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Alwyn; Miss Julie

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CHSA 5253
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Alwyn; Miss Julie
Release Date: July 2020
Originally recorded in October 2019
Composer
William Alwyn
Solo soprano - Miss Julie
Anna Patalong
Solo bass-baritone - Jean, the Count's valet
Benedict Nelson
Solo mazzo-soprano - Kristin, the cook
Rosie Aldridge
Solo tenor - Ulrik, the gamekeeper
Samuel Sakker
Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Sakari Oramo
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer assistants
Alex James and Jonathan Cooper
Venue 5-8 October 2019
Phoenix Concert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Genre:
Opera

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COMPACT DISC ONE

WILLIAM ALWYN

Miss Julie (1973 -76)

An Opera in Two Acts
Based on the Play by August Stringberg (1849-1912)
Acte I
Scene 1: 25:40
1.
[Orchestral Introduction.] Allegro. Valse Tempo -
1:04
A tempo grazioso -
2.
Jean: 'Miss Julie is crazy' -
1:36
3.
Kristin: 'But the Count...' -
4:41
4.
Jean: 'By God, I'm thirsty!' -
3:18
5.
Miss Julie: 'Kristin, Kristin, Kristin!' -
2:28
6.
Jean: 'Well, I've travelled around' -
4:28
7.
Miss Julie: 'There's a new dance starting' -
2:01
8.
Miss Julie: 'You know why I came here tonight?' -
1:48
9.
Miss Julie: 'Midsummer Night, O, night of magic' -
3:38
10.
Kristin: 'I'm ready, Jean!'
0:34
Scene 2: 35:14
11.
[Orchestral Introduction.] Andante sostenuto (Poco adagio) -
2:32
Poco più mosso (a tempo di valse) - Andante sostenuto -
Poco più mosso - Più mosso - Tempo I - Meno mosso - Più mosso (Poco allegretto) -
12.
Jean: 'Kristin, Kristin...' -
3:45
13.
Miss Julie: 'Now you can kiss my hand' -
2:33
14.
Jean: 'That wouldn't do, either' -
3:51
15.
Jean: 'I have no time for dreams' -
2:02
16.
Miss Julie: 'Would you like me to dance' -
0:52
17.
Jean: 'Playing with fire' -
1:57
18.
Jean: 'You don't know what it is to be poor' -
1:42
19.
Miss Julie: 'But you can rise, Jean' -
1:55
20.
Ulrik: '"A lady went a-roaming..."' -
3:00
21.
Ulrik: 'She's the queen of the dance' -
1:52
22.
Jean: 'You can come out now' -
1:51
23.
Jean: 'I know, I know...' -
4:02
24.
Jean: 'I can't, not while we're still in this house'
3:15
Total time: 60:45
 
 
 
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act II
1.
[Orchestral Introdution.] Lento - Allegro non troppo -
2:37
Poco più mosso - Lento ma non troppo -
2.
Jean: 'Never again!' -
3:32
3.
Jean: 'Now don't lose your head' -
3:34
4.
Miss Julie: 'Scum on the surface of water' -
3:20
5.
Miss Julie: 'If you want me again' -
4:06
6.
Jean: If I only had enough money...' -
2:35
7.
Miss Julie: 'You sound so cruel, Jean' -
1:36
8.
[Orchestral Interlude.] Allegro precipitoso - Poco meno mosso, ma sempre allegro -
0:59
9.
Kristin: 'Has she gone?' -
0:47
10.
Kristin: 'Whatever you say, I know you were here with the mistress' -
1:38
11.
Kristin: 'Class is class, and don't you forget it' -
1:22
12.
Kristin: 'We'll get married' -
1:02
13.
Ulrik: 'A pretty domestic scene!' -
1:05
14.
Kristin: 'I knew I was right!' -
1:40
15.
Kristin: 'There's someone upstairs' -
1:45
16.
Miss Julie: 'I'm ready now, Jean' -
2:07
17.
Jean: 'What the devil is that?' -
1:51
18.
Miss Julie: 'He's killed her, killed her!' -
2:33
19.
Kristin: 'You're man! You're both mad!' -
4:55
20.
Kristin: 'Well, well!' So you're going to elope!' -
1:15
21.
Jean: 'The Count's back!' -
1:09
22.
Jean: 'You can go, but I can't -
3:56
23.
Miss Julie: ' must be dreaming' -
2:30
24.
Miss Julie: 'Kiss me...before I go!'
1:58
Total time: 53:52
Solo: Anna Patalong soprano - Miss Julie
Solo: Benedict Nelson bass-baritone - Jean, the Count's valet
Solo: Rosie Aldridge mazzo-soprano - Kristin, the cook
Solo: Samuel Sakker tenor - Ulrik, the gamekeeper
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Igor Yuzefovich leader
Conductor: Sakari Oramo




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