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Berkeley: A Dinner Engagement / Hickox, Et Al


Release Date: 07/27/2004 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10219   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Roderick WilliamsYvonne KennyClaire RutterJean Rigby,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

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A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Claire Rutter (Soprano),
Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Blake Fischer (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 23-27 September 2003 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London 
Length: 59 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: Salt, pepper, olive oil (Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: I'm sorry, Milady, I came through the front door (Mrs. Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: In the summer of my time (Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Mrs. Kneebone)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: At Missis Ellibank's in Wimbledon (Mrs. Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: Mother, please can I help? (Susan, Lady Dunmow, Mrs. Kneebone, Lord Dunmow)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: He was a quiet little boy (Lady Dunmow, Susan, Mrs. Kneebone, Lord Dunmow)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: Prenez 6 belles tomates (Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Mrs. Kneebone, Susan)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 1: Is this the residence of the Earl and Countess of Dunmow? (Prince Philippe, Mrs. Kneebone)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: So this, dear Lady Dunmow, is your drawing room (Duchess, Lady Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: I never moved a muscle (Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Forgive my curiosity, but is your servant that young girl ...? (Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Come and see our little garden (Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Duchess)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: This way, Ma'am, through the back door (Lord Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Oh, shall I kneel in shame ... ? (Susan, Prince Philippe)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: I like to imagine how these must have looked (Susan, Prince Philippe)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Mon aimee attend la lune (Prince Philippe)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Kiss her at once! (Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: Let her beauty be her dowry (Duchess, Susan, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy, Mrs. Kneebone)
A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45: Scene 2: My Lords, Ladies, Duchess and gentlemen! (Mrs. Kneebone, Prince Philippe, Susan)

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