Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice

GUEST,henryp 14 Aug 12 - 01:24 PM
Don Firth 14 Aug 12 - 01:40 PM
Don Firth 14 Aug 12 - 01:45 PM
GUEST 14 Aug 12 - 01:51 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Aug 12 - 02:24 PM
Don Firth 14 Aug 12 - 03:02 PM
FreddyHeadey 23 May 18 - 02:26 PM
FreddyHeadey 23 May 18 - 02:27 PM
OldNicKilby 25 May 18 - 06:59 AM
keberoxu 25 May 18 - 02:42 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 01:24 PM

BBC Radio 3 Friday 24 August 2012

Live from London's Royal Albert Hall, the English National Opera, conducted by Edward Gardner, performs one of the greatest of all English operas - Britten's Peter Grimes. 7.00pm - Act 1

8.00 Twenty Minutes: The Captain's Apprentice. Roy Palmer explores the history of the traditional song; a revision of his 2008 talk.

8.20 Britten: Peter Grimes - Act 2
9.15 Twenty Minutes: Suffolk Sounds. Nature writer Simon Barnes talks about the sounds of his beloved Suffolk coast that inspired Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
9.35 Britten: Peter Grimes - Act 3


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 01:40 PM

Seattle Opera did "Peter Grimes" some years ago. My wife and I saw it.

Jon Vickers in the title role (who else!??)

Great!!

Don Firth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 01:45 PM

I wish there were some way I could hear this broadcast! But out here on the west coast of the U. S. and A., I don't know if there is any way I can pick up BBC Radio.

Anybody know something I don't know? (No smartass answers to that question, please.)

Don Firth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 01:51 PM

Can you access the BBC website? All programs are available online for, I think, a week. I'm not sure if people can get this all round the world but there might be ways.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 02:24 PM

Expat Shield has been mentioned before for accessing iPlayer outside of the UK. (Windows XP/Vista/7). It fakes a UK ip address I think.

Mick


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 03:02 PM

Yeah, I've found the BBC web site. I haven't located how to access line feeds yet, but I've got a bit of time to grope around. Thanks, folks!

Don Firth


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 May 18 - 02:26 PM

link to the interval talk
Twenty Minutes - The Captain's Apprentice -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2n8t
"Roy Palmer explores the history of the traditional song The Captain's Apprentice'. George Crabbe drew on it for his poem The Borough, which in turn influenced Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes. It's basic plot, of an apprentice being taken from the workhouse and fatally mistreated, is unchanged.

This brilliant, if bleak, song was collected in Kings Lynn from the fisherman James Carter by Ralph Vaughan Williams and is still sung by folk singers. But the song dates back to at least the 18th Century and has travelled widely. Roy Palmer, an eminent authority on traditional song, explores this song, its history and influence, with the help of archive and some recent recordings."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 May 18 - 02:27 PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
bbc iPlayer Radio app
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3yvdp3zQJWLtl204z9nxgRt/download-the-iplayer-radio-app 
(then click the '+' on the programme's web page
then on the app click
Menu > My Radio > Listen Later)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: OldNicKilby
Date: 25 May 18 - 06:59 AM

It is rumoured that Benjamin Britten came to Leicester circa 1937 to conduct the Leicester Folk Song Club Choir singing "Captains Apprentice."
the Workhouse in question -St James fell down in 1852 when the Clock-maker was called out on a Sunday morning to repair the clock. The Building had had bricks robbed , he gave the Turret a hearty clout and the whole Building collapsed.
There is a full account in the Library which is about 50 yards from the relics of St James's Work=house in Kings Lynn


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Peter Grimes & The Captain's Apprentice
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 May 18 - 02:42 PM

Well, there's another mystery solved, regarding
author George Crabbe.

"Guide to Britten,"    the affectionate overview of Benjamin Britten
by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann
(premiered in their revue, "Airs on a Shoestring"),

name-checks "PE-TER GRIMES!"
with Max Adrian adding, in an aside,
"Cribbed from Crabbe!"

So now I find out what that means.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 October 6:11 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.