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HARTKE: Greater Good (The)


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HARTKE: Greater Good (The)

Stephen Hartke’s The Greater Good was commissioned by Glimmerglass Opera, and is a strikingly original contribution to the operatic repertory. Based on an iconic short story by Maupassant set during the immediate aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, The Greater Good is notable for its sure-footed dramatic pacing and astute use of different techniques and subtle references to a variety of musical styles in order to portray the characters in a variety of moods and situations. This is the opera’s world premiere recording.

Disc 1

Hartke, Stephen

  The Greater Good
1.   Act I Scene 1, "Rouen, a Tuesday in late February, 1871, 4 AM" 00:03:20
2.   Act I Scene 1: Count (Carre - Lamadon, Count, Loiseau) 00:01:53
3.   Act I Scene 1: I know, I know, you never want to, girl (Coachman) 00:01:13
4.   Act I Scene 1: Cigar (Loiseau, Carre - Lamadon, Count, Coachman) 00:01:23
5.   Act I Scene 1: A lonely street or an alley (Loiseau, Carre - Lamadon, Count) 00:01:29
6.   Act I Scene 1: Say, know why they call her Ice Cream (Coachman) 00:01:11
7.   Act I Scene 1: You can get in if you want (Coachman) 00:00:53
8.   Act I Scene 2, "Aboard the coach, starting out" 00:01:07
9.   Act I Scene 2: There was a boat (Coachman) 00:01:55
10.   Act I Scene 2: These really are wonderful (The three wives) 00:02:01
11.   Act I Scene 3, "Dawn": Darling, look! (The wives and their husbands) 00:01:10
12.   Act I Scene 3: Do you know Mme. de Vidoudet (The wives, later the nuns) 00:02:00
13.   Act I Scene 3: Very bad for business, war (The husbands, later Cornudet) 00:02:32
14.   Act I Scene 4, "10 AM": What time d'you have (The husbands, Cornudet) 00:02:19
15.   Act I Scene 4: If I were a big bad wolf (Loiseau) 00:01:23
16.   Act I Inter - scene, "Noon": See anything (M. & Mme. Carre - Lamadon) 00:00:56
17.   Act I Scene 5, "3 PM": Oh my God! (The husbands and wives, Cornudet) 00:03:07
18.   Act I Scene 5: I gotta hand it to you, girlie! (Loiseau, Boule, Cornudet, the nuns) 00:02:00
19.   Act I Scene 5: Gentlemen, pardon me (Boule, later Loiseau and the Count) 00:02:04
20.   Act I Scene 5: These are the tastes of … (The wives, husbands, Cornudet) 00:01:28
21.   Act I Scene 5: Tiny gherkins, pickled onions! (The wives, husbands, Cornudet) 00:01:02
22.   Act I Scene 5: Men don't understand (The wives, Boule) 00:01:39
23.   Act I Scene 5: You know how it was (Boule) 00:02:30
24.   Act I Scene 5: At first I thought I'd stay (Boule) 00:02:41
25.   Act I Scene 5: Someone helped me out (Boule, later the wives and husbands) 00:01:02
26.   Act I Scene 5: It's like that Badinguet (Cornudet, Boule) 1:18 00:01:18
27.   Act I Scene 5: God it's cold! (The wives) 00:00:49
28.   Act I Scene 5: Nothing but snow (Coachman, later Boule and the others) 00:03:18
29.   Act I Scene 5: I think I see lights! (Boule, the wives and husbands) 00:01:26
30.   Act I Scene 6, "Arrival at Totes, 6 PM": Raus! Raus! Raus! (Prussian Officer) 00:01:57
31.   Act I Scene 6: Come in, come in (The Follenvies) 00:02:00
32.   Act I Scene 6: Monsieur Follenvie! (The Follenvies) 00:00:56
33.   Act I Scene 6: Things are looking up! (The husbands, Follenvie, Cornudet)\ 00:00:33
34.   Act I Scene 6: Mademoiselle Elisabeth Rousset (Officer, Boule, later the Count) 00:03:28
35.   Act I Scene 6: Well, you see how things are (Mme. Follenvie) 00:01:40
36.   Act I Scene 6: It's a funny thing waking up under occupation (Mme. Follenvie)\ 00:02:57
37.   Act I Scene 6: They're pigs! (Boule, Mme. Follenvie, the wives) 00:01:06
38.   Act I Scene 6: An unprovoked attack is barbaric! (Cornudet, Mme. Follenvie) 00:01:53
39.   Act I Scene 7, "In the Inn, 10 PM": What a collection! (The Loiseaus) 00:01:26
40.   Act I Scene 7: Our little Miss has to siss (Loiseau) 00:00:56
41.   Act I Scene 7: Come to my room (Cornudet, Boule) 00:02:32
42.   Act I Scene 7: Oh boy! (Loiseau, later Mme. Loiseau) 00:01:34

Disc 2

Hartke, Stephen

  The Greater Good
1.   Act II Scene 1, "The Inn at Totes, Wednesday, 8 AM" 00:01:03
2.   Act II Scene 1: What the devil (The husbands, Cornudet) 00:00:38
3.   Act II Scene 1: Yes (Coachman, the husbands) 00:01:17
4.   Act II Scene 1: M. Follenvie! We demand an explanation! (The husbands, Follenvie) 00:01:46
5.   Act II Scene 2, "Later Wednesday afternoon": I miss my cat (Countess) 00:01:54
6.   Act II Scene 2: This snow. This blasted snow (Mme. Loiseau) 00:01:17
7.   Act II Scene 2: Oh how I wish that I was in my house (Mme. Carre - Lamadon) 00:02:38
8.   Act II Scene 2: Who is it (The wives, Carre - Lamadon, later the Count) 00:01:28
9.   Act II Scene 2: Nein! Dunt vant! Dunt care! (Loiseau, Mme. Loiseau) 00:01:07
10.   Act II Scene 3, "Wednesday, suppertime": Oh, look, how lovely (All) 00:01:23
11.   Act II Scene 3: You tell that bastard (Boule, later the others) 00:01:05
12.   Act II Scene 3: What's all this about (All) 00:01:26
13.   Act II Scene 3: Please, eat (Mme. Follenvie) 00:01:32
14.   Act II Scene 4, "Out in the village, Thursday morning": It's so cold (The wives) 00:00:46
15.   Act II Scene 4: I have an enormous shipment (Loiseau, the Count, Carre - Lamadon) 00:01:05
16.   Act II Scene 4: Oh look! Isn't that him (The wives, later Mme. Carre - Lamadon alone) 00:02:55
17.   Act II Scene 4: Oh, Boule de Suif! (Coachman, Boule) 00:01:56
18.   Act II Scene 4: I hate this place (Coachman) 00:01:13
19.   Act II Scene 5, "The Inn, Friday morning": Going out (Mme. Carre - Lamadon, Boule) 00:01:52
20.   Act II Scene 5: I have a child (Boule) 00:02:07
21.   Act II Scene 5: Let's face it (Mme. Loiseau) 00:02:10
22.   Act II Scene 5: Let's just tie her up (Loiseau, the Count) 00:01:40
23.   Act II Scene 6, "Friday, suppertime": Ah! Mme. Follenvie, we thank you (The Count) 00:01:49
24.   Act II Scene 6: Now see if you remember (The Count) 00:02:12
25.   Act II Scene 6: I know, I know! (The Countess, Count) 00:01:26
26.   Act II Scene 6: I've got one, and it's a real corker! (Loiseau) 00:05:02
27.   Act II Scene 6: Well spoken, Loiseau (The Count, later Mme. Loiseau) 00:00:53
28.   Act II Scene 6: Listen to me! (Old Nun) 00:03:12
29.   Act II Scene 6: Oh but they were angels to my boys (Old Nun) 00:01:38
30.   Act II Scene 6: Yes, good sister (Count, Follenvie) 00:00:27
31.   Act II Scene 6: Child, you don't know what to do, do you (The Count, Boule) 00:02:38
32.   Act II Scene 7, "Saturday, suppertime": Have you seen her (The wives and husbands, the Follenvies) 00:01:17
33.   Act II Scene 7: Is it a go (The husbands, Follenvie, the wives) 00:00:32
34.   Act II Scene 7: I think everything's gonna be just fine (Loiseau, the wives) 00:01:24
35.   Act II Scene 7: Good God! Forty minutes! (The nuns, Count, later Loiseau) 00:01:15
36.   Act II Scene 7: This is infamous! (Cornudet) 00:00:51
37.   Act II Scene 7: Good Lord! An hour twenty! (The husbands) 00:01:06
38.   Act II Scene 8, "Courtyard of the Inn, Saturday morning" 00:00:45
39.   Act II Scene 8: Good morning! (Husbands and wives) 00:00:44
40.   Act II Scene 8: Let's go! (Coachman, Mme. Follenvie) 00:01:09
41.   Act II Scene 8: Good morning, madame (Boule, later Mme. Loiseau) 00:00:49
42.   Act II Scene 8: Setting off for Dieppe 00:00:56
43.   Act II Scene 8: Prime … bonds (The Count, Carre - Lamadon, the nuns) 00:00:47
44.   Act II Scene 8: Ubi caritas (The nuns, M. & Mme. Loiseau) 00:00:41
45.   Act II Scene 8: Good heavens! One o'clock! (The Count, Loiseau, the wives) 00:01:07
46.   Act II Scene 8: Darling look! (The Carre - Lamadons, Mme. Loiseau, Cornudet) 00:01:29

Total Playing Time: 02:22:34

Hartke, Stephen

Robertson, Stewart

Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra

Abraham, Christine; Alvarez, Elaine; Burchett, Christopher; Byrne, Dorothy; Calcamuggio, Katherine; De Haan, John; Gardner, Jill; Keeton, Seth; Moran, Liam; Reinert, Christian; Thames, Jeanine; Wentzel, Andrew; Worra, Caroline; Worth, Matthew

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669014-15

Barcode: 730099691420

Physical Release: 06/2007

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