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 Offer,Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Jean Rigby (Lucretia), Nigel Robson (Male Chorus), Catherine Pierard (Female Chorus), Donald Maxwell (Tarquinius), Alastair Miles (Collatinus), Alan Opie (Junius), Patricia Rozario (Lucia), Ameral Gunson (Bianca)

City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox

Hickox allows his singers plenty of space with no loss of tension; they respond impressively, with Catherine Pierard exceptional as the Female Chorus. More…

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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

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  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Catherine Piérard (soprano), Nigel Robson (tenor), Donald Maxwell (baritone), Alan Opie (baritone), Alastair Miles (bass), Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo-soprano), Jean Rigby (contralto)
  • Recorded: 5-8 July 1993
  • Recording Venue: Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom

Act I: Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart (Male Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light (Male Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher (Collatinus)

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Act I Scene 1: Oh, my God, with what agility does jealousy jump into a small heart (Male Chorus)

8:52
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Act I Scene 1: Tarquinus doses not dare when Tarquinius does not desire (Male Chorus)

2:57
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Act I: Interlude: Tarquiius does not wait for his servant to wake (Male Chorus)

3:13
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Act I Scene 2: Their spinning wheel unwinds dreams which desire has spun (Female Chorus)

5:38
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Act I Scene 2: Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate (Lucretia)

3:03
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Act I Scene 2: Time turns upon the hands of women (Female Chorus)

5:36
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Act I Scene 2: None of the women move. It is too late for a messenger (Female Chorus)

6:11
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Act II Scene 1: The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness of their native soil (Female Chorus)

7:40
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Act II Scene 1: She sleeps as a rose upon the night (Female Chorus)

3:01
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Act II Scene 1: When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare (Male Chorus)

2:33
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Act II Scene 1: Within this frail crucible of light (Tarquinius)

4:47
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Act II Scene 1: Lucretia! (Tarquinius)

6:29
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Act II: Interlude: Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin (Female Chorus, Male Chorus)

4:14
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Act II Scene 2: O what a lovely day (Lucia)

6:38
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Act II Scene 2: Hush! Here she comes! (Bianca)

3:36
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Act II Scene 2: Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection (Luceretia)

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Act II Scene 2: Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part (Collatinus)

5:07
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Act II Scene 2: Last night Tarquinius ravished me and tore the fabric of our love (Lucretia)

3:35
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Act II Scene 2: This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full (Collatinus)

4:21
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Act II Scene 2: Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, is this in vain? (Female Chorus)

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