Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Act 3 / Epilogue - "Good people, just a moment" · Cathryn Pope · Sarah Walker · Philip Langridge · Stafford Dean · Samuel Ramey · London Sinfonietta · Riccardo Chailly
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
℗ 1984 Decca Music Group Limited
Released on: 1984-12-03
Producer, Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall Producer, Assistant Producer: Michael Haas Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: John Dunkerley Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Stanley Goodall Composer: Igor Stravinsky Author: Wystan Hugh Auden Author: Chester Kallman
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(Baba, Tom, Nick, Anne and Troulove come in. The men aren't wig and Baba beard)
ALL Good people, just a moment. Though our story now is ended, there's a moral to draw from what you saw since the curtain first ascended.
ANNE Not every rake is rescued at the last by love and beauty. Not every man is given an Anne to take the place of duty.
BABA Let Baba warn the ladies: you will find out soon or later that, good or bad, all men are mad, all they say or do is theatre.
TOM Beware young men who fancy you are Virgil or Julius Caesar, lest when you wake you be only a rake.
TRUELOVE I heartily agree, sir.
NICK Day in, day out, poor Shadow must do as he is bidden. Many insist I do not exist. At times I wish I didn't.
ALL So let us sing as one. At all times, in all lands beneath the moon and sun, this proverb has proved true since Eve went out with Adam: For idle hands and hearts and minds the devil finds works that to do. He has a work for you, for you and also for you.