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CHAN 10457 - Bax: The Truth About the Russian Dancers/ From Dusk till Dawn
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CD available From: 01 March 2008

Orchestral Works, Volume 9

     
 Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
     
The Truth About the Russian Dancers 46:36
      Titles of sections taken from the full score and the text of J.M. Barrie's play
      Part One 23:04
1 1. Overture. Vivace - 4:10
2 2. Entry of Karissima - 1:15
      Moderato: violin solo - Rather fast valse tempo
3 3. Karissima plays golf - 3:02
      Moderato delicato
4 4. Karissima and Lady Vere - 1:36
      Moderato - Lento
5 5. The Walking Lesson - 1:12
      Valse tempo (with great swing)
6 6. Lord Vere tells his mother of his love for Karissima - 0:18
      Vivace
7 7. Karissima appeals for love - 0:28
      Andante: violin solo
8 8. Karissima droops pathetically - 1:02
      Tempo moderato - Piangendo: clarinet solo
9 9. Karissima's dance of joy - 0:42
      Vivo - Allegretto scherzando
10 10. The Wedding Ceremony - 1:37
11 11. Dance: corps de Ballet - 1:18
12 12. The Wedding Service - 2:52
13 13. A Wild Night - The Maestro - 1:54
      Allegro molto
14 14. The Clock strikes Twelve - 0:17
15 15. Lord Vere pleads for a child - 0:40
      Molto moderato expressivo
16 16. Karissima and Lord Vere go off in gay delight 0:36
      Rather fast valse tempo
     
      Part Two 23:28
17 17. Dance of Motherhood - 6:16
      Lento expressivo
18 18. The Funeral of Karissima - 5:34
      Andante
19 19. Child's Dance - 2:16
      Allegretto vivace
20 20. Karissima's Farewell - 5:57
      Poco lento - Plaintivo - Lento - Andante
21 21. Finale. Allegro vivace 3:23
     
From Dusk till Dawn 20:25
22 1. Prelude: Summer Night at the Window - 2:07
      Slow and quiet
23 2. The Wind Dances in the Garden - 1:47
      Moderato
24 3. Molto pił lento: Midnight Strikes - 0:38
25 4. The Awakening - 1:35
26 5. The Flower's Dance - 1:27
      Gay and Lively
27 6. The Dancer and the Clown - 1:32
      Allegretto
28 7. The Wind Dances through the Room - 1:11
      Moderato
29 8. Pił lento: The Clock strikes One - 0:16
30 9. The Flowers Dance Again - 3:11
      Valse tempo (rather languorous)
31 10. Pił lento: The Clock strikes Two - 0:16
32 11. The Dancer falls weeping into the Clown's arms - 0:12
      Moderate pace: passionately
33 12. The Clown thrusts her aside and scolds her - 0:09
      Allegro
34 13. They quarrel - 0:37
      Tempo of the dance
35 14. The Wind - 1:15
      Violent and boisterous
36 15. The Dancer humbly draws the Clown's attention to the sad fate of his rival - 0:59
      Quite slowly: cello solo
37 16. The Dancer turns back to the Clown - 0:50
      Andante con moto: oboe solo
38 17. Dawn - 0:27
      Moderato
39 18. The Clock strikes Three - 0:16
40 19. Everything is still, a sad silence reigns - 0:52
      Lento
41 20. The Wind blows the Dancer into the Clown's stiff arms 0:39
      Allegro vivace
      67:12
 London Philharmonic Orchestra
 Bryden Thomson
 Recorded in:
 St Jude's Church, Central Square, London NW11
      5 & 6 March 1990
 Producer(s)
 Tim Oldham
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Peter Newble (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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