OP3029. THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Stravinsky), w.Chailly Cond. London Sinfonietta Ensemble; Philip Langridge, Cathryn Pope, Samuel Ramey, Astrid Varnay, Sarah Walker, Stafford Dean, John Dobson, etc. 2-London 411 644, recorded 1984, w.Elaborate 189pp. Libretto-brochure, Slipcase Set. Final, ever-so-slightly used copy. - 028941164421
"...it is my opinion that Assur's mad scene, which runs nearly twenty-five minutes, contains the opera's greatest music. Everything is packed into it, including exciting coloratura, dramatic recitative, and gorgeous cantilena. I loved the way Sam did it. I loved it so much that whenever we performed SEMIRAMIDE, I would stand in the wings during his mad scene just to hear him."
– Marilyn Horne