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Britten: Death in Venice

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CHAN 10280
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Britten: Death in Venice
Running Time: 151:05
UPC Code: 0095115128022

Release Date: February 2005
Originally recorded in 2004
Composer (1913-1976)
Benjamin Britten
Solo tenor - Gustav von Aschenbach
Philip Langridge
Solo baritone - The Traveller, The Elderly Fop, The Old Gondolier, The Hotel Manager, The Hotel Barber, The Leader of the Players, The Voice of Dionysus
Alan Opie
Solo counter-tenor - The Voice of Apollo
Michael Chance
Choral
BBC Singers
Orchestra
City of London Sinfonia
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Genre:
Opera

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)

Death in Venice, Op. 88

151:29
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Thomas Mann
Act I
Scene 1. Munich
1.
Aschenbach: 'My mind beats on'
5:39
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Aschenbach: 'Who's that?'
4:38
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Aschenbach: 'I have always kept a close watch over my development'
1:45
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Scene 2. On the boat to Venice
4.
Youths: 'Hey there, hey there, you!'
6:52
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Overture. Venice
2:35
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Scene 3. The journey to the Lido
6.
Aschenbach: 'Ah Serenissima!'
5:09
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Aschenbach: 'Mysterious gondola'
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Scene 4. The first evening at the hotel
8.
Hotel Manager: 'We are delighted to greet the Signore'
2:52
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9.
Aschenbach: 'So I am led to Venice once again'
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10.
Hotel Guests: 'The Lido is so charming, is it not?'
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Aschenbach: 'How does such beauty come about?'
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Scene 5. On the beach
Aschenbach and Hotel Guests stroll about -
12.
Aschenbach: 'The wind is from the West'
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(A group of children play at beach games. . .) -
13.
Strawberry Seller: 'Le bele fragole'
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Aschenbach: 'Ah, how peaceful to contemplate the sea'
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(children's games with Tadzio as ringleader) -
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Chorus: 'Adziù, Adziù!'
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Aschenbach: 'As one who strives to create beauty'
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Scene 6. The foiled departure
Aschenbach crosses to Venice in a gondola -
17.
Gondolier: 'Aou'! Stagando, aou'!'
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Hotel Manager: 'Naturally Signore, I understand'
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19.
Hotel Porter: 'There you are, Signore, just in time'
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20.
Aschenbach: 'I am become like one of my early heroes'
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Hotel Manager: 'A thousand apologies to the Signore'
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Scene 7. The Games of Apollo
22.
Chorus of Hotel Guests: 'Beneath a dazzling sky the sea. . .'
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Chorus: 'No boy, but Phoebus of the golden hair'
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Chorus: 'See where Hyacinthus plays'
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Chorus: 'Phaedrus learned what beauty is'
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Chorus: 'First, the race!'
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Chorus: 'Try your skill'
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Chorus: 'Young discobolus'
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Chorus: 'Up and over'
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Chorus: 'Measure to fight'
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Aschenbach: 'The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me'
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Act II
32.
[Orchestral introduction]
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Aschenbach: 'So, it has come to this'
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Scene 8. The Hotel Barber's shop (i)
34.
Hotel Barber: 'Guardate, Signore'
2:32
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Scene 9. The pursuit
Aschenbach is crossing to Venice -
35.
Aschenbach: 'Do I detect a scent?'
4:56
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(Aschenbach begins to follow the family) -
36.
Aschenbach: 'And now I cannot let them out of sight'
2:31
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37.
Chorus: 'Kyrie eleison'
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38.
Aschenbach: 'Gustav von Aschenbach, what is this path you have taken?'
1:00
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Scene 10. The Strolling Players
39.
Hotel Porter: 'This way for the players, Signori!'
2:06
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(The Leader of the Players comes forward. . .) -
40.
Leader of the Players: 'La mia nonna always used to tell me'
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41.
Leader of the Players: 'Fiorir rose in mezo al giasso'
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42.
A Young English Clerk: 'One moment, if you please'
5:29
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Scene 11. The travel bureau
Scene 12. The Lady of the Pearls
Aschenbach walks up and down agitatedly -
43.
Aschenbach: 'So it is true, true, more fearful than I thought'
1:44
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Aschenbach: 'So - I didn't speak!'
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Scene 13. The dream
45.
Voice of Dionysus: 'Receive the stranger god'
3:42
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Scene 14. The empty beach
Aschenbach slowly moves to his chair on the beach. . . -
46.
Aschenbach: 'Do what you will with me!'
2:05
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Scene 15. The Hotel Barber's shop (ii)
47.
Hotel Barber: 'Yes! a very wise decision, if I may say so'
2:31
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Scene 16. The last visit to Venice
Aschenbach, with his new appearance, is seen getting gaily into a gondola -
48.
Aschenbach: 'Hurrah for the Piazza'
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49.
Aschenbach: 'Does beauty lead to wisdom, Phaedrus?'
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Scene 17. The departure
50.
Hotel Manager: 'The wind still blows from the land'
4:08
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(The Hotel Manager watches Aschenbach go out to the deserted beach. . .) -
51.
Aschenbach: 'Ah, no!'
5:06
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Solo: Philip Langridge tenor - Gustav von Aschenbach
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - The Traveller, The Elderly Fop, The Old Gondolier, The Hotel Manager, The Hotel Barber, The Leader of the Players, The Voice of Dionysus
Solo: Michael Chance counter-tenor - The Voice of Apollo
Choral: BBC Singers
Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia
Conductor: Richard Hickox
21-24 July 2004

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)

Death in Venice, Op. 88

151:29
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Thomas Mann
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
Scene 1. Munich
1.
Aschenbach: 'My mind beats on'
5:39
(He is suddenly aware of the Traveller. . .) -
2.
Aschenbach: 'Who's that?'
4:38
3.
Aschenbach: 'I have always kept a close watch over my development'
1:45
Scene 2. On the boat to Venice
4.
Youths: 'Hey there, hey there, you!'
6:52
5.
Overture. Venice
2:35
Scene 3. The journey to the Lido
6.
Aschenbach: 'Ah Serenissima!'
5:09
7.
Aschenbach: 'Mysterious gondola'
1:30
Scene 4. The first evening at the hotel
8.
Hotel Manager: 'We are delighted to greet the Signore'
2:52
9.
Aschenbach: 'So I am led to Venice once again'
3:26
10.
Hotel Guests: 'The Lido is so charming, is it not?'
3:40
11.
Aschenbach: 'How does such beauty come about?'
1:35
Scene 5. On the beach
Aschenbach and Hotel Guests stroll about -
12.
Aschenbach: 'The wind is from the West'
2:26
(A group of children play at beach games. . .) -
13.
Strawberry Seller: 'Le bele fragole'
2:21
14.
Aschenbach: 'Ah, how peaceful to contemplate the sea'
2:51
(children's games with Tadzio as ringleader) -
15.
Chorus: 'Adziù, Adziù!'
3:30
16.
Aschenbach: 'As one who strives to create beauty'
1:33
Scene 6. The foiled departure
Aschenbach crosses to Venice in a gondola -
17.
Gondolier: 'Aou'! Stagando, aou'!'
4:48
18.
Hotel Manager: 'Naturally Signore, I understand'
3:38
19.
Hotel Porter: 'There you are, Signore, just in time'
1:07
20.
Aschenbach: 'I am become like one of my early heroes'
1:51
21.
Hotel Manager: 'A thousand apologies to the Signore'
3:43
Scene 7. The Games of Apollo
22.
Chorus of Hotel Guests: 'Beneath a dazzling sky the sea. . .'
1:17
23.
Chorus: 'No boy, but Phoebus of the golden hair'
1:57
24.
Chorus: 'See where Hyacinthus plays'
2:46
25.
Chorus: 'Phaedrus learned what beauty is'
2:02
75:43
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.
Chorus: 'First, the race!'
0:51
2.
Chorus: 'Try your skill'
0:49
3.
Chorus: 'Young discobolus'
0:53
4.
Chorus: 'Up and over'
1:08
5.
Chorus: 'Measure to fight'
1:03
6.
Aschenbach: 'The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me'
4:09
Act II
7.
[Orchestral introduction]
2:26
8.
Aschenbach: 'So, it has come to this'
2:41
Scene 8. The Hotel Barber's shop (i)
9.
Hotel Barber: 'Guardate, Signore'
2:32
Scene 9. The pursuit
Aschenbach is crossing to Venice -
10.
Aschenbach: 'Do I detect a scent?'
4:56
(Aschenbach begins to follow the family) -
11.
Aschenbach: 'And now I cannot let them out of sight'
2:31
12.
Chorus: 'Kyrie eleison'
6:09
13.
Aschenbach: 'Gustav von Aschenbach, what is this path you have taken?'
1:00
Scene 10. The Strolling Players
14.
Hotel Porter: 'This way for the players, Signori!'
2:06
(The Leader of the Players comes forward. . .) -
15.
Leader of the Players: 'La mia nonna always used to tell me'
2:14
16.
Leader of the Players: 'Fiorir rose in mezo al giasso'
4:28
17.
A Young English Clerk: 'One moment, if you please'
5:29
Scene 11. The travel bureau
Scene 12. The Lady of the Pearls
Aschenbach walks up and down agitatedly -
18.
Aschenbach: 'So it is true, true, more fearful than I thought'
1:44
19.
Aschenbach: 'So - I didn't speak!'
2:57
Scene 13. The dream
20.
Voice of Dionysus: 'Receive the stranger god'
3:42
Scene 14. The empty beach
Aschenbach slowly moves to his chair on the beach. . . -
21.
Aschenbach: 'Do what you will with me!'
2:05
Scene 15. The Hotel Barber's shop (ii)
22.
Hotel Barber: 'Yes! a very wise decision, if I may say so'
2:31
Scene 16. The last visit to Venice
Aschenbach, with his new appearance, is seen getting gaily into a gondola -
23.
Aschenbach: 'Hurrah for the Piazza'
4:35
24.
Aschenbach: 'Does beauty lead to wisdom, Phaedrus?'
3:21
Scene 17. The departure
25.
Hotel Manager: 'The wind still blows from the land'
4:08
(The Hotel Manager watches Aschenbach go out to the deserted beach. . .) -
26.
Aschenbach: 'Ah, no!'
5:06
75:46
Solo: Philip Langridge tenor - Gustav von Aschenbach
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - The Traveller, The Elderly Fop, The Old Gondolier, The Hotel Manager, The Hotel Barber, The Leader of the Players, The Voice of Dionysus
Solo: Michael Chance counter-tenor - The Voice of Apollo
Choral: BBC Singers
Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia
Conductor: Richard Hickox
21-24 July 2004




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