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Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
Winter Words / Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo

Album UK 1972 on Decca label
Classical (Modern)

Labels: - Dark red (maroon) labels / silver text - "Decca Eclipse" logo at 12 o'clock - "MADE IN ENGLAND BY THE DECCA RECORD CO. LTD." at 12 o'clock - "MONO RECORDINGS ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED TO GIVE STEREO EFFECT ON STEREO EQUIPMENT" above spindle hole - ⓟ 1971 at 3 o'clock - Publisher: Boosey for "Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo" (Side A, 9 o'clock) - Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes for "Winter Words" (Side B, 9 o'clock) Sleeve: - Front laminated, overlapping right hand edge of sleeve back - No flipbacks - Sleeve notes in English only - © 1972, The Decca Record Company Limited, London (otherwise uncredited) - "Mono recording electronically reprocessed to give stereo effect on stereo equipment" parallel to right-hand edge - Listing of 5 further Eclipse LPs. with title, artists and cat# - Cover: Tarn Hows, Lake District - Sleeve printed in England by Clout & Baker Ltd. - Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited Other information: - "Winter Words" was recorded on 17 March 1954 at West Hampstead Studios - "Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo" was recorded on 16-18 December 1954 at West Hampstead Studios - This release was first issued (mono only) in January 1956 on Decca LXT 5095

PortraitBenjamin Britten p, 1913-1976 GB
composed by, piano, album by
PortraitPeter Pears voc, 1910-1986 GB
tenor vocals, album by
PortraitMichelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564 IT
text by, poems
PortraitThomas Hardy 1840-1928 GB
text by, poems
L mastered by
W. F. Davidson photography by
James Walker producer, uncredited
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo, Op. 22Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
2Sonetto XVI: Si Come Nella Penna E Nell' InchiostroBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
3Sonetto XXXI: A Che Più Debb'io Mai L'Intensa VogliaBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
4Sonetto XXX: Veggio Co' Bei Vostri Occhi Un Dolce LumeBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
5Sonetto LV: Tu Sa' Ch'io So, Signior Mie, Che Tu SaiBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
6Sonetto XXXVIII: Rendete A Gli Occhi Miei, O Fonte O FiumeBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
7Sonetto XXXII: S'un Castro Amor, S'una Pietà SupernaBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
8Sonetto XXIV: Spirto Ben Nato, In Cui Si Specchia E VedeBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
9Winter Words, Op. 52Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
101. At Day-Close In NovemberBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
112. Midnight On The Great Western Or The Journeying BoyBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
123. Wagtail And Baby (A Satire)Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears
134. The Little Old TableBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
145. The Choirmaster's Burial Or The Tenor Man's StoryBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
156. Proud Songsters, Thrushes, Finches And NightingalesBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
167. At The Railway Station, Upway Or The Convict And The Boy With The ViolinBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
178. Before Life And AfterBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears
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