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Britten: Beggar's Opera

Britten: Beggar's Opera

City of London Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Curnyn Conductor

CDs: 2
Tracks: 71
Length: 1:57:11

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Rel. 27 Oct 2009

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Britten: Beggar's Opera

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CD 1 of 2
52:24
Sirena Tocco Vocals, Sarah Fox Soprano, Bernadette Lord Vocals, Paul Hopwood Vocals, Miranda Westcott Vocals, Katherine Paterson Vocals, Kathryn Jenkin Vocals, Donald Maxwell Baritone, Siobhain Gibson Vocals, Christian Curnyn Conductor, Bryn Evans Vocals, Alison Place Vocals, City of London Sinfonia Orchestra, Robert Anthony Gardiner Tenor, Susan Bickley Mezzo-Soprano, Ben Thapa Tenor, Leah Marian Jones Mezzo-Soprano, Aidan Smith Vocals, Clare McCaldin Mezzo-Soprano, Frances McCafferty Mezzo-Soprano, Tom Randle Tenor, Mark Saberton Vocals, Thomas Barnard Bass, Jeremy White Bass, Katy Batho Vocals
1 1.Introduction: If Poverty be a title to Poetry (Beggar) 1:19
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2 2.Overture 4:24
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3 3.Through all the employments of life (Peachum) 1:18
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4 4.Sir, black Moll hath sent word (Filch, Peachum) 0:42
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5 5'Tis Woman that seduces all Mankind (Filch, Peachum) 1:17
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6 6 But it is now high time to look about me (Peachum, Mrs. Peachum) 1:12
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7 7Women indeed are bitter bad judges - …ev'ry Man handsome who is going to the Camp - If any wench Venus' Girdle wear (Mrs. Peachum) 0:52
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8 8Was Captain Macheath here this morning? (Peachum, Mrs. Peachum) 0:54
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9 9If Love the Virgin's Heart invade (Mrs. Peachum, Peachum) 1:52
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10 10A Maid is like the Golden ore (Mrs. Peachum) 0:29
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11 11Come hither, Filch (Mrs. Peachum, Filch) 0:59
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12 12I know as well as any of the fine ladies (Polly) - Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre (Polly, Peachum) 2:22
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13 13Our Polly is a sad slut! (Mrs. Peachum, Omnes, Peachum, Polly) 1:19
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14 14Can Love be controlled by Advice? (Polly, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum) 1:17
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15 15The girl shows such a readiness (Mrs. Peachum) - O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed (Mrs. Peachum, Polly, Omnes, Peachum) 2:17
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16 16I, like a Ship in storms, was tossed (Polly, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum) 0:53
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17 17A fox may steal your hens, Sir (Peachum, Mrs. Peachum, Polly) 1:45
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18 18O ponder well! Be not severe (Polly, Mrs. Peachum) 0:48
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19 19The Turtle thus with plaintive crying, her Lover dying (Polly, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum) 1:51
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20 20.Now I'm a wretch indeed! (Polly, Omnes, Macheath) 3:02
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21 21My heart was so free (Macheath, Polly) 0:48
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22 22Were I laid on Greenland's coast (Macheath, Polly, Omnes) 1:59
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23 23O! what pain it is to part! (Polly, Macheath) 0:55
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24 24The Miser thus a shilling sees (Macheath, Polly) 2:25
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25 25But pr'thee, Mat, what is become of thy brother Tom? (Ben Budge, Mat of the Mint, Jemmy Twitcher, Nimming Ned, Harry Paddington, Wat Dreary) 0:41
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26 26Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us (Gentlemen of the Road) 0:49
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27 27Gentlemen, well met (Macheath, Mat of the Mint) 0:37
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28 28I shall wish myself with you (Macheath) - Let us take the road (Harry Paddington, Gentlemen of the Road) 1:49
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29 29If the heart of a man is depressed with cares (Macheath) 2:05
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30 30Dear Mrs. Coaxer, you are welcome (Macheath) - Youth's the season made for joys (Macheath, Ladies of the Town) 4:35
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31 31Now pray, ladies, take your places (Macheath, Jenny Diver, Mrs. Coaxer) 0:54
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32 32It is your own choice (Jenny Diver) - Before the barn-door crowing (Jenny Diver, Ladies of the Town, Macheath, Dolly Trull, Suky Tawdry) 1:32
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33 33But to be sure, Sir (Jenny Diver) - The Gamesters and Lawyers are jugglers alike (Ladies of the Town, Betty Doxy, Macheath, Peachum) 1:39
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34 34The gentleman, ladies, lodges in Newgate - Constables, wait upon the Captain to his lodgings (Peachum) - At the Tree I shall suffer with pleasure (Macheath) 0:44
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CD 2 of 2
22:46
Sirena Tocco Vocals, Sarah Fox Soprano, Bernadette Lord Vocals, Paul Hopwood Vocals, Miranda Westcott Vocals, Katherine Paterson Vocals, Kathryn Jenkin Vocals, Donald Maxwell Baritone, Siobhain Gibson Vocals, Christian Curnyn Conductor, Bryn Evans Vocals, Alison Place Vocals, City of London Sinfonia Orchestra, Robert Anthony Gardiner Tenor, Susan Bickley Mezzo-Soprano, Ben Thapa Tenor, Leah Marian Jones Mezzo-Soprano, Aidan Smith Vocals, Frances McCafferty Mezzo-Soprano, Clare McCaldin Mezzo-Soprano, Tom Randle Tenor, Mark Saberton Vocals, Thomas Barnard Bass, Jeremy White Bass, Katy Batho Vocals
1 Act II: Noble Captain, you are welcome (Lockit, Macheath) 0:53
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2 Act II: Man may escape from rope and gun (Macheath, Lucy Lockit) 3:28
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3 Act II: Thus when a good Housewife sees a rat (Lucy Lockit, Macheath) 0:44
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4 Act II: It is the pleasure of all you fine men (Lucy Lockit) - How cruel are the traytors (Lucy Lockit, Macheath) 2:32
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5 Act II: The first time at the looking glass (Macheath, Lucy Lockit) 1:13
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6 Act II: In this last affair, brother Peachum, we are agreed (Lockit, Peachum) 0:45
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7 Act II: Such language, brother, anywhere else (Lockit) - When you censure the age (Lockit, Lucy Lockit) 1:07
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8 Act II: Is then his fate decreed, Sir? (Lucy Lockit, Lockit) 1:42
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9 Act II: Though the Chaplain was out of the way to-day (Lucy Lockit, Macheath, Polly) 1:09
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10 Act II: Thus when the Swallow seeking prey (Polly, Macheath, Lucy Lockit) 1:54
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11 Act II: If women's tongues can cease for an answer (Macheath) - I will not! (Lucy Lockit) - How happy could I be with either (Macheath, Polly) 1:26
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12 Act II: Cease your funning (Polly, Omnes, Macheath, Lucy Lockit) 2:48
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13 Act II: Why how now, Madam Flirt! (Lucy Lockit, Polly, Peachum, Lockit) 1:05
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14 Act II: No power on earth can e'er divide (Lucy Lockit, Macheath, Lockit, Peachum, Omnes) 2:00
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42:01
Sirena Tocco Vocals, Sarah Fox Soprano, Bernadette Lord Vocals, Paul Hopwood Vocals, Miranda Westcott Vocals, Katherine Paterson Vocals, Kathryn Jenkin Vocals, Donald Maxwell Baritone, Siobhain Gibson Vocals, Christian Curnyn Conductor, Bryn Evans Vocals, Alison Place Vocals, City of London Sinfonia Orchestra, Robert Anthony Gardiner Tenor, Ben Thapa Tenor, Susan Bickley Mezzo-Soprano, Leah Marian Jones Mezzo-Soprano, Aidan Smith Vocals, Clare McCaldin Mezzo-Soprano, Frances McCafferty Mezzo-Soprano, Tom Randle Tenor, Mark Saberton Vocals, Thomas Barnard Bass, Jeremy White Bass, Katy Batho Vocals
15 Act III: To be sure, wench, you must have been aiding and abetting (Lockit, Lucy Lockit) 0:49
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16 Act III: Dear Sir, mention not my education (Lucy Lockit, Lockit) 3:19
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17 Act III: Ungrateful Macheath! (Lucy Lockit, Lockit) 1:06
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18 Act III: Thus Gamesters united in friendship are found (Lockit) 1:43
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19 Act III: Our scene doth represent a Gaming House (Beggar) - The modes of the Court so common are grown (Macheath, Ben Budge, Mat of the Mint, Omnes) 2:43
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20 Act III: The Coronation account, brother Peachum (Lockit, Peachum, Servant, Mrs. Trapes) 2:14
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21 Act III: In the days of my youth I could bill like a dove (Mrs. Trapes, Lockit, Peachum) 2:21
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22 Act III: In the days of my youth I could bill like a dove (Mrs. Trapes, Beggar) 0:39
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23 Act III: Jealousy, rage, love and fear (Lucy Lockit) 1:07
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24 Act III: I have the Rat's-bane ready (Lucy Lockit, Filch, Polly) 2:12
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25 Act III: A curse attends a woman's love (Polly, Lucy Lockit) 1:38
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26 Act III: When I was forced from him (Polly, Lucy Lockit) 1:02
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27 Act III: Come, sweet lass (Lucy Lockit, Polly) 1:55
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28 Act III: Now every glimmering of happiness is lost (Polly, Lucy Lockit, Macheath, Peachum) 1:45
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29 Act III: Which way shall I turn me, how can I decide? (Macheath, Polly) 0:40
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30 Act III: Dear, dear Sir, sink the material evidence (Polly) 1:53
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31 Act III: How then can you be a tyrant to me (Lucy Lockit) - When he holds up his hand arraigned for his life (Lucy Lockit, Lockit) 2:00
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32 Act III: Ourselves, like the Great, to secure a retreat (Lockit, Peachum) 0:44
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33 Act III: We are ready, Sir… (Lockit) - …to conduct you to the Old Bailey! (Lockit, Lucy Lockit, Polly, Macheath, Lockit, Peachum, Omnes) 1:54
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34 Act III: O cruel, cruel case! (Macheath, Jailer) 5:10
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35 Act III: Would I might be hanged! (Polly, Lucy Lockit, Macheath) 1:58
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36 Act III: But surely you don't intend that Macheath shall really executed? (Mat of the Mint, Beggar, Ben Budge, Lucy Lockit, Polly, Lockit, Peachum) 1:18
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37 Act III: Thus I stand like a Turk, with his doxies around (Macheath, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum, Ladies of the Town, Gentlemen of the Road, Lucy Lockit, Polly, Mrs. Trapes, Lockit) 1:51
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