The first performance of the Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op.74 was given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Benjamin Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival on 24 June, 1965. Available here is Britten's fantastic song-cycle of pieces set to the lyrics and proverbs of William Blake, for Baritone Voice with Piano accompaniment.
Titles: Proverb I * London * Proverb II * The Chimney-Sweeper * Proverb III * A Poison Tree * Proverb IV * The Tyger * Proverb V * The Fly * Proverb VI * Ah, Sunflower * Proverb VII * Every Night and every morn.
|A Poison Tree|
|Every Night and every morn|