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Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen

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CHAN 3101
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
Running Time: 96:06
Digital UPC: 5059864310133

Release Date: September 2003
Originally recorded in June 1990
Composer (1854-1928)
Leos Janácek
Solo bass - Forester
Thomas Allen
Solo tenor - Mosquito/Schoolmaster
Robert Tear
Solo soprano - Forester's Wife/Owl
Gillian Knight
Solo soprano - Vixen Sharp-Ears
Lillian Watson
Solo bass - Priest/Badger
Gwynne Howell
Solo tenor - Pásek
John Dobson
Solo baritone - Harašta
Nicholas Folwell
Solo mezzo-soprano - Fox
Diana Montague
Solo mezzo-soprano - Innkeeper's Wife
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Choral
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Conductor
Sir Simon Rattle
Venue
Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
Producer
David R. Murray
Engineer
Mark Vigars
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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LEOS JANÁCEK

(1854-1928)

The Cunning Little Vixen

96:47
The Adventures of Fox Sharp-Ears
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Leoš Janácek, English translation by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones
Act I
1.
Prelude
3:15
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2.
'Going to be a storm soon'
1:32
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Forester
3.
'Come on, old lady, and let's get the show started'
1:50
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Cricket, Caterpillar, Mosquito, Frog
4.
'Mummy! Mummy! What is that?'
1:40
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Vixen Cub, Forester
5.
Pantomime
3:23
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6.
Interlude
2:00
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7.
'Look at how big she's grown!'
1:24
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Forester, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Dog
8.
'I'm just the same too'
1:11
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Vixen
9.
'Look what we've got down 'ere'
1:01
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Pepík, Frantík, Vixen, Forester's Wife, Forester
10.
Interlude (beginning) ('Ou, ou!')
2:14
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Vixen
11.
Interlude (conclusion)
2:12
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12.
'You should take a lesson from me!'
0:58
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Dog, Rooster, Hens, Chief Hen
13.
'Sisters! Comrades!'
2:09
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Vixen, Hens, Rooster
14.
'Come on then, don't be frightened'
1:39
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Chief Hen, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Forester
Act II
15.
Prelude
0:58
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16.
'Ah!' - 'Who's that out there screaming?'
1:52
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Vixen, Badger, Forest creatures
17.
Interlude
1:19
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18.
'In my view parish things have got to be better!'
0:43
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Priest, Forester
19.
'Once long since, long ago'
3:13
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Forester, Schoolmaster, Priest, Pásek
20.
'Home now?'
1:23
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Forester, Pásek
21.
Interlude
1:00
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22.
'Something is wrong with my equilibrium'
1:49
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23.
'Staccato! Flageoletti!'
1:26
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Schoolmaster
24.
'So remember to be a good man!'
2:09
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Priest
25.
'Memnestho aner agathos einai'
1:11
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Priest, Forester, Schoolmaster
26.
Interlude
1:06
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27.
'O my God! He's so handsome!'
1:39
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Vixen, Fox
28.
'One dark night'
3:15
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Vixen
29.
'Fox Goldenstripe'
1:18
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Fox, Vixen
30.
'Can it be that I am lovely?'
3:57
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31.
'Let me go! I am afraid of you!'
3:54
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Vixen, Fox
32.
'If you had only seen what I saw just now'
0:53
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Owl, Jay, Vixen, Fox
33.
'That's how it is!'
2:30
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Fox, Vixen, Woodpecker, Forest creatures
Act III
34.
Prelude
2:02
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35.
'In the month of May'
1:39
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Harašta
36.
'Hey there, Harašta, how's it going?'
3:50
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Forester, Harašta
37.
'Little foxes running fast'
1:52
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Fox Cubs, Vixen, Fox
38.
'How many children do we have?'
2:59
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Fox, Vixen, Harašta
39.
'Put it down fast! Harašta, Harašta!'
3:44
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Harašta, Vixen
40.
Interlude
2:29
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41.
'Where is old man Pásek?'
2:18
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42.
'Well I'm damned!'
4:08
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Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster
43.
Interlude
1:04
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44.
'Spring is here at last'
3:01
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45.
'When evening arrives, I welcome the rays'
2:44
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46.
'Hey! But I can't see the Vixen there!'
0:55
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Forester
47.
'Tha-that wasn't me'
1:18
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Frog
Solo: Thomas Allen bass - Forester
Solo: Robert Tear tenor - Mosquito/Schoolmaster
Solo: Gillian Knight soprano - Forester's Wife/Owl
Solo: Lillian Watson soprano - Vixen Sharp-Ears
Solo: Gwynne Howell bass - Priest/Badger
Solo: John Dobson tenor - Pásek
Solo: Nicholas Folwell baritone - Harašta
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Fox
Solo: Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Innkeeper's Wife
Choral: Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
June 1990

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LEOS JANÁCEK

(1854-1928)

The Cunning Little Vixen

96:47
The Adventures of Fox Sharp-Ears
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Leoš Janácek, English translation by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
1.
Prelude
3:15
2.
'Going to be a storm soon'
1:32
Forester
3.
'Come on, old lady, and let's get the show started'
1:50
Cricket, Caterpillar, Mosquito, Frog
4.
'Mummy! Mummy! What is that?'
1:40
Vixen Cub, Forester
5.
Pantomime
3:23
6.
Interlude
2:00
7.
'Look at how big she's grown!'
1:24
Forester, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Dog
8.
'I'm just the same too'
1:11
Vixen
9.
'Look what we've got down 'ere'
1:01
Pepík, Frantík, Vixen, Forester's Wife, Forester
10.
Interlude (beginning) ('Ou, ou!')
2:14
Vixen
11.
Interlude (conclusion)
2:12
12.
'You should take a lesson from me!'
0:58
Dog, Rooster, Hens, Chief Hen
13.
'Sisters! Comrades!'
2:09
Vixen, Hens, Rooster
14.
'Come on then, don't be frightened'
1:39
Chief Hen, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Forester
Act II
15.
Prelude
0:58
16.
'Ah!' - 'Who's that out there screaming?'
1:52
Vixen, Badger, Forest creatures
17.
Interlude
1:19
18.
'In my view parish things have got to be better!'
0:43
Priest, Forester
19.
'Once long since, long ago'
3:13
Forester, Schoolmaster, Priest, Pásek
20.
'Home now?'
1:23
Forester, Pásek
21.
Interlude
1:00
22.
'Something is wrong with my equilibrium'
1:49
23.
'Staccato! Flageoletti!'
1:26
Schoolmaster
24.
'So remember to be a good man!'
2:09
Priest
25.
'Memnestho aner agathos einai'
1:11
Priest, Forester, Schoolmaster
26.
Interlude
1:06
27.
'O my God! He's so handsome!'
1:39
Vixen, Fox
28.
'One dark night'
3:15
Vixen
29.
'Fox Goldenstripe'
1:18
Fox, Vixen
30.
'Can it be that I am lovely?'
3:57
31.
'Let me go! I am afraid of you!'
3:54
Vixen, Fox
32.
'If you had only seen what I saw just now'
0:53
Owl, Jay, Vixen, Fox
33.
'That's how it is!'
2:30
Fox, Vixen, Woodpecker, Forest creatures
62:35
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
1.
Prelude
2:02
2.
'In the month of May'
1:39
Harašta
3.
'Hey there, Harašta, how's it going?'
3:50
Forester, Harašta
4.
'Little foxes running fast'
1:52
Fox Cubs, Vixen, Fox
5.
'How many children do we have?'
2:59
Fox, Vixen, Harašta
6.
'Put it down fast! Harašta, Harašta!'
3:44
Harašta, Vixen
7.
Interlude
2:29
8.
'Where is old man Pásek?'
2:18
9.
'Well I'm damned!'
4:08
Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster
10.
Interlude
1:04
11.
'Spring is here at last'
3:01
12.
'When evening arrives, I welcome the rays'
2:44
13.
'Hey! But I can't see the Vixen there!'
0:55
Forester
14.
'Tha-that wasn't me'
1:18
Frog
34:12
Solo: Thomas Allen bass - Forester
Solo: Robert Tear tenor - Mosquito/Schoolmaster
Solo: Gillian Knight soprano - Forester's Wife/Owl
Solo: Lillian Watson soprano - Vixen Sharp-Ears
Solo: Gwynne Howell bass - Priest/Badger
Solo: John Dobson tenor - Pásek
Solo: Nicholas Folwell baritone - Harašta
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Fox
Solo: Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Innkeeper's Wife
Choral: Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
June 1990




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