The Rake's Progress - Opera in 3 Acts: Act II, Scene 3: Arioso-Recitative: "You! O Nick, I've Had the Strangest Dream" - Duet: "Thanks to This Excellent Device" - Recitative: "Forgive Me, Master" · Igor Stravinsky / 特拉汶斯基
Stravinsky Conducts "The Rake's Progress"
℗ Originally released 1964 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Tenor: Alexander Young Baritone: John Reardon Librettist: W.H. Auden Librettist: Chester Kallman Harpsichord: Colin Tilney Associated Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 伦敦皇家爱乐管弦乐团 / 倫敦皇家愛樂管弦樂團 Producer: John McClure
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Forgive me, master, for intruding upon your transports, but your dream is still a long way from fulfillment. Here is the machine, it is true, but it must be manufactured in great quantities. It must be advertised, it must be sold. We shall need money and advice. We shall need partners, merchants of probity and reputation in the City.
TOM Alas, good Shadow! your admonitions are only too just and they chill my spirit. For who am l, who am become a byword for extravagance and folly, to approach such men? Is this dream, too, this noble vision, to prove as empty as the rest? What shall I do?
NICK Have no fear, master. Leave such matters to me. Indeed I've spoken to several notable citizens concerning your invention, and they are as eager to see it as you to show.
TOM Ingenious Shadow! How could I live without you? I cannot wait! Let's visit them immediately!
(They beginning to push the machine)
NICK Should you not tell the good news to your wife.