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Cat. No. CHAN 3143(2) Price: £18 No. of discs: 2
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CHAN 3143 - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
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CD available From: 01 June 2007
 Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
     
Hansel & Gretel 101:08
      Märchenspiel (fairy tale) in three acts
      Libretto by Adelheid Wette after a fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm
      English translation by David Pountney
     
      DISC ONE
1 Overture 7:39
     
      Act I
2 'Goosey goosey gander, the mouse in the straw' 2:57
3 'Down with the dumps, out with the grumps' 2:40
4 'Little brother dance with me' 3:39
      Gretel, Hansel
5 'Hansel!' 2:15
      Mother, Gretel, Hansel
6 'My jug all in bits' 1:40
      Mother
7 'Ral-la-la-la, ral-la-la-la, light the fire' 6:27
8 'But wait, say where are the children?' 3:01
9 'But there's one, a crone, who lives alone' 2:35
      Father, Mother
     
10 Prelude to Act II: The Witches' Ride 4:17
     
      Act II
11 'A dwarf stood in the forest' 2:53
      Gretel, Hansel
12 'Cuckoo, cuckoo' 3:16
      Cuckoo, Hansel, Gretel
13 'Gretel, I think we've lost the way' 4:18
      Hansel, Gretel, voices
14 'I am the little sandman' 2:39
      Sandman, Hansel, Gretel
15 'Where each child lays down its head' 3:24
      Gretel, Hansel
16 Pantomime 5:01
      58:49
     
      DISC TWO
      Act III
1 (Introduction) 2:43
2 'When dew drops on the daisy' 1:40
      Dew Fairy, Gretel
3 'I slept here? On a pine-tree bed!' 5:22
4 'Keep still! No sound!' 4:11
      Gretel, Hansel
5 'Greedy little mousey, who's nibbling at my housey?' 2:00
      Witch, Hansel, Gretel
6 'Hansel, don't be so greedy' 5:11
      Gretel, Hansel, Witch
7 'Stop, Hocus pocus, witch's ground' 1:17
      Witch
8 'Now Gretel, you're the sensible one' 5:23
      Witch, Gretel, Hansel
9 'So hopp hopp hopp, galopp lopp lopp' 1:32
      Witch
10 'Now wake up, it's time to eat' 3:51
      Witch, Gretel, Hansel
11 'Hoorach! Now that the witch is dead' 2:40
      Gretel, Hansel
12 'The dead arise, but cannot see' 4:05
      Gingerbread Children, Gretel, Hansel, Father
13 'Father! Mother!' 2:16
      Gretel, Hansel, Mother, Father, Gingerbread Children
      42:19
     
 Jennifer Larmore mezzo-soprano - Hansel
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Gretel
 Rosalind Plowright mezzo-soprano - Gertrude
 Robert Hayward baritone - Peter
 Jane Henschel mezzo-soprano - The Witch
 Sarah Tynan soprano - The Dew Fairy
 Diana Montague mezzo soprano - The Sandman
 Sarah Coppen The Cuckoo
 New London Childrens Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 Sir Charles Mackerras
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      22-27 November 2006
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
         
      Awards  
      Grammy Award>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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