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Albert Herring (Hickox, City of London Sinfonia) [Double CD, Live]

Richard Hickox Audio CD

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Listen  1. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: The morning room at Lady Billows' house in Loxford (Lady Billows, Florence) 2:020.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Doctor Jessop's midwife ? (Florence) 2:330.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: I hope we're not too early (Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent) 2:420.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Stuffy! Tobacco stink! (Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mayor, Superintendent, Vicar) 2:450.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Now then! Notebook, Florence! (Lady Billows) 2:490.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: The first suggestion on my list (Vicar, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent) 4:460.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Is this all you can bring? (Lady Billows, Florence) 3:120.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Begging your pardon (Superintendent, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Mayor) 4:240.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Virtue, says Holy Writ (Vicar, Superintendent, Mayor, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Lady Billows) 2:030.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Right! We'll have him! (Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent) 3:030.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 1: Interlude 3:090.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Bounce me high (Emmie, Cis, Harry) 2:270.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Shop! Hi! Albert! (Sid, Albert) 1:580.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Did you ever have a pint at the local? (Sid, Albert) 1:410.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Sid I'm sorry but ? (Albert, Sid, Nancy) 3:360.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: We'll walk to the spinney (Sid, Nancy, Albert) 2:000.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: He's much too busy (Albert) 2:080.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Mum wants two penn'oth of potherbs (Emmie, Albert) 1:360.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Good morning, young man! (Florence, Albert, Mum) 1:410.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: We bring great news to you (Lady Billows, Mum, Albert, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth) 2:490.59  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act I Scene 2: Well, think of that, my lad (Mum, Albert, Kids) 2:530.59  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Inside a marquee ? (Florence, Nancy, Sid) 2:210.59  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: For 3 precious weeks (Florence, Nancy, Sid)0:540.59  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: That's a fine sight for sore eyes! (Sid, Nancy) 2:410.59  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Quickly, quickly (Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Harry) 3:260.59  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: I don't think you ought! (Nancy, Sid) 1:030.59  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Bells offstage - Quick, here they are! (Nancy, Sid, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mum, Mayor, Florence, Vicar, Lady Billows, Children) 2:390.59  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Husssh! ? Harold Wood! (Miss Wordsworth, Harry, Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Mum, Lady Billows) 1:340.59  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Come, let's sit down (Lady Billows, Mum, Superintendent, Albert, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Sid, Children, Florence, Vicar, Nancy) 1:260.59  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: I'm full of happiness (Lady Billows, Vicar) 3:500.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: As representing our local Council (Mayor, Vicar) 2:030.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: My heart leaps up with joy to see (Miss Wordsworth, Vicar) 2:110.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Erhumph ? (Superintendent, Vicar) 1:160.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Go on, Albert! (Mum, Florence, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Nancy, Sid, Lady Billows, Albert, Vicar) 2:070.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Albert the Good! (Vicar, Florence, Albert, Mum, Children, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mayor, Nancy, Sid) 2:340.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 1: Bring the plates! Quickly now! (Sid, Nancy, Children, Miss Wordsworth, Albert, Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Mum, Superintendent, Mayor) 7:340.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: Albert the Good! (Albert) 4:510.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: Why did she stare ? ? (Albert) 2:500.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: You oughtn't to whistle (Nancy, Sid) 1:470.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: Come along, darling (Sid, Nancy) 2:160.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: Heaven helps those who help themselves (Albert) 5:240.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act II Scene 2: Albert! Albert? Fast asleep, poor kid! (Mum) 3:090.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: The following afternoon ? 2:130.59  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: Is she asleep? (Emmie, Nancy, Cis, Mayor, Harry) 3:160.59  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: What the hell d'you think I am? (Sid, Nancy, Superintendent, Mayor) 1:500.59  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: How's the manhunt? (Sid, Superintendent, Harry) 1:150.59  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: Have you found him? (Mum, Superintendent) 3:010.59  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: All that I did! (Mum, Nancy, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Harry) 2:420.59  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: Fools! (Lady Billows, Nancy, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mum, Mayor, Superintendent) 2:320.59  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: In the midst of life is death (Vicar, Nancy, Mayor, Lady Billows, Superintendent, Florence, Miss Wordsworth, Sid, Mum) 5:240.59  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: Albert ? ? (Albert, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Nancy, Florence, Mayor, Sid, Vicar, Superintendent, Mum, Sid) 2:570.59  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: I can't remember anything (Albert, Mum, Nancy, Sid, Lady Bellows, All) 5:440.59  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Albert Herring, Op. 39: Act III: Hi! That's my girl (Sid, Children, Albert) 2:040.59  Buy MP3 


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3.0 out of 5 stars A adequete performance that never quite catches fire. 12 July 2007
By Ted Zoldan - Published on Amazon.com
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Albert Herring has had the good luck to be recorded four times without a serious failure among the sets. The best of the lot by a slim margin is the one conducted by Britten himself (Britten: Albert Herring), followed closly by that lead by Stuart Bedford (Albert Herring). Both of these sets have a true sense of true dramatic continuity, and the singers perform in a tight-knit ensemble. There is also an excellent video of the Peter Hall production at Glydebourne cast with a truely unbeatable cast and a great conducter in Bernard Haitink (Britten - Albert Herring / Graham-Hall, Rigby, Opie, Kern, Palmer, Johnson, Gale, Van Allan, Hammond-Stroud, Haitink, Glyndebourne Opera).

This performance, when compared to the two that preceeded it, is fine enough for a casual listen, and I suspect a performance with this cast would be very enjoyable in the theater, but the competition on record is simply too stiff for it to emerge as anything special.

Richard Hickox, usually an excellent Britten conductor, leads a performance that never quite catches fire. Hickox has a fine ear for detail (note the string playing when Sid kisses Nancy in the drunk scene), but on the whole his interpretation suffers next to his predecessor's. He also takes much longer than the other conductors: this set runs about fifteen minutes longer than Britten's, and as a result the comedic pacing is thrown off by the slow tempi and the more dramatic moments seem to drag.

James Gilchrist undertakes the title character, and proves himself an extreamly musical singer. His voice is verybeautiful, he has excellent diction and he has the advantage of sounding as young as the character. He copes with the drama well enough, but he is certainly not Peter Pears, and does not have the former's knack for pathos. The angst of the drunk scene is nowhere as near as effective here as it does sung by Pears of John Graham-Hall, the excellent Albert on the video, or Christopher Gillet for Bedford. But, devil having his due, Gilchrist is the best-sung Albert on record.

Pamela Helen Stephen's Nancy is excellent, as is the Pompous vicar of Alan Opie (the best of all Sids on the Haitink video), but appart from that the cast is really nothing special. Susan Bullock's Lady Billows misses the aristocratic bearing of the character, thus making the Dame sound more like a busy than a real gorgon. Roderick Williams is a very musical Sid, but like Gilchrist suffers in comparison with his Predescessors: Joseph Ward, Gerald Finley and Opie give exemplerary performances that Williams does not match. Robert Tear seems ill at ease and self-concious as the Mayor, and Rebecca Evans is not nearly dotty enough for Miss Wordsworth. Stephen Richardosn fails to mine the arsenal of comic oppertunities that Superentient Budd supplies, and Anne Collins errs on the side of grace, turning in a Mum that borders on dull. Sally Burgess is the unobjectionable Florence Pike.

If you love Albert Herring as Much as I do, this set is worth a listen, but for first time listeners, this is not the way to go.
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