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CHAN 241-50 - Scriabin: Various 2-CD Set
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Opera - Troilus and Cressida

     
 William Walton (1902-1983)
     
Troilus and Cressida (original version) 133:04
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      ACT ONE - The Citadel of troy, before the Temple of Pallas
1 Calkas, Priests & Priestesses, Worshippers : Virgin of Troas 6:36
2 Troilus: Back to your hovels… 2:27
3 Troilus: Is Cressida a slave… 5:01
4 Cressida: Morning and evening I have felt your glance… 6:17
5 Pandarus: Forgive me… 2:17
6 Troilus: I haunt her beauty like a naked soul… 1:29
7 Calkas: 'Ask me no more!' - 2:00
8 Cressida: My father! Evadne, follow him! 0:38
9 Cressida: 'Slowly it all comes back' - 2:33
10 Cressida: 'Slowly it all comes back' - 3:46
11 Pandarus: 'Why, niece… in tears?' - 1:59
12 Cressida: 'Sweet sir, there's something on you mind' - 2:26
13 Pandarus: Dear child, you need a little comfort 3:28
     
      ACT TWO (beginning) - Scene One - Evening of the following day. A room at the upper floor of Pandarus' house.
14 Pandarus: Does talking put you off? 6:14
15 Cressida: How can I sleep? 2:13
16 Cressida: At the haunted end of the day 2:58
17 Pandarus: Hush! Don't be so alarmed! 4:06
18 Troilus: If one last doubt, one lurking fear remains… 4:27
19 Cressida: 'New life, new love! I am born' - 4:22
20 Cressida: 'Now hold me close and let me lie there curled' - 1:30
21 Orchestral interlude. The Storm 3:01
TT 70:08
     
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      ACT TWO (conclusion) - Scene Two - Next morning
1 Cressida: From isle to isle… 3:25
2 Pandarus: Who would go drumming… . . . 1:58
3 Diomede: My name is Diomede … 5:16
4 Troilus: This thing shall be revok'd… 5:43
     
      ACT THREE - The Greek encampment. Early evening. Ten weeks later. 46:28
5 Watchman: All's well! 7:25
6 Cressida: Troilus! No answering sign… 5:43
7 Calkas: Cressid, daughter… 2:25
8 Cressida: You gods, o deathless gods… 2:04
9 Diomede: Proud, wondrous Cressida 3:30
10 Cressida: Take it, take it 1:25
11 Evadne: 'So here's an end of it all' - 1:27
12 Troilus: Evadne! 2:32
13 Cressida: Troilus! 3:29
14 Troilus: What is this sudden alarm? 4:44
15 Sextet: Diomede, Troilus, Cressida, Pandarus, Calkas and Evadne 3:15
16 Calkas: She has brought shame upon her father! 3:33
17 Crssida: 'Diomede!.… Father!…' 4:50
      TT 63:04
 Alan Opie baritone
 Arthur Davies tenor
 Brian Cookson tenor
 Bruce Budd bass
 Clive Bayley bass
 David Owen-Lewis bass
 James Thornton baritone
 Judith Howarth soprano
 Keith Mills tenor
 Nigel Robson tenor
 Stephen Dowson bass
 Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano
 Opera North Chorus
 English Northern Philharmonia
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Leeds Town Hall
      19-25 January 1995
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
     
         
      Awards  
      Gramophone Award>  
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 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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