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Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss

Janice Watson, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams, John Graham-Hall, Richard Stuart, Mark Richardson, Gail Pearson, Helen Williams, Neal Davies, Anne Collins

Adrian Partington Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox

Written in the late 1920s when he was at the height of his powers, The Poisoned Kiss is Vaughan Williams's forgotten opera: this is the first complete recording. The composer chose his friend... More…
  • Gramophone Magazine
    January 2004
    Editor's Choice

This release includes a digital booklet

Contents

Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss

1:55:42
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  • James Gilchrist (tenor), Janice Watson (soprano), Neal Davies (baritone), Roderick Williams (baritone), Emer McGilloway (mezzo-soprano), Richard Stuart (baritone), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano), Anne Collins (contralto), John Graham Hall (tenor), Helen Williams (soprano), Mark Richardson (bass), Gail Pearson (soprano)
  • Adrian Partington Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Richard Hickox

Overture

7:10
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Act I: Opening Chorus: Secret are the sounds … (Dipsacus, Chorus)

2:43
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Act I: Scene: What's that? (Gallanthus)

1:38
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Act I: Scene: Day is dawning (Angelica, Gallanthus)

5:54
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Act I: Duet: It's really time … (Gallanthus, Angelica)

3:07
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Act I: Ensemble: Here we come … (Hob, Lob, Gob, Dipsacus, Chorus)

2:24
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Act I: Duet and Chorus: I'm a sorcerer bold (Dipsacus, Angelica, Hob, Lob, Gob, Hobgoblins)

1:54
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Act I: Duet: It's true I'm inclined … (Amaryllus, Gallanthus)

2:41
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Act I: Ensemble: Hush, lovely cobra (Tormentilla, Angelica, Amaryllus, Gallanthus)

2:04
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Act I: Desist, lest you die! (Amaryllus, Tormentilla, Gallanthus, Angelica)

0:59
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Act I: Duet: I know we see … (Amaryllus, Tormentilla)

0:10
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Act I: Blue larkspur in a garden (Amaryllus, Tormentilla)

3:01
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Act I: Ensemble: Who's in my forest? (Dipsacus)

0:15
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Act I: North wind, south wind (Dispacus, Hob, Gob, Lob, Tenors, Basses)

1:01
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Act I: Angelica? (Tormentilla, Angelica)

0:29
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Act I: O, come to our arms (Amaryllus, Gallanthus, Tormentilla, Angelica, Dipsacus, Hob, Gob, Lob, Chorus)

2:37
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Act I: Song: O, who would be … (Tormentilla)

2:49
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Act I: Finale: All is ready! (Dipsacus, Hob, Gob, Lob, Angelica, Tormentilla,Hobgoblins, Chorus)

3:15
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Act II: Introduction

1:04
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Act II: Here we come (Chorus)

1:47
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Act II: Song and Chorus: By all the powers (Angelica, Chorus)

3:36
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Act II: Trio: Ho there! (Lob, Hob, Gob)

1:56
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Act II: Duet: It does not appear … (Angelica, Gallanthus)

2:17
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Act II: Trio: If you want to escape (Third Medium, First Medium, Second Medium)

3:04
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Act II: Tormentilla! Tormentilla! (Chorus)

2:24
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Act II: Song and Duet: There was … (Tormentilla, Angelica, Hob, Gob, Lob)

5:40
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Act II: Ensemble: Twas here it bade … (Amaryllus, Hob, Lob, Angelica, Gob, Gallanthus, Chorus)

4:08
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Act II: Serenade: Dear love, behold … (Amaryllus)

3:07
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Act II: Duet: Sleeping or waking (Tormentilla, Amaryllus)

1:27
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Act II: You must not kiss me (Tormentilla, Amaryllus, Hob, Gob, Lob, Chorus)

4:23
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Act II: Finale: Too dark for me … (Tormentilla, Angelica, Gallanthus, Hob, Gob, Lob, Amaryllus, Chorus)

3:00
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Act III: Introduction

1:13
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Act III: Trio: Behold our mystic … (First Medium, Second Medium, Third Medium)

3:25
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Act III: Ensemble: Monstrous vision! (Empress, First Medium, Second Medium, Third Medium)

1:28
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Act III: Ballad: When I was young … (Empress)

2:48
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Act III: Ensemble: You can leave us (Empress, First Medium, Second Medium, Third Medium)

0:43
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Act III: Duet: Is my love alive? (Tormentilla, Empress, Amaryllus)

0:28
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Act III: Love breaks all rules … (Empress, Tormentilla, Amaryllus)

3:25
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Act III: Invocation: Imps and Demons (Empress, Chorus)

2:24
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Act III: Ensemble: Come, O gentle powers (Empress, Tormentilla, Amaryllus, Dipsacus)

5:36
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Act III: Duet: Can you, can you remember (Empress, Dipsacus)

2:40
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Act III: Quartet: Love in a hut (Tormentilla, Empress, Amaryllus, Dipsacus)

1:21
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Act III: Sextet: Horrid monster! (First Medium, Gob, Second Medium, Hob, Lob, Third Medium)

2:36
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Act III: Duet: It's the proper thing to do (Gallanthus, Angelica)

1:58
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Act III: Finale: Love has conquered! (Tormentilla, Amaryllus, Gallanthus, Angelica, Mediums, Hob, Gob, Lob, Dipsacus, Empress, Chorus)

3:33
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