Released recently on Signum Classics, Robin Tritschler’s album of Songs for Peter Pears sees the Irish tenor paying tribute to one of the most remarkable singers of the 20th century and exploring some of the many and varied song-cycles which he inspired. 

The programme includes Benjamin Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Geoffrey Bush’s Songs of the Zodiac and Arthur Oldham’s Five Chinese Lyrics (for which Tritschler is partnered by Malcolm Martineau), plus Lennox Berkeley’s Songs of the Half-Light (with guitarist Sean Shibe) and Richard Rodney Bennett’s Tom O’Bedlam’s Song (with cellist Philip Higham).

Read more and see the video of the Irish tenor discusses his tribute to Peter Pears (released last Friday on Signum Classics), which includes song-cycles by Lennox Berkeley, Geoffrey Bush, Arthur Oldham, and of course Pears’s life-partner Benjamin Britten.