forza del Destino), Ahime S’Appressa Alcun (from Ballo in Maschera); Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s Aria, Lenksi’s Aria, The Letter Scene (from Eugene Onegin); Britten, from Peter Grimes, The Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-01-06 Odeon Theatre, Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK 3.15pm E.O.G. operatic concert for Southend-on-sea Music Club Dove sono (Le Nozze di Figaro) Joan Cross, sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro Instanto (from Don Giovanni), Bei Manner Welche Liebe Fuhlen (from The Magic Flute), Dove Sono, Hai gia Vinto la Causa (from The Marriage of Figaro), All too Slowly (from Cosi Fan Tutte); Verdi, How Pale I Look (from La Traviata), Credo in un dio Crudel (from Otello), Quando le Sere al Placido (from Luisa Miller), Pace, Pace (from La Forza del Destino), Ahime S’Appressa Alcun (from Ballo in Maschera); Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s Aria, Lenksi’s Aria, The Letter Scene (from Eugene Onegin); Britten, from Peter Grimes, The Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood; Prog. with 2 page review of E.O.G. season, by Basil Douglas
1952-01-06 Odeon Theatre, Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK 3.15pm E.O.G. operatic concert for Southend-on-sea Music Club Joan Cross, sop; Otakar Kraus, bar; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Il Mio Tesoro Instanto (from Don Giovanni), Bei Manner Welche Liebe Fuhlen (from The Magic Flute), Dove Sono, Hai gia Vinto la Causa (from The Marriage of Figaro), All too Slowly (from Cosi Fan Tutte); Verdi, How Pale I Look (from La Traviata), Credo in un dio Crudel (from Otello), Quando le Sere al Placido (from Luisa Miller), Pace, Pace (from La Forza del Destino), Ahime S’Appressa Alcun (from Ballo in Maschera); Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s Aria, Lenksi’s Aria, The Letter Scene (from Eugene Onegin); Britten, from Peter Grimes, The Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood; Prog. with 2 page review of E.O.G. season, by Basil Douglas
1952-02-26 Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Duet: ‘Ah guarda sorella’ (Cosi fan tutti, Act I) Joan Cross, sop; Nancy Evans, mezzo; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cinque Dieci (from The Marriage of Figaro), E Net Tuo Nel Mio Bicchiero (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutti); Verdi, Fatal Mia Donna (from Macbeth), Della Citta all’ Occaso (from Ballo in Maschera), Eri Tu che Macchiavi (from Ballo in Maschera), How Pale I look (from La Traviata); Beetchoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar (from Fidelio); Weber, Und ob Die Wolke sie Verhulle (from Die Freischutz); Debussy, Azaeil Pourquoi m’as tu Quitte?; Smetena, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Britten, Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom (from The Rape of Lucretia). Pretty Polly Say (from The Beggar’s Opera). Only Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom from Britten, The Rape of Lucretia was performed, and Pretty Polly Say from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-02-26 Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Quartet: ‘E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero’ (Cosi fan tutti, Act II) Joan Cross, sop; Nancy Evans, mezzo; Peter Pears, ten; Otakar Kraus, bar; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cinque Dieci (from The Marriage of Figaro), E Net Tuo Nel Mio Bicchiero (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutti); Verdi, Fatal Mia Donna (from Macbeth), Della Citta all’ Occaso (from Ballo in Maschera), Eri Tu che Macchiavi (from Ballo in Maschera), How Pale I look (from La Traviata); Beetchoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar (from Fidelio); Weber, Und ob Die Wolke sie Verhulle (from Die Freischutz); Debussy, Azaeil Pourquoi m’as tu Quitte?; Smetena, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Britten, Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom (from The Rape of Lucretia). Pretty Polly Say (from The Beggar’s Opera). Only Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom from Britten, The Rape of Lucretia was performed, and Pretty Polly Say from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-02-26 Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cinque Dieci (from The Marriage of Figaro), E Net Tuo Nel Mio Bicchiero (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutti); Verdi, Fatal Mia Donna (from Macbeth), Della Citta all’ Occaso (from Ballo in Maschera), Eri Tu che Macchiavi (from Ballo in Maschera), How Pale I look (from La Traviata); Beetchoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar (from Fidelio); Weber, Und ob Die Wolke sie Verhulle (from Die Freischutz); Debussy, Azaeil Pourquoi m’as tu Quitte?; Smetena, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Britten, Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom (from The Rape of Lucretia). Pretty Polly Say (from The Beggar’s Opera). Only Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom from Britten, The Rape of Lucretia was performed, and Pretty Polly Say from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-02-26 Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK 7.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Duet: Cinque, dieci (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act I) Joan Cross, sop; Otakar Kraus, bar; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cinque Dieci (from The Marriage of Figaro), E Net Tuo Nel Mio Bicchiero (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutti); Verdi, Fatal Mia Donna (from Macbeth), Della Citta all’ Occaso (from Ballo in Maschera), Eri Tu che Macchiavi (from Ballo in Maschera), How Pale I look (from La Traviata); Beetchoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar (from Fidelio); Weber, Und ob Die Wolke sie Verhulle (from Die Freischutz); Debussy, Azaeil Pourquoi m’as tu Quitte?; Smetena, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Britten, Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom (from The Rape of Lucretia). Pretty Polly Say (from The Beggar’s Opera). Only Scene in Lucretia’s Bedroom from Britten, The Rape of Lucretia was performed, and Pretty Polly Say from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera. Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-06-14 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 6.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) La Clemenza di Tito* Joan Cross, sop; Jennifer Vyvyan, sop; Nancy Evans, contralto; Peter Pears, ten; Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, music from his operas (unspecified) Weber, music from his operas (unspecified) *by implication of programme note; performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1952-06-15 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) Quartet in G minor for pianoforte, violin, viola and violincello (K. 478) K.478 Norbet Brainin, vln; Peter Schidlof, vla; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amadeus String Quartet, Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Quartet for pianoforte, violin, viola and violincello (K. 478) Haydn, Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No.2 Fricker, String Quartet in One Movement Schumann, Quintet in E flat, Op. 44, for pianoforte and strings
1952-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K.622 K.622 Stephen Waters, clar English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed from the piano by Benjamin Britten Mozart, Adagio and Fugue for Strings K.546 Mozart, Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E flat K.272 Mozart, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K.622 Mozart, Concertante (from Serenade in D) K.320
1952-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E flat K.271 K.271 Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed from the piano by Benjamin Britten Mozart, Adagio and Fugue for Strings K.546 Mozart, Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E flat K.272 Mozart, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K.622 Mozart, Concertante (from Serenade in D) K.320
1952-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) Adagio and Fugue for Strings K.546 K.546 English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed from the piano by Benjamin Britten Mozart, Adagio and Fugue for Strings K.546 Mozart, Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E flat K.272 Mozart, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K.622 Mozart, Concertante (from Serenade in D) K.320
1952-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1952) Concertante (from Serenade in D) K.320 K.320 English Opera Group Chamber Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed from the piano by Benjamin Britten Mozart, Adagio and Fugue for Strings K.546 Mozart, Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E flat K.272 Mozart, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major K.622 Mozart, Concertante (from Serenade in D) K.320
1952-10-19 Odeon Cinema, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Duet: ‘Ah guarda sorella’ (Cosi fan tutti, Act I) Joan Cross, sop; Anna Pollak, contralto; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, When a Maiden Takes your Fancy, Duet (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Aria (from Don Giovanni), Quartet (from Don Giovanni); Verdi, Aria (from La Forza del Destino), Duet (from La Traviata), Aria (from Simone Boccanegra), Terzetto (from Ballo in Maschera), Duet (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan; Smetena, This Girl I Found You; Strauss, Chacun a Son Gout, So Muss Allein ich Bleiben; Britten, Songs and Duets (from The Beggar’s Opera). The programme does not specify which songs and duets from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1952-10-19 Odeon Cinema, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Quartet: ‘E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero’ (Cosi fan tutti, Act II) Joan Cross, sop; Anna Pollak, contralto; Peter Pears, ten; Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, When a Maiden Takes your Fancy, Duet (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Aria (from Don Giovanni), Quartet (from Don Giovanni); Verdi, Aria (from La Forza del Destino), Duet (from La Traviata), Aria (from Simone Boccanegra), Terzetto (from Ballo in Maschera), Duet (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan; Smetena, This Girl I Found You; Strauss, Chacun a Son Gout, So Muss Allein ich Bleiben; Britten, Songs and Duets (from The Beggar’s Opera). The programme does not specify which songs and duets from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1952-10-19 Odeon Cinema, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, When a Maiden Takes your Fancy, Duet (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Aria (from Don Giovanni), Quartet (from Don Giovanni); Verdi, Aria (from La Forza del Destino), Duet (from La Traviata), Aria (from Simone Boccanegra), Terzetto (from Ballo in Maschera), Duet (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan; Smetena, This Girl I Found You; Strauss, Chacun a Son Gout, So Muss Allein ich Bleiben; Britten, Songs and Duets (from The Beggar’s Opera). The programme does not specify which songs and duets from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1952-10-19 Odeon Cinema, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm E.O.G. operatic concert Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, When a Maiden Takes your Fancy, Duet (from Cosi Fan Tutti), Aria (from Don Giovanni), Quartet (from Don Giovanni); Verdi, Aria (from La Forza del Destino), Duet (from La Traviata), Aria (from Simone Boccanegra), Terzetto (from Ballo in Maschera), Duet (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan; Smetena, This Girl I Found You; Strauss, Chacun a Son Gout, So Muss Allein ich Bleiben; Britten, Songs and Duets (from The Beggar’s Opera). The programme does not specify which songs and duets from Britten, The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1953-04-11 Unspecified Unspecified E.O.G. operatic concert Cosi fan tutti, Act I duet, ‘Ah guarda sorella’ Joan Cross, sop; Arda Mandikian, sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutte), Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni), Vivat Bacchus (from The Abduction from the Seraglio); Berlioz, D’Amour l’Ardente Flamme (from Faust), Nuit d’Extase (from Les Troyens); Verdi, Il Lacerato Spirito (from Simone Boccanegra), La Luce Langue (from Macbeth), O Quel Pallor (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan (from Boris Godunov); Weber, Wie was Entsetzen Dort in der Schreckens-Schlucht (from Der Freischuhtz); Smetana, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Berkeley, Nelson (excerpts); Britten, Peter Grimes, The Beggar’s Opera. Only excerpts from Britten, Peter Grimes and The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood. [BPL]
1953-04-11 Unspecified Unspecified E.O.G. operatic concert Cosi fan tutti, Act II quartet, ‘E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero’ Joan Cross, sop; Arda Mandikian, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutte), Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni), Vivat Bacchus (from The Abduction from the Seraglio); Berlioz, D’Amour l’Ardente Flamme (from Faust), Nuit d’Extase (from Les Troyens); Verdi, Il Lacerato Spirito (from Simone Boccanegra), La Luce Langue (from Macbeth), O Quel Pallor (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan (from Boris Godunov); Weber, Wie was Entsetzen Dort in der Schreckens-Schlucht (from Der Freischuhtz); Smetana, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Berkeley, Nelson (excerpts); Britten, Peter Grimes, The Beggar’s Opera. Only excerpts from Britten, Peter Grimes and The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood. [BPL]
1953-04-11 Unspecified Unspecified E.O.G. operatic concert Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutte), Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni), Vivat Bacchus (from The Abduction from the Seraglio); Berlioz, D’Amour l’Ardente Flamme (from Faust), Nuit d’Extase (from Les Troyens); Verdi, Il Lacerato Spirito (from Simone Boccanegra), La Luce Langue (from Macbeth), O Quel Pallor (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan (from Boris Godunov); Weber, Wie was Entsetzen Dort in der Schreckens-Schlucht (from Der Freischuhtz); Smetana, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Berkeley, Nelson (excerpts); Britten, Peter Grimes, The Beggar’s Opera. Only excerpts from Britten, Peter Grimes and The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood. [BPL]
1953-04-11 Unspecified Unspecified E.O.G. operatic concert Peter Pears, ten; Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah Guarda Sorella (from Cosi Fan Tutte), Il Mio Tesoro (from Don Giovanni), Vivat Bacchus (from The Abduction from the Seraglio); Berlioz, D’Amour l’Ardente Flamme (from Faust), Nuit d’Extase (from Les Troyens); Verdi, Il Lacerato Spirito (from Simone Boccanegra), La Luce Langue (from Macbeth), O Quel Pallor (from La Traviata); Beethoven, Mir ist so Wunderbar; Mussorgsky, In the Town of Kazan (from Boris Godunov); Weber, Wie was Entsetzen Dort in der Schreckens-Schlucht (from Der Freischuhtz); Smetana, This Girl I Found You (from The Bartered Bride); Berkeley, Nelson (excerpts); Britten, Peter Grimes, The Beggar’s Opera. Only excerpts from Britten, Peter Grimes and The Beggar’s Opera were performed. The concert was introduced by the Earl of Harewood. [BPL]
1953-06-20 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1953) Mass No. 16 in C major (The Coronation) Norman Lumsden, bass; Arda Mandikian, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Alfred Deller, count-ten Aldeburgh Festival Chorus and Orchestra Benjamin Britten Arne, Ode in honour of Great Britain Purcell, O Lord, grant the Queen a long life Holst (Gustav), A Fugal Concerto for flute, oboe and string orchestra Arne, Now all the air shall ring Berkeley, Britten, Oldham, Searle, Tippett and Walton: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme [Sellinger’s Round – first performance] Mozart, Mass No. 16 in C major (The Coronation)
1953-06-21 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1953) Piano Concerto in B flat (K. 456) K.456 Benjamin Britten, piano Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Haydn, Symphony in G major (collected edition no. 8) Haydn, Horn Concerto in D No. 1 Mozart, Piano Concerto in B flat (K. 456) Mozart, Symphony in G minor (K. 550) (original version)
1953-06-21 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1953) Symphony in G minor K.550 Benjamin Britten, piano Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Benjamin Britten, directing from the piano Haydn, Symphony in G major (collected edition no. 8) Haydn, Horn Concerto in D No. 1 Mozart, Piano Concerto in B flat (K. 456) Mozart, Symphony in G minor (K. 550) (original version)
1953-06-25 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 7.30pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1953) K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Stephen Waters, clar; Benjamin Britten, piano First concert performance of Priaulx Rainier’s ‘Declamation’ for solo tenor. *performance time differs from the online performance database of 11am
1953-07-12 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK 8pm Taw & Torridge Festival, Operatic Concert Unspecified Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified introduced by Harewood
1953-07-15 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK 8pm Taw & Torridge Festival, Operatic Concert Quintet in E-flat K.452 (EOG members) Joy, Boughton, oboe; Stephen Waters, clar; Charles Gregory, horn; John Alexander, bassn; Benjamin Britten, piano English Opera Group members Unspecified
1953-07-26 Guildhall of St George, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Il Seraglio (excerpt) Jennifer Vyvyan, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1954-02-10 Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset, UK 7.30pm Dorset Music Society recital K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cantata K.619 Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schopfer ehrt Blow, To Flavia grown old Purcell, I attempt from love’s sickness to fly Purcell, There’s not a swain Purcell, Man is for the woman made Schubert, Der Einsame Schubert, Sprache der Liebe Schubert, Die Forelle Schubert, Der Musensohn Britten, Winter words Britten (arr), The Miller of Dee Britten (arr), Waly-Waly Britten (arr), The brisk young widow Britten (arr), Ca’ the yowes Britten (arr), Sweet Polly Oliver Pears’ annotations show that Humfrey, As freezing fountains; Schubert, Du lieber mich nicht and Schubert, Vom mitleid Mariae were programmed or considered, and there were also some changes to the order of items.
1954-02-25 Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK 2.30pm Oxford Subscription Concerts – 34th season K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Cantata K.619: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schopfer ehrt Blow, To Flavia grown old Purcell, I attempt from love’s sickness to fly Purcell, There’s not a swain Purcell, Man is for the woman made Schubert, Sprache der Liebe Schubert, Der Einsame Schubert, Am Grabe Anselmos Schubert, Die Forelle Schubert, Der Musensohn Britten, Winter words Britten (arr), The Miller of Dee Britten (arr), Waly-Waly Britten (arr), The brisk young widow Britten (arr), I wonder as I wander Britten (arr), Sweet Polly Oliver The following substitutions were made as shown by Pears’ annotations: Humfrey’s As freezing fountains by Blow’s To Flavia; Schubert Du liebst mich nicht by Am Grabe Anselmos; Britten (arr) Ca’ the yowes by I wonder as I wander.
1954-06-27 Art Gallery, York, UK 8pm York Festival 1954 Quartet: ‘E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero’ (Cosi fan tutti, Act II) Arda Mandikian, sop; Martha Lipton, mez-sop; Peter Pears, ten; Marko Rothmuller, voice; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah guarda sorella (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton] Mozart, Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni) [Pears] Mozart, Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte) [Rothmuller] Mozart, E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Verdi, Fatal mia donne! (Macbeth) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Verdi, Ai nostri monti (Il Trovatore) [Lipton, Pears] Verdi, La luce langue (Macbeth) [Mandikian] Verdi, Credo in un dio amdel (Otello) [Rothmuller] Verdi, Della citta all’ occaso (Ballo in Maschera) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears] Beethoven, Mir ist so wunderbar (Fidelio) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Kodaly, Tiszan innen (Hary Janos) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Debussy, Azael pourquoi m’as tu quittee? [Lipton] Ravel, Foxtrot (L’Enfant et les sortileges) [Lipton, Pears] Britten, And do you prefer the storm (Peter Grimes) [Pears, Rothmuller] Britten, Let her among you without fault (Peter Grimes) [Mandikian] Britten (arr), Thus gamesters unite (Beggar’s Opera) [Rothmuller] Britten (arr), Pretty Polly say (Beggar’s Opera) [Lipton, Pears] Introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1954-06-27 Art Gallery, York, UK 8pm York Festival 1954 Ah guarda sorella (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton] Arda Mandikian, sop; Martha Lipton, mez-sop; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah guarda sorella (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton] Mozart, Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni) [Pears] Mozart, Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte) [Rothmuller] Mozart, E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Verdi, Fatal mia donne! (Macbeth) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Verdi, Ai nostri monti (Il Trovatore) [Lipton, Pears] Verdi, La luce langue (Macbeth) [Mandikian] Verdi, Credo in un dio amdel (Otello) [Rothmuller] Verdi, Della citta all’ occaso (Ballo in Maschera) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears] Beethoven, Mir ist so wunderbar (Fidelio) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Kodaly, Tiszan innen (Hary Janos) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Debussy, Azael pourquoi m’as tu quittee? [Lipton] Ravel, Foxtrot (L’Enfant et les sortileges) [Lipton, Pears] Britten, And do you prefer the storm (Peter Grimes) [Pears, Rothmuller] Britten, Let her among you without fault (Peter Grimes) [Mandikian] Britten (arr), Thus gamesters unite (Beggar’s Opera) [Rothmuller] Britten (arr), Pretty Polly say (Beggar’s Opera) [Lipton, Pears] Introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1954-06-27 Art Gallery, York, UK 8pm York Festival 1954 Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte) Marko Rothmuller, voice; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah guarda sorella (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton] Mozart, Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni) [Pears] Mozart, Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte) [Rothmuller] Mozart, E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Verdi, Fatal mia donne! (Macbeth) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Verdi, Ai nostri monti (Il Trovatore) [Lipton, Pears] Verdi, La luce langue (Macbeth) [Mandikian] Verdi, Credo in un dio amdel (Otello) [Rothmuller] Verdi, Della citta all’ occaso (Ballo in Maschera) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears] Beethoven, Mir ist so wunderbar (Fidelio) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Kodaly, Tiszan innen (Hary Janos) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Debussy, Azael pourquoi m’as tu quittee? [Lipton] Ravel, Foxtrot (L’Enfant et les sortileges) [Lipton, Pears] Britten, And do you prefer the storm (Peter Grimes) [Pears, Rothmuller] Britten, Let her among you without fault (Peter Grimes) [Mandikian] Britten (arr), Thus gamesters unite (Beggar’s Opera) [Rothmuller] Britten (arr), Pretty Polly say (Beggar’s Opera) [Lipton, Pears] Introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1954-06-27 Art Gallery, York, UK 8pm York Festival 1954 Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Ah guarda sorella (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton] Mozart, Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni) [Pears] Mozart, Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte) [Rothmuller] Mozart, E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero (Cosi fan tutte) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Verdi, Fatal mia donne! (Macbeth) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Verdi, Ai nostri monti (Il Trovatore) [Lipton, Pears] Verdi, La luce langue (Macbeth) [Mandikian] Verdi, Credo in un dio amdel (Otello) [Rothmuller] Verdi, Della citta all’ occaso (Ballo in Maschera) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears] Beethoven, Mir ist so wunderbar (Fidelio) [Mandikian, Lipton, Pears, Rothmuller] Kodaly, Tiszan innen (Hary Janos) [Mandikian, Rothmuller] Debussy, Azael pourquoi m’as tu quittee? [Lipton] Ravel, Foxtrot (L’Enfant et les sortileges) [Lipton, Pears] Britten, And do you prefer the storm (Peter Grimes) [Pears, Rothmuller] Britten, Let her among you without fault (Peter Grimes) [Mandikian] Britten (arr), Thus gamesters unite (Beggar’s Opera) [Rothmuller] Britten (arr), Pretty Polly say (Beggar’s Opera) [Lipton, Pears] Introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
1954-08-01 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK Unspecified Devon’s Festival of the Arts Opera Concert (Taw and Torridge Festival) Duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) Joan Cross, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Duet for the Count and Countess Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) [Cross, Sharp] Mozart, Aria: In Moorish land (Il Seraglio) [Pears] Mozart, Count Almaviva’s aria (Marriage of Figaro) [Sharp] Mozart, Duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) [Cross, Pears] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Germont (La Traviata) [Cross, Sharp] Verdi, Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller) [Pears] Verdi, Ford’s aria (Falstaff) [Sharp] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Alfred (La Traviata) [Cross, Pears] Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Sharp] Tchaikovsky, Lenski’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Pears] Tchaikovsky, Tatiana’s letter scene (Eugen Onegin) [Cross] Britten, Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes) [Pears] Britten, Lullaby and Tarquinius’ aria (The rape of Lucretia) [Cross, Sharp] Britten (arr), Songs and duets from The beggar’s opera Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1954-08-01 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK Unspecified Devon’s Festival of the Arts Opera Concert (Taw and Torridge Festival) Aria: In Moorish land (Il Seraglio) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Duet for the Count and Countess Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) [Cross, Sharp] Mozart, Aria: In Moorish land (Il Seraglio) [Pears] Mozart, Count Almaviva’s aria (Marriage of Figaro) [Sharp] Mozart, Duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) [Cross, Pears] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Germont (La Traviata) [Cross, Sharp] Verdi, Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller) [Pears] Verdi, Ford’s aria (Falstaff) [Sharp] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Alfred (La Traviata) [Cross, Pears] Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Sharp] Tchaikovsky, Lenski’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Pears] Tchaikovsky, Tatiana’s letter scene (Eugen Onegin) [Cross] Britten, Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes) [Pears] Britten, Lullaby and Tarquinius’ aria (The rape of Lucretia) [Cross, Sharp] Britten (arr), Songs and duets from The beggar’s opera Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1954-08-01 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK Unspecified Devon’s Festival of the Arts Opera Concert (Taw and Torridge Festival) Duet: Count & Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) Joan Cross, sop; Frederick Sharp, bass-bar; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Duet for the Count and Countess Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) [Cross, Sharp] Mozart, Aria: In Moorish land (Il Seraglio) [Pears] Mozart, Count Almaviva’s aria (Marriage of Figaro) [Sharp] Mozart, Duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) [Cross, Pears] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Germont (La Traviata) [Cross, Sharp] Verdi, Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller) [Pears] Verdi, Ford’s aria (Falstaff) [Sharp] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Alfred (La Traviata) [Cross, Pears] Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Sharp] Tchaikovsky, Lenski’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Pears] Tchaikovsky, Tatiana’s letter scene (Eugen Onegin) [Cross] Britten, Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes) [Pears] Britten, Lullaby and Tarquinius’ aria (The rape of Lucretia) [Cross, Sharp] Britten (arr), Songs and duets from The beggar’s opera Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1954-08-01 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, UK Unspecified Devon’s Festival of the Arts Opera Concert (Taw and Torridge Festival) Aria: Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) Frederick Sharp, bar; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Duet for the Count and Countess Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) [Cross, Sharp] Mozart, Aria: In Moorish land (Il Seraglio) [Pears] Mozart, Count Almaviva’s aria (Marriage of Figaro) [Sharp] Mozart, Duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) [Cross, Pears] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Germont (La Traviata) [Cross, Sharp] Verdi, Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller) [Pears] Verdi, Ford’s aria (Falstaff) [Sharp] Verdi, Duet for Violetta and Alfred (La Traviata) [Cross, Pears] Tchaikovsky, Onegin’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Sharp] Tchaikovsky, Lenski’s aria (Eugen Onegin) [Pears] Tchaikovsky, Tatiana’s letter scene (Eugen Onegin) [Cross] Britten, Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes) [Pears] Britten, Lullaby and Tarquinius’ aria (The rape of Lucretia) [Cross, Sharp] Britten (arr), Songs and duets from The beggar’s opera Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1954-08-05 Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, Devon, UK Unspecified Devon’s Festival of the Arts [Taw and Torridge Festival] K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano
1955-10-09 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 8pm Boyd Neel Society Presents: Abendempfindung Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1955-10-09 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 8pm Boyd Neel Society Presents: An Chloe Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1955-10-09 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 8pm Boyd Neel Society Presents: Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1956-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Quartet in G minor for pianoforte, violin, viola and violincello (K. 478) K.478 Norbet Brainin, vln; Peter Schidlof, vla; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amadeus String Quartet, Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Sonata in G, K 379 for violin and piano Mozart, Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano Mozart, Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano Mozart, Quartet in G minor, K 478 for piano, violin, viola and cello
1956-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano K.296 Norbet Brainin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Sonata in G, K 379 for violin and piano Mozart, Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano Mozart, Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano Mozart, Quartet in G minor, K 478 for piano, violin, viola and cello
1956-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Sonata in G, K 379 for violin and piano K.379 Norbet Brainin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Sonata in G, K 379 for violin and piano Mozart, Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano Mozart, Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano Mozart, Quartet in G minor, K 478 for piano, violin, viola and cello
1956-06-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano K.542 Norbet Brainin, vln; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amadeus String Quartet, Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Sonata in G, K 379 for violin and piano Mozart, Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano Mozart, Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano Mozart, Quartet in G minor, K 478 for piano, violin, viola and cello
1956-06-19 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Concerto in A major, K 414 for piano and orchestra K.414 Benjamin Britten, piano Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed by Benjamin Britten, piano Haydn, Symphony in E flat No 55 (The school master) Mozart, Concerto in A major, K 414 for piano and orchestra Mozart, Concerto in E flat major K 365 for two pianos and orchestra Haydn, Symphony in F sharp minor No 45 (The farewell)
1956-06-19 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Concerto in E flat major K 365 for two pianos and orchestra K.365 Maria Curzio, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Olive Zorian Directed by Benjamin Britten, piano Haydn, Symphony in E flat No 55 (The school master) Mozart, Concerto in A major, K 414 for piano and orchestra Mozart, Concerto in E flat major K 365 for two pianos and orchestra Haydn, Symphony in F sharp minor No 45 (The farewell)
1956-06-22 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1956) Excerpts from his operas including Il Impresario K.486 Joan Sutherland, sop; Jennifer Vyvyan, sop; Peter Pears, ten; Trevor Anthony, bass; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified Performance introduced by the Earl of Harewood
1956-10-07 Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square London, UK ? 8pm Unspecified Quartet in G minor for pianoforte, violin, viola and violincello (K. 478) K.478 Norbet Brainin, vln; Peter Schidlof, vla; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amadeus String Quartet, Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1956-10-07 Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square London, UK ? 8pm Unspecified Sonata in C, K 296 for violin and piano K.296 Norbet Brainin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1956-10-07 Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square London, UK ? 8pm Unspecified Trio in E, K 542 for violin, cello and piano K.542 Norbet Brainin, vln; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amadeus String Quartet, Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1957-06-18 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1957) Haffner Serenade, K.250 K.250 Yehudi Menuhin, vln Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Directed from the harpsichord by Benjamin Britten Vivaldi, Le quatrro stagioni (the four seasons) Mozart, Haffner Serenade, K.250
1957-06-19 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1957): Viennese Songs An Chloe Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano
1957-06-19 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1957): Viennese Songs Sei du mein trost Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano
1957-06-23 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1957) Quartet in E flat, K.493 K.493 Norbet Brainin, vln; Peter Schidlof, vla; Martin Lovett, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Amedeus Quartet; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Quartet in D, K.499 for two violins, viola and cello Mozart, Trio No. 7 in E flat, K.498 for clarinet, viola and fortepiano Mozart, Duo No. 2, K.424 for violin and viola Mozart, Quartet in E flat, K.493 for fortepiano, violin, viola and cello
1957-06-23 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1957) Trio No. 7 in E flat, K.498 K.498 Stehpen Waters, clar; Peter Schidlof, vla; Benjamin Britten, piano Amedeus Quartet; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Quartet in D, K.499 for two violins, viola and cello Mozart, Trio No. 7 in E flat, K.498 for clarinet, viola and fortepiano Mozart, Duo No. 2, K.424 for violin and viola Mozart, Quartet in E flat, K.493 for fortepiano, violin, viola and cello
1957-08-06 Menuhin Festival, l’Eglise de Saanen, Gstaad, Switzerland 8.30pm Menuhin Festival Gstaad Trio in E major, for violin, cello and piano Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Maurice Gendron, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1958-06-19 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 6.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1958) Flute Concerto in G, K.313 K.313 Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Directed from the harpsichord by Benjamin Britten Telemann, Concerto in A for flute, violin and strings Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in C major (Fanna I, 13) Mozart, Flute Concerto in G, K.313 Mozart, Maurerische Trauermusik, K.477 Schumann, Elegy for violin and orchestra Haydn, Symphony No. 6 in D: Le matin
1958-06-19 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 6.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1958) Maurerische Trauermusik, K.477 K.477 Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Directed from the harpsichord by Benjamin Britten Telemann, Concerto in A for flute, violin and strings Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in C major (Fanna I, 13) Mozart, Flute Concerto in G, K.313 Mozart, Maurerische Trauermusik, K.477 Schumann, Elegy for violin and orchestra Haydn, Symphony No. 6 in D: Le matin Played as tribute in memory of Dennis Brain, d.I.ix.57
1958-06-22 Framlingham Church, Framlingham, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1958) Sonata in A major, K.402 for piano and violin K.402 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano
1958-07-28 Menuhin Festival, l’Eglise de Saanen, Gstaad, Switzerland 8.30pm Menuhin Festival Gstaad Sonata in G major, K.799 [K.379?] for piano and violin Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1958-07-30 Menuhin Festival, l’Eglise de Saanen, Gstaad, Switzerland 8.30pm Menuhin Festival Gstaad Violin Concerto in G, K.216 K.216 Yehudi Menuhin, vln Z_rich Chamber Orchestra Directed from the harpsichord by Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1958-10-18 Great Hall, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 11am Leeds Festival Serenade No.10 in B-flat K.361 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Wind Ensemble Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1959-01-11 Schloss Elmau, Bavaria? 8.30pm Unspecified K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1959-01-30 Friends House, Euston Rd. London, UK Unspecified Tribute to the memory of Erwin Stein Symphony in G minor K.550 Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1959-06-28 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1959) Violin Concerto in G, K.216 K.216 Yehudi Menuhin, vln Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Mozart: Concertone in C, K.190; Violin Concerto in G, K.216; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364; Serenata Notturna in D, K.239
1959-06-28 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1959) Concertone in C, K.190 K.190 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Emanuel Hurwitz, vln Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Concertone in C, K.190; Violin Concerto in G, K.216; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364; Serenata Notturna in D, K.239
1959-06-28 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1959) Serenata Notturna in D, K.239 K.239 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Emanuel Hurwitz, vln; Cecil Aronowitz, vla; Stuart Knussen, dbl bass Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Concertone in C, K.190; Violin Concerto in G, K.216; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364; Serenata Notturna in D, K.239
1959-06-28 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1959) Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K.364 K.364 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Cecil Aronowitz, vla Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Mozart: Concertone in C, K.190; Violin Concerto in G, K.216; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364; Serenata Notturna in D, K.239
1960-06-23 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1960) Sonata in D major K448 for two pianos K.448 Clifford Curzon, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano Schubert, Sonata in A major Op. 120 Beethoven, Sonata in C minor Op. 111 Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Paganini Book 2 for piano Britten, Mazurka elegiaca for two pianos Mozart, Sonata in D major K448 for two pianos
1960-06-26 Orford Church, Orford, Suffolk, UK 6.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1960) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.Anh.9 for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra Benjamin Britten Purcell, In nomine Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.Anh.9 for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon Wolf, Italian Serenade Mahler, Songs with Orchestra: Ich atmet einen linden duft; Blicke mir nicht in die lieder Wolf, Songs with Orchestra: Auf ein altes bild (On an old picture); Schlafen desm Jesus kind (Sleeping Christ-child) Mahler, Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony for string orchestra and harp
1960-11-18 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK Unspecified Concert to support Defence & Aid admin by Christian Action Sonata in A major, K.402 for piano and violin K.402 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1962-06-16 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1962) Symphony in G minor K.183 K.183 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten *The performance conflicts with another at Aldeburgh Parish Church
1962-06-16 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 2.30pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1962) Symphony in E flat major K.543 K.543 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten *The performance conflicts with another at Aldeburgh Parish Church
1962-06-16 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1962) Betracht’ Dies Herz K.42 K.42 Peter Pears, ten; George Malcolm, organ; Benjamin Britten, piano London Boy Singers Benjamin Britten *This performance conflicts with another at Blythburgh Parish Church. Britten conducted his piece, Missa Brevis in D.
1962-06-16 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1962) Abendempfindung K.523 Peter Pears, ten; George Malcolm, organ; Benjamin Britten, piano London Boy Singers Benjamin Britten *This performance conflicts with another at Blythburgh Parish Church. Britten conducted his piece, Missa Brevis in D.
1962-06-16 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1962) K.619 Peter Pears, ten; George Malcolm, organ; Benjamin Britten, piano London Boy Singers Benjamin Britten *This performance conflicts with another at Blythburgh Parish Church. Britten conducted his piece, Missa Brevis in D.
1962-07-11 Atrium of the Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia Unspecified Dubrovnik Festival K.420 Peter Pears, ten Chamber Orchestra of Zagreb Radio Television Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1962-07-11 Atrium of the Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia Unspecified Dubrovnik Festival Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 Chamber Orchestra of Zagreb Radio Television Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1963-05-19 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 7.30pm Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Aria: ‘Al desio di chi t’adora’ K.577 Heather Harper, sop Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1963-05-19 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 7.30pm Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Masonic Funeral Music K.477 Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified With Heather Harper
1963-05-19 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 7.30pm Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183 K.183 Philharmonia Concert Society; Orchestra & Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified With Heather Harper
1963-06-24 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1963) Trio in G major K.564 K.564 Yehudi Menuhin, vln; Maurice Gendron, cello; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Trio in G major K.564 Bridge, Trio (1929) Schubert, Nocturne in E flat major for piano, violin and cello (Shostakovich, Trio in E Op. 67 – replaced by Beethoven trio) Beethoven, Trio in D major Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Geister’ Programme change with Beethoven’s Trio in D major replacing the Shostakovich trio. Mstislav Rostropovich was replaced throughout by Maurice Gendron on the cello.
1963-06-27 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.15pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1963) (Excerpts from): Don Giovanni; Cosi fan tutte; Figaro Galina Vishnevskaya, sop; Peter Glossop, baritn; Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart (Excerpts from): Don Giovanni; Cosi fan tutte; Figaro Verdi, Aida (Excerpts from) Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (Excerpts from) Benjamin Britten played piano accompaniment throughout this concert.
1964-09-02 Lucerne Festival – Kunsthaus 8pm K.420 Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1964-09-02 Lucerne Festival – Kunsthaus 8pm Symphony No. 40 in G minor K.550 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1964-12-20 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, UK 7.30pm In aid of National School of Opera, young performers’ fund K.420 Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1964-12-20 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, UK 7.30pm In aid of National School of Opera, young performers’ fund Symphony No. 40 in G minor K.550 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1965-06-16 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 7pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1965) Concerto in B flat major K.595 K.595 Sviatoslav Richter, piano English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Haydn, Symphony in C minor No. 95 Mozart, Concerto in B flat major K.595 Schumann, Introduction and Allegro appassionato Op. 92 Prokofieff, Symphonie Classique Op. 25 Broadcast BBC Home Service
1966-02-04 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, UK 7.45pm Unspecified Masonic Funeral Music K.477 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1966-02-04 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, UK 7.45pm Unspecified Prelude & Fugue English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1966-02-04 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, UK 7.45pm Unspecified Symphony No. 39 in E-flat K.543 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1966-06-08 Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1966) Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 K.339 Margaret Cable, mezz-sop/contr; April Cantelo, sop; Christopher Keyte, bass/bari; Neil Rogers, ten Cambridge University Musical Society; Choristors of King’s College, Cambridge Benjamin Britten or David Willcocks Mozart, Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 Britten, Sinfonia da requiem Op. 20 Britten, Voices for today Op. 75 Holst (Gustav), The Hymn of Jesus Unclear who conducted the Mozart
1966-06-14 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1966) Symphony in C major K.551 (The Jupiter) K.551 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten
1966-06-18 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1966) Sonata in G major K.283 for piano solo K.283 Sviatoslav Richter, piano; or* Benjamin Britten, piano *Unclear who performed solo piano here
1966-06-18 Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1966) Sonata in C major K.521 for piano duet K.521 Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano
1966-07-31 Blickling Hall, Aylsham, UK 8pm In aid of the Sue Ryder Homes (by kind per.) Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni, Act II) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1966-07-31 Blickling Hall, Aylsham, UK 8pm In aid of the Sue Ryder Homes (by kind per.) Dalla sua pace (Don GiovanniI) Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1967-06-13 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1967) Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546 for strings K.546 English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546 for strings Piano Concerto in E flat K.482 Symphony No.40 in G minor K.550 Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1967-06-13 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1967) Piano Concerto in E flat K.482 K.482 Sviatoslav Richter, piano English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546 for strings Piano Concerto in E flat K.482 Symphony No.40 in G minor K.550 Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1967-06-13 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1967) Symphony No.40 in G minor K.550 K.550 English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Emanuel Hurwitz Benjamin Britten Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546 for strings Piano Concerto in E flat K.482 Symphony No.40 in G minor K.550 Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1967-06-17 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1967) Overture: The magic flute New Philharmonia Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart, Overture: The magic flute Britten, Piano Concerto in D major Op. 13 Mahler, Andante: Blumine Bridge, Enter Spring: Rhapsody for orchestra The last movement of Britten’s Piano Concerto was repeated as an encore according to an annotation. Programme notes for Britten’s Piano Concerto in D major by Benjamin Britten. [Sviatoslav Richter, piano]
1967-06-20 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 6pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1967) Sonata in D major K.448 for two pianos K.448 Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Benjamin Britten, piano Mozart, Sonata in D major K.448 for two pianos Britten, Canticle No. I My beloved is mine Britten, Pieces for Two Pianos: Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca Op. 23 No. 1; Mazurka elegiaca Op. 23 No. 2 Debussy, Ariettes et Chansons Debussy, En blanc et noir for two pianos Mozart’s Sonata was performed by Richter and Britten; Britten’s Canticle and Debussy’s Ariettes et Chansons by Pears and Richter.
1968-06-23 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1968) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K. Anhang 9 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra Martin Gatt, Bassoon; Peter Graeme, Oboe; Ifor James, Horn; Thea King, Clarinet English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K. Anhang 9 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te K.505 for soprano, piano and orchestra Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra Sereneta Notturna in D major K.239 for two violins, viola, double bass, strings and timpani
1968-06-23 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1968) Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te K.505 for soprano, piano and orchestra K.505 Heather Harper, sop English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K. Anhang 9 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te K.505 for soprano, piano and orchestra Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra Sereneta Notturna in D major K.239 for two violins, viola, double bass, strings and timpani
1968-06-23 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1968) Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra K.364 Emanuel Hurwitz, vln; Cecil Aronowitz, vla English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K. Anhang 9 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te K.505 for soprano, piano and orchestra Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra Sereneta Notturna in D major K.239 for two violins, viola, double bass, strings and timpani
1968-06-23 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1968) Sereneta Notturna in D major K.239 for two violins, viola, double bass, strings and timpani K.239 Emanuel Hurwitz, vln; Raymond Keenlyside, vln; Cecil Aronowitz, vla; Adrian Beers, Dbl Bass English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K. Anhang 9 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te K.505 for soprano, piano and orchestra Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra Sereneta Notturna in D major K.239 for two violins, viola, double bass, strings and timpani
1969-06-10 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified New production of Idomeneo. First of three performances, the others followed on 13 and 20 June. The original venue for this concert was The Maltings but a fire there on the first night of the Festival meant that it had to be moved to Blythburgh.
1969-06-13 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified New production of Idomeneo. Second of three performances, the others were on 10 and 20 June. The original venue for this concert was The Maltings but a fire there on the first night of the Festival meant that it had to be moved to Blythburgh.
1969-06-20 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified New production of Idomeneo. Third of three performances, the others were on 10 and 13 June. The original venue for this concert was The Maltings but a fire there on the first night of the Festival meant that it had to be moved to Blythburgh.
1969-06-22 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Motet: Exsultate, jubilate K.165 for soprano and orchestra K.165 Elly Ameling, sop English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Concert originally intended for The Maltings but moved to Blythburgh Church as a result of the fire on the Festival’s opening night. Programme notes by Benjamin Britten. The round brackets indicate that an original piece was omitted from the programme (due to limitations of space at Blythburgh Church), and the square brackets indicate the replacement pieces for the second half of the concert.
1969-06-22 Blythburgh Parish Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Mozart, Symphony in G minor K.183 K.183 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Concert originally intended for The Maltings but moved to Blythburgh Church as a result of the fire on the Festival’s opening night. Programme notes by Benjamin Britten. The round brackets indicate that an original piece was omitted from the programme (due to limitations of space at Blythburgh Church), and the square brackets indicate the replacement pieces for the second half of the concert.
1969-06-23 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 11am Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1969) Sonata in D major for piano duet K.383 (123a) K.383 Benjamin Britten, piano; Viola Tunnard, piano Programme notes for Britten’s Tit for Tat and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 1 by Benjamin Britten.
1969-12-10 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK Unspecified Unspecified Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 Peter Pears, Rostropovitch English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified With Peter Pears, Rostropovitch; Critical Reviews: Stanley Sadie, The Times; Martin Cooper, Daily Telegraph; Eric Mason; Gillian Widdicombe, Fincancial Times; Edward Greenfield, The Gaurdian; Pages 19.20 Cuttings etc collected, Sept 1969-July 1970
1970-06-05 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Concerto in D minor K.466 K.466 Clifford Curzon, piano English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified gives A.F. special quality’ Ronald Duncan Tel. Supplement 5/6/70; p.55 Cuttings etc Sept 69-July 70
1970-06-05 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 K.491 Clifford Curzon, piano English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified gives A.F. special quality’ Ronald Duncan Tel. Supplement 5/6/70; p.55 Cuttings etc Sept 69-July 70
1970-06-05 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified gives A.F. special quality’ Ronald Duncan Tel. Supplement 5/6/70; p.55 Cuttings etc Sept 69-July 70
1970-06-06 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified First of three performances of Mozart’s opera. Followed by subsequent performances on 12 and 25 Jun 1970.
1970-06-12 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified Second of three performances of Mozart’s opera. Preceded by the first performance on 6 June and followed the final performance on 25 Jun 1970.
1970-06-19 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 5pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 K.491 Clifford Curzon, piano English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Kenneth Sillito Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 Symphony in A major K.201 Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 Joan Chissell – The Times, 20th June; p.62 Cuttings etc collected Sept 69-July 70; The original programme was altered slightly to that given above. According to the printed programme the two piano concertos were to be played the other way round. *The time differs on the Card Index to the BPL Performance Catalogue
1970-06-19 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 5pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 K.466 Clifford Curzon, piano English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Kenneth Sillito Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 Symphony in A major K.201 Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 Joan Chissell – The Times, 20th June; p.62 Cuttings etc collected Sept 69-July 70; The original programme was altered slightly to that given above. According to the printed programme the two piano concertos were to be played the other way round. *The time differs on the Card Index to the BPL Performance Catalogue
1970-06-19 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 5pm* Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 Symphony in A major K.201 Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 Joan Chissell – The Times, 20th June; p.62 Cuttings etc collected Sept 69-July 70; The original programme was altered slightly to that given above. According to the printed programme the two piano concertos were to be played the other way round. *The time differs on the Card Index to the BPL Performance Catalogue
1970-06-22 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK 11am Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Trio in E flat major K.498 for piano, clarinet and viola K.498 Benjamin Britten, piano; or* Nicola Grunberg, piano; Thea King, clar; Cecil Aronowitz, vla *The programme does not specify which of the pianists played in each piece.
1970-06-25 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1970) Idomeneo K.366 Heather Harper, sop; Anne Pashley, sop; Rae Woodland, sop; Robert Tear, ten; Anthony Williams, bass; Peter Pears, ten English Chamber Orchestra, English Opera Group, English Opera Group Chorus Benjamin Britten Unspecified Final of three performances of Mozart’s opera. Preceded by two previous performances on 6 and 12 June.
1970-07-17 Merchant Taylor’s Hall (unspecified city, probably London) Unspecified A concert to celebrate Ove Arup’s 75th birthday (16th April, 1970) Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1970-08-01 St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Unspecified Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K.364 K.364 Kenneth Sillito, vln; Cecil Aronowitz, vla English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1970-08-01 St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK 8pm Unspecified Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201 K.201 English Chamber Orchestra, leader: Kenneth Sillito Benjamin Britten Unspecified
1971-06-13 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1971) Mozart, Symphony in D major K.504 K.504 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Britten, God save the Queen [first performance] Mendelssohn, Overture: The Hebrides Op. 26 Mozart, Symphony in D major K.504 Britten, Scottish ballad Op. 26 for two pianos and orchestra Tchaikovsky, Francesca de Rimini: Fantasy after Dante Op. 32
1971-06-20 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 3pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1971) Requiem K.626 K.626 Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Bach, Cantata No. 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen Mozart, Requiem K. 626 Bach’s Cantata No. 32 was directed by Philip Ledger from the harpsichord. Programme notes for Mozart’s Requiem by Benjamin Britten.
1971-06-23 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1971) Violin Concerto in G major K.216 K.216 Mark Lubotsky, vln English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Weber, Oberon Britten, Violin Concerto Op. 15 Mozart, Violin Concerto in G major K.216 Bridge, Suite: The sea Programme notes by Benjamin Britten
1971-09-26 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 3pm Unspecified K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1971-09-26 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 3pm Unspecified Quartet in G minor for pianoforte, violin, viola and violincello (K. 478) K.478 Benjamin Britten, piano The E.C.O. Ensemble; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1972-02-04 Essen, Germany? Unspecified Concert for Helene Rohlf’s 80th Birthday K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified
1972-06-04 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 8.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1972) Cantata: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls K.619 K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Programme notes by Peter Pears
1972-06-19 The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK 5.30pm Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1972) Symphony in D major (Haffner) K.385 K.385 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten The Shostakovich piece inround brackets was withdrawn from the programme and replaced by the Mahler in square brackets.
1973-01-07 Schloss Elmau, Bavaria? 8.30pm Unspecified K.619 Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, piano Unspecified