The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978
This volume brings together all the travel diaries of Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986), principal interpreter of Britten's works. Pears accompanied Britten on many of his trips and the record of their tour of the Far East in 1955 is of special interest. Here the sound of the gamelan orchestras enchanted Britten and deeply influenced his musical development.
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American Tour with the New English Singers 1936
Far East Diary 195556
Ansbach Bach Festival 1959
A Diary August 1965
A Diary December 1966
Nevis Fortnight 1967
Moscow Diary 1971
Aldeburgh Festival American Ansbach Armenian Armenian composer arrived artists Ausflug Ost Bach Bali Balinese baritone beautiful Ben's Benjamin Britten Britten and Pears Britten-Pears Library Britten's and Pears's Cantata Cello charming CHPP church coloured concert conductor Curlew River dance Death in Venice diary Dilidjan dinner director DMPR English Opera Group English Singers Faber February friends Galina Vishnevskaya Galya gamelan garden gave GB-ALb German Hall Indian January later Leningrad London looked lovely lunch Marion Thorpe Mervyn Cooke morning Moscow musicians Myfanwy Piper nice night Opera Orchestra party Passion Pears and Britten Pears's and Britten's performance Peter Grimes Peter Pears Philharmonic Photo pianist piano played Prince Ludwig Princess Margaret programme recital rehearsal Richter Rostropovich Russian sang Shostakovich Singapore singing Slava songs soprano stayed sweet Symphony tenor Theatre Tokyo took Vishnevskaya vodka wife Yerevan York