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Cat. No. CHAN 3177(3) Price: £18 No. of discs: 3
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CHAN 3177 - Debussy: Pelleas and Melisande
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CD available From: 15 December 2011
     
 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
     
Pelleas and Melisande 154:49
      Opera in five acts and fifteen scenes after the play by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
      Adapted by the composer
      English translation by Hugh Macdonald
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I 28:19
      Scene 1
1 [Introduction] - 2:14
2 'I shall never find my way out of this forest' - 5:25
      Golaud, Mélisande
3 'I am Prince Golaud, grandson of old Arkel, King of Allemonde' 4:15
      Golaud, Mélisande
     
      Scene 2
4 'This is what he has written to his brother Pelleas' - 3:47
      Geneviève, Arkel
5 'All this perhaps may move us strangely' - 2:58
      Arkel, Geneviève
6 'Who's that? Who has come in?' - 2:59
      Arkel, Geneviève, Pelléas
     
      Scene 3
7 'The gardens seem enshrouded in night' 6:39
      Mélisande, Geneviève, Pelléas, Sailors
     
      Act II 25:54
      Scene 1
8 'I wonder if you know where I have brought you' - 3:39
      Pelléas, Mélisande
9 'Was it also by a spring that he found you?' - 3:59
      Pelléas, Mélisande
     
      Scene 2
10 'Ah, ah! All is well, it's nothing serious' - 2:56
      Golaud, Mélisande
11 'I'm… I am not very well' - 10:21
      Mélisande, Golaud
     
      Scene 3
12 'Yes, this is it, we are here' 4:56
      Pelléas, Mélisande
      54:24
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act III 36:10
      Scene 1
1 'My hair's so long' - 5:51
      Mélisande, Pelléas
2 'Oh, oh! What's this?' - 5:18
      Pelléas, Mélisande
3 'What are you doing here?' - 3:38
      Golaud, Pelléas
     
      Scene 2
4 'Be careful. Follow me, follow me' - 4:02
      Golaud, Pelléas
     
      Scene 3
5 'Ah, at last I can breathe!' - 2:53
      Pelléas, Golaud
6 'Speaking of Melisande, I overheard what passed between you' - 2:55
      Golaud
     
      Scene 4
7 'Come, let's sit down here together, Yniold' - 6:52
      Golaud, Yniold
8 'Oh look! Mama has lighted the lamp in her window' 4:35
      Yniold, Golaud
      36:10
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
      Act IV 36:55
      Scene 1
1 'Where are you going?' - 3:14
      Pelléas, Mélisande
     
      Scene 2
2 'Now that Pelleas's father has recovered' - 6:25
      Arkel, Mélisande
3 'Pelleas leaves tonight' - 3:26
      Golaud, Arkel, Mélisande
4 'Don't keep putting your hand to your throat like that' - 5:01
      Golaud, Arkel, Mélisande
     
      Scene 3
5 'Oh, this stone's so heavy!' - 4:04
      Yniold, Shepherd
     
      Scene 4
6 'This is our last evening, our last evening' - 4:03
      Pelléas, Mélisande
7 'We came here a long time ago, I remember' - 1:59
      Mélisande, Pelléas
8 'It is as if your voice had come over the sea in the spring!' - 4:10
      Pelléas, Mélisande
9 'What is that noise? They're closing the gates!' - 1:46
      Pelléas, Mélisande
10 'There is someone here, just behind us' 2:43
      Mélisande, Pelléas
     
      Act V 26:11
11 'It would not be from such a little wound as this' - 7:56
      Doctor, Arkel, Golaud, Mélisande
12 'Melisande! Melisande!' - 6:57
      Golaud, Mélisande
13 'What have you done? You will kill her, Golaud' - 2:56
      Arkel, Golaud, Mélisande
14 'What is this? What are all these women doing here?' - 4:51
      Golaud, Doctor, Arkel
15 'What is that?' 4:29
      Arkel, Doctor, Golaud
      64:15
     
 John Tomlinson bass - Arkel
 Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Geneviève
 Robert Dean baritone - Pelléas
 Neil Howlett baritone - Golaud
 Eilene Hannan soprano - Mélisande
 Rosanne Brackenridge soprano - Yniold
 Sean Rea bass - Doctor, Shepherd (off-stage)
      Sailors (off-stage), Serving Women (mute)
 English National Opera Chorus
 English National Opera Orchestra
 Mark Elder
 Recorded in:
 London Coliseum
      broadcast on 28 November 1981
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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