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Prokofiev: War & Peace / Hickox, Williams, Ognev, Spoleto Festival Orchestra


Release Date: 08/22/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9855   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Roderick WilliamsVictoria LivengoodVladimir OgnevEckaterina Morozova,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival OrchestraRussian State Symphony Cappella
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sung in Russian. English translation libretto booklet enclosed.

Recorded at the Spoleto Festival: Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy on 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 of July 1999.
Producer: Ralph Couzens. Assistant Producer: Richard Hetherington.
Sound Engineer: Ralph Couzens, Assistant Sound Engineer: Richard Smoker.
Sung in Russian. English translation libretto booklet enclosed.

Recorded at the Spoleto Festival: Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy on 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 of July 1999.
Producer: Ralph Couzens. Assistant Producer: Richard Hetherington.
Sound Engineer: Ralph Couzens, Assistant Sound Engineer: Richard Smoker.
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Works on This Recording

1.
War and Peace, Op. 91 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Victoria Livengood (Alto), Vladimir Ognev (Bass),
Eckaterina Morozova (Soprano), Stephen Dupont (Baritone), Pamela Helen Stephen (Mezzo Soprano),
Justin Lavender (Tenor), Elena Ionova (Mezzo Soprano), Oleg Balachov (Tenor),
Igor Matioukhine (Baritone), Alan Ewing (Bass), Thomas Guthrie (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival Orchestra,  Russian State Symphony Cappella
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943/1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Live  Spoleto Festival, Italy 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Overture
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 1: The radiance of the sky in spring ... (Prince Andrey)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 1: I won't, I can't sleep (Natasha)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 1: O God, my God! What a shame to sleep! (Natasha)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 2
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 2: Chorus! Let the chorus begin! (Host)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 2: Look, the colonel's dancing the mazurka (Peronskaya, Akhrosimova, Helene, Anatoly, Count Rostov)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 2: Will no one choose me as a partner? (Natasha)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 2: When I was at Otradnoye in May (Prince Andrey)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 3: The young Prince's fiancee (Old Footman)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 3: Ah, Madam, young lady ... (Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 4: The charming, delightful Natasha (Helene)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 4: She's wonderful and so beautiful (Natasha)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 5: At 10 o'clock in the evening, she'll be waiting (Anatoly)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 5: Balaga! (Dolokhov)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 6: Oh, my dear Miss Natasha, all is lost, it seems (Dunyasha)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 6: A fine young lady you are! (Akhrosimova)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 6: I've sought to avoid her (Pierre)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Scene 7: Picture the scene, Countess (Metivier)
War and Peace (Voyna I mir), Op. 91 (sung in Russian): Epigraph: The forces of 2 and 10 European nations (Chorus)

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