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Bernstein: Candide

Leonardo Capalbo (Candide), Jane Archibald (Cunegonde), Anne Sofie von Otter (Old Lady), Thomas Allen (Dr Pangloss/Narrator)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Marin Alsop

In the title role, Leonardo Capalbo offers charm, delicacy and a touch of melancholy. Jane Archibald makes an amiable Cunegonde, though her showpiece ‘Glitter and be gay’ doesn’t sparkle enough.... More…
  • Record Review
    9th October 2021
    Record of the Week
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    15th October 2021
  • International Classical Music Awards
    2022
    Nominated - Opera

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Contents

Bernstein: Candide - Overture

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  • Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein: Candide, Act One

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  • Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Allen, Liam Bonthrone (Heresy Agent/Archbishop of Paris/Slave Driver), Leonardo Capalbo (Candide), London Symphony Chorus, Thomas Atkins (First Judge/Señor/Governor/Vanderdendur/Venice Prefect), Jane Archibald (Cunegonde), Anne Sofie von Otter (Old Lady), Marcus Farnsworth (Maximillian/Captain/Second Judge), Guildhall School Young Artists, Frederick Jones (Baron/Grand Inquisitor/Don Isaac/Señor/Manuel/Cacambo/Ragotski), Carmen Artaza (Paquette), Lucy McAulay (Baroness/Second Sheep)

Westphalian Fanfare - "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen"

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Life Is Happiness Indeed - Parade

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The Best of All Possible Worlds

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"Class is dismissed" - Happy Instrumental

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Oh, Happy We

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"What is he doing to my sister?" - Candide Begins His Travels

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It Must Be So (Candide's Meditation)

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"The helping hand" - Battle Music - Westphalia Chorale - Battle Scene

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"Candide, liberated by the battle"

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Dear Boy

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"Candide and Dr Pangloss board a crowded ship" - Storm Music - Earthquake Music

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Auto-da-fé (What a day)

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Candide's Lament

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The Paris Waltz

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Glitter and Be Gay

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"Suddenly, Candide rushes in" - You Were Dead, You Know

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"Quick, Madame, The Jew!" - Entrance of the Jew - Entrance of the Archbishop - Travel to the Stables

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Barcarolle

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I Am Easily Assimilated (Old Lady's Tango)

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"The roués, though captivated!"

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Quartet Finale

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Bernstein: Candide, Act Two

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  • Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Thomas Allen, Jane Archibald, Leonardo Capalbo, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Atkins, Katherine McIndoe, Jonathan Eyers, Marcus Farnsworth, Lucy McAuley, Carmen Artaza, Frederick Jones, Guildhall School Young Artists, Liam Bonthrone

Universal Good

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"Welcome back"

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My Love (Governor's Serenade)

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"Senor, I must take advice"

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We Are Women (Polka)

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"Meanwhile, Candide stumbles on through the South American jungle" - Alleluia

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Introduction to Eldorado - Sheep Song

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Ballad of Eldorado

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"Having arrived in Surinam"

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Bon Voyage

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"Of course, the ship sinks"

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What's The Use

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"Cunegonde!" - You Were Dead, You Know (Reprise)

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"Sir, unhand that Odalisque" - Barcarolle (Reprise)

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Universal Good (Life is Neither) - "Come, cast aside all vain speculations"

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Make Our Garden Grow (Finale)

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