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Strauss: Ariadne on Naxos

Sung in English: translation by Christopher Cowell

Christine Brewer (Ariadne/Prima Donna), Robert Dean Smith (Bacchus/The Tenor), Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta), Stephen Fry (Major-Domo), Alan Opie (Music Master), John Graham-Hall (Dancing Master/Scaramuccio), Roderick Williams (Harlequin), Matthew Rose (Truffaldino), Wynne Evans (Brighella), Paul Keohone...

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Contents

Strauss, R: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60

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  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Richard Armstrong
  • David Watkin (cello), Catriona Beveridge (piano), Bradley Creswick (violin)

I. Ouverture (Jourdain - der Burger)

4:02
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II. Menuett

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III. Der Fechtmeister

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IV. Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider

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V. Das Menuett des Lully

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VI. Courante

2:28
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VII. Aufritt des Cleonte

4:22
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VIII. Vorspiel zum II. Aufzug (Intermezzo)

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IX. Das Diner: Tafelmusik

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Hofmannsthal: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a (Sung in English)

1:57:24
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  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Richard Armstrong
  • Christine Brewer (soprano), Alan Opie (baritone), Gillian Keith (soprano), Paul Keohone (bass), Wynne Evans (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Anita Watson (soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano), John Graham Hall (tenor), Dean Robinson (bass), Stephen Fry (narrator), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Gail Pearson (soprano), Declan McCusker (tenor)

The Prologue: Orchestral Introduction

2:23
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The Prologue: My good Major-Domo (Music Master, Major-Domo)

3:13
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The Prologue: This dressing room is given to mam'zelle Zerbinetta (Footman, Officer, Composer, Tenor, Wigmaker, Zerbinetta, Prima Donna, Music Master, Dancing Master)

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The Prologue: I can show them the secrets of the universe (Composer, Music Master)

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The Prologue: Fellow actors, dearest of friends' (Zerbinetta, Composer, Music Master, Prima Donna, Dancing Master)

3:08
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The Prologue: The company's rising from table (Footman, Music Master, Major-Domo, Prima Donna, Dancing Master, Tenor, Zerbinetta, Composer)

4:35
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The Prologue: I'm staggered - how unexpected! (Music Master, Composer, Dancing Master, Tenor, Prima Donna, Zerbinetta)

4:21
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The Prologue: She takes him for the God of Death (Composer, Zerbinetta)

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The Prologue: A moment means nothing (Zerbinetta, Composer)

4:06
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The Prologue: The stage awaits you (Music Master, Prima Donna, Composer)

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The Opera: Overture

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The Opera: Sleeping? (Naiad, Dryad, Echo)

3:50
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The Opera: Ah! (Ariadne, Echo, Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Truffaldino)

2:51
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The Opera: A golden time was Theseus-Ariadne (Ariadne, Naiad, Dryad, Echo, Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Scaramuccio, Truffaldino)

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The Opera: Loving, hating, hoping, fearing (Harlequin, Echo, Zerbinetta)

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The Opera: There is a land, a world untainted (Ariadne)

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The Opera: The lady, we are sad to see (Brighella, Scaramuccio, Harlequin, Truffaldino, Zerbinetta)

4:38
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The Opera: Your gracious Royal Highness (Zerbinetta)

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The Opera: The moment I think I'm true to one lover (Zerbinetta)

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The Opera: Quite a sermon, but a waste of effort (Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Brighella, Scaramuccio, Truffaldino)

1:28
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The Opera: To console a stubborn woman (Brighella, Scaramuccio, Harlequin, Truffaldino, Zerbinetta)

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The Opera: A shining marvel, a youthful God! (Dryad, Naiad, Echo)

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The Opera: Circe, Circe can you still hear me? (Bacchus, Ariadne, Naiad, Dryad, Echo)

4:57
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The Opera: Theseus! (Ariadne, Bacchus)

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The Opera: Me? Can you be sure? (Bacchus, Ariadne)

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The Opera: Shall we not pass over? (Ariadne, Bacchus, Naiad, Dryad, Echo, Zerbinetta)

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