There are 2 recordings of The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten on file

(This "Discography" was generated by CLOR for THE COMPILER )

1 1969(STU) - Britten Benjamin - English Opera Group*

2 1998(LI) - Halsey Simon - City of Birmingham Touring Opera*

*AUDIO ---- **VIDEO ---- ***AUDIO & VIDEO

The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten performed in English

Conductor Benjamin Britten - 1969(STU)

Orchestra - English Opera Group

Chorus - English Opera Group

Tempter - Peter Pears

Abbot - Peter Pears

Father - John Shirley-Quirk

Elder Son - Bryan Drake

Younger Son - Robert Tear

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Black Disc; - Decca SET 438 {1LP} (1970); London OSA 1164 {1LP} (1971); Decca 1BB101-3 (Church Parables)

Compact Disc; - Decca 425 713-2 {1CD} (1990)

(year of issue or re-issue)

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Recordings of The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.133; PENGUIN p.45

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - June 1970 p.66; October 1970 p.564; June 1971 p.76; September 1990 p.600 [MK]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.4 No.3 Autumn 1986 pp.178-182 [MS]

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American Record Guide - September 1971 Vol.38 No.1 p.4 [JD]

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The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten performed in English

Conductor Simon Halsey - 1998(LI)

Orchestra - City of Birmingham Touring Opera

Tempter - Ivan Sharpe

Father - Charles Johnston

Elder Son - Quentin Hayes

Younger Son - Andrew Burden

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Compact Disc - BBC {1CD}

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Recordings of The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.133; PENGUIN p.45

Comments:- Recording issued with the BBC Music Magazine (October 1998; see p.42)

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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