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Opera In English - Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen /Rattle


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Gillian KnightLillian WatsonDiana MontagueElisabeth Bainbridge,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In many ways regarded as Janácek's most accessible opera, 'The Cunning Little Vixen' is not a complacent work. The dramatic modes with which the composer experiments - the unique blend of dance and song, the strange mixing of animal and human worlds, the cinematic succession of tiny spaces - were advanced for their time and the opera had to wait many decades to win over audiences and critics. This two-disc set, available at mid-price, is taken from a highly acclaimed Covent Garden production, and the fabulous cast is conducted by Simon Rattle. Recorded in: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London June 1990 Producer(s) David R. Murray Sound Engineer(s) Mark Vigars In many ways regarded as Janácek's most accessible opera, 'The Cunning Little Vixen' is not a complacent work. The dramatic modes with which the composer experiments - the unique blend of dance and song, the strange mixing of animal and human worlds, the cinematic succession of tiny spaces - were advanced for their time and the opera had to wait many decades to win over audiences and critics. This two-disc set, available at mid-price, is taken from a highly acclaimed Covent Garden production, and the fabulous cast is conducted by Simon Rattle. Recorded in: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London June 1990 Producer(s) David R. Murray Sound Engineer(s) Mark Vigars Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Soprano), Lillian Watson (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Elisabeth Bainbridge (Mezzo Soprano), John Dobson (Tenor), Robert Tear (Tenor),
Gwynne Howell (Bass), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 96 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: How Sharp-Ears was caught: Prelude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: How Sharp-Ears was caught: Going to be a storm soon (Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: How Sharp-Ears was caught: Come on, old lady, and let's get the show started (Cricket, Caterpillar, Mosquito, Frog)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: How Sharp-Ears was caught: Mummy! Mummy! What is that? (Vixen Cub, Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: How Sharp-Ears was caught: Pantomime
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: Look at how big she's grown! (Forester, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Dog)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: I'm just the same too (Vixen)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: Look what we've got down 'ere (Pepik, Frantik, Vixen, Forester's Wife, Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: Interlude (beginning) (Vixen), "Ou, ou!"
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears at the Forester's lakeside farmyard: Interlude (conclusion)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears as politician: You should take a lesson from me! (Dog, Rooster, Hens, Chief Hen)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears as politician: Sisters! Comrades! (Vixen, Hens, Rooster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act I: Sharp-Ears as politician: Come on then, don't be frightened (Chief Hen, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Prelude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Ah! - Who's that out there screaming? (Vixen, Badger, Forest creatures)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: In my view parish things have got to be better! (Priest, Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Once long since, long ago (Forester, Schoolmaster, Priest, Pasek)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Home now? (Forester, Pasek)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Something is wrong with my equilibrium (Schoolmaster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Staccato! Flageoletti! (Schoolmaster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: So remember to be a good man! (Priest)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears expropriates a home: Memnestho aner agathos einai (Priest, Forester, Schoolmaster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: O my God! He's so handsome! (Vixen, Fox)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: One dark night (Vixen)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: Fox Goldenstripe (Fox, Vixen)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: Can it be that I am lovely? (Vixen, Fox)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: Let me go! I am afraid of you! (Vixen, Fox)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: If you had only seen what I saw just now (Owl, Jay, Vixen, Fox)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act II: Sharp-Ears's courtship; Sharp-Ears's love and marriage: That's how it is! (Fox, Vixen, Woodpecker, Forest creatures)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Prelude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: In the month of May (Harasta)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Hey there, Harasta, how's it going? (Forester, Harasta)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Little foxes running fast (Fox Cubs, Vixen, Fox)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: How many children do we have? (Fox, Vixen, Harasta)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Put it down fast! Harasta, Harasta! (Harasta, Vixen)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Where is old man Pasek? (Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: Sharp-Ears outwits Harasta from Lisen; Sharp-Ears's death: Well I'm damned! (Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: The young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother: Interlude
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: The young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother: Spring is here at last (Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: The young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother: When evening arrives, I welcome the rays (Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: The young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother: Hey! But I can't see the Vixen there! (Forester)
The Cunning Little Vixen, JW I/9 (sung in English): Act III: The young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother: Tha-that wasn't me (Frog)

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