LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (LSO)

Britten: Billy Budd

3 Compact Disc
8 Dec 2007

Barcode: 5099951903923

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Other participants: Bostridge (Edward Fairfax Vere) * Lemalu (Mr. Flint) * Gunn (Billy Budd) * Saks (John Claggart) * Davies (Mr. Redburn) * Matthew Rose (Mr. Ratcliffe) * Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus * London Symphony Orchestra * Harding Dir.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Prologue 'I am an old man' (Vere): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
02 Pull, my bantams! Pull, my sparrow-legs!...Who did that? (First Mate et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
03 Guard boat! Indomitable! (Maintop et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
04 First man forward! (Claggart et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
05 Your name? - Billy Budd, sir (Claggart/Billy/First Lieutenant/Sailing Master): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
06 Billy Budd, king of the birds (Billy/Sailing Master/First Lieutenant/Ratcliffe): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
Disc 2 
01 I heard your honour! (Claggart/Squeak/Novice's Friend): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/John Rely 
02 Come along kid! Come along! (Novice's Friend/Novice/Chorus): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Ke 
03 Christ! The poor chap, the poor little runt! (Billy/Dansker/Red Whiskers/Donald): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
04 What's that? What's those whistles? (Billy/Donald/Claggart/First Mate/Second Mate/Bosun): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
05 Starry Vere we call him (Donald/Billy/Chorus/Red Whiskers/Dansker/Bosun): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
06 Boy! - Yes sir! (Vere/Boy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
07 Gentlemen, the King! (Vere/First Lieutenant/Sailing Master): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
08 Ay, at Spithead the men may have had their grievances (Vere/Sailing Master/First Lieutenant): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
09 We are, sir. Claggart is an able one...Land on the port bow, sir (First Lieutenant/Vere/Sailing Master/Ratcliffe): Bill  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
10 Blow her away, Blow her to Hilo (Red Whiskers/Chorus/Billy/Donald/Dansker): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
11 We're off to Samoa (Donald/Chorus/Red Whiskers/Billy/Donald/Dansker): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
12 Hi! You...a...a... (Billy et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
13 Over the water, over the ocean (Chorus/Claggart): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/John Rely 
14 Come here, Remember your promise (Claggart/Novice): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/John Rely 
15 Billy!...Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice/Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
16 Dansker, old friend, glad to see you! (Billy/Dansker): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
Disc 3 
01 I don't like the look of the mist (Vere/First Lieutenant): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
02 With great regret I must disturb your honour (Claggart/Vere): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
03 Deck ahoy! Enemy sail on starboard bow! (Maintop et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
04 Who'll volunteer to beard 'em in the smoke? (Vere et al.): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
05 There you are again, Master-at-arms (Vere/Claggart/Boy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
06 O this cursed mist (Vere/First Lieutenant/Sailing Master/Ratcliffe): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
07 Claggart, John Claggart, beware! I'm not so easily deceived (Vere/Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
08 Master-at-arms and foretopman, I speak to you both (Vere/Claggart/Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
09 God o' mercy! (Vere/Boy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
10 Gentlemen, William Budd here has killed the Master-at-arms (Vere/First Lieutenant/Sailing Master/Ratcliffe): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
11 William Budd, you are accused... (First Lieutenant/Vere/Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
12 Poor fellow, who could save him? (First Lieutenant/Sailing Master/Ratcliffe): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Neal Davi 
13 I accept their verdict (Vere): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
14 Look! Through the port comes the moon-shine astray! (Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
15 Here! Baby! (Dansker/Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
16 And farewell to ye, old Rights o' Man! (Billy): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
17 Interlude: Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra 
18 "According to the Articles of War..." (All except Vere): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gu 
19 Down all hands! And see that they go! (First Lieutenant et al): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 
20 We committed his body to the deep (Vere): Billy Budd  - Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostr 


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