Britten: Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes tells a sad story of violence and suspicion in a fishing village on the English coast. At several points in the opera, Britten pauses the action for extended orchestral interludes that cast the sea as an implacable eternal presence in the background of human turmoil.

Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein (19 minutes)

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