The Rake's Progress, Act II, Scene 2: "Could it then have been known" (Anne, Rakewell, Baba) · Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Igor Stravinsky, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Robert Rounseville, Jennie Tourel
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
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Released on: 2013-03-25
Author: Wystan Hugh Auden Author: Chester Kallman Composer: Igor Stravinsky Music Publisher: D.R
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Trio Could it then have been known? When spring was love and love took all our ken. That I and I alone and on the frozen ground should see love dead?
TOM (Aside) It is done, it is done. I turn away, yet should I turn again, the arbour would be gone upon that forsworn ground the birds lie dead
BABA Who is it pray, he prefers to me on our wedding day?
TOM Oh bury the heart there deeper upon its only bridal bed. And should it dreaming, ask when shall I awaken once again I say: never. We shall this wintry promise keep. Obey thy exile, honour sleep...
ANNE Oh promise the heart to winter swear it bound, to nothing live and you shall wed. But should you vow to love, Oh then see that you shall not feel again never lest you, you alone, your promise keep walk the long aisle and walking, weep...
BABA A family friend? An ancient flame? I'm quite perplexed. And, more, I confess, than a little vexed. Enough is enough! Baba is not used to be so abused. Heavens above! Will you permit me to sit in this conveyance forever?