Opera - Der Rosenkavalier (Highlights)

 RICHARD STRAUSS
 Der Rosenkavalier Highlights 79:40  
  The Knight of the Rose  
  Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal  
  English version by Alfred Kalisch  
   
  Act I (opening) 8:28      
1 Introduction - 3:10
2 'How you were! How you are!' 5:17
  Octavian, Marschallin  
  Act I (conclusion) 21:24      
3 'Ah, there he goes . . .' 5:08
4 'Ah! You are back again?' 5:59
5 'For time is a mysterious thing' 2:23
6 'My dearest love, why do you torture yourself . . .' 4:46
7 'I'll go now, go to church, an pray' 3:08
  Marschallin, Octavian  
  Act II (opening) 13:01      
8 Introduction - 2:00
  'A solemn day, a wondrous day'  
  Faninal, Marianne, Major-Domo  
9 'In this most wonderful and serious moment' 3:40
  Sophie, Marianne, Footmen  
10 'It is an honour, an enchantment' 7:21
  Octavian, Sophie  
  Act II (conclusion) 13:05      
11 'Here I am' 7:23
  Ochs, Servants, Annina  
12 'Here.' 5:42
  Ochs, Annina  
  Act III (conclusion) 13:05      
13 'Leupold, let's go' 2:26
  Ochs, Annina, Children, Waiters, Landlord, Valzacchi, Musicians, Coachmen, Boots  
14 'Oh God! The story was a masquerade and no more' 2:40
  Sophie, Octavian, Marschallin  
15 'Now or tomorrow; if not tomorrow, very soon' 5:12
  Marschallin, Sophie, Octavian  
16 'Marie Theres', how good you are' 5:14
  Octavian, Marschallin, Sophie  
17 'Bliss is too deep to understand' 4:19
  Octavian, Sophie, Faninal, Marschallin  
18 'Bliss is too deep to understand' 3:17
  Octavian, Sophie  
 Yvonne Kenny soprano - The Feldmarschallin
 John Tomlinson bass - Baron Ochs of Lerchenau
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Octavian
 Andrew Shore baritone - Herr von Faninal
 Rosemary Joshua soprano - Sophie
 Jennifer Rhys-Davies soprano - Marianne
 Elizabeth Vaughan contralto - Annina
 Eugene Ginty tenor - Major-Domo/Landlord
 Gareth Roberts tenor - Valzacchi
 Paul Parfitt bass-baritone - Boots
 David Parry
  14-16 & 18 December 1998