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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Angelika Kirchschlager (Lucretia), Peter Coleman-Wright (Tarquinius), Ian Bostridge (Male Chorus), Susan Gritton (Female Chorus), Christopher Purves (Collatinus), Benjamin Russell (Junius), Claire Booth (Lucia), Hilary Summers (Bianca)

Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Oliver Knussen

Without hurrying, Knussen conducts a tight, vivid account, surpassing Britten's own...Ian Bostridge and Susan Gritton as Male and Female Chorus project their rhetorical commentaries with exemplary... More…

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Britten: Rape of Lucretia, Act I, Scene I

Work length27:41
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  • Susan Gritton (lead vocals), Peter Coleman-Wright (lead vocals), Ian Bostridge (lead vocals), Benjamin Russell (lead vocals), Christopher Purves (tenor)
  • Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
  • Oliver Knussen

Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart

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It is an axiom among kings

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Here the thirsty evening has drunk the wine of light

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Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher

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Maria was unmasked at a masked ball

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Collatinus is politically astute

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Goodnight!....There goes a happy man!

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Tarquinius does not dare

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My horse! My horse! - Interlude: Tarquinius does not wait

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Britten: Rape of Lucretia, Act I, Scene II

Work length18:44
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  • Ian Bostridge (lead vocals), Hilary Summers (lead vocals), Claire Booth (lead vocals), Peter Coleman-Wright (lead vocals), Angelika Kirchschlager (lead vocals), Susan Gritton (lead vocals)
  • Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
  • Oliver Knussen

Their spinning wheel unwinds

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Listen! I heard a knock

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Ah... Time treads upon the hands of women

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The oatmeal slippers of sleep

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Lucia runs to the door

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Britten: Rape of Lucretia, Act II, Scene I

Work length26:17
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  • Peter Coleman-Wright (lead vocals), Claire Booth (lead vocals), Benjamin Russell (lead vocals), Angelika Kirchschlager (lead vocals), Christopher Purves (lead vocals), Ian Bostridge (lead vocals), Susan Gritton (lead vocals)
  • Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
  • Oliver Knussen

The prosperity of the Etruscans was due

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She sleeps as a rose upon the night

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When Tarquinius desires

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Within this frail crucible of light

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Lucretia!...What do you want?

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Interlude: Here in this scene you see

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Britten: Rape of Lucretia, Act II, Scene II

Work length32:45
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  • Angelika Kirchschlager (lead vocals), Christopher Purves (lead vocals), Hilary Summers (lead vocals), Benjamin Russell (lead vocals), Susan Gritton (lead vocals), Ian Bostridge (lead vocals), Claire Booth (lead vocals)
  • Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
  • Oliver Knussen

Oh! What a lovely day!

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Good morning, my lady

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Flowers bring to every year

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You were right. Tarquinius took one of the horses

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Lucretia! O, never again must we two dare to part

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Last night Tarquinius ravished me

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This dead hand lets fall

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Epilogue: Is it all?

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