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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

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CHAN 241-51
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Release Date: August 2014
Originally recorded in 1994
Composer
Benjamin Britten
Solo baritone
Alan Opie
Solo bass
Alastair Miles
Solo mezzo-soprano
Ameral Gunson
Solo soprano
Catherine Pierard
Solo baritone
Donald Maxwell
Solo contralto
Jean Rigby
Solo tenor
Nigel Robson
Solo soprano
Patricia Rozario
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London
Producer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Richard Lee
Genre:
Opera

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37

117:16
Total time: 28:28
1.
Male Chrous: 'Roe is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart' -
5:47
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Male Chorus: 'Here the thirsty ev'ning has drunk the wine of light' -
3:05
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Collatinus: 'Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher' -
7:46
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Male Chorus: 'Oh, my God, with what agility does jealousy jump into a small heart' -
8:52
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Male Chorus: 'Tarquinius does not wait when Tarquinius does not desire' -
2:57
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Interlude
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Male Chorus: 'Tarquinius does not wait for his servant to wake' -
3:13
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Total time: 20:28
7.
Female Chorus: 'The spinning wheel unwinds dreams which desire has spun' -
5:38
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Lucretia: 'Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate' -
3:03
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Female Chorus: 'Time turns upon the hands of women' -
5:36
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Female Chorus: 'None of the women move. It is too late for a messenger' -
6:09
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Total time: 24:30
11.
Female Chorus: 'The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness of their native soil' -
7:39
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Female Chorus: 'She sleeps as a rose upon the night'
3:01
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Male Chorus: 'When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare'
2:33
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Tarquinius: 'Within this frail crucible of light' -
4:47
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Tarquinius: 'Lucretia!' -
6:29
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Interlude
16.
Female & Male Chorus: 'Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin' -
4:14
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Total time: 35:25
17.
Lucia: 'O what a lovely day' -
6:38
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Bianca: 'Hush! Here she comes!'-
3:36
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Lucretia: 'Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection' -
6:24
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Collatinus: 'Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part' -
5:07
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Lucretia: 'Last night Tarquinius ravished me and tore the fabric of our love' -
3:35
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Collatinus: 'This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full' -
4:21
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Female Chorus: 'Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, in this in vain?' -
5:39
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Solo: Alan Opie baritone
Solo: Alastair Miles bass
Solo: Ameral Gunson mezzo-soprano
Solo: Catherine Pierard soprano
Solo: Donald Maxwell baritone
Solo: Jean Rigby contralto
Solo: Nigel Robson tenor
Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Conductor: Richard Hickox
5-8 July 1993

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

The Rape of Lucretia Op.37

117:16
COMPACT DISC ONE
Total time: 28:28
1.
Male Chrous: 'Roe is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart' -
5:47
2.
Male Chorus: 'Here the thirsty ev'ning has drunk the wine of light' -
3:05
3.
Collatinus: 'Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher' -
7:46
4.
Male Chorus: 'Oh, my God, with what agility does jealousy jump into a small heart' -
8:52
5.
Male Chorus: 'Tarquinius does not wait when Tarquinius does not desire' -
2:57
Interlude
6.
Male Chorus: 'Tarquinius does not wait for his servant to wake' -
3:13
Total time: 20:28
7.
Female Chorus: 'The spinning wheel unwinds dreams which desire has spun' -
5:38
8.
Lucretia: 'Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate' -
3:03
9.
Female Chorus: 'Time turns upon the hands of women' -
5:36
10.
Female Chorus: 'None of the women move. It is too late for a messenger' -
6:09
Total time: 52:12
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 24:30
1.
Female Chorus: 'The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness of their native soil' -
7:39
2.
Female Chorus: 'She sleeps as a rose upon the night'
3:01
3.
Male Chorus: 'When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare'
2:33
4.
Tarquinius: 'Within this frail crucible of light' -
4:47
5.
Tarquinius: 'Lucretia!' -
6:29
Interlude
6.
Female & Male Chorus: 'Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin' -
4:14
Total time: 35:25
7.
Lucia: 'O what a lovely day' -
6:38
8.
Bianca: 'Hush! Here she comes!'-
3:36
9.
Lucretia: 'Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection' -
6:24
10.
Collatinus: 'Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part' -
5:07
11.
Lucretia: 'Last night Tarquinius ravished me and tore the fabric of our love' -
3:35
12.
Collatinus: 'This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full' -
4:21
13.
Female Chorus: 'Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, in this in vain?' -
5:39
Total time: 64:14
Solo: Alan Opie baritone
Solo: Alastair Miles bass
Solo: Ameral Gunson mezzo-soprano
Solo: Catherine Pierard soprano
Solo: Donald Maxwell baritone
Solo: Jean Rigby contralto
Solo: Nigel Robson tenor
Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Conductor: Richard Hickox
5-8 July 1993




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