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Poulenc: The Carmelites

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CHAN 3134
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Poulenc: The Carmelites
Release Date: September 2006
Originally recorded in 2005
Composer (1899-1963)
Francis Poulenc
Solo baritone - Marquis de la Force
Ashley Holland
Solo soprano - Blanche de la Force
Catrin Wyn-Davies
Solo tenor - Chevalier de la Force
Peter Wedd
Solo baritone - Thierry
Gary Coward
Solo soprano - Off-stage voice
Natalie Herman
Solo mezzo-soprano - Madame de Croissy
Felicity Palmer
Solo soprano - Mother Marie
Dame Josephine Barstow
Solo soprano - Madame Lidoine
Orla Boylan
Solo soprano - Sister Constance
Sarah Tynan
Solo mezzo-soprano - Mother Jeanne
Jane Powell
Solo mezzo-soprano - Sister Mathilde
Anne Marie Gibbons
Solo tenor - The Chaplain
Ryland Davies
Solo baritone - Monsieur Javelinot
William Berger
Solo tenor - First Commissioner
James Edwards
Solo baritone - Second Commissioner
Roland Wood
Solo baritone - First Officer
Toby Stafford-Allen
Solo baritone - Gaoler
David Stephenson
Conductor
Paul Daniel
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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FRANCIS POULENC

(1899-1963)

The Carmelites

144:15
Opera in three acts
Libretto by the composer after Georges Bernanos' play Dialogue des Carmélites, revised English version by Joseph Machlis
Act I
Scene 1
1.
'Where is Blanche?'
7:23
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Chevalier de la Force, Marquis de la Force
2.
'Blanche, your poor brother was so very impatient'
3:31
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Marquis, Blanche de la Force, Chevalier
3.
'Her poor imagination always flies from one extreme to another'
1:43
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Marquis, Chevalier, Blanche, Thierry
4.
'Dear father, there is no incident so small or unimportant'
4:05
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Blanche, Marquis
Scene 2
5.
Prelude
1:42
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6.
'Do not believe this comfortable chair is a privilege'
3:08
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7.
'What has driven you here?'
1:31
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8.
'My daughter, the outside world often questions'
5:36
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Madame de Croissy (Prioress), Blanche
Scene 3
9.
Prelude
2:37
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10.
'Oh no, not more beans!'
7:09
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Constance, Blanche
Scene 4
11.
Prelude
2:11
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12.
'Would you be so kind as to raise my pillow'
8:22
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Prioress, Mother Marie
13.
'You may get up my child'
5:09
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Prioress, Blanche, Monsieur Javelinot
14.
'Monsieur Javelinot, you must know it's customary'
3:42
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Prioress, Mother Marie
15.
'Please inform your sisters'
3:08
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Mother Marie, Prioress, Blanche
Act II
Scene 1
16.
'Qui Lazarum resuscutasti a monumento foetidum'
2:20
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Constance, Blanche
17.
'What are you doing?'
2:52
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Mother Marie, Blanche
Interlude
18.
'Dear Sister, I'm afraid that our cross'
3:55
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Constance, Blanche
Scene 2
19.
'My dear daughters, I don't need to remind you'
5:41
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Madame Lidoine (the new Prioress), Mother Marie
20.
'Ave Maria'
1:45
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Mother Marie, Carmelites, Prioress
Interlude
21.
'What is going on?'
2:09
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Prioress, Constance, Mother Marie
Scene 3
22.
Prelude
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23.
'Blanche, why do you believe like this?'
7:22
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Chevalier, Blanche
24.
'Compose yourself, Sister Blanche'
1:50
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Mother Marie, Blanche
Scene 4
25.
'My faithful daughters, I know that some among you'
3:28
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Chaplain, Carmelites
26.
'But what will become of you?'
2:51
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Blanche, Chaplain, Constance, Sister Mathilde, Prioress, Mother Marie
27.
'Someone is ringing the bell'
1:09
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Constance, Sister Mathilde, Crowd, Chaplain, Carmelites
28.
'Open the door, open the door now!'
4:09
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Voice, Mother Marie, First Commissioner, Second Commissioner
29.
'My sisters, our Reverend Mother is coming'
1:54
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Mother Jeanne, Blanche, Mother Marie, Crowd
Act III
Scene 1
30.
'Father, speak to them'
4:22
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Mother Marie, Chaplain, Mother Jeanne, Sister Mathilde
31.
'There is only one vote against. That is enough'
3:13
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Mother Marie, Sister Mathilde, Constance
Interlude
32.
'Fellow citizens, we congratulate you'
2:22
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Officer
33.
'Sister Gerald, we have to warn the priest'
1:46
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Prioress, Mother Marie
Scene 2
34.
Prelude
1:53
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35.
'It's you!'
5:31
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Blanche, Mother Marie, Woman's Voice
Scene 3
36.
'My daughters, we have almost come to the end'
4:09
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Prioress, Mother Jeanne
37.
'And what of Sister Blanche?'
0:36
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Constance, Prioress, Sister Mathilde
38.
''The Tribunal of the Revolution declares''
2:27
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Gaoler
39.
'May daughters, I wanted to save you'
2:07
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Prioress
Interlude
40.
'It is done. They have been condemned'
1:56
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Chaplain, Mother Marie
Scene 4
41.
Prelude
2:41
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42.
'Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae'
6:45
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Prioress, Mother Jeanne, Sister Mathilde, Constance, Carmelites, Blanche
Solo: Ashley Holland baritone - Marquis de la Force
Solo: Catrin Wyn-Davies soprano - Blanche de la Force
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Chevalier de la Force
Solo: Gary Coward baritone - Thierry
Solo: Natalie Herman soprano - Off-stage voice
Solo: Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano - Madame de Croissy
Solo: Dame Josephine Barstow soprano - Mother Marie
Solo: Orla Boylan soprano - Madame Lidoine
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Sister Constance
Solo: Jane Powell mezzo-soprano - Mother Jeanne
Solo: Anne Marie Gibbons mezzo-soprano - Sister Mathilde
Solo: Ryland Davies tenor - The Chaplain
Solo: William Berger baritone - Monsieur Javelinot
Solo: James Edwards tenor - First Commissioner
Solo: Roland Wood baritone - Second Commissioner
Solo: Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - First Officer
Solo: David Stephenson baritone - Gaoler
Conductor: Paul Daniel
20-26 October 2005

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FRANCIS POULENC

(1899-1963)

The Carmelites

144:15
Opera in three acts
Libretto by the composer after Georges Bernanos' play Dialogue des Carmélites, revised English version by Joseph Machlis
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
Scene 1
1.
'Where is Blanche?'
7:23
Chevalier de la Force, Marquis de la Force
2.
'Blanche, your poor brother was so very impatient'
3:31
Marquis, Blanche de la Force, Chevalier
3.
'Her poor imagination always flies from one extreme to another'
1:43
Marquis, Chevalier, Blanche, Thierry
4.
'Dear father, there is no incident so small or unimportant'
4:05
Blanche, Marquis
Scene 2
5.
Prelude
1:42
6.
'Do not believe this comfortable chair is a privilege'
3:08
7.
'What has driven you here?'
1:31
8.
'My daughter, the outside world often questions'
5:36
Madame de Croissy (Prioress), Blanche
Scene 3
9.
Prelude
2:37
10.
'Oh no, not more beans!'
7:09
Constance, Blanche
Scene 4
11.
Prelude
2:11
12.
'Would you be so kind as to raise my pillow'
8:22
Prioress, Mother Marie
13.
'You may get up my child'
5:09
Prioress, Blanche, Monsieur Javelinot
14.
'Monsieur Javelinot, you must know it's customary'
3:42
Prioress, Mother Marie
15.
'Please inform your sisters'
3:08
Mother Marie, Prioress, Blanche
Act II
Scene 1
16.
'Qui Lazarum resuscutasti a monumento foetidum'
2:20
Constance, Blanche
17.
'What are you doing?'
2:52
Mother Marie, Blanche
Interlude
18.
'Dear Sister, I'm afraid that our cross'
3:55
Constance, Blanche
Scene 2
19.
'My dear daughters, I don't need to remind you'
5:41
Madame Lidoine (the new Prioress), Mother Marie
20.
'Ave Maria'
1:45
Mother Marie, Carmelites, Prioress
Interlude
21.
'What is going on?'
2:09
Prioress, Constance, Mother Marie
Total time: 79:50
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 3
1.
Prelude
1:45
2.
'Blanche, why do you believe like this?'
7:22
Chevalier, Blanche
3.
'Compose yourself, Sister Blanche'
1:50
Mother Marie, Blanche
Scene 4
4.
'My faithful daughters, I know that some among you'
3:28
Chaplain, Carmelites
5.
'But what will become of you?'
2:51
Blanche, Chaplain, Constance, Sister Mathilde, Prioress, Mother Marie
6.
'Someone is ringing the bell'
1:09
Constance, Sister Mathilde, Crowd, Chaplain, Carmelites
7.
'Open the door, open the door now!'
4:09
Voice, Mother Marie, First Commissioner, Second Commissioner
8.
'My sisters, our Reverend Mother is coming'
1:54
Mother Jeanne, Blanche, Mother Marie, Crowd
Act III
Scene 1
9.
'Father, speak to them'
4:22
Mother Marie, Chaplain, Mother Jeanne, Sister Mathilde
10.
'There is only one vote against. That is enough'
3:13
Mother Marie, Sister Mathilde, Constance
Interlude
11.
'Fellow citizens, we congratulate you'
2:22
Officer
12.
'Sister Gerald, we have to warn the priest'
1:46
Prioress, Mother Marie
Scene 2
13.
Prelude
1:53
14.
'It's you!'
5:31
Blanche, Mother Marie, Woman's Voice
Scene 3
15.
'My daughters, we have almost come to the end'
4:09
Prioress, Mother Jeanne
16.
'And what of Sister Blanche?'
0:36
Constance, Prioress, Sister Mathilde
17.
''The Tribunal of the Revolution declares''
2:27
Gaoler
18.
'May daughters, I wanted to save you'
2:07
Prioress
Interlude
19.
'It is done. They have been condemned'
1:56
Chaplain, Mother Marie
Scene 4
20.
Prelude
2:41
21.
'Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae'
6:45
Prioress, Mother Jeanne, Sister Mathilde, Constance, Carmelites, Blanche
Total time: 64:25
Solo: Ashley Holland baritone - Marquis de la Force
Solo: Catrin Wyn-Davies soprano - Blanche de la Force
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Chevalier de la Force
Solo: Gary Coward baritone - Thierry
Solo: Natalie Herman soprano - Off-stage voice
Solo: Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano - Madame de Croissy
Solo: Dame Josephine Barstow soprano - Mother Marie
Solo: Orla Boylan soprano - Madame Lidoine
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Sister Constance
Solo: Jane Powell mezzo-soprano - Mother Jeanne
Solo: Anne Marie Gibbons mezzo-soprano - Sister Mathilde
Solo: Ryland Davies tenor - The Chaplain
Solo: William Berger baritone - Monsieur Javelinot
Solo: James Edwards tenor - First Commissioner
Solo: Roland Wood baritone - Second Commissioner
Solo: Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - First Officer
Solo: David Stephenson baritone - Gaoler
Conductor: Paul Daniel
20-26 October 2005




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