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Shostakovich - Hamlet / King Lear

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SIG 052
 
Shostakovich - Hamlet / King Lear
Label Catalogue Number:
SIGCD052
Running Time: 72:38
UPC Code: 635212005224

Release Date: June 2007
Originally recorded in 2007
Solo mezzo soprano
Louise Winter
Solo baritone
David Wilson-Johnson
Solo Player-King
Igor Khokhlovin
Solo Player-Queen
Luba Stuchevskaya
Conductor
Mark Elder
Producer
Stephen Johns
Engineer
Mike Hatch
Venue 13-15 Jun 1994
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos

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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH

Hamlet Op.32

1932 Production World Premiere Recording
Act I
1.
i. Prelude and night patrol
3:08
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ii. Shepherd's horn
2.
i. Funeral March
2:04
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ii. Exit of the King and Queen
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Dinner Music
1:37
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i. Flourish and dance music
2:35
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ii. Finale of Act I
: 9:27
Act II
5.
i. Hamlet and the small boys walking past
0:59
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ii. Ophelia and Polonius' gallop
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Hamlet and Rosencrantz's scene
0:44
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7.
i. The actors' arrival
0:44
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ii. Exit of Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's dialogue
0:51
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The Hunt
1:48
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: 5:13
Act III
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The guests' entrance
1:16
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The tuning of the instruments*
0:56
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12.
Prelude
0:40
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13.
Love scene of the Player-King and Player-Queen
0:28
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14.
i. The poisoner's entrance
1:28
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iii. The poisoner's exit
iv. Episode after the poisoner's exit
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i. 'And thou shalt life...'
2:06
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ii. 'Nor earth to me give food...'
iii. 'To you forever I give my love...'
iv. 'My spirits grow dull...'
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i. Scene with a recorder
0:47
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ii. Episode after the scene with a recorder
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Pantomime
1:05
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18.
i. Hamlet carries off the body of Polonius (I)
1:16
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ii. Hamlet carries off the body of Polonius (II) *
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Act IV
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i. The King distracts the Queen
1:01
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ii. Fight
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i. The King is brought on
1:37
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ii. Claudius' monologue
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Fortinbras; trumpet calls
0:38
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The Feast
1:33
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Romance sung at the feast*
1:33
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Can-can
1:14
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Ophelia's ditty
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Lullaby
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: 10:43
Act V
27.
i. Introduction to the graveyard scene *
1:22
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ii. Gravedigger's song
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i. The beggars passing by*
3:29
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ii. Requiem
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i. Joust
2:37
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ii. Flourish
iii. Quick fight
iv. Slow fight
v. The end of the joust
30.
Fortinbras' march
2:01
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: 9:30

Hamlet (1954 Production)

3:08
31.
Gigue
1:37
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32.
Finale
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King Lear Op.58a (1941 Production)

24:58
33.
Prelude and Cordelia's ballad
4:44
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34.
The return from the hunt
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The Fool's ten songs

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i. He who decides...
1:35
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ii. 2. Fools had ne'er less grace in a year
iii. 3. He that keeps nor crust nor crumb
36.
i. 4. The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long
1:21
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ii. 5. Fathers that wear rags...
37.
i. 6. When priests are more in word than matter
2:41
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ii. 7. A fox when one has caught her
iii. 8. The cod piece that will house...
38.
i. 9. He that has and a tiny little wit
2:49
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ii. 10. That sir which serves and seeks for gain
39.
Finale of Act I
1:25
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40.
The approach of the storm
1:29
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41.
The scene of the heath
2:03
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42.
The blinding of Gloucester
0:59
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43.
i. The military encampment
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ii. Fanfares
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March
2:09
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: 73:03
* Orchestrated by Gerard McBurney
Solo: Louise Winter mezzo soprano
Solo: David Wilson-Johnson baritone
Solo: Igor Khokhlovin Player-King
Solo: Luba Stuchevskaya Player-Queen
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder

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