Pears, with ham

July 16, 2007

Peter Pears was one of the most distinctive tenors of the last century. He is associated especially with English language song and opera, and was a particular advocate of the music of Benjamin Britten, who wrote many wonderful pieces for him. I’ve come across this video of Dudley Moore doing a spot-on parody of Pears’ singing style. I suppose that the imitation won’t be funny if you don’t know the original, but if you do you’ll enjoy it. (Duration about 80 seconds.)

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