PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
   
1  Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15 13:10
 Hamlet, Op. 67bis 49:16  
  Overture and incidental music  
2 Overture 10:03
  ACT I  
3 Scene 1: Mélodrame 1:34
  Moderato assai  
  First appearance of Ghost  
4 Scene 4: Fanfare 0:22
  Allegro vivo  
  'A Flourish of Trumpets'  
5 Scene 4: Mélodrame 0:41
  Moderato assai  
  Appearance of Ghost to Hamlet  
6 Scene 5: Mélodrame 3:07
  Allegro giusto ed agitato  
  The Ghost tells Hamlet of his father's death  
  ACT II  
7 Entr'acte 3:02
  Allegro semplice  
  Prelude to Scene 1 and first appearance in the play of Ophelia  
8 Scene 2: Fanfare 0:21
  'A Room in the Castle' - 'Flourish'  
  First appearance of King, Queen, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Attendants  
  ACT III  
9 Entr'acte 3:16
  Andante quasi allegretto  
  Prelude to Scene 1 which features Hamlet's soliloquy  
  'To be or not to be'  
10 Scene 2: Fanfare 0:10
  'A Flourish' - Enter King, Queen, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and others  
11 Scene 2: Fanfare 0:15
  'The Dumb Show enters'  
12 Scene 2: Mélodrame 2:04
  Allegro giusto ed agitato  
  The Players enact the Scene of the Poisoning  
  ACT IV  
13 Entr'acte 7:12
  Andante non troppo ('Elegy for Strings')  
  Prelude to Scene 1 - 'A Room in the Castle'  
14 Scene 5: Scène d'Ophélie* 2:24
  Andantino  
  'Elsinore' - Ophelia's 'Mad Scene'  
15 Scene 5: Deuxième scène d'Ophélie* 2:07
  Moderato  
  'Re-enter Ophelia, fantastically dressed with straws and flowers'  
  ACT V  
16 Entr'acte 5:27
  Marcia. Moderato assai  
  Prelude to Scene 1 - 'A Churchyard'  
17 Scene 1: Chant du Fossoyeur 0:54
  Andantino  
18 Scene 1: Marche funèbre 4:36
  Marcia. Moderato assai  
  'Funeral March' - 'Enter Priests and others in procession; the Corpse of Ophelia; Laertes and Mourners following: King, Queen and their Trains'  
19 Scene 2: Fanfare 0:21
  Allegro giusto  
  'Trumpets sound'  
20 Scene 2: Marche finale 0:43
  Allegro risoluto ma non troppo  
 Janis Kelly soprano*
 Derek Hammond-Stroud baritone†
 Geoffrey Simon
  January 1981