Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Act 3 / Epilogue - "Good People, Just A Moment" · Deborah York · Anne Sofie von Otter · Ian Bostridge · Bryn Terfel · Martin Robson · London Symphony Orchestra · John Eliot Gardiner
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
℗ 1999 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
Released on: 1999-01-01
Producer, Recording Producer: Nicholas Parker Producer: Karsten Witt A & R: Isabella de Sabata Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Rainer Maillard Studio Personnel, Engineer: Jobst Eberhardt Studio Personnel, Engineer, Editor: Stephan Flock 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.