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08/06/11 12:00PM

A brief survey of 19th century Russian opera includes music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:03pm

Russlan and Ludmillla: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Mikhail Glinka
Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra, St. Petersburg
Conductor: Valéry Gergiev
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky 1812 - Borodin - Glinka - and More
Record co./Cat #: Philips 442011
Release Year: 1994
 
 

12:04pm

Russlan and Ludmillla: Final chorus
Composer: Mikhail Glinka
Ensemble: Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Aleksandr Melik-Pashayev
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
Release Year: 1951
 
 

12:06pm

Boris Godunov: "I have attained the highest power"
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Ensemble: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Martti Talvela, bass
CD/Album: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54377
Release Year: 1977
 
 

12:13pm

Boris Godunov: Clock Scene
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Ensemble: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Martti Talvela, bass
CD/Album: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54377
Release Year: 1977
 
 

12:18pm

Boris Godunov: Prayer and Death
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Ensemble: Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Vincenzo Bellezza
Soloists: Feodor Chaliapin, bass ; Margherita Carosio, soprano
CD/Album: Covent Garden 1904-1939
Record co./Cat #: Nimbus 7819
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:28pm

Eugene Onegin: Tatiana's Letter Scene
Composer: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: His Orchestra
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Soloists: Licia Albanese, soprano
CD/Album: Licia Albanese
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60384
Release Year: 1990
 
 

12:44pm

Eugene Onegin: "Lyubvi vsye vozrasti pokorni"
Composer: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin
Record co./Cat #: London 417413
Release Year: 1975
 
 

12:50pm

Pique Dame: "Uzh polnoch blizitsya"
Composer: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Soloists: Mirella Freni, soprano
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60992
Release Year: 1992
 
 

12:55pm

Boris Godunov: "Lyéytes, lyéytes slyózy górkiye"
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Ensemble: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Paulos Raptis, tenor
CD/Album: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54377
Release Year: 1977
 
 
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