DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH
 Hamlet Op.32  
  1932 Production World Premiere Recording  
   
  Act I  
1 i. Prelude and night patrol 3:08
  ii. Shepherd's horn  
2 i. Funeral March 2:04
  ii. Exit of the King and Queen  
3 Dinner Music 1:37
4 i. Flourish and dance music 2:35
  ii. Finale of Act I  
  Act II  
5 i. Hamlet and the small boys walking past 0:59
  ii. Ophelia and Polonius' gallop  
6 Hamlet and Rosencrantz's scene 0:44
7 i. The actors' arrival 0:44
  ii. Exit of Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern  
8 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's dialogue 0:51
9 The Hunt 1:48
   
  Act III  
10 The guests' entrance 1:16
11 The tuning of the instruments* 0:56
12 Prelude 0:40
13 Love scene of the Player-King and Player-Queen 0:28
14 i. The poisoner's entrance 1:28
  ii. Poisoning music  
  iii. The poisoner's exit  
  iv. Episode after the poisoner's exit  
15 i. 'And thou shalt life...' 2:06
  ii. 'Nor earth to me give food...'  
  iii. 'To you forever I give my love...'  
  iv. 'My spirits grow dull...'  
16 i. Scene with a recorder 0:47
  ii. Episode after the scene with a recorder  
17 Pantomime 1:05
18 i. Hamlet carries off the body of Polonius (I) 1:16
  ii. Hamlet carries off the body of Polonius (II) *  
  Act IV  
19 i. The King distracts the Queen 1:01
  ii. Fight  
20 i. The King is brought on 1:37
  ii. Claudius' monologue  
21 Fortinbras; trumpet calls 0:38
22 The Feast 1:33
23 Romance sung at the feast* 1:33
24 Can-can 1:14
25 Ophelia's ditty 1:43
26 Lullaby 1:23
   
  Act V  
27 i. Introduction to the graveyard scene * 1:22
  ii. Gravedigger's song  
28 i. The beggars passing by* 3:29
  ii. Requiem  
29 i. Joust 2:37
  ii. Flourish  
  iii. Quick fight  
  iv. Slow fight  
  v. The end of the joust  
30 Fortinbras' march 2:01
   
 Hamlet (1954 Production) 3:08  
31 Gigue 1:37
32 Finale 1:29
 King Lear Op.58a (1941 Production) 24:58  
33 Prelude and Cordelia's ballad 4:44
34 The return from the hunt 0:49
 The Fool's ten songs  
35 i. He who decides... 1:35
  ii. 2. Fools had ne'er less grace in a year  
  iii. 3. He that keeps nor crust nor crumb  
36 i. 4. The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long 1:21
  ii. 5. Fathers that wear rags...  
37 i. 6. When priests are more in word than matter 2:41
  ii. 7. A fox when one has caught her  
  iii. 8. The cod piece that will house...  
38 i. 9. He that has and a tiny little wit 2:49
  ii. 10. That sir which serves and seeks for gain  
39 Finale of Act I 1:25
40 The approach of the storm 1:29
41 The scene of the heath 2:03
42 The blinding of Gloucester 0:59
43 i. The military encampment 2:45
  ii. Fanfares  
44 March 2:09
   
  * Orchestrated by Gerard McBurney  
   
 Louise Winter mezzo soprano
 David Wilson-Johnson baritone
 Igor Khokhlovin Player-King
 Luba Stuchevskaya Player-Queen
 Mark Elder