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CHAN 3121 - Mozart: The Magic Flute
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CD available From: 07 March 2005

Opera - The Magic Flute

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
The Magic Flute 136:47
      Singspiel in two acts
      Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, English translation by Jeremy Sans
1 Overture 6:27
      Act I
2 'Have mercy, have mercy' 6:22
      Tamino, Three Ladies
3 'I'm sure that there could never be' 4:26
      Papageno, Tamino, Three Ladies
4 'Such loveliness beyond compare' 4:33
      Tamino, Three Ladies
5 'Don't be afraid, now hear my song' 4:54
      Queen of the Night, Tamino
6 'Hm! hm! hm! hm!' 5:47
      Papageno, Tamino, Three Ladies
7 Dialogue: (scream) - 'Slaves!' - 3:01
      'You will not dare escape again'
      Pamina, Monostatos, Papageno
8 'A man in search of truth and beauty' 3:07
      Pamino, Papageno
9 'If you can strive to be a man' 1:40
      Three Boys, Tamino
10 'These words of wisdom reassure me' 2:06
      Tamino, Speaker
11 'What rash adventure bring you here' 6:34
      Speaker, Tamino, Chorus
12 'How soft, how strong your magic sound' 3:02
13 'Walk on tip-toe, not a sound' 3:01
      Pamina, Papageno, Monostatos, Chorus
14 'We worship Sarastro, we bow before him!' 1:50
      Chorus, Papageno, Pamina
15 'Sir, I was disobedient' 3:08
      Pamina, Sarastro
16 'Our Lord Sarastro will decide' 3:20
      Pamina, Sarastro
      Act II
1 'My brothers who serve the great gods' 4:30
      Sarastro, First Priest, Second Priest
2 'O Isis and Osiris, arm them with strength' 3:06
      Sarastro, Priests
3 Dialogue: 'Where to you think we are?' 1:18
      Tamino, Papageno, First Priest, Second Priest
4 'A woman's beauty is beguiling' 1:03
      Second Priest, Speaker, Papageno
5 'Why, why, why are you in this place of fear?' 3:29
      Three Ladies, Papageno, Tamino, First Priest, Second Priest
6 Dialogue: 'There she is, the blushing violet' - 2:20
      'All the world is always lusting'
      Monostatos, Queen of the Night, Pamina
7 'The wrath of hell is burning in my bosom' 4:01
      Queen of the Night, Pamina, Monostatos, Sarastro
8 'We worship at the altar' 4:00
9 Dialogue: 'Here we must leave you' 1:20
      First Priest, Second Priest, Papageno, Tamino, Old Woman
10 'Now for the second time we greet you' 2:14
      Three Boys, Papageno, Pamina
11 'Now I know that love can vanish' 3:59
      Pamina, Papageno
12 'O Isis and Osiris, gods all-knowing' 2:41
      Chorus of Priests, Sarastro, Pamina, Tamino
13 'Will I not see my love again?' 2:54
      Pamina, Sarastro, Tamino
14 Dialogue: 'Tamino! Tamino. . . Tamino. . .' 1:06
      Papageno, Second Priest
15 'If only I could meet her' 4:42
      Papageno, Old Woman, Second Priest, Papagena
16 'Behold, the harbinger of morning' 1:50
      Three Boys
17 'Are you the man I love the best' 4:21
      Pamina, Three Boys
18 'The man who dares to tread this path' 3:11
      Two Armed Men, Tamino, Pamina
19 'Pamina? I hear her calling' 1:19
      Tamino, Two Armed Men
20 'Tamino, mine, welcome at last' 3:55
      Pamina, Tamino, Two Armed Men
21 'The fiery furnace could not harm us' 3:17
      Pamina, Tamino, Attendants, Priests
22 'Papagena! Papagena! Papagena!' 4:30
23 'Play your magic music' 0:42
      Papageno, Three Boys
24 'Pa-pa-ge-na!' - 'Pa-pa-ge-no!' 2:20
      Papageno, Papagena
25 'We must be very, very quiet!' 2:23
      Monostatos, Queen of the Night, Three Ladies
26 'The banner of sunlight' 2:50
      Sarastro, Chorus
 Barry Banks tenor - Tamino
 Elizabeth Vidal soprano - Queen of the Night
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Pamina
 Majella Cullagh soprano - First Lady
 Sarah Fox soprano - Second Lady
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Third Lady
 Simon Keenlyside baritone - Papageno
 Lesley Garrett soprano - Papagena
 John Tomlinson bass - Sarastro
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Monostatos
 Christopher Purves bass - Speaker, Armed Man, First Priest
 Peter Bronder tenor - Armed Man, Second Priest
 London Philharmonic Orchestra
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      4-10 November 2004
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Sir Charles Mackerras
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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