Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Songs and Proberbs of William Blake (1965)

for baritone and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1965 - 06 apr 1965
    • Duration : 22 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music
    • Dedication : 'For Dieter: the past and the future'
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Textes extraits des Songs of Experience, Auguries of Innocence et Proverbs of Hell de Peter Pears

Detailed formation
  • solo baritone, piano

Premiere information

  • Date : 24 June 1965
    Location :

    Aldeburgh Festival


    Performers :

    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau et Benjamin Britten.

Table of contents

  • Proverb I London
  • Proverb II The Chimney-Sweeper
  • Proverb III A Poison Tree
  • Proverb IV The Tyger
  • Proverb V The Fly
  • Proverb VI Ah! Sun-flower!
  • Proverb VII Every Night and everty Morn