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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeomen of The Guard / Marriner

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Audio CD, October 12, 1993
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Disc: 1
1. Overture - ASMF/Marriner
2. Act I: No.1 Introduction and Song: When maiden loves - Jean Rigby
3. Act I: No.1 Introduction and Song: Mistress Meryll! - Bryn Terfel/Jean Rigby
4. Act I: No.2 Double Chorus: Tower warders under orders - Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields/Anthony Michaels-Moore
5. Act I: No.2 Double Chorus: A good day to you! - Anne Collins/Anthony Michaels-Moore/Jean Rigby
6. Act I: No.3 Song With Chorus: When our gallant Norman foes - Anne Collins/Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields
7. Act I: No.3 Song With Chorus: Father! Has no reprieve arrived - Jean Rigby/Stafford Dean/Neil Mackie
8. Act I: No.4 Trio: Alas! I waver to and fro - Jean Rigby/Stafford Dean/Neil Mackie
9. Act I: No.4 Trio: Nay, lass, be of good cheer - Stafford Dean/Sir Richard Cholmondley/Kurt Streit
10. Act I: No.4 Trio: Nay, pretty one/No.5 Ballad: Is life a boon? - Kurt Streit
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Act II: No.1 Chorus And Solo: Night has spread her pall once more - Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields/Anne Collins
2. Act II: No.1 Chorus And Solo: The Merry jests of Hugh Ambrose - Thomas Allen/Bryn Terfel
3. Act II: No.2 Song: Oh! a private buffoon - Thomas Allen
4. Act II: No.2 Song: And so thou wouldst be a jester, eh? - Thomas Allen/Bryn Terfel
5. Act II: No.3 Duet: Hereupon we're both agreed - Thomas Allen/Bryn Terfel
6. Act II: No.3 Duet: Two days gone - Kurt Streit
7. Act II: No.4 Ballad: Free from his fetters grim - Kurt Streit
8. Act II: No.4 Ballad: Well, Sergeant Meryll - Kurt Streit/Stafford Dean/Anne Collins/Judith Howarth
9. Act II: No.5 Quartet: Strange adventure! - Judith Howarth/Stafford Dean/Anne Collins/Kurt Streit
10. Act II: No.5 Quartet: So my mysterious bride - Kurt Streit/Sylvia McNair
See all 18 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Performer: Kurt Streit, Bryn Terfel, Sylvia McNair, Jean Rigby, Thomas Allen
  • Orchestra: Neville Marriner
  • Conductor: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Composer: Arthur Sullivan
  • Audio CD (October 12, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B00000415W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,137 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 1999
This recording has been available in the UK for some time, and in a market that has some competition. Sir Neville Marriner conducts a disciplined orchestra and cast. The superbly idiomatic Kurt Weill is a tenor worthy of the best G&S performers. Having an 'English' ear I found it difficult to determine that he is American! No mean feat to convince a 'Brit'!. But, I am glad to be beguiled so easily. Bryn Terfyl as Shadbolt, is glorious when in singing mode, his dialogue though is somewhat of a disappointment, as is the dialogue of Phoebe, Jean Rigby, though her singing is nicely projected. The celebrated baritone Thomas Allen, decided upon using his native Northumbria for his accent. This does lend an individualistic quality to a a performance that shows the comedian role, for once, having a strong singing voice, without loss of diction in the 'Patter songs'. Do get this recording and compare it with the 1964 D'Oyly Carte, Decca performance. For myself, when D'Oyly Carte were at their finest, none could even approach them for style and delivery of such particular music. When I perform in, listen to or see a well staged performance of Yeoman, I can never understand why the English National Opera House (Covent Garden) over-look such an influential composer, and lyricist. Could it be 'English snobbery' ? I rest my case. In conclusion, the dialogue in the 'Marriner' version is a bonus not-withstanding the reservations mentioned earlier.
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