CAV and PAG (2 CD set)

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Catalogue No: DDH 27805
EAN/UPC: 809730780523
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Release Date: August 2005
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Discs: 2
Total Playing Time: 112:59
Sample: Pagliacci: High Aloft they Cry (Ballatella)

Perhaps among the greatest performances ever made of these two short operas.
Sung in English by Heddle Nash, Miriam Licette, May Blyth, Dennis Noble, Harold Williams, Frank Mullings, Marjorie Parry and Justine Griffiths with the Chorus and Orchestra of the British National Opera Company conducted by Eugene Goossens (Cav) and Aylmer Buesst (Pag)

Recorded in 1927 and digitally re-mastered by Pristine Audio.

Track Listing

    Pietro Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana (in English)

  1. Prelude (1:55)
  2. Siciliana (2:09)
  3. Prelude (reprise) (2:20)
  4. Opening Chorus (2:41)
  5. Tell me, Mother Lucia (2:41)
  6. Gaily go my horses fleet (2:12)
  7. Easter Hymn (5:34)
  8. Mother, you know the story (3:06)
  9. You here, Santuzza? (2:39)
  10. O gentle flower of gold (2:41)
  11. So thou seest what thou hast done (2:46)
  12. Ah, ’tis the lord who has sent thee (2:53)
  13. Sweet Mistress Santa (1:42)
  14. Intermezzo (2:45)
  15. Now homeward returning (2:03)
  16. Drinking Song (2:36)
  17. Ah, my friends, I salute you (2:47)
  18. Mother, that wine burns me (3:21)
  19. Finale: Turrido, where go you? (1:16)
  20. Ruggiero Leoncavallo:I Pagliacci

  21. Act I Prelude (2:39)
  22. Prologue (4:51)
  23. They come, they come (2:38)
  24. This evening at seven o’ the clock (2:24)
  25. Such a game (2:33)
  26. Hark, ’tis the bagpipes / Bell Chorus (3:40)
  27. How fierce he looked (1:55)
  28. High aloft they cry (2:38)
  29. I know that you hate me (2:37)
  30. You mock me? (2:37)
  31. My fate is in thy hands (2:41)
  32. Why hast thou taught me (2:41)
  33. Tread lightly, lightly (2:43)
  34. Ah stay, good master (2:42)
  35. On with the motley (2:36)
  36. Act II Intermezzo (2:32)
  37. Quickly, sweet gossips (2:37)
  38. Opening of the play (2:32)
  39. Ah yes, ’tis now the hour (2:32)
  40. Pure, yes I know thou art (2:39)
  41. Pour the philtre in his wine (2:22)
  42. No, Punchiello is no more (2:23)
  43. If thou deemest me so unworthy (2:45)