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The rake's progress : a fable

Author: W H AudenChester KallmanFelicity LottRosalind EliasLeo GoekeAll authors
Publisher: [Leipzig] : Arthaus Musik, [2005]
Series: Glyndebourne diamonds.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a psychiatric hospital south of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds a work to do."
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Nonfiction films
Drama
Filmed operas
Opera films
Opera
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: W H Auden; Chester Kallman; Felicity Lott; Rosalind Elias; Leo Goeke; Samuel Ramey; Richard Van Allan; Bernard Haitink; John Cox; David Hockney; Robert Bryan; Hedley Versey; Igor Stravinsky; Arthaus Musik (Firm); Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Southern Television (Firm); EuroArts Music International GmbH.
OCLC Number: 61678159
Language Note: Sung in English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, or Spanish; menus in German, French, English or Spanish.
Notes: Opera in 3 acts.
Program notes in English, French and German (19 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: Stage production, John Cox ; design, David Hockney ; lighting, Robert Bryan, Hedley Versey ; a Southern Television production licensed worldwide by EuroArts Music International GmbH.
Performer(s): Felicity Lott, soprano (Anne) ; Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano (Baba the Turk) ; Leo Goeke, tenor (Tom Rakewell) ; Samuel Ramey, bass (Nick Shadow) ; Richard Van Allan, bass (Trulove) ; with supporting soloists ; Glyndebourne Chorus ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Bernard Haitink, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1975.
Description: 1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD 9; NTSC; picture format 4:3; PCM stereo. audio; region code: 0 worldwide.
Series Title: Glyndebourne diamonds.
Responsibility: music by Igor Stravinsky ; libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

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The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a psychiatric hospital south of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds a work to do."

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