Friday, 4 June 2010


Well, this month sees the centenary of the birth of Sir Peter Pears. The tenor was the lifelong partner of Benjamin Britten, to whom he was a source of inspiration. Britten created the title role in Peter Grimes for Pears in 1945 and dedicated several works to him. Although they collaborated on many projects, Pears also pursued a solo career, performing oratorio, Lieder, and English song. The Classical Shop has several Pears recordings available and for the month of June we are offering these and a selection of recordings of Britten’s works, which you may also enjoy, at a discount of 25% off the usual price.