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Britten: Owen Wingrave

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CHAN 10473
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Britten: Owen Wingrave
Release Date: June 2008
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1913-1976)
Benjamin Britten
Solo baritone - Owen Wingrave
Peter Coleman-Wright
Solo baritone - Spencer Coyle
Alan Opie
Solo tenor - Lechmere
James Gilchrist
Solo soprano - Miss Wingrave
Elizabeth Connell
Solo soprano - Mrs Coyle
Janice Watson
Solo soprano - Mrs Julian
Sarah Fox
Solo mezzo-soprano - Kate
Pamela Helen Stephen
Solo tenor - General Sir Philip Wingrave, Narrator
Robin Leggate
Choral Distant chorus
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Genre:
Opera
Orchestral & Concertos

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)

Owen Wingrave, Op. 85

107:18
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Henry James
Act I
1.
Prelude –
3:24
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Scene 1
2.
Coyle: 'You've got your maps there?' –
5:06
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3.
Owen: 'Sir – I can't go through with it' –
3:49
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Coyle: 'Straight out of school they come to me' – Interlude I –
3:23
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Scene 2
5.
Owen: 'At last it's out' – Interlude II. Owen: ''War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight…''
7:10
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Scene 3
6.
Lechmere: 'Your sherry, Mrs Coyle' –
5:44
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Lechmere: 'Owen, you can't mean it' – Interlude III –
5:22
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Scene 4
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Mrs Julian: 'Oh, how unforeseen' –
4:33
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Owen: 'And now, to face them' –
5:58
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Sir Philip: 'Sirrah! How dare you!' –
4:04
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Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs Julian: 'How dare you!' –
Scene 6
11.
Mrs Coyle: 'Coyle, I wish I had not come' –
3:12
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Mrs Coyle: 'Ah! Owen!' – Interlude IV –
3:53
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Scene 7
13.
Sir Philip: 'May God bless the Queen, and this house'
8:49
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Act II
14.
Prologue (The Ballad). The Narrator: 'There was a boy, a Wingrave born' –
4:32
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The Narrator: 'They called for him to toll the bell' –
2:37
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Owen: 'The bell was for the child he slew' –
16.
Lechmere: 'I envy you this fine old house' –
2:29
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Sir Philip: 'Aha!' –
7:21
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Owen: ''And with his friend young Lechmere played…'' –
4:13
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Owen: 'Now you may save your scornful looks' –
5:26
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20.
Kate: 'Ah, Owen, what shall I do?' –
7:41
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Scene 2
21.
Mrs Coyle: 'Is that you, Coyle?' –
5:07
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22.
Kate: 'Ah, Owen, Owen – you've gone!'
3:17
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Solo: Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Owen Wingrave
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Spencer Coyle
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor - Lechmere
Solo: Elizabeth Connell soprano - Miss Wingrave
Solo: Janice Watson soprano - Mrs Coyle
Solo: Sarah Fox soprano - Mrs Julian
Solo: Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Kate
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - General Sir Philip Wingrave, Narrator
Conductor: Richard Hickox
6-9 December 2007

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)

Owen Wingrave, Op. 85

107:18
An opera in two acts
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Henry James
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
1.
Prelude –
3:24
Scene 1
2.
Coyle: 'You've got your maps there?' –
5:06
3.
Owen: 'Sir – I can't go through with it' –
3:49
4.
Coyle: 'Straight out of school they come to me' – Interlude I –
3:23
Scene 2
5.
Owen: 'At last it's out' – Interlude II. Owen: ''War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight…''
7:10
Scene 3
6.
Lechmere: 'Your sherry, Mrs Coyle' –
5:44
7.
Lechmere: 'Owen, you can't mean it' – Interlude III –
5:22
Scene 4
8.
Mrs Julian: 'Oh, how unforeseen' –
4:33
9.
Owen: 'And now, to face them' –
5:58
10.
Sir Philip: 'Sirrah! How dare you!' –
4:04
Scene 5
Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs Julian: 'How dare you!' –
Scene 6
11.
Mrs Coyle: 'Coyle, I wish I had not come' –
3:12
12.
Mrs Coyle: 'Ah! Owen!' – Interlude IV –
3:53
Scene 7
13.
Sir Philip: 'May God bless the Queen, and this house'
8:49
Total time: 64:31
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act II
1.
Prologue (The Ballad). The Narrator: 'There was a boy, a Wingrave born' –
4:32
2.
The Narrator: 'They called for him to toll the bell' –
2:37
Scene 1
Owen: 'The bell was for the child he slew' –
3.
Lechmere: 'I envy you this fine old house' –
2:29
4.
Sir Philip: 'Aha!' –
7:21
5.
Owen: ''And with his friend young Lechmere played…'' –
4:13
6.
Owen: 'Now you may save your scornful looks' –
5:26
7.
Kate: 'Ah, Owen, what shall I do?' –
7:41
Scene 2
8.
Mrs Coyle: 'Is that you, Coyle?' –
5:07
9.
Kate: 'Ah, Owen, Owen – you've gone!'
3:17
Total time: 42:47
Solo: Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Owen Wingrave
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Spencer Coyle
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor - Lechmere
Solo: Elizabeth Connell soprano - Miss Wingrave
Solo: Janice Watson soprano - Mrs Coyle
Solo: Sarah Fox soprano - Mrs Julian
Solo: Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Kate
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - General Sir Philip Wingrave, Narrator
Conductor: Richard Hickox
6-9 December 2007




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