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Verdi: Falstaff

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CHAN 3079
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Verdi: Falstaff
Release Date: April 2002
Originally recorded in 2001
Composer (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi
Solo baritone - Sir John Falstaff
Andrew Shore
Solo soprano - Mrs Alice Ford
Yvonne Kenny
Solo baritone - Ford
Ashley Holland
Solo soprano - Nannetta
Susan Gritton
Solo tenor - Fenton
Barry Banks
Solo tenor - Dr Caius
Stuart Kale
Solo mezzo-soprano - Mistress Quickly
Rebecca de Pont Davies
Solo mezzo-soprano - Mrs Meg Page
Alice Coote
Solo bass - Pistol
Clive Bayley
Solo tenor - Bardolph
Richard Roberts
Conductor
Paul Daniel
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer (Assistant)
Christopher Brooke
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Falstaff

125:36
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
English translation by Amanda Holden
Act I
Scene 1 (16:53)
1.
'Falstaff!'
5:07
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Dr Caius, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
2.
'Your bill, sir'
3:12
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Landlord, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
3.
'Are you acquainted with a merchant whose name is Ford?'
2:50
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Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
4.
'So now, convey these scorching letters'
1:07
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Falstaff, Pistol, Bardolph
5.
'Your honour? Vermin!'
4:37
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Falstaff
Scene 2 (15:50)
6.
'Dear Alice!'
1:17
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Meg, Alice, Quickly, Nannetta
7.
'''Heavenly Alice, let me love you . . .'''
2:36
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Meg, Alice, Quickly, Nannetta
8.
'Monster!'
1:34
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Quickly, Mag, Nannetta, Alice, Dr Caius, Bardolph, Fenton, Pistol, Ford
9.
'Again please'
1:32
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Ford, Pistol, Dr Caius, Bardolph, Fenton, Nannetta, Alice, Meg, Quickly
10.
'Pst, pst, Nannetta'
1:45
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Fenton, Nannetta
11.
'Falstaff has dared to mock me!'
1:31
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Alice, Meg, Nannetta, Quickly
12.
'Back to the jousting . . .'
2:27
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Fenton, Nannetta
13.
'You'll gather from his boasting'
1:37
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Bardolph, Ford, Pistol, Dr Caius, Fenton
14.
'Enough of this chattering'
1:32
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Alice, Nannetta, Quickly, Meg
Act II
Scene 1 (25:13)
15.
'We're converted, we've reverted'
1:07
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Bardolph, Pistol, Falstaff
16.
'Sir, your servant!'
2:28
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17.
'I've another commission to bring your worship'
2:28
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Quickly, Falstaff
18.
'Alice is mine!'
1:20
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Falstaff
19.
'Sir John, outside there is a certain Master Brook'
0:40
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Bardolph, Falstaff
20.
'Good sir, may God be with you!'
3:07
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Ford, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
21.
'In Windsor there's a lady'
3:32
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22.
'This cruel beauty has a reputation'
3:39
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Ford, Falstaff
23.
'I'm dreaming! Or is this true?'
5:05
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Ford
24.
'How do I look? I'm ready'
1:47
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Falstaff, Ford
Scene 2 (20:03)
25.
'I think we should propose a bill'
0:40
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Alice, Quickly, Meg
26.
'I hurry down the river to the Garter'
1:07
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Quickly
27.
'It's really very simple'
2:14
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Quickly, Meg, Alice, Quickly
28.
'Witty young women of Windsor . . .'
1:50
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Nannetta, Meg, Alice, Quickly
29.
'At last I've caught you'
3:49
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Falstaff, Alice
30.
'When I was page to the noble Duke of York'
0:59
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Falstaff, Alice, Quickly
31.
'Mistress Alice, it's Mistress Meg'
1:00
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Quickly, Falstaff, Alice, Meg
32.
'He jumped the hedge, and he trampled the hydrangea'
1:41
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Quickly, Ford, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol, Alice, Meg
33.
'Come here!'
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Nannetta, Fenton
34.
'I'll kill him! I'll slaughter him!'
0:50
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Dr Caius, Ford, Pistol, Bardolph, Nannetta, Fenton
35.
'When I catch you . . .'
3:16
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Ford, Dr Caius, Quickly, Meg, Bardolph, Pistol, Fenton, Nannetta, Chorus, Alice
36.
'It's not him!'
1:45
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Dr Caius, Alice, Meg, Quickly, Bardolph, Ford, Pistol, Chorus, Nannetta, Fenton
Act III
Scene 1 (17:00)
37.
'Hey! Landlord!'
6:36
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Falstaff
38.
'Sir, your servant!'
3:19
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Quickly, Falstaff, Alice, Ford, Nannetta, Meg, Dr Caius
39.
'Just as the chimes of midnight are resounding'
4:59
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Quickly, Ford, Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Fenton
40.
'Don't forget the lanterns'
2:06
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Alice, Ford, Dr Caius, Meg, Quickly, Nannetta
Scene 2 (30:07)
41.
[Introduction]
1:16
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42.
'From lover's lips a happy song'
2:34
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Fenton, Nannetta
43.
'Master Fenton, put on this friar's habit'
0:56
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Alice, Fenton, Nannetta, Quickly, Meg
44.
'One, two, three, four, five, six, seven chimes'
3:13
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Falstaff
45.
'I hear a nimble footstep'
1:14
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Falstaff, Alice, Meg
46.
'Woon-nymphs, elfins, naiads, leprechauns and sirens'
1:56
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Nannetta, Chorus, Falstaff, Alice
47.
'Upon a fragrant breath of night'
4:25
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Nannetta, Chorus
48.
'Who goes there?'
0:57
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Bardolph, Pistol, Falstaff, Quickly, Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Chorus, Ford
49.
'Pinch him and burn him'
0:56
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Alice, Meg, Quickly, Falstaff, Chorus
50.
'Buffoon!'
2:08
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Dr Caius, Ford, Bardolph, Pistol, Alice, Quickly, Meg, Chorus
51.
'Nose incandescent! Nozzle rubescent!'
2:53
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Falstaff, Quickly, Ford, Meg, Alice
52.
'So the commonest rabble have collected'
1:22
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Falstaff, Chorus, Ford
53.
'Now the bride is approaching with her bridegroom'
1:11
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Ford, Falstaff, Chorus, Alice
54.
'Ha, ha!'
1:55
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Falstaff, Pistol, Chorus, Dr Caius, Ford, Alice, Bardolph, Fenton, Nannetta
55.
'Life is a burst of laughter'
3:11
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Falstaff, All
Solo: Andrew Shore baritone - Sir John Falstaff
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - Mrs Alice Ford
Solo: Ashley Holland baritone - Ford
Solo: Susan Gritton soprano - Nannetta
Solo: Barry Banks tenor - Fenton
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Dr Caius
Solo: Rebecca de Pont Davies mezzo-soprano - Mistress Quickly
Solo: Alice Coote mezzo-soprano - Mrs Meg Page
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - Pistol
Solo: Richard Roberts tenor - Bardolph
Conductor: Paul Daniel
27 May-3 June 2001

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Falstaff

125:36
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
English translation by Amanda Holden
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
Scene 1 (16:53)
1.
'Falstaff!'
5:07
Dr Caius, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
2.
'Your bill, sir'
3:12
Landlord, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
3.
'Are you acquainted with a merchant whose name is Ford?'
2:50
Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
4.
'So now, convey these scorching letters'
1:07
Falstaff, Pistol, Bardolph
5.
'Your honour? Vermin!'
4:37
Falstaff
Scene 2 (15:50)
6.
'Dear Alice!'
1:17
Meg, Alice, Quickly, Nannetta
7.
'''Heavenly Alice, let me love you . . .'''
2:36
Meg, Alice, Quickly, Nannetta
8.
'Monster!'
1:34
Quickly, Mag, Nannetta, Alice, Dr Caius, Bardolph, Fenton, Pistol, Ford
9.
'Again please'
1:32
Ford, Pistol, Dr Caius, Bardolph, Fenton, Nannetta, Alice, Meg, Quickly
10.
'Pst, pst, Nannetta'
1:45
Fenton, Nannetta
11.
'Falstaff has dared to mock me!'
1:31
Alice, Meg, Nannetta, Quickly
12.
'Back to the jousting . . .'
2:27
Fenton, Nannetta
13.
'You'll gather from his boasting'
1:37
Bardolph, Ford, Pistol, Dr Caius, Fenton
14.
'Enough of this chattering'
1:32
Alice, Nannetta, Quickly, Meg
Act II
Scene 1 (25:13)
15.
'We're converted, we've reverted'
1:07
Bardolph, Pistol, Falstaff
16.
'Sir, your servant!'
2:28
17.
'I've another commission to bring your worship'
2:28
Quickly, Falstaff
18.
'Alice is mine!'
1:20
Falstaff
19.
'Sir John, outside there is a certain Master Brook'
0:40
Bardolph, Falstaff
20.
'Good sir, may God be with you!'
3:07
Ford, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol
21.
'In Windsor there's a lady'
3:32
22.
'This cruel beauty has a reputation'
3:39
Ford, Falstaff
23.
'I'm dreaming! Or is this true?'
5:05
Ford
24.
'How do I look? I'm ready'
1:47
Falstaff, Ford
Total time: 58:12
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 2 (20:03)
1.
'I think we should propose a bill'
0:40
Alice, Quickly, Meg
2.
'I hurry down the river to the Garter'
1:07
Quickly
3.
'It's really very simple'
2:14
Quickly, Meg, Alice, Quickly
4.
'Witty young women of Windsor . . .'
1:50
Nannetta, Meg, Alice, Quickly
5.
'At last I've caught you'
3:49
Falstaff, Alice
6.
'When I was page to the noble Duke of York'
0:59
Falstaff, Alice, Quickly
7.
'Mistress Alice, it's Mistress Meg'
1:00
Quickly, Falstaff, Alice, Meg
8.
'He jumped the hedge, and he trampled the hydrangea'
1:41
Quickly, Ford, Falstaff, Bardolph, Pistol, Alice, Meg
9.
'Come here!'
0:50
Nannetta, Fenton
10.
'I'll kill him! I'll slaughter him!'
0:50
Dr Caius, Ford, Pistol, Bardolph, Nannetta, Fenton
11.
'When I catch you . . .'
3:16
Ford, Dr Caius, Quickly, Meg, Bardolph, Pistol, Fenton, Nannetta, Chorus, Alice
12.
'It's not him!'
1:45
Dr Caius, Alice, Meg, Quickly, Bardolph, Ford, Pistol, Chorus, Nannetta, Fenton
Act III
Scene 1 (17:00)
13.
'Hey! Landlord!'
6:36
Falstaff
14.
'Sir, your servant!'
3:19
Quickly, Falstaff, Alice, Ford, Nannetta, Meg, Dr Caius
15.
'Just as the chimes of midnight are resounding'
4:59
Quickly, Ford, Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Fenton
16.
'Don't forget the lanterns'
2:06
Alice, Ford, Dr Caius, Meg, Quickly, Nannetta
Scene 2 (30:07)
17.
[Introduction]
1:16
18.
'From lover's lips a happy song'
2:34
Fenton, Nannetta
19.
'Master Fenton, put on this friar's habit'
0:56
Alice, Fenton, Nannetta, Quickly, Meg
20.
'One, two, three, four, five, six, seven chimes'
3:13
Falstaff
21.
'I hear a nimble footstep'
1:14
Falstaff, Alice, Meg
22.
'Woon-nymphs, elfins, naiads, leprechauns and sirens'
1:56
Nannetta, Chorus, Falstaff, Alice
23.
'Upon a fragrant breath of night'
4:25
Nannetta, Chorus
24.
'Who goes there?'
0:57
Bardolph, Pistol, Falstaff, Quickly, Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Chorus, Ford
25.
'Pinch him and burn him'
0:56
Alice, Meg, Quickly, Falstaff, Chorus
26.
'Buffoon!'
2:08
Dr Caius, Ford, Bardolph, Pistol, Alice, Quickly, Meg, Chorus
27.
'Nose incandescent! Nozzle rubescent!'
2:53
Falstaff, Quickly, Ford, Meg, Alice
28.
'So the commonest rabble have collected'
1:22
Falstaff, Chorus, Ford
29.
'Now the bride is approaching with her bridegroom'
1:11
Ford, Falstaff, Chorus, Alice
30.
'Ha, ha!'
1:55
Falstaff, Pistol, Chorus, Dr Caius, Ford, Alice, Bardolph, Fenton, Nannetta
31.
'Life is a burst of laughter'
3:11
Falstaff, All
Total time: 67:24
Solo: Andrew Shore baritone - Sir John Falstaff
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - Mrs Alice Ford
Solo: Ashley Holland baritone - Ford
Solo: Susan Gritton soprano - Nannetta
Solo: Barry Banks tenor - Fenton
Solo: Stuart Kale tenor - Dr Caius
Solo: Rebecca de Pont Davies mezzo-soprano - Mistress Quickly
Solo: Alice Coote mezzo-soprano - Mrs Meg Page
Solo: Clive Bayley bass - Pistol
Solo: Richard Roberts tenor - Bardolph
Conductor: Paul Daniel
27 May-3 June 2001




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