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CHAN 3094
(multiple CD Set)
Opera - Wozzeck

Berg: Wozzeck

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2003

Originally recorded in 2002


Philharmonia Orchestra

Paul Daniel

Leslie John Flanagan

baritone - First Apprentice

Andrew Shore

baritone - Wozzeck

Clive Bayley

bass - Doctor

Iain Paterson

bass - Second Apprentice

Jean Rigby

mezzo-soprano - Margret

Dame Josephine Barstow

soprano - Marie

Peter Bronder

tenor - Andres

Stuart Kale

tenor - Captain

Alan Woodrow

tenor - Drum Major

John Graham-Hall

tenor - The Idiot

Susan Singh Choristers

Geoffrey Mitchell Choir


Watford Colosseum


Brian Couzens


Ralph Couzens

Michael Common


Record Label
Opera In English


Vocal & Song

Opera in English

Total Time - 91:19
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  Opera in three acts (fifteen scenes), Op. 7  
  Libretto by Alban Berg after Georg Büchner's play Woyzeck  
  English translation by Richard Stokes  
  Act I  
  Scene 1  
1 'Slowly, Wozzeck, slowly!' 3:57
  Captain, Wozzeck  
2 'Wozzeck, you are a decent man, and yet . . .' 4:44
  Captain, Wozzeck  
  Scene 2  
3 'Andres! This place is accursed!' 3:12
  Wozzeck, Andres  
4 'Listen. There's something moving there below us!' 3:08
  Wozzeck, Andres  
  Scene 3  
5 Military music off-stage - 2:01
  'Tschin, Bum, Tschin, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum!'  
  Marie, Margret  
6 '''What will you do now, poor lamb? . . .''' 2:02
7 Marie sunk in thought - Knocking at the window - 4:03
  'Who's there?'  
  Marie, Wozzeck  
  Scene 4  
8 'This is monstrous, Wozzeck!' 4:48
  Doctor, Wozzeck  
9 'Wozzeck - Just like a lunatic!' 2:59
  Doctor, Wozzeck  
  Scene 5  
10 'Show me how you parade!' 3:01
  Marie, Drum Major  
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
11 'How they glisten brightly!' 3:02
12 Wozzeck enters, unseen - 2:36
  'What's that, there?'  
  Wozzeck, Marie  
  Scene 2  
13 'Why are you rushing, my dearest friend' 4:34
  Captain, Doctor  
14 'Hey, Wozzeck!' 2:16
  Doctor, Captain  
15 'But what are you trying to tell me, Herr Doktor' 3:06
  Wozzeck, Captain, Doctor  
  Scene 3  
16 'God morning, Franz' 3:32
  Marie, Wozzeck  
17 Scene change [Slow Ländler] - Tavern music onstage - 2:51
  Scene 4  
  'I've got a shirt on, though it is not mine . . .'  
  First Apprentice, Second Apprentice  
18 Tavern music onstage - 1:48
  'Him! Her! Damn!'  
  Wozzeck, Marie, Drum Major  
19 'A hunter from the Rhine' 1:42
  Youths, Soldiers, Andres, Wozzeck  
20 'And yet, if a traveller pauses' 4:54
  First Apprentice, Soldiers, Youths, Andres, The Idiot, Wozzeck  
  Scene 5  
21 'Mmmmmm' 2:05
  Soldiers, Wozzeck, Andres  
22 'I am a man!' 2:28
  Drum Major, Andres, A Soldier, Wozzeck  
  Act III  
  Scene 1  
23 '''And out of his mouth''' 1:49
24 '''And once there was a lonely child''' 1:09
25 '''And falling on her knees before Him''' 1:55
  Scene 2  
26 'The town is over there' 2:53
  Marie, Wozzeck  
27 The moon rises - 1:55
  'How the moon rises red!'  
  Marie, Wozzeck  
  Scene 3  
28 'Dance, damn you!' 2:55
  Wozzeck, Margret, A Youth, Wenches, Youths  
  Scene 4  
29 'The dagger? Where is the dagger?' 2:25
30 'I ought to wash myself clean' 2:15
  Wozzeck, Captain, Doctor  
31 Scene change [Invention on a Key] 3:18
  Scene 5 (last)  
32 'Ring-a-ring-a-roses, all fall down!' 1:56
  Children, First Child, Second Child, Third Child, Marie's Boy  
 Andrew Shore baritone - Wozzeck
 Alan Woodrow tenor - Drum Major
 Peter Bronder tenor - Andres
 Stuart Kale tenor - Captain
 Clive Bayley bass - Doctor
 Leslie John Flanagan baritone - First Apprentice
 Iain Paterson bass - Second Apprentice
 John Graham-Hall tenor - The Idiot
 Dame Josephine Barstow soprano - Marie
 Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Margret
  Marie's Boy, Soldiers and Lads, Girld and Whores, Children  
 Paul Daniel
  14-18 July 2002  
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