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Prokofiev: War And Peace

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CHAN 9855
 
Multiple Set of 4 CDs
Prokofiev: War And Peace
Release Date: June 2000
Originally recorded in 1999
Composer (1891-1953)
Sergey Prokofiev
Solo soprano - Countess Natalya Rostova
Ekaterina Morozova
Solo tenor - Count Pyotr Bezukhov
Justin Lavender
Solo tenor - Prince Anatol Kuragin
Oleg Balashov
Solo baritone - Prince Andrey Bolkonsky
Roderick Williams
Solo mezzo-soprano - Sonya
Pamela Helen Stephen
Solo baritone - Lieutenant Dolokhov
Igor Matioukhin
Solo mezzo-soprano - Countess Hélène Bezukhov
Elena Ionova
Solo bass - Prince Mikhail Kutuzov
Alan Ewing
Solo baritone - Count Ilya Rostov
Stephen Dupont
Solo baritone - Colonel Vasska Denisov
Thomas Guthrie
Solo bass - Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
Vladimir Ognev
Solo contralto - Mariya Akrosimova
Victoria Livengood
Solo tenor - Platon Karatayev
Neil Jenkins
Solo baritone - Napoleon Bonaparte
Alan Opie
Choral
Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Orchestra
Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
Producer
Ralph Couzens
Producer (Assistant)
Richard Hetherington
Engineer (Assistant)
Richard Smoker
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Choir

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SERGEY PROKOFIEV

(1891-1953)

War and Peace, Op. 91

235:10
Recorded live at the 1999 Spoleto Festival
Opera in thirteen acts
Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
1.
Overture
4:42
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Scene 1
2.
'The radiance of the sky in spring . . .'
3:39
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Prince Andrey
3.
'I won't, I can't sleep'
4:58
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Natasha
4.
'O God, my God! What a shame to sleep!'
2:57
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Natasha
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Scene 2
2:37
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6.
'Chorus! Let the chorus begin!'
4:57
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Host
7.
'Look, the colonel's dancing the mazurka'
2:39
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Peronskaya, Akhrosimova, Hélène, Anatoly, Count Rostov
8.
'Will no one choose me as a partner?'
2:48
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Natasha
9.
'When I was at Otradnoye in May'
6:51
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Prince Andrey
Scene 3
10.
'The young Prince's fiancée'
5:19
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Old Footman
11.
'Ah, Madam, young lady . . .'
5:55
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Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
Scene 4
12.
'The charming, delightful Natasha'
3:18
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Hélène
13.
'She's wonderful and so beautiful'
7:12
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Natasha
Scene 5
14.
'At ten o'clock in the evening, she'll be waiting'
4:09
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Anatoly
15.
'Balaga!'
6:15
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Dolokhov
Scene 6
16.
'Oh, my dear Miss Natasha, all is lost, it seems'
3:38
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Dunyasha
17.
'A fine young lady you are!'
6:34
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Akhrosimova
18.
'I've sough to avoid her'
11:07
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Pierre
Scene 7
19.
'Picture the scene, Countess'
10:49
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Métivier
Epigraph
20.
'The forces of two and ten European nations'
5:19
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Chorus
Scene 8
21.
'Come on lads!' 'That's the way!'
8:27
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Volunteers, Tikhon
22.
'Denisov, her first fiancé'
3:27
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Prince Andrey
23.
'It's the master, look at him!'
6:06
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Fyodor
24.
'Hurrah! Hurrah!'
3:02
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Chorus of Soldiers
25.
'There is no people greater than ours'
10:34
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Kutuzov
Scene 9
26.
'The wine is uncorked; we must drink it'
10:25
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Napoleon
Scene 10
27.
'And so, gentlemen, the question is . . .'
6:48
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Benigsen
28.
'The enemy bears down on us with fire and steel'
1:13
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Soldier
29.
'When, oh when was this dreadful business decided?'
9:12
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Kutuzov
Scene 11
30.
'Moscow's deserted!'
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Ramballe
31.
'I must do the deed, or die'
4:28
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Pierre
32.
'Where di you get such a good going-over, lads?'
2:11
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Jacqueau
33.
'Davout, the cruel Davout, the emperor Napoleon's hatchet man!'
5:16
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Pierre
34.
'Nothing matters now, nothing'
6:41
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Pierre
35.
'What a dreadful scene!'
4:13
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Napoleon
Scene 12
36.
'It's stretching higher and further'
8:20
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Prince Andrey
37.
'Has fate really brought us together so strangely today . . .'
7:22
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Prince Andrey
Scene 13
38.
'We've burnt our bridges . . .'
5:08
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Ramballe
39.
'Hey! Hey! Hey!'
7:27
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Voice off-stage
40.
'Dolokhov said that Hélène had passed away'
2:38
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Pierre
41.
'The Commander-in-chief is coming!'
1:44
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Adjutant
42.
'The enemy has been put to rout'
6:15
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Kutuzov
Solo: Ekaterina Morozova soprano - Countess Natalya Rostova
Solo: Justin Lavender tenor - Count Pyotr Bezukhov
Solo: Oleg Balashov tenor - Prince Anatol Kuragin
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Prince Andrey Bolkonsky
Solo: Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Sonya
Solo: Igor Matioukhin baritone - Lieutenant Dolokhov
Solo: Elena Ionova mezzo-soprano - Countess Hélène Bezukhov
Solo: Alan Ewing bass - Prince Mikhail Kutuzov
Solo: Stephen Dupont baritone - Count Ilya Rostov
Solo: Thomas Guthrie baritone - Colonel Vasska Denisov
Solo: Vladimir Ognev bass - Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
Solo: Victoria Livengood contralto - Mariya Akrosimova
Solo: Neil Jenkins tenor - Platon Karatayev
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Napoleon Bonaparte
Valeri Polyanksy chorus master
Conductor: Richard Hickox
4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 July 1999

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SERGEY PROKOFIEV

(1891-1953)

War and Peace, Op. 91

235:10
Recorded live at the 1999 Spoleto Festival
Opera in thirteen acts
Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
4:42
Scene 1
2.
'The radiance of the sky in spring . . .'
3:39
Prince Andrey
3.
'I won't, I can't sleep'
4:58
Natasha
4.
'O God, my God! What a shame to sleep!'
2:57
Natasha
5.
Scene 2
2:37
6.
'Chorus! Let the chorus begin!'
4:57
Host
7.
'Look, the colonel's dancing the mazurka'
2:39
Peronskaya, Akhrosimova, Hélène, Anatoly, Count Rostov
8.
'Will no one choose me as a partner?'
2:48
Natasha
9.
'When I was at Otradnoye in May'
6:51
Prince Andrey
Scene 3
10.
'The young Prince's fiancée'
5:19
Old Footman
11.
'Ah, Madam, young lady . . .'
5:55
Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
Scene 4
12.
'The charming, delightful Natasha'
3:18
Hélène
13.
'She's wonderful and so beautiful'
7:12
Natasha
Scene 5
14.
'At ten o'clock in the evening, she'll be waiting'
4:09
Anatoly
15.
'Balaga!'
6:15
Dolokhov
Total time: 68:20
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 6
1.
'Oh, my dear Miss Natasha, all is lost, it seems'
3:38
Dunyasha
2.
'A fine young lady you are!'
6:34
Akhrosimova
3.
'I've sough to avoid her'
11:07
Pierre
Scene 7
4.
'Picture the scene, Countess'
10:49
Métivier
Epigraph
5.
'The forces of two and ten European nations'
5:19
Chorus
Total time: 37:30
COMPACT DISC THREE
Scene 8
1.
'Come on lads!' 'That's the way!'
8:27
Volunteers, Tikhon
2.
'Denisov, her first fiancé'
3:27
Prince Andrey
3.
'It's the master, look at him!'
6:06
Fyodor
4.
'Hurrah! Hurrah!'
3:02
Chorus of Soldiers
5.
'There is no people greater than ours'
10:34
Kutuzov
Scene 9
6.
'The wine is uncorked; we must drink it'
10:25
Napoleon
Scene 10
7.
'And so, gentlemen, the question is . . .'
6:48
Benigsen
8.
'The enemy bears down on us with fire and steel'
1:13
Soldier
9.
'When, oh when was this dreadful business decided?'
9:12
Kutuzov
Total time: 59:20
COMPACT DISC FOUR
Scene 11
1.
'Moscow's deserted!'
8:14
Ramballe
2.
'I must do the deed, or die'
4:28
Pierre
3.
'Where di you get such a good going-over, lads?'
2:11
Jacqueau
4.
'Davout, the cruel Davout, the emperor Napoleon's hatchet man!'
5:16
Pierre
5.
'Nothing matters now, nothing'
6:41
Pierre
6.
'What a dreadful scene!'
4:13
Napoleon
Scene 12
7.
'It's stretching higher and further'
8:20
Prince Andrey
8.
'Has fate really brought us together so strangely today . . .'
7:22
Prince Andrey
Scene 13
9.
'We've burnt our bridges . . .'
5:08
Ramballe
10.
'Hey! Hey! Hey!'
7:27
Voice off-stage
11.
'Dolokhov said that Hélène had passed away'
2:38
Pierre
12.
'The Commander-in-chief is coming!'
1:44
Adjutant
13.
'The enemy has been put to rout'
6:15
Kutuzov
Total time: 70:00
Solo: Ekaterina Morozova soprano - Countess Natalya Rostova
Solo: Justin Lavender tenor - Count Pyotr Bezukhov
Solo: Oleg Balashov tenor - Prince Anatol Kuragin
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Prince Andrey Bolkonsky
Solo: Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Sonya
Solo: Igor Matioukhin baritone - Lieutenant Dolokhov
Solo: Elena Ionova mezzo-soprano - Countess Hélène Bezukhov
Solo: Alan Ewing bass - Prince Mikhail Kutuzov
Solo: Stephen Dupont baritone - Count Ilya Rostov
Solo: Thomas Guthrie baritone - Colonel Vasska Denisov
Solo: Vladimir Ognev bass - Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky
Solo: Victoria Livengood contralto - Mariya Akrosimova
Solo: Neil Jenkins tenor - Platon Karatayev
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - Napoleon Bonaparte
Valeri Polyanksy chorus master
Conductor: Richard Hickox
4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 July 1999




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