Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/1994
  • Label: Chandos
  • UPC: 095115925423
  • Catalog Number: 9254
  • Sales rank: 169,753


Disc 1
  1. 1–21 The Rape of Lucretia, chamber opera, Op. 37 - Benjamin Britten & Ronald Duncan (116:05)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byAmeral Gunson, Richard Hickox, Donald Maxwell, Alastair Miles, Alan Opie, Catherine Pierard, Jean Rigby, Nigel Robson, Patricia Rozario
    1. 1Act 1. Scene 1. Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart...
    2. 2Act 1. Scene 1. Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light...
    3. 3Act 1. Scene 1. Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher...
    4. 4Act 1. Scene 1. Good night, Tarquinius!
    5. 5Act 1. Interlude. Tarquinius does not wait for his servant to wake
    6. 6Act 1. Scene Two. Lucretia!
    7. 7Act 1. Scene Two. Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate...
    8. 8Act 1. Scene Two. Time turns upon the hands of women...
    9. 9Act 1. Scene Two. None of the women move. It is too late for a messenger...
    10. 10Act 2. Scene One. The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness...
    11. 11Act 2. Scene One. She sleeps as a rose upon the night...
    12. 12Act 2. Scene One. When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare...
    13. 13Act 2. Scene One. Within this frail crucible of light...
    14. 14Act 2. Scene One. Lucretia!
    15. 15Act 2. Interlude. Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin...
    16. 16Act 2. Scene 2. O what a lovely day...
    17. 17Act 2. Scene 2. Hush! here she comes!
    18. 18Act 2. Scene 2. Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection...
    19. 19Act 2. Scene 2. Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part...
    20. 20Act 2. Scene 2. This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full...
    21. 21Act 2. Scene 2. Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, is this in vain?...
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Richard Hickox Primary Artist
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