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Gay: The Beggar's Opera / Original London Cast


Release Date: 09/16/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 511551  
Composer:  John Gay
Performer:  Barry YoungTony McVeyNeil RhodenDavid Knight,   ... 
Conductor:  Neil Rhoden
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richard Pillbrow and Harold Prince’s production of "The Beggar’s Opera" opened September 1968 at the Apollo Theatre in London. Starring Peter Gilmore, James Cossins and Jan Waters, the production was first performed at the Cambridge and Edinburgh Festivals and later for London Weekend Television. The story of Macheath and his band of beggars and thieves (and the basis for Kurt Weill’s more frequently performed "The Threepenny Opera"), John Gay’s classic eighteenth century ballad opera still delights audiences centuries later.

TRACKS:
1 THROUGH ALL THE EMPLOYMENTS OF LIFE 4:18 - Peachum and Company
2 VIRGINS ARE LIKE THE FAIR FLOWERS 1:12 - Polly
3 OUR POLLY IS A SAD SLUT 0:52 - Mrs.
Read more Peachum
4 CAN LOVE BE CONTROLLED BY ADVICE 0:48 - Polly
5 POLLY, YOU MIGHT HAVE TOYED AND KISSED 0:57 - Polly and Mrs. Peachum
6 THE TURTLE THUS WITH PLAINTIVE CRYING 1:22 - Polly
7 THROUGH ALL THE UNEMPLOYMENTS OF LIFE (Reprise) 0:39 - Company
8 MY HEART FOREBODES 1:09 - Polly
9 MY HEART WAS SO FREE 0:21 - Macheath
10 PRETTY POLLY 0:44 - Macheath and Polly
11 OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY 1:38 - Macheath and Polly
12 OH, WHAT A PAIN IT IS TO PART 1:06 - Polly
13 THE MISER THUS A SHILLING SEES 0:32 - Macheath
14 FILL EVERY GLASS 2:14 - The Gang
15 LET US TAKE THE ROAD 1:29 - The Gang
16 IF THE HEART OF A MAN 1:05 - Macheath
17 YOUTH’S THE SEASON MADE FOR JOYS 2:14 - Macheath, Jenny and Ladiesv 18 WHEN GOLD IS IN HAND 0:58 - Jenny
19 BEFORE THE BARN DOOR CROWING 2:39 - Jenny and Ladies
20 IN PIMPS AND POLITICIANS 2:25 - Peachum and Company
21 MAN MAY ESCAPE FROM ROPE AND GUN 1:22 - Macheath
22 HOW CRUEL ARE THE TRAITORS 1:32 - Lucy
23 WHEN YOU CENSURE THE AGE 2:59 - Peachum and Lockit
24 HOW HAPPY COULD I BE WITH EITHER 1:06 - Macheath, Polly and Lucy
25 WHY, HOW NOW, MADAM FLIRT 1:08 - Polly and Lucy
26 NO POWER ON EARTH CAN ’ERE DIVIDE 2:24 - Polly
27 WHEN YOUNG IN THE ’FORE 1:19 - Lucy
28 MY LOVE IS ALL MADNESS AND FOLLY 1:00 - Lucy
29 GAMESTERS UNITED IN FRIENDSHIP ARE FOUND 1:11 - Lockit
30 THE MODES OF THE CITY 1:02 - Macheath and Gang
31 LET US TAKE THE ROAD (Reprise) 1:48 - The Gang
32 IN THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH 3:32 - Mrs. Diana Trapes
33 COME SWEET LASS 2:45 - Lucy and Polly
34 OH, CRUEL, CRUEL, CRUEL COST 1:11 - Macheath
35 WOULD I MIGHT BE HANGED 1:17 - Polly, Lucy and Macheath
36 ALL YOU WHO BEHOLD THIS TERRIBLE SIGHT 2:52 - Clergyman and Company
37 THE RICH OF TODAY MAY BE BEGGARS TOMORROW 1:28 - Company Read less

Works on This Recording

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Beggar's Opera by John Gay
Performer:  Barry Young (Double Bass), Tony McVey (Percussion), Neil Rhoden (Piano),
David Knight (Bassoon), Peter Gilmore (Voice), Angela Richards (Voice),
Hy Hazell (Voice), Frances Cuka (Voice), Jan Waters (Voice),
John Cater (Voice), James Cossins (Voice), Julian Farrell (Clarinet),
George Woodcock (Horn)
Conductor:  Neil Rhoden
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; England 

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