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Cat. No. CHAN 3130(3) Price: £18 No. of discs: 3
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CHAN 3130 - Berg: Lulu
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CD available From: 01 February 2006
     
 Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Lulu 165:43
      Opera in three acts
      Libretto by Alban Berg, after Erdgeist and Büchse der Pandora by Frank Wedekind, English version by Richard Stokes
      Act III realised by Friedrich Cerha
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Prologue
1 'Roll up, roll up for the menagerie' 4:20
      Animal tamer
     
      Act I
      Scene One
2 'Am I trespassing?' 2:01
      Alwa, Dr Schön, Lulu
3 'Gnädige Frau. . . Frau Medizinalrat. . .' 1:38
      Painter, Lulu
4 'You are far too slow to capture me' 0:51
      Lulu, Painter
5 'What's happening?' 0:46
      Painter, Lulu
6 'Open the door!' 0:56
      Professor of Medicine, Lulu, Painter
7 'Just wait, he'll jump right up. . .' 1:31
      Lulu
8 'Can't you help him recover his senses?' 2:12
      Painter, Lulu
9 'You make me jealous, you lucky bastard!' 1:44
      Painter
10 'Please help me do this up' 1:44
      Lulu
     
      Scene Two
11 'Eva!' - 'What is it?' 1:10
12 'Eva!' - 'What is it?' 1:53
      Painter, Lulu
13 'He's not quite what I imagined him to be' 4:16
      Schigolch, Lulu, Dr Schön
14 'If you and I married' 6:26
      Dr Schön, Lulu, Painter
15 'So?' - 'Your marriage has made you at least a million marks. . .' 5:03
      Painter, Dr Schön, Lulu
16 'Don't talk so loud' 3:26
      Dr Schön, Alwa, Lulu
17 Verwandlung [Transformation] 3:27
     
      Scene Three
18 'I've never in my life known an audience so excited' 2:16
      Alwa, Lulu
19 'More for me, please' 1:31
      Lulu, Alwa
20 'That girl and her lovers' 1:12
      Alwa
21 'I met her first at Dr Schön's' 1:33
      African Prince, Alwa
22 'She's had a sort of fainting fit' 0:33
      Dresser, Alwa, Theatre Manager, Prince, Lulu
23 'What's wrong with her?' 1:09
      Dr Schön, Alwa, Lulu, Dresser, Theatre Manager, Prince
24 'How dare you attempt to ruin my well-laid plans?' 5:01
      Dr Schön, Lulu
25 'Take this pen and paper' 2:59
      Lulu, Dr Schön
      60:44
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act II
      Scene One
1 'Delighted that you will be there this evening' 3:17
      Countess Geschwitz, Dr Schön, Lulu
2 'Why not stay here?' 1:58
      Lulu, Dr Schön
3 'Thank the Lord, that at last we're. . .' 2:22
      Schigolch, Acrobat, Schoolboy, Lulu
4 'You know it's she he really wanted to marry' 0:45
      Acrobat, Schigolch, Schoolboy, Lulu
5 'I hope you locked the windows' 1:39
      Schigolch, Lulu, Acrobat, Manservant, Schoolboy
6 'The matinée will be lit by ultra-violet light' 3:15
      Alwa, Lulu, Manservant
7 'Is he ill?' 2:55
      Alwa, Lulu, Manservant, Dr Schön
8 'His father!' 0:57
      Lulu, Dr Schön, Alwa, Acrobat
9 'And where did he go?' 2:55
      Dr Schön. Lulu, Countess Geschwitz
10 'Even though men have killed themselves because of who I am' 2:27
      Lulu
11 'Kneel down, murderous bitch!' 2:42
      Dr Schön, Schoolboy, Lulu, Alwa
12 'You can't deliver me up for trial!' 1:05
      Lulu, Alwa, Countess Geschwitz, Schoolboy
13 Film Music 2:58
     
      Scene Two
14 'We're like the players waiting for a bandleader' 4:30
      Acrobat, Countess Geschwitz, Alwa, Schigolch
15 'This way is shorter' 6:09
      Alwa, Acrobat, Schoolboy
16 'Hey, little Lulu, it's time we scarpered over the border' 4:14
      Schigolch, Acrobat, Lulu, Alwa
17 'You're still as ravishing and youthful as in your portrait' 3:45
18 'Beneath this dress I feel your form in harmony' 3:55
      Alwa, Lulu
      51:54
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
      Act III
      Scene One
1 'Gentleman and Ladies!' 2:42
      Acrobat, Banker, Journalist, Marquis, Alwa, Lulu, Waiter, Servant, Designer, Mother, Fifteen-year-old Girl, Countess Geschwitz, Alwa
2 'Get to the point and say how much you want from me' 0:51
      Lulu, Marquis
3 'Of the countless nubile, fun-loving lasses' 2:09
4 'The magistrate will reward anyone who finds the murderess' 3:06
      Marquis, Lulu
5 'It's good! It's looking good!' 1:35
      Alwa, Journalist, Banker, Designer, Mother, Lulu, Fifteen-year-old Girl, Acrobat, Marquis, Waiter, Servant, Countess Geschwitz
6 'May I intrude?' 2:18
      Acrobat, Lulu
7 'Message for the Bank Director' 0:59
      Waiter, Banker, Lulu
8 'I need some money, in ready cash' 3:28
      Schigolch, Lulu
9 'You could at least treat me with respect!' 2:38
      Acrobat, Marquis, Lulu
10 'Martha!' 2:21
      Lulu, Countess Geschwitz, Acrobat, Waiter
11 'I have lost all my money' 2:09
      Journalist, Banker, Mother, Designer, Alwa, Fifteen-year-old Girl
12 'What the hell is this?' 3:32
      Alwa, Lulu, Waiter, Police Commissioner, Marquis
     
      Scene Two
13 'The rain's beating a tattoo' 4:34
      Schigolch, Alwa, Lulu
14 'If this is not the ideal moment' 5:52
      Countess Geschwitz, Schigolch, Lulu, Alwa
15 'Come along in, my love! Come!' 3:30
      Lulu, Second Client, Schigolch
16 'Doctor Alwa's gone off to sleep' 2:40
      Schigolch, Countess Geschwitz
17 'Who is that?' 4:59
      Jack the Ripper, Lulu
18 'These are the last few moments' 3:38
      Countess Geschwitz, Lulu, Jack the Ripper
      53:05
     
 Lisa Saffer soprano - Lulu
 Susan Parry mezzo-soprano - Countess Geschwitz
 Anna Burford mezzo-soprano - Dresser/Schoolboy/Waiter
 Graham Danby bass - Professor of Medicine/Theatre Manager/Banker
 Stuart Kale tenor - Painter/Second Client
 Robert Hayward baritone - Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Alwa
 Gwynne Howell bass - Schigolch
 Robert Poulton baritone - Animal Tamer/Acrobat
 Alan Oke tenor - African Prince/Manservant/Marquis
 Roger Begley bass - Police Commissioner
 Claire Mitcher soprano - Fifteen-year-old Girl
 Paul Napier-Burrows bass - Servant
 Jane Powell mezzo-soprano - Mother
 Moira Harris soprano - Designer
 Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - Journalist
 English National Opera Orchestra
 Paul Daniel
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      14-19 & 22 May 2005
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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