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CHAN 3101 - Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
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CD available From: 15 September 2003

Opera - The Cunning Little Vixen

 Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
     
The Cunning Little Vixen 96:47
      The Adventures of Fox Sharp-Ears
      Opera in three acts
      Libretto by Leoš Janácek, English translation by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I
1 Prelude 3:15
2 'Going to be a storm soon' 1:32
      Forester
3 'Come on, old lady, and let's get the show started' 1:50
      Cricket, Caterpillar, Mosquito, Frog
4 'Mummy! Mummy! What is that?' 1:40
      Vixen Cub, Forester
5 Pantomime 3:23
6 Interlude 2:00
7 'Look at how big she's grown!' 1:24
      Forester, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Dog
8 'I'm just the same too' 1:11
      Vixen
9 'Look what we've got down 'ere' 1:01
      Pepík, Frantík, Vixen, Forester's Wife, Forester
10 Interlude (beginning) ('Ou, ou!') 2:14
      Vixen
11 Interlude (conclusion) 2:12
12 'You should take a lesson from me!' 0:58
      Dog, Rooster, Hens, Chief Hen
13 'Sisters! Comrades!' 2:09
      Vixen, Hens, Rooster
14 'Come on then, don't be frightened' 1:39
      Chief Hen, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Forester
     
      Act II
15 Prelude 0:58
16 'Ah!' - 'Who's that out there screaming?' 1:52
      Vixen, Badger, Forest creatures
17 Interlude 1:19
18 'In my view parish things have got to be better!' 0:43
      Priest, Forester
19 'Once long since, long ago' 3:13
      Forester, Schoolmaster, Priest, Pásek
20 'Home now?' 1:23
      Forester, Pásek
21 Interlude 1:00
22 'Something is wrong with my equilibrium' 1:49
23 'Staccato! Flageoletti!' 1:26
      Schoolmaster
24 'So remember to be a good man!' 2:09
      Priest
25 'Memnestho aner agathos einai' 1:11
      Priest, Forester, Schoolmaster
26 Interlude 1:06
27 'O my God! He's so handsome!' 1:39
      Vixen, Fox
28 'One dark night' 3:15
      Vixen
29 'Fox Goldenstripe' 1:18
      Fox, Vixen
30 'Can it be that I am lovely?' 3:57
31 'Let me go! I am afraid of you!' 3:54
      Vixen, Fox
32 'If you had only seen what I saw just now' 0:53
      Owl, Jay, Vixen, Fox
33 'That's how it is!' 2:30
      Fox, Vixen, Woodpecker, Forest creatures
      62:35
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act III
1 Prelude 2:02
2 'In the month of May' 1:39
      Harašta
3 'Hey there, Harašta, how's it going?' 3:50
      Forester, Harašta
4 'Little foxes running fast' 1:52
      Fox Cubs, Vixen, Fox
5 'How many children do we have?' 2:59
      Fox, Vixen, Harašta
6 'Put it down fast! Harašta, Harašta!' 3:44
      Harašta, Vixen
7 Interlude 2:29
8 'Where is old man Pásek?' 2:18
9 'Well I'm damned!' 4:08
      Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster
10 Interlude 1:04
11 'Spring is here at last' 3:01
12 'When evening arrives, I welcome the rays' 2:44
13 'Hey! But I can't see the Vixen there!' 0:55
      Forester
14 'Tha-that wasn't me' 1:18
      Frog
      34:12
     
 Thomas Allen bass - Forester
 Robert Tear tenor - Mosquito/Schoolmaster
 Gillian Knight soprano - Forester's Wife/Owl
 Lillian Watson soprano - Vixen Sharp-Ears
 Gwynne Howell bass - Priest/Badger
 John Dobson tenor - Pásek
 Nicholas Folwell baritone - Harašta
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Fox
 Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Innkeeper's Wife
 Royal Opera Chorus
 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
 Simon Rattle
 Recorded in:
 No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
      June 1990
 Producer(s)
 David R. Murray
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Mark Vigars
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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