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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
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
8 'Can't you help him recover his senses?' 2:12
      Painter, Lulu
9 'You make me jealous, you lucky bastard!' 1:44
10 'Please help me do this up' 1:44
      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
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
      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
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
      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
 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
 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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