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CHAN 3180
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Verdi: Macbeth
Release Date: April 2014
Originally recorded in 2013
Composer (1813-1901)
Giuseppe Verdi
Solo baritone - Macbeth
Simon Keenlyside
Solo bass - Banquo
Brindley Sherratt
Solo soprano - Lady Macbeth
Latonia Moore
Solo soprano - Lady-in-waiting
Elizabeth Llewellyn
Solo tenor - Macduff
Gwyn Hughes Jones
Solo tenor - Malcolm
Ben Johnson
Solo bass - Doctor
Gavin Horsley
Solo bass - Servant to Macbeth
Thomas Faulkner
Solo bass - Assassin
Riccardo Simonetti
Solo bass - Herald
Stephen Kennedy
Solo bass - Apparition
Cheyney Kent
Solo soprano - Apparition
Roseanne Havel
Solo soprano - Apparition
Katie Bird
Choral
Opera in English Chorus
Conductor
Edward Gardner
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer (Assistant)
Rosanna Fish
Genre:
Opera in English
Orchestral & Concertos

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Macbeth (1847, revised 1865)

159:36
Opera in Four Acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (1810-1876) and Andrea Maffei (1798-1885)
English translation by Jeremy Sams
1.
Prelude
3:12
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Total time: 45:16
Scene 1
A wood
2.
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Introduction. Chorus of Witches: 'Welcome sisters, it is late'
3:19
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Scena and Duet. Macbeth: 'Strange that this glorious day is drowned in darkness!' -
3:22
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with Banquo and Witches
4.
Messengers: 'Hail, Macbeth!' -
0:54
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with Macbeth and Banquo
5.
Macbeth: 'A double prophecy comes to fruition'
3:02
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with Banquo and Messengers
6.
3
Witches' Chorus: 'Now they are leaving us!'
2:02
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Scene 2
A hall in Macbeth's castle
7.
4
Scena and Cavatina. Lady Macbeth: '''I met them on the very day of my triumph…'''
2:24
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'Come! I'll inspire you to do the deed!' -
2:36
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Servant: 'His Royal Highness is coming here this evening' -
1:15
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with Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth: 'Assist me, you spirits of carnage and corruption'
3:22
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11.
5
Scena and March. Macbeth: 'My noble lady!' -
1:24
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with Lady Macbeth
12.
Rustic music announcing the arrival of the King
1:55
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13.
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Gran scena and Duet. Macbeth: 'Go and inform my lady…' -
0:58
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Macbeth: 'You steal away from me' -
3:24
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Lady Macbeth: 'Now the whole world is sleeping…' -
0:53
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with Macbeth
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Macbeth: 'Did you not hear it, a mournful sigh…?' -
1:12
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with Lady Macbeth
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Macbeth: 'A voice spoke within me, unearthly and hollow' -
3:21
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with Lady Macbeth
18.
Lady Macbeth: 'Now make haste! Take back the dagger…'
1:46
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with Macbeth
19.
7
Scena and Sextet - Finale I. Macduff: 'I must hurry; he bade me wake him early' -
1:20
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with Banquo
20.
Macduff: 'Oh horror! Oh horror! Oh horror!' -
1:02
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with Banquo, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Malcolm, Lady-in-waiting, and Servants
21.
All: 'He is gaping in horror and terror' -
0:45
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22.
All: 'Hear our prayer, merciful father in Heaven'
4:42
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Total time: 31:37
Scene 1
A room in Macbeth's castle
23.
8
Scena and Aria. Lady Macbeth: 'Why do you spurn me…?' -
3:04
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with Macbeth
24.
Lady Macbeth: 'Daylight is fading'
4:33
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Scene 2
A park
25.
9
Chorus of Assassins. Basses: 'Who told you to join us here?'
3:12
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with Tenors
26.
10
Gran scena. Banquo: 'My son, be wary, be cautious!' -
1:31
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Banquo: 'Black is the night, as black as death' -
3:25
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Scene 3
A magnificent hall
28.
11
Finale II. Chorus: 'Long live the King!' -
1:48
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with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
29.
Drinking Song. Lady Macbeth: 'Come fill your glasses' -
1:57
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with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
30.
Macbeth: 'You have blood upon your face' -
0:38
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with Assassin
31.
Lady Macbeth: 'You deserted us, my husband' -
2:53
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with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
32.
Lady Macbeth: 'Come fill your glasses' -
1:24
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with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
33.
Macbeth: 'No! Leave me, you devil!' -
1:54
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with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, Chorus, and Lady Macbeth
34.
Macbeth: 'Blood must flow… The ghost demands it'
5:07
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with Macduff, Lady-in-waiting, Chorus, and Lady Macbeth
Total time: 33:42
A dark cave
35.
12
Chorus of Introduction - Enchantment. Witches: 'Three
3:55
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times the tom-cat has yowled its cry of love'
36.
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Ballet. I -
2:08
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II -
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38.
III
2:49
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14
Gran scena of the Apparitions. Macbeth: 'I will call
1:34
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them, but I dread what they may tell me' -
with Witches
40.
Witches: 'From the lowest and highest of regions' -
4:48
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with Macbeth and Apparition
41.
The sound of Bagpipes -
5:00
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Macbeth: 'Distant music! What magic is this?'
with Witches
42.
15
Chorus and Dance tune. Chorus of Witches: 'Come, all
4:37
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you sirens'
43.
16
Scena and Duet - Finale III. Macbeth: 'Where am I?
1:49
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They've vanished…' -
with Herald and Lady Macbeth
44.
Macbeth: 'Now is the hour of revenge and murder'
1:30
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with Lady Macbeth
Total time: 38:28
Scene 1
A deserted place on the border between Scotland and England
45.
17
Chorus of Scottish refugees: 'Land of torture! Land of terror!'
6:41
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46.
18
Scena and Aria. Macduff: 'O, my children, my darling children!' -
1:13
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47.
Macduff: 'Where was your loving father?' -
2:27
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48.
Malcolm: 'What is this, What is this forest?'
2:49
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with Soldiers and Macduff
Scene 2
A ball in Macbeth's castle
49.
19
The Great Sleepwalking Scene. Introduction -
3:08
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Doctor: 'Two nights we've watched and waited' -
1:42
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with Lady-in-waiting
51.
Lady Macbeth: 'There's a stain here, and here's another!'
7:11
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with Doctor and Lady-in-waiting
52.
20
Scena and Aria. Macbeth: 'Treachery! The English dare
1:49
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united against me!' -
53.
Macbeth: 'No love, no care, no compassion'
3:40
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54.
21
Scena and Battle. Women's Voices: 'God in Heaven!' -
1:40
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with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, and Macbeth's Soldiers
Scene 3
A vast plain, surrounded by mountains and woodland
55.
Battle. Macduff: 'Throw down your branches and take
2:21
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your weapons!'
with Soldiers, Macbeth, and Women
56.
22
Hymn of Victory - Finale IV. Chorus: 'Victorious!' -
0:47
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with Women, Malcolm, Macduff, and Chorus
57.
Chorus of Bards: 'Macbeth, where is Macbeth…?'
2:44
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with Soldiers, Women, Macduff, and Malcolm
Total time: 7:04
58.
Women's Voices: 'God in Heaven!' -
1:50
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with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, and Macbeth's Soldiers
59.
Macbeth's Soldiers: 'We're ready!' -
2:07
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with Malcolm, Macduff, and Macbeth
60.
Macbeth: 'I have sinned'
3:06
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with Macduff, Malcolm, and Chorus
Total time: 79:23
Solo: Simon Keenlyside baritone - Macbeth
Solo: Brindley Sherratt bass - Banquo
Solo: Latonia Moore soprano - Lady Macbeth
Solo: Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano - Lady-in-waiting
Solo: Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor - Macduff
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor - Malcolm
Solo: Gavin Horsley bass - Doctor
Solo: Thomas Faulkner bass - Servant to Macbeth
Solo: Riccardo Simonetti bass - Assassin
Solo: Stephen Kennedy bass - Herald
Solo: Cheyney Kent bass - Apparition
Solo: Roseanne Havel soprano - Apparition
Solo: Katie Bird soprano - Apparition
Duncan, silent role
Hecate, silent role
Witches, Messengers of the King, Scottish Noblemen and Refugees, Assassins, English Soldiers, Bards, Spirits of the Air, Apparitions
The action takes place in Scotland, mainly in Macberth's castle.
At the beginning of Act IV, it takes place on the Borders of Scotland and England.
Conductor: Edward Gardner
16, 17, 19, 20, 22, and 23 August 2013

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1901)

Macbeth (1847, revised 1865)

159:36
Opera in Four Acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (1810-1876) and Andrea Maffei (1798-1885)
English translation by Jeremy Sams
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Prelude
3:12
Total time: 45:16
Scene 1
A wood
2.
1
Introduction. Chorus of Witches: 'Welcome sisters, it is late'
3:19
3.
2
Scena and Duet. Macbeth: 'Strange that this glorious day is drowned in darkness!' -
3:22
with Banquo and Witches
4.
Messengers: 'Hail, Macbeth!' -
0:54
with Macbeth and Banquo
5.
Macbeth: 'A double prophecy comes to fruition'
3:02
with Banquo and Messengers
6.
3
Witches' Chorus: 'Now they are leaving us!'
2:02
Scene 2
A hall in Macbeth's castle
7.
4
Scena and Cavatina. Lady Macbeth: '''I met them on the very day of my triumph…'''
2:24
8.
'Come! I'll inspire you to do the deed!' -
2:36
9.
Servant: 'His Royal Highness is coming here this evening' -
1:15
with Lady Macbeth
10.
Lady Macbeth: 'Assist me, you spirits of carnage and corruption'
3:22
11.
5
Scena and March. Macbeth: 'My noble lady!' -
1:24
with Lady Macbeth
12.
Rustic music announcing the arrival of the King
1:55
13.
6
Gran scena and Duet. Macbeth: 'Go and inform my lady…' -
0:58
14.
Macbeth: 'You steal away from me' -
3:24
15.
Lady Macbeth: 'Now the whole world is sleeping…' -
0:53
with Macbeth
16.
Macbeth: 'Did you not hear it, a mournful sigh…?' -
1:12
with Lady Macbeth
17.
Macbeth: 'A voice spoke within me, unearthly and hollow' -
3:21
with Lady Macbeth
18.
Lady Macbeth: 'Now make haste! Take back the dagger…'
1:46
with Macbeth
19.
7
Scena and Sextet - Finale I. Macduff: 'I must hurry; he bade me wake him early' -
1:20
with Banquo
20.
Macduff: 'Oh horror! Oh horror! Oh horror!' -
1:02
with Banquo, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Malcolm, Lady-in-waiting, and Servants
21.
All: 'He is gaping in horror and terror' -
0:45
22.
All: 'Hear our prayer, merciful father in Heaven'
4:42
Total time: 31:37
Scene 1
A room in Macbeth's castle
23.
8
Scena and Aria. Lady Macbeth: 'Why do you spurn me…?' -
3:04
with Macbeth
24.
Lady Macbeth: 'Daylight is fading'
4:33
Scene 2
A park
25.
9
Chorus of Assassins. Basses: 'Who told you to join us here?'
3:12
with Tenors
26.
10
Gran scena. Banquo: 'My son, be wary, be cautious!' -
1:31
27.
Banquo: 'Black is the night, as black as death' -
3:25
Scene 3
A magnificent hall
28.
11
Finale II. Chorus: 'Long live the King!' -
1:48
with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
29.
Drinking Song. Lady Macbeth: 'Come fill your glasses' -
1:57
with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
30.
Macbeth: 'You have blood upon your face' -
0:38
with Assassin
31.
Lady Macbeth: 'You deserted us, my husband' -
2:53
with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
32.
Lady Macbeth: 'Come fill your glasses' -
1:24
with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, and Chorus
33.
Macbeth: 'No! Leave me, you devil!' -
1:54
with Lady-in-waiting, Macduff, Chorus, and Lady Macbeth
34.
Macbeth: 'Blood must flow… The ghost demands it'
5:07
with Macduff, Lady-in-waiting, Chorus, and Lady Macbeth
Total time: 80:13
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 33:42
A dark cave
1.
12
Chorus of Introduction - Enchantment. Witches: 'Three
3:55
times the tom-cat has yowled its cry of love'
2.
13
Ballet. I -
2:08
3.
II -
5:18
4.
III
2:49
5.
14
Gran scena of the Apparitions. Macbeth: 'I will call
1:34
them, but I dread what they may tell me' -
with Witches
6.
Witches: 'From the lowest and highest of regions' -
4:48
with Macbeth and Apparition
7.
The sound of Bagpipes -
5:00
Macbeth: 'Distant music! What magic is this?'
with Witches
8.
15
Chorus and Dance tune. Chorus of Witches: 'Come, all
4:37
you sirens'
9.
16
Scena and Duet - Finale III. Macbeth: 'Where am I?
1:49
They've vanished…' -
with Herald and Lady Macbeth
10.
Macbeth: 'Now is the hour of revenge and murder'
1:30
with Lady Macbeth
Total time: 38:28
Scene 1
A deserted place on the border between Scotland and England
11.
17
Chorus of Scottish refugees: 'Land of torture! Land of terror!'
6:41
12.
18
Scena and Aria. Macduff: 'O, my children, my darling children!' -
1:13
13.
Macduff: 'Where was your loving father?' -
2:27
14.
Malcolm: 'What is this, What is this forest?'
2:49
with Soldiers and Macduff
Scene 2
A ball in Macbeth's castle
15.
19
The Great Sleepwalking Scene. Introduction -
3:08
16.
Doctor: 'Two nights we've watched and waited' -
1:42
with Lady-in-waiting
17.
Lady Macbeth: 'There's a stain here, and here's another!'
7:11
with Doctor and Lady-in-waiting
18.
20
Scena and Aria. Macbeth: 'Treachery! The English dare
1:49
united against me!' -
19.
Macbeth: 'No love, no care, no compassion'
3:40
20.
21
Scena and Battle. Women's Voices: 'God in Heaven!' -
1:40
with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, and Macbeth's Soldiers
Scene 3
A vast plain, surrounded by mountains and woodland
21.
Battle. Macduff: 'Throw down your branches and take
2:21
your weapons!'
with Soldiers, Macbeth, and Women
22.
22
Hymn of Victory - Finale IV. Chorus: 'Victorious!' -
0:47
with Women, Malcolm, Macduff, and Chorus
23.
Chorus of Bards: 'Macbeth, where is Macbeth…?'
2:44
with Soldiers, Women, Macduff, and Malcolm
Total time: 7:04
24.
Women's Voices: 'God in Heaven!' -
1:50
with Macbeth, Lady-in-waiting, and Macbeth's Soldiers
25.
Macbeth's Soldiers: 'We're ready!' -
2:07
with Malcolm, Macduff, and Macbeth
26.
Macbeth: 'I have sinned'
3:06
with Macduff, Malcolm, and Chorus
Total time: 79:23
Solo: Simon Keenlyside baritone - Macbeth
Solo: Brindley Sherratt bass - Banquo
Solo: Latonia Moore soprano - Lady Macbeth
Solo: Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano - Lady-in-waiting
Solo: Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor - Macduff
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor - Malcolm
Solo: Gavin Horsley bass - Doctor
Solo: Thomas Faulkner bass - Servant to Macbeth
Solo: Riccardo Simonetti bass - Assassin
Solo: Stephen Kennedy bass - Herald
Solo: Cheyney Kent bass - Apparition
Solo: Roseanne Havel soprano - Apparition
Solo: Katie Bird soprano - Apparition
Duncan, silent role
Hecate, silent role
Witches, Messengers of the King, Scottish Noblemen and Refugees, Assassins, English Soldiers, Bards, Spirits of the Air, Apparitions
The action takes place in Scotland, mainly in Macberth's castle.
At the beginning of Act IV, it takes place on the Borders of Scotland and England.
Conductor: Edward Gardner
16, 17, 19, 20, 22, and 23 August 2013




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