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CHAN 9855 - Prokofiev: War And Peace
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CD available From: 15 June 2000

Opera - War and Peace

     
 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     
War and Peace, Op. 91 235:10
      Recorded live at the 1999 Spoleto Festival
      Opera in thirteen acts
      Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
1 Overture 4:42
     
      Scene 1
2 'The radiance of the sky in spring . . .' 3:39
      Prince Andrey
3 'I won't, I can't sleep' 4:58
      Natasha
4 'O God, my God! What a shame to sleep!' 2:57
      Natasha
     
5 Scene 2 2:37
6 'Chorus! Let the chorus begin!' 4:57
      Host
7 'Look, the colonel's dancing the mazurka' 2:39
      Peronskaya, Akhrosimova, Hélène, Anatoly, Count Rostov
8 'Will no one choose me as a partner?' 2:48
      Natasha
9 'When I was at Otradnoye in May' 6:51
      Prince Andrey
     
      Scene 3
10 'The young Prince's fiancée' 5:19
      Old Footman
11 'Ah, Madam, young lady . . .' 5:55
      Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
     
      Scene 4
12 'The charming, delightful Natasha' 3:18
      Hélène
13 'She's wonderful and so beautiful' 7:12
      Natasha
     
      Scene 5
14 'At ten o'clock in the evening, she'll be waiting' 4:09
      Anatoly
15 'Balaga!' 6:15
      Dolokhov
      68:20
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Scene 6
1 'Oh, my dear Miss Natasha, all is lost, it seems' 3:38
      Dunyasha
2 'A fine young lady you are!' 6:34
      Akhrosimova
3 'I've sough to avoid her' 11:07
      Pierre
     
      Scene 7
4 'Picture the scene, Countess' 10:49
      Métivier
     
      Epigraph
5 'The forces of two and ten European nations' 5:19
      Chorus
      37:30
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
      Scene 8
1 'Come on lads!' 'That's the way!' 8:27
      Volunteers, Tikhon
2 'Denisov, her first fiancé' 3:27
      Prince Andrey
3 'It's the master, look at him!' 6:06
      Fyodor
4 'Hurrah! Hurrah!' 3:02
      Chorus of Soldiers
5 'There is no people greater than ours' 10:34
      Kutuzov
     
      Scene 9
6 'The wine is uncorked; we must drink it' 10:25
      Napoleon
     
      Scene 10
7 'And so, gentlemen, the question is . . .' 6:48
      Benigsen
8 'The enemy bears down on us with fire and steel' 1:13
      Soldier
9 'When, oh when was this dreadful business decided?' 9:12
      Kutuzov
      59:20
     
      COMPACT DISC FOUR
     
      Scene 11
1 'Moscow's deserted!' 8:14
      Ramballe
2 'I must do the deed, or die' 4:28
      Pierre
3 'Where di you get such a good going-over, lads?' 2:11
      Jacqueau
4 'Davout, the cruel Davout, the emperor Napoleon's hatchet man!' 5:16
      Pierre
5 'Nothing matters now, nothing' 6:41
      Pierre
6 'What a dreadful scene!' 4:13
      Napoleon
     
      Scene 12
7 'It's stretching higher and further' 8:20
      Prince Andrey
8 'Has fate really brought us together so strangely today . . .' 7:22
      Prince Andrey
     
      Scene 13
9 'We've burnt our bridges . . .' 5:08
      Ramballe
10 'Hey! Hey! Hey!' 7:27
      Voice off-stage
11 'Dolokhov said that Hélène had passed away' 2:38
      Pierre
12 'The Commander-in-chief is coming!' 1:44
      Adjutant
13 'The enemy has been put to rout' 6:15
      Kutuzov
      70:00
     
 Ekaterina Morozova soprano - Countess Natalya Rostova
 Justin Lavender tenor - Count Pyotr Bezukhov
 Oleg Balashov tenor - Prince Anatol Kuragin
 Roderick Williams baritone - Prince Andrey Bolkonsky
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Sonya
 Igor Matioukhin baritone - Lieutenant Dolokhov
 Elena Ionova mezzo-soprano - Countess Hélène Bezukhov
 Alan Ewing bass - Prince Mikhail Kutuzov
 Stephen Dupont baritone - Count Ilya Rostov
 Thomas Guthrie baritone - Colonel Vasska Denisov
 Vladimir Ognev bass - Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
 Victoria Livengood contralto - Mariya Akrosimova
 Neil Jenkins tenor - Platon Karatayev
 Alan Opie baritone - Napoleon Bonaparte
 Russian State Symphonic Cappella
      Valeri Polyanksy chorus master
 Spoleto Festival Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
      4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 July 1999
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Hetherington (Assistant)
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 44.1K

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