Gilbert & Sullivan: Ruddigore; The Merchant of Venice Suite

Gilbert & Sullivan: Ruddigore; The Merchant Of Venice Suite


Coming after the huge success of The Mikado, it was almost inevitable that the premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore would fall short of the original audience's elevated expectations. It has never taken a place as one of the public's favorite Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, perhaps because of an ending that isn't fully realized. In spite of Gilbert's unusually scattered plot elements, Ruddigore is one of Sullivan's most sophisticated and varied scores. Its highlights include the memorably sinister "When the night wind howls," the wonderfully silly "I once was a very abandoned person," and the self-referentially mocking patter song "My eyes are fully open to my awful situation," a parody of a form that the pair had perfected and for which they were notorious, which concludes with the line "This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if is, it doesn't matter." The score is one of their most textually problematic; it went though various revisions, and it wasn't until...

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  • Label: Warner Classics (USA)
  • UPC: 5099921345920
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Track listings

  • 1. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Overture
  • 2. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Fair Is Rose As Bright May Day
  • 3. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Sir Rupert Murgatroyd
  • 4. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. If Somebody There Chanced To Be
  • 5. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. I Know A Youth Who Loves A Little Maid
  • 6. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. From The Briny Sea
  • 7. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. I Shipped, D'ye See, In A Revenue Sloop
  • 8. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. My Boy, You May Take It From Me
  • 9. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. The Battle's Roar Is Over
  • 10. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. In Sailing O'er Life's Ocean Wide
  • 11. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Cheerily Carols The Lark
  • 12. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. To A Garden Full Of Posies
  • 13. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Welcome Gentry For Your Entry
  • 14. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Oh, Why Am I Moody And Sad?
  • 15. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. You Understand?
  • 16. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Hail The Bride Of Seventeen Summers
  • 17. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. When The Buds Are Blossoming
  • 18. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Hold, Bride And Bridegroom
  • 19. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Oh, Happy The Lily
  • 1. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. I Once Was As Meek As A New Born Lamb
  • 2. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Happily Coupled Are We
  • 3. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. In Bygone Days I Had Thy Love
  • 4. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Painted Emblems Of A Race
  • 5. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. When The Night Wind Howls
  • 6. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. He Yields! He Yields!
  • 7. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. I Once Was A Very Abandoned Person
  • 8. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. My Eyes Are Fully Open
  • 9. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. There Grew A Little Flower
  • 10. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), Operetta: Act 1. Oh, Happy The Lily
  • 11. The Merchant Of Venice, Incidental Music: No. 1. Introduction
  • 12. The Merchant Of Venice, Incidental Music: No. 3. Bourr‚E
  • 13. The Merchant Of Venice, Incidental Music: No. 5. A La Valse
  • 14. The Merchant Of Venice, Incidental Music: No. 7. Finale
 
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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