RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
   
 Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60 35:11  
1 1 Overture 4:01
2 2 Minuet 1:37
3 3 The Fencing Master 1:44
4 4 Entry and Dance of the Tailors 5:13
5 5 Lully's Minuet 2:28
6 6 Courante 2:28
7 7 Entry of Cleonte (after Lully) 4:20
8 8 Intermezzo 3:10
9 9 The Dinner 10:08
 Bradley Creswick solo violin
 David Watkin cello
 Catriona Beveridge piano
   
 Ariadne on Naxos 117:43  
  Opera in a prologue and one act  
  Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal  
  English translation by Christopher Cowell  
   
  Prologue  
10 Orchestral Introduction 2:23
11 'My good Major-Domo' 3:13
  Music Master, Major-Domo  
12 'This dressing room is given to mam'zelle Zerbinetta' 5:41
  Footman, Officer, Composer, Tenor, Wigmaker, Zerbinetta, Prima Donna, Music Master, Dancing Master  
13 'I can show them the secrets of the universe' 3:09
  Composer, Music Master  
14 'Fellow actors, dearest of friends' 3:08
  Zerbinetta, Composer, Music Master, Prima Donna, Dancing Master  
15 'The company's rising from table' 4:36
  Footman, Music Master, Major-Domo, Prima Donna, Dancing Master, Tenor, Zerbinetta, Composer  
16 'I'm staggered – how unexpected!' 4:22
  Music Master, Composer, Dancing Master, Tenor, Prima Donna, Zerbinetta  
17 'She takes him for the God of Death' 4:29
  Composer, Zerbinetta  
18 'A moment means nothing' 4:06
  Zerbinetta, Composer  
19 'The stage awaits you' 4:36
  Music Master, Prima Donna, Composer  
   
  The Opera  
20 Overture 3:37
21 'Sleeping?' 3:50
  Naiad, Dryad, Echo  
22 'Ah!' 2:51
  Ariadne, Echo, Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Truffaldino  
23 'A golden time was Theseus-Ariadne' 6:42
  Ariadne, Naiad, Dryad, Echo, Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Scaramuccio, Truffaldino  
24 'Loving, hating, hoping, fearing' 2:05
  Harlequin, Echo, Zerbinetta  
25 'There is a land, a world untainted' 5:43
  Ariadne  
26 'The lady, we are sad to see' 4:38
  Brighella, Scaramuccio, Harlequin, Truffaldino, Zerbinetta  
27 'Your gracious Royal Highness' 3:17
28 'The moment I think I'm true to one lover' 6:56
  Zerbinetta  
29 'Quite a sermon, but a waste of effort' 1:27
  Harlequin, Zerbinetta, Brighella, Scaramuccio, Truffaldino  
30 'To console a stubborn woman' 6:17
  Brighella, Scaramuccio, Harlequin, Truffaldino, Zerbinetta  
31 'A shining marvel, a youthful God!' 4:22
  Dryad, Naiad, Echo  
32 'Circe, Circe can you still hear me?' 4:57
  Bacchus, Ariadne, Naiad, Dryad, Echo  
33 'Theseus!' 4:27
  Ariadne, Bacchus  
34 'Me? Can you be sure?' 9:10
  Bacchus, Ariadne  
35 'Shall we not pass over?' 7:22
  Ariadne, Bacchus, Naiad, Dryad, Echo, Zerbinetta  
   
  PROLOGUE  
 Stephen Fry spoken - Major-Domo
 Christine Brewer soprano - The Prima Donna (later Ariadne)
 Robert Dean Smith tenor - The Tenor (later Bacchus)
 Alice Coote mezzo-soprano - Composer
 Alan Opie baritone - Music Master
 Paul Keohone bass - A Wigmaker
 Dean Robinson bass - A Footman
 Declan McCusker tenor - An Officer
   
  COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE PLAYERS  
 Gillian Keith soprano - Zerbinetta
 Roderick Williams baritone - Harlequin
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Scaramuccio
 Matthew Rose bass - Truffaldino
 Wynne Evans tenor - Brighella
  OPERA SERIA  
 Christine Brewer soprano - Ariadne
 Robert Dean Smith tenor - Bacchus
 Anita Watson soprano - Naiad
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Dryad
 Gail Pearson soprano - Echo
 John Graham-Hall tenor - Dancing Master
  Bradley Creswick guest leader  
  Catriona Beveridge piano  
  Gareth Hancock assistant conductor  
 Richard Armstrong