Annotation

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 1, London: January and June, 1997

Tom Rakewell: Ian Bostridge
Anne Trulove: Deborah York
Nick Shadow: Bryn Terfel
Baba the Turk: Anne Sofie von Otter
Mother Goose: Anne Howells
Trulove: Martin Robson
Sellem: Peter Bronder
Keeper of the Madhouse: Julian Clarkson

The Monteverdi Choir

disc 1

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-11 06:44 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Rake's Progress: Prelude
0:32
2 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "The woods are green"
3:28
3 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Anne, my dear"
0:52
4 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Here I stand" / "Since it is not by merit"
2:33
5 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Tom Rakewell?"
1:15
6 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Fair lady, gracious gentlemen" / "I wished but once"
5:00
7 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "I'll call the coachman, sir"
0:11
8 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Farewell for now"
1:14
9 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "All is ready, sir"
0:46
10 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 1. "Dear father Trulove" / "Laughter and light"
2:54
11 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "With air commanding and weapon handy"
2:30
12 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "Come, Tom"
3:17
13 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "Soon dawn will glitter"
0:37
14 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "Sisters of Venus, Brothers of Mars"
0:56
15 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "Love, too frequently betrayed"
2:44
16 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "How sad a song"
1:05
17 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "The sun is bright, the grass is green"
2:06
18 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "No word from Tom"
1:56
19 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "Quietly, night"
2:11
20 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "My father! Can I desert him"
1:01
21 The Rake's Progress: Act I, Scene 2. "I go, I go to him"
2:49
22 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "Vary the song, O London"
2:51
23 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "O Nature, green unnatural mother"
2:24
24 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "Always the quarry that I stalk"
1:34
25 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "Master, are you alone?"
1:07
26 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "Come, master, observe the host of mankind"
1:11
27 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "In youth the panting slave pursues"
1:59
28 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 1. "My tale shall be told"
2:21
29 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. Introduction
1:51
30 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. "How strange!" / "O heart be stronger"
3:28
31 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. "Anne! here!"
2:32
32 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. "My love, am I to remain in here for ever?"
0:59
33 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. "Could it then have been known"
3:07
34 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 2. "I have not run away"
2:24
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "As I was saying" / "Come, sweet, come" / "Scorned! Abused!"
3:33
2 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "My heart is cold"
0:21
3 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "Fa la la"
1:04
4 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "O, I wish it were true"
1:44
5 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "Thanks to this excellent device"
1:39
6 The Rake's Progress: Act II, Scene 3. "Forgive me, master, for intruding"
2:26
7 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "Ruin. Disaster. Shame"
3:03
8 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "Ladies both fair and gracious"
1:28
9 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "Who hears me, knows me" / "Seven - eleven" / "Behold it, Roman, moral" / "Fifteen - and a half" / "Wonderful" / "An unknown object draws us" / "Fifty - fifty-five"
3:31
10 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "Sold! Annoyed!" / "Now what was that!"
2:12
11 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "You love him" / "If boys had wings"
4:02
12 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 1. "I go to him" / "Who cares a fig"
1:53
13 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. Prelude
2:06
14 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. "How dark and dreadful is this place"
4:14
15 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. "Very well then, my dear and good Tom"
1:05
16 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. "Well then" / "My heart is wild with fear"
6:35
17 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. "I burn, I burn! I freeze!"
2:17
18 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 2. "With roses crowned"
1:22
19 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Prepare yourselves, heroic shades" / "Madmen's words are all untrue" / "Leave all love and hope behind"
3:22
20 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "There he is. Have no fear"
0:56
21 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "I have waited"
1:01
22 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "In a foolish dream"
2:36
23 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "I am exceeding weary"
0:57
24 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Gently, little boat"
3:00
25 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Anne, my dear"
0:50
26 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Every wearied body"
1:38
27 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Where art thou, Venus?"
2:51
28 The Rake's Progress: Act III, Scene 3. "Mourn for Adonis"
1:39
29 The Rake's Progress: Epilogue. "Good people, just a moment"
2:29

Credits

CD 1

bass vocals:
Martin Robson (tracks 2–3, 6–7, 10, 19)
bass-baritone vocals:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (tracks 5–7, 9–10, 12, 14, 17, 25–28)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (tracks 11, 13, 16–17, 34)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (tracks 1–34)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 32–34)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–34)
soprano vocals:
Anne Howells (tracks 12, 16)
Deborah York (tracks 2–3, 6, 8, 10, 18–21, 30–33)
tenor vocals:
Ian Bostridge (tenor) (tracks 2–6, 8–10, 12, 15, 22–25, 28, 31–34)

CD 2

bass vocals:
Julian Clarkson (track 20)
Martin Robson (tracks 25–26, 29)
bass-baritone vocals:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (tracks 3–6, 10–12, 14–17, 29)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (tracks 7, 9–12, 19, 24, 27–28)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (tracks 1–29)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 1, 9–12, 29)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–29)
soprano vocals:
Deborah York (tracks 7, 10–12, 16, 20, 22, 24–26, 29)
tenor vocals:
Ian Bostridge (tenor) (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 10–12, 14–16, 18–23, 27, 29)
Peter Bronder (tracks 7–12)