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Um Mitternacht
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Britten’s setting of Goethe’s ‘Um Mitternacht’ (published in 1994) was probably composed in 1959, shortly after the composer’s strong interest in German poetry had borne fruit in his tenor song-cycle Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente. At this time, Pears was enjoying an enviable reputation as one of the leading exponents of Lieder in the world, repeatedly earning ecstatic reviews in the German press that inspired the BBC to capitalize on this success by carefully promoting his and Britten’s work in Germany.

from notes by Mervyn Cooke © 2010

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Details for CDA66823 track 18
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-82318
Duration
3'33
Recording date
30 June 1995
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs (CDA66823)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: October 1995
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