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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
Release Date: September 2003
Originally recorded in 2002
Composer (1854-1928)
Leos Janacek
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
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor
Simon Rattle
Venue
No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer
David R. Murray
Engineer
Mark Vigars
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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LEOS JANACEK

(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
Conductor: Simon Rattle
June 1990

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LEOS JANACEK

(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
Total time: 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
Total time: 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
Conductor: Simon Rattle
June 1990




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