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CHAN 5032
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Barber: Vanessa
Release Date: October 2004
Originally recorded in 2004
Composer (1910-1981)
Samuel Barber
Solo soprano - Vanessa
Christine Brewer
Solo mezzo-soprano - Erika
Susan Graham
Solo mezzo-soprano - The Old Baroness
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Solo tenor - Anatol
William Burden
Solo bass - The Old Doctor
Neal Davies
Solo bass-baritone - Nicholas
Simon Birchall
Solo bass - Footman
Stephen Charlesworth
Choral
BBC Singers
Conductor
Leonard Slatkin
Venue
Barbican Centre, London
Producer
Ann McKay
Producer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer
Philip Burwell
Genre:
Opera

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SAMUEL BARBER

(1910-1981)

Vanessa

122:09
An opera in three acts (1954-57, revised 1964). Text by Gian Carlo Menotti
Act I
Total time: 26:31
1.
Introduction
1:26
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2.
Erika: 'Potage crème aux perles'
1:26
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3.
Vanessa: 'No, I cannot understand why. . .'
5:46
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Erika: 'Must the winter come so soon?'
2:33
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Erika: 'Listen!. . . They are here'
1:40
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Vanessa: 'Do not utter a word, Anatol'
4:56
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Anatol: 'Yes, I believe I shall love you'
2:04
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Erika: 'Who are you?'
5:59
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Total time: 29:13
9.
Baroness: 'And then?'
4:31
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Vanessa: 'No, you are not as good a skater. . .'
3:13
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11.
Doctor: 'Under the willow tree. . .'
2:51
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12.
Vanessa: 'Erika, I am so happy'
4:01
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13.
Erika: 'Did you hear her?'
1:35
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14.
Anatol: 'Help, help! Save me from their talk'
2:54
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15.
Anatol: 'Outside this house the world has changed'
3:12
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16.
Vanessa: 'Hurry now!'
2:19
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17.
Chorus: 'In morning light let us rejoice'
4:37
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Total time: 21:12
18.
Major-domo: 'The Count and the Countess of d'Albanie'
3:17
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19.
Doctor: 'I should never have been a doctor'
3:35
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20.
Vanessa: 'Here you are!'
1:35
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21.
Anatol: 'At last I've found you'
1:38
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22.
Anatol: 'Love has a bitter core, Vanessa'
4:41
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Doctor: 'Nothing to worry about'
6:26
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Act III
Total time: 18:48
24.
Vanessa: 'Why did no-one warn me?'
5:05
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Vanessa: 'Why must the greatest sorrow. . .'
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26.
Doctor: 'There, look!'
3:06
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27.
Anatol: 'On the path to the lake'
3:00
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28.
Vanessa: 'Anatol, tell me the truth!'
2:40
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29.
Erika: 'Grandmother!'
2:31
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30.
Intermezzo
4:39
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Total time: 21:19
31.
Anatol: 'By the time we arrive in Paris'
1:09
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Doctor: 'For every love there is a last farewell'
2:23
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33.
Vanessa: 'And you, my friend'
2:50
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34.
Vanessa: 'Erika, before I leave, you must tell me'
4:22
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35.
Vanessa: 'To leave, to break, to find, to keep'
4:00
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36.
Erika: 'Goodbye, be happy, Aunt Vanessa'
2:57
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37.
Erika: 'No, I must never say that name again'
3:38
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Also available as SACD CHSA 5032
Solo: Christine Brewer soprano - Vanessa
Solo: Susan Graham mezzo-soprano - Erika
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - The Old Baroness
Solo: William Burden tenor - Anatol
Solo: Neal Davies bass - The Old Doctor
Solo: Simon Birchall bass-baritone - Nicholas
Solo: Stephen Charlesworth bass - Footman
Servants, Guests, Peasants
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
15 & 16 November 2003

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SAMUEL BARBER

(1910-1981)

Vanessa

122:09
An opera in three acts (1954-57, revised 1964). Text by Gian Carlo Menotti
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
Total time: 26:31
1.
Introduction
1:26
2.
Erika: 'Potage crème aux perles'
1:26
3.
Vanessa: 'No, I cannot understand why. . .'
5:46
4.
Erika: 'Must the winter come so soon?'
2:33
5.
Erika: 'Listen!. . . They are here'
1:40
6.
Vanessa: 'Do not utter a word, Anatol'
4:56
7.
Anatol: 'Yes, I believe I shall love you'
2:04
8.
Erika: 'Who are you?'
5:59
Total time: 29:13
9.
Baroness: 'And then?'
4:31
10.
Vanessa: 'No, you are not as good a skater. . .'
3:13
11.
Doctor: 'Under the willow tree. . .'
2:51
12.
Vanessa: 'Erika, I am so happy'
4:01
13.
Erika: 'Did you hear her?'
1:35
14.
Anatol: 'Help, help! Save me from their talk'
2:54
15.
Anatol: 'Outside this house the world has changed'
3:12
16.
Vanessa: 'Hurry now!'
2:19
17.
Chorus: 'In morning light let us rejoice'
4:37
Total time: 55:55
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 21:12
1.
Major-domo: 'The Count and the Countess of d'Albanie'
3:17
2.
Doctor: 'I should never have been a doctor'
3:35
3.
Vanessa: 'Here you are!'
1:35
4.
Anatol: 'At last I've found you'
1:38
5.
Anatol: 'Love has a bitter core, Vanessa'
4:41
6.
Doctor: 'Nothing to worry about'
6:26
Act III
Total time: 18:48
7.
Vanessa: 'Why did no-one warn me?'
5:05
8.
Vanessa: 'Why must the greatest sorrow. . .'
2:26
9.
Doctor: 'There, look!'
3:06
10.
Anatol: 'On the path to the lake'
3:00
11.
Vanessa: 'Anatol, tell me the truth!'
2:40
12.
Erika: 'Grandmother!'
2:31
13.
Intermezzo
4:39
Total time: 21:19
14.
Anatol: 'By the time we arrive in Paris'
1:09
15.
Doctor: 'For every love there is a last farewell'
2:23
16.
Vanessa: 'And you, my friend'
2:50
17.
Vanessa: 'Erika, before I leave, you must tell me'
4:22
18.
Vanessa: 'To leave, to break, to find, to keep'
4:00
19.
Erika: 'Goodbye, be happy, Aunt Vanessa'
2:57
20.
Erika: 'No, I must never say that name again'
3:38
Total time: 66:14
Solo: Christine Brewer soprano - Vanessa
Solo: Susan Graham mezzo-soprano - Erika
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - The Old Baroness
Solo: William Burden tenor - Anatol
Solo: Neal Davies bass - The Old Doctor
Solo: Simon Birchall bass-baritone - Nicholas
Solo: Stephen Charlesworth bass - Footman
Servants, Guests, Peasants
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
15 & 16 November 2003




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