Britten, Benjamin: Britten conducts Britten Operas II (Decca Audio CD Box Set x10)

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Britten conducts Britten Operas II (Decca Audio CD Box Set x10)

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Featuring recordings of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice * and Gloriana *.

Benjamin Britten/Steuart Bedford*
Sir Charles Mackerras**
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CD 1: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64 Act 1 1 "Over hill, over dale" 00:00 04:04 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 "Oberon is passing fell and wrath" 00:00 03:06 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 "Well, go thy way" 00:00 03:24 Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 "How now my love?" 00:00 04:32 Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 "Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull" 00:00 03:40 Alfred Deller, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 "Welcome wanderer!" 00:00 04:30 Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 "Is all our company her?" 00:00 07:36 Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 "Fair love, you faint with wand'ring in the wood" 00:00 02:41 Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 "Through the forest have I gone" 00:00 01:45 Stephen Terry, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 "Stay, though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius" 00:00 05:14 Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 "Come, now a roundel and a fairy song" 00:00 01:58 Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 "You spotted snakes with double tongue" 00:00 02:14 Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 "What thou seest when thou dost wake" 00:00 01:46 Alfred Deller, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Act 2 14 Introduction: The wood 00:00 03:19 London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 "Are we all met?" 00:00 07:36 Owen Brannigan, Norman Lumsden, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 "I see their knavery" 00:00 03:05 Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, John Pryor, Richard Dakin, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 "Be kind and courteous to this gentleman" 00:00 01:16 Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 18 "Hail, mortal, hail!" 00:00 05:14 Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 19 "I have a reas'nable good ear in music" 00:00 03:39 Owen Brannigan, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 20 "How now, mad spirit?" 00:00 03:05 Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:13:44 CD 2: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64 Act 2 1 "Flower of this purple dye" 00:00 06:32 Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 "Puppet? Why so?" 00:00 03:05 Josephine Veasey, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 "This is thy negligence" 00:00 02:09 Alfred Deller, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 "Up and down, up and down" 00:00 06:02 Stephen Terry, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 "On the ground, sleep sound" 00:00 03:04 Choir of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Act 3 6 "My gentle Robin, see'st thou this sweet sight?" 00:00 07:12 Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, Stephen Terry, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 "Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!" 00:00 04:46 Thomas Hemsley, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 "When my cue comes, call me" 00:00 03:37 Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 "Have you sent to Bottom's house?" 00:00 03:09 Norman Lumsden, Keith Raggett, Robert Tear, Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, David Kelly, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 "Now, fair Hippolyta" 00:00 07:24 John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 "If we offend, it is with our good will" 00:00 01:20 Owen Brannigan, Kenneth McDonald, Norman Lumsden, David Kelly, Robert Tear, Keith Raggett, John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 "Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show" 00:00 01:16 Norman Lumsden, Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 "In this same interlude it doth befall" 00:00 01:10 Robert Tear, Josephine Veasey, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 "O grim-look'd night, O night with hue so black" 00:00 01:51 Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 "O wall, full often hast thou heard my moans" 00:00 02:30 Kenneth McDonald, Owen Brannigan, Robert Tear, Helen Watts, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 "You ladies, you whose gentle hearts do fear" 00:00 00:46 David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 "This lanthorn doth the horned moon present" 00:00 01:50 Keith Raggett, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Thomas Hemsley, Helen Watts, Kenneth McDonald, David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 18 "Sweet moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams" 00:00 01:52 Owen Brannigan, Helen Watts, Thomas Hemsley, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 19 "Asleep, my love?" 00:00 02:31 Kenneth McDonald, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 20 "Come, your Bergomask" 00:00 02:46 John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 21 "Now the hungry lion roars" 00:00 05:03 Richard Dakin, John Pryor, Ian Wodehouse, Gordon Clark, Stephen Terry, Alfred Deller, Elizabeth Harwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:09:55 CD 3: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Phaedra, Op.93 1 In May, in brilliant Athens 00:00 06:37 2 Oh Gods of wrath 00:00 02:50 3 My time's too short, your highness 00:00 05:55 Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37 Lib. Ronald Duncan Act 1 4 Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart 00:00 02:38 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 It is an axiom among kings 00:00 02:33 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Here the thirsty evening 00:00 02:53 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 Who reaches heaven first 00:00 02:32 John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Maria was unmasked at a masked ball 00:00 04:13 Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 Collatinus is politically astute 00:00 04:29 Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Luxon, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 There goes a happy man! 00:00 04:14 Benjamin Luxon, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 Tarquinius does not dare 00:00 02:26 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 My horse! My horse! tarquinius does not wait 00:00 03:06 Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 Their spinning-wheel unwinds 00:00 05:19 Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 Listen! I heard a knock 00:00 02:34 Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 Time treads upon the hands of women 00:00 03:42 Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 The oatmeal slippers of sleep 00:00 07:36 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Benjamin Luxon, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:03:37 CD 4: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37 Lib. Ronald Duncan Act 2 1 The prosperity of the Etruscans 00:00 07:19 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 She sleeps as a rose 00:00 05:25 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 Within this frail crucible of light 00:00 04:25 Benjamin Luxon, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 Lucretia!...What do you want? 00:00 05:57 Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, Heather Harper, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 Interlude: Here in this scene 00:00 04:06 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Oh! What a lovely day! 00:00 04:26 Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 We'll leave the orchids for Lucretia 00:00 04:59 Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Flowers bring to every year 00:00 03:24 Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 You were right 00:00 03:51 Jenny Hill, Elizabeth Bainbridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 Lucretia! Lucretia! 00:00 02:57 John Shirley-Quirk, Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 Last night Tarquinius ravished me 00:00 03:29 Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 This dead hand lets fall 00:00 04:08 John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Jenny Hill, Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 Epilogue: Is it all? 00:00 05:20 Heather Harper, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 59:46 CD 5: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Turn of the Screw, Op.54 Act One 1 Prologue 00:00 02:48 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 Theme - Scene 1: The Journey 00:00 03:25 Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 Interlude: Variation I - Scene 2: The Welcome 00:00 04:08 David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 Interlude: Variation II - Scene 3: The Letter 00:00 03:51 Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 Interlude: Variation III - Scene 4: The Tower 00:00 05:49 Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Interlude: Variation IV - Scene 5: The Window 00:00 09:59 David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 Interlude: Variation V - Scene 6: The Lesson 00:00 04:44 David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Interlude: Variation VI - Scene 7: The Lake 00:00 06:37 Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 Interlude: Variation VII - Scene 8: At Night 00:00 10:44 Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 52:05 CD 6: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Turn of the Screw, Op.54 Act Two 1 Interlude: Variation VIII - Scene 1: Colloquy and So- lioquy 00:00 08:36 Arda Mandikian, Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 Interlude: Variation IX - Scene 2: The Bells 00:00 08:30 David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 Interlude: Variation X - Scene 3: Miss Jessel 00:00 06:20 Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 Interlude: Variation XI - Scene 4: The Bedroom 00:00 05:57 David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 Interlude: Variation XII - Scene 5: Quint 00:00 02:06 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Interlude: Variation XIII - Scene 6: The Piano 00:00 04:51 Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 Interlude: Variation XIV - Scene 7: Flora 00:00 04:54 Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Interlude: Variation XV - Scene 8: Miles 00:00 11:43 Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, David Hemmings, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 52:57 CD 7: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Death in Venice, Op.88 Lib. Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997) after T.Mann Act 1 1 My mind beats on 00:00 04:56 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 2 Who's that? A foreigner, a traveller no doubt 00:00 04:53 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 3 Hey there, hey there, you! 00:00 03:47 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 4 Serenissima...Low-lying clouds, unending grey 00:00 02:55 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 5 Overture: Venice 00:00 02:35 English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 6 Ah, Serenissima! 00:00 05:20 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Michael Bauer, Kenneth Bowen, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 7 Mysterious gondola 00:00 01:41 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 8 We are delighted to greet the signore 00:00 04:08 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 9 Was I wrong to come? 00:00 06:13 Neville Williams, Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, Anne Wilkens, Stephen James Adams, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Angela Vernon Bates, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 10 There is indeed in every artist's nature 00:00 02:40 Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 11 Children's games: Adziu, Adziu 00:00 10:04 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 12 Aou'! Stagando, aou' 00:00 04:51 John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Carpenter Turner, Sheila Brand, Stephen James Adams, Anne Wilkens, Stuart Harling, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 13 Naturally, Signore, I understand 00:00 07:55 John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 14 Here will I stay, here dedicate my days 00:00 09:43 Neville Williams, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Total Playing Time: 1:11:41 CD 8: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Death in Venice, Op.88 Lib. Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997) after T.Mann Act 1 1 First, the race! 00:00 05:07 Neville Williams, James Bowman, Anne Wilkens, Iris Saunders, Janice Hooper Roe, Robert Carpenter Turner, Stephen James Adams, Peter Leeming, Penelope McKay, Sheila Brand, Anna Vincent, Michael Follis, Angela Vernon Bates, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 2 The boy, Tadzio, shall inspire me 00:00 04:17 Act 2 3 So, it has come to this 00:00 04:38 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 4 Guardate, Signore! 00:00 02:20 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 5 Do I detect a scent? 00:00 06:24 Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Stephen James Adams, Stuart Harling, Sheila Brand, Robert Carpenter Turner, Anne Wilkens, Anna Vincent, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 6 Careful search now leads me to them 00:00 07:47 Peter Pears, Ronald Murdock, Michael Bauer, Keith Jones, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 7 This way for the players, Signori 00:00 04:25 Neville Williams, Kenneth Bowen, Stuart Harling, Penelope McKay, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 8 Fiorir rose in mezo al giasso 00:00 04:10 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 9 One moment, if you please 00:00 02:00 10 In these last years 00:00 02:56 Peter Leeming, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 11 So it is true 00:00 04:22 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 12 Receive the stranger god 00:00 03:46 John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 13 The empty beach: Do what you will with me 00:00 01:59 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 14 Yes! A very wise decision 00:00 02:23 John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 15 Hurrah for the Piazza 00:00 02:54 Peter Pears, Iris Saunders, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 16 Chaos, chaos and sickness 00:00 04:23 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 17 The wind still blows from the land 00:00 04:17 John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 18 Interlude: Ah, no! 00:00 05:07 Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Total Playing Time: 1:13:15 CD 9: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Gloriana, Op.53 Act 1 Scene 1 1 1. Prelude 00:00 02:20 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 2 2. The Tornament 00:00 04:18 Christopher Cornall, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 3 3. Recitative & Fight 00:00 01:25 Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 4 4. Entrance of the Queen 00:00 01:29 5 5. Recitative 00:00 01:07 Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 6 6. The two Lords' Explanation 00:00 01:24 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 7 7. Raleigh's Song 00:00 01:43 Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 8 8. Ensemble of Reconciliation 00:00 04:52 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Bryn Terfel, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 9 9. Recitative & Final March 00:00 01:29 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 1 Scene 2 10 10. Prelude & Dialogue 00:00 02:02 11 11. The Queen's Song 00:00 01:57 12 12. Cecil's Song of Government 00:00 01:56 Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 13 13. Recitative & Essex's Entry 00:00 02:35 Dominic Gill, Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 14 14. First Lute Song 00:00 01:59 15 15. Second Lute Song 00:00 03:43 16 16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex 00:00 04:12 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 17 17. Soliloquy & Prayer 00:00 05:10 Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 2 Scene 1 18 18. Prelude & Welcome 00:00 04:03 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 19 19. The Masque 00:00 11:47 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 20 20. Finale 00:00 02:51 Josephine Barstow, John Mark Ainsley, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, John Shirley-Quirk, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 2 Scene 2 21 21. Prelude & Song 00:00 02:14 22 22. Duet 00:00 01:25 Yvonne Kenny, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 23 23. Double Duet 00:00 01:46 24 24. Quartet 00:00 03:38 Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Total Playing Time: 1:11:25 CD 10: Britten conducts Britten: Opera Vol.2 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Gloriana, Op.53 Act 2 Scene 3 1 25. Pavane 00:00 02:09 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 2 26. Conversation 00:00 01:20 Janice Watson, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 3 27. Galliard 00:00 01:50 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 4 28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance 00:00 01:03 Josephine Barstow, Peter Hoare, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 5 29. Lavolta 00:00 01:25 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 6 30. Conversation 00:00 00:49 Josephine Barstow, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 7 31. Morris dance 00:00 01:04 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 8 32. Recitative 00:00 00:24 Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 9 33. The Queen's Burlesque 00:00 01:49 Josephine Barstow, Della Jones, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 10 34. Quartet 00:00 02:50 Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Philip Langridge, Peter Hoare, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 11 35. March 00:00 00:46 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 12 36. The Queen's Announcement 00:00 02:04 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 13 37. Ensemble 00:00 03:08 Josephine Barstow, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Peter Hoare, Alan Opie, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 14 38. Coranto 00:00 01:16 Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 3 Scene 1 15 39. Prelude & Chatter 00:00 02:54 Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 16 40. Essex's Intrusion 00:00 00:56 Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 17 41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex 00:00 08:00 Josephine Barstow, Janice Watson, Philip Langridge, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 18 42. The Dressing-Table Song 00:00 02:45 Janice Watson, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 19 43. The Entrance of Cecil 00:00 01:03 Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 20 44. Cecil's Report 00:00 00:47 Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 21 45. Discussion 00:00 00:58 Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 22 46. The Queen's Decision 00:00 01:38 Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 3 Scene 2 23 47. Ballad - Rondo 00:00 10:35 Willard White, Bryn Terfel, Jenevora Williams, James Miller-Coburn, Tom Finucane, Monmouth School Choir, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Act 3 Scene 3 24 48. Prelude & Verdict 00:00 06:16 Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Richard van Allan, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 25 49. Cecil's Warning 00:00 00:56 Josephine Barstow, Alan Opie, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 26 50. The Queen's Dilemma 00:00 01:29 Josephine Barstow, Richard van Allan, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 27 51. Trio 00:00 02:30 Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 28 52. Lady Essex's Pleading 00:00 02:35 Della Jones, Josephine Barstow, Jonathan Summers, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 29 53. Penepole Rich's Pleading 00:00 01:41 Yvonne Kenny, Josephine Barstow, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras 30 54. Epilogue 00:00 08:51 Josephine Barstow, Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Total Playing Time: 1:15:51