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STRAVINSKY: Rake's Progress (The) (Metropolitan Opera, Stravinsky) (1953)

    
      

 

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STRAVINSKY: Rake's Progress (The) (Metropolitan Opera, Stravinsky) (1953)

This 1953 recording was the first of the two complete recordings of Stravinsky’s operatic masterpiece The Rake’s Progress to be conducted by the composer. All the musical forces were drawn from the Metropolitan Opera’s historic first production, first seen on St.Valentine’s Day 1953, conducted by Fritz Reiner, who also took charge of all the musical preparation.The cast was drawn from the cream of the Met’s English speaking singers, notably tenor Eugene Conley as Tom Rakewell, Mack Harrell as Nick Shadow and Blanche Thebom as Baba the Turk. Joining them as Anne Trulove was the immensely popular Austrian soprano Hilde Gueden who, from 1947 to 1973, was one of the most distinguished singers of the Vienna State Opera.



Disc 1

Stravinsky, Igor
Kallman, Chester / Auden, Wystan Hugh / Kallman, Chester / Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  The Rake's Progress
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: The woods are green (Anne, Rakewell, Trulove) 00:04:14
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Anne, my dear (Trulove, Anne, Rakewell) 00:01:04
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Here I stand … Since it is not by merit (Rakewell) 00:02:45
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Tom Rakewell (Shadow, Rakewell) 00:01:28
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Fair lady, gracious gentlemen (Shadow) 00:02:08
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: I wished but once (Rakewell, Shadow, Anne, Trulove) 00:01:42
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: My Anne, behold (Rakewell, Anne, Trulove, Shadow) 00:02:13
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Farewell for now (Anne, Rakewell) 00:01:12
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: All is ready, sir (Shadow, Rakewell) 00:00:48
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Dear father Trulove (Rakewell) 00:01:21
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Laughter and light (Rakewell, Anne, Trulove, Shadow) 00:01:48
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: With air commanding and weapon handy (Roaring Boys, Whores) 00:02:38
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Come, Tom (Shadow, Rakewell, Mother Goose) 00:03:59
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Soon dawn will glitter … Sisters of Venus, Brothers of Mars (Whores, Roaring Boys, Shadow) 00:01:37
15.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Love, too frequently betrayed (Rakewell) 00:02:41
16.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: How sad a song (Whores, Mother Goose) 00:00:59
17.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: The sun is bright, the grass is green (Whores, Roaring Boys, Shadow) 00:02:36
18.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: No word from Tom … Quietly, night (Anne) 00:04:23
19.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: My father! Can I desert him … I go, I go to him (Anne) 00:03:50
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Vary the song, O London (Rakewell) 00:03:08
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: O Nature, green unnatural mother (Rakewell) 00:03:06
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Always the quarry that I stalk (Rakewell) 00:01:46
23.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Master, are you alone (Shadow, Rakewell) 00:01:17
24.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Come, master, observe the host of mankind (Shadow) 00:01:21
25.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: In youth the panting slave pursues (Shadow) 00:02:16
26.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: My tale shall be told (Rakewell, Shadow) 00:02:24
27.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Introduction 00:01:32
28.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: How strange! … O heart, be stronger (Anne) 00:02:39
29.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: What can this mean (Anne, Rakewell) 00:03:18
30.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: My love, am I to remain in here for ever (Baba, Anne, Rakewell) 00:00:59
31.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Could it then have been known (Anne, Rakewell, Baba) 00:03:06
32.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: I have not run away (Baba, Rakewell, Voices, Town People) 00:03:05


Disc 2

Stravinsky, Igor
Kallman, Chester / Auden, Wystan Hugh / Kallman, Chester / Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  The Rake's Progress
1.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: As I was saying … Come, sweet, come … Scorned! Abused! (Baba, Rakewell) 00:04:24
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Fa la la (Shadow) 00:03:14
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Thanks to this excellent device (Rakewell, Shadow) 00:01:48
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Forgive me, master, for intruding (Shadow, Rakewell) 00:02:19
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Ruin. Disaster. Shame. (Crowd, Anne, Sellem) 00:03:24
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Ladies both fair and gracious (Sellem) 00:01:40
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Who hears me, knows me (Sellem, Crowd) 00:03:40
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Sold! Annoyed! (Baba, Crowd, Rakewell, Shadow) 00:02:19
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: You love him, seek to set him right (Baba, Anne, Crowd, Sellem, Rakewell, Shadow) 00:04:24
10.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: I go to him (Anne, Rakewell, Shadow, Baba, Crowd) 00:02:04
11.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Prelude 00:02:05
12.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: How dark and dreadful is this place (Rakewell, Shadow) 00:04:15
13.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Very well then, my dear and good Tom (Shadow, Tom) 00:01:29
14.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Well, then … My heart is wild with fear (Shadow, Rakewell) 00:04:19
15.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: The simpler the trick (Shadow, Rakewell, Anne) 00:03:05
16.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: I burn, I burn! I freeze! (Shadow) 00:02:16
17.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: With roses crowned (Rakewell) 00:01:25
18.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Prepare yourselves, heroic shades (Rakewell, Madmen) 00:04:05
19.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: There he is. Have no fear (Keeper, Anne, Rakewell) 00:02:23
20.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: I have waited … In a foolish dream (Rakewell, Anne) 00:02:52
21.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: I am exceeding weary (Rakewell) 00:01:05
22.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Gently, little boat (Anne, Madmen) 00:03:04
23.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Anne, my dear (Trulove, Anne) 00:00:58
24.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Every wearied body (Anne, Trulove) 00:01:48
25.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Where art thou, Venus (Rakewell, Madmen) 00:03:41
26.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Mourn for Adonis (Chorus) 00:01:33
27.   Play with flash player Epilogue: Good people, just a moment (Anne, Baba, Rakewell, Shadow, Trulove) 00:02:45

Total Playing Time: 02:25:47






Composer(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Lyricist(s):
Auden, Wystan Hugh; Kallman, Chester

Conductor(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Orchestra(s):
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Choir(s):
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Artist(s):
Conley, Eugene; Davidson, Lawrence; Franke, Paul; Gueden, Hilde; Harrell, Mack; Lipton, Martha; Scott, Norman; Thebom, Blanche

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111266-67

Barcode: 0747313326624

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 09/2007

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