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Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten perform "Michelangelo Sonnets" - RARE - pt. I

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Published on May 3, 2011

Part 1: Here are the first songs from Britten's settings of the "Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo", Op. 22.

This is rare video footage of these two great artists from Japanese television, 9 February 1956. The concert also featured songs by Henry Purcell and some folksong settings by Britten.

Link to Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-W71w...

1. Sonetto XVI: Sì come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
2. Sonetto XXXI: A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia
3. Sonetto XXX: Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume
4. Sonetto LV: Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai
5. Sonetto XXXVIII: Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume
6. Sonetto XXXII: S'un casto amor, s'una pietà superna
7. Sonetto XXIV: Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede

Link to my Peter Pears playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

The entire concert from Tokyo is available at the playlist.

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