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CHAN 9254 - Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
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Opera - The Rape of Lucretia

     
 Benjamin Britten
     
The Rape of Lucretia Op.37 117:16
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE 52:08
     
      ACT ONE - Scene One - The generals' tent in the camp outside Rome 28:23
1 Male Chrous Roe is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart . . . 5:47
2 Male Chorus Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light . . . 3:05
3 Collatinus Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher . . . 16:32
4 Junius Good night, Tarquinius! 2:59
     
      Interlude
5 Male Chorus Tarquinius does not wait for his servant to wake 3:07
     
      Scene Two - A room in Lucretia's house in Rome, the same evening 20:39
6 Junius Lucretia! 5:50
7 Lucretia Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate . . . 3:04
8 Female Chorus Time turns upon the hands of women . . . 5:36
9 Female Chorus None of the women move. It is too laate for a messenger . . . 6:09
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO 64:08
     
      ACT TWO - Scene One - Lucretia's bedroom 24:30
1 Female Chorus The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness . . . 7:39
2 Female Chorus She sleeps as a rose upon the night . . . 3:01
3 Tarquinius When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare . . . 2:33
4 Tarquinius Within this frail crucible of light . . . 4:47
5 Tarquinius Lucretia! 6:30
     
      Interlude
6 Female & Male Chorus Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin . . . 4:15
     
      Scene Two - A room in Lucretia's house, the next morning 35:23
7 Lucia O what a lovely day . . . 6:39
8 Hush! Here she comes! 3:37
9 Lucretia Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection . . . 6:24
10 Collatinus Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part . . . 8:43
11 Collatinus This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full . . . 4:22
12 Female Chorus Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, in this in vain? . . . 5:38
     
 Alan Opie baritone
 Alastair Miles bass
 Ameral Gunson mezzo-soprano
 Catherine Pierard soprano
 Donald Maxwell baritone
 Jean Rigby contralto
 Nigel Robson tenor
 Patricia Rozario soprano
     
 City of London Sinfonia
 Richard Hickox
     
 Recorded in:
 Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London
      5-8 July 1993
     
 Producer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
     
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Lee (Assistant)
     
         
      Awards  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
      Classic CD *****>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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