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Tchaikovsky: The Voyevoda / Kozhukhar, USSR Ministry Of Culture State Symphonic Orchestra

Kozhukhar / Ministry Of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001869  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vyacheslav VoinarowskiAnatoly MishchevskyNina IsakovaY. Abakumovskaya,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Kozhukhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony OrchestraAll-Union Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Voyevoda, Tchaikovsky’s first opera, was composed to the plot of Alexandr Ostrovsky’s comedy A Dream on the Volga. The playwright planned to write the libretto himself, but the two men soon found themselves embroiled in a creative disagreement, and Tchaikovsky had to finish the libretto on his own. Tchaikovsky resumed his work in late October 1867 at the instance of singer Alexandra Menshikova, performer of the role of Marya Vlasyevna, who planned to showcase the opera at her benefit. In July 1868, the opera was completed. It was premiered on October 30, 1869 at the Bolshoi Theatre, and was very well received by the audience. The Voyevoda, Tchaikovsky’s first opera, was composed to the plot of Alexandr Ostrovsky’s comedy A Dream on the Volga. The playwright planned to write the libretto himself, but the two men soon found themselves embroiled in a creative disagreement, and Tchaikovsky had to finish the libretto on his own. Tchaikovsky resumed his work in late October 1867 at the instance of singer Alexandra Menshikova, performer of the role of Marya Vlasyevna, who planned to showcase the opera at her benefit. In July 1868, the opera was completed. It was premiered on October 30, 1869 at the Bolshoi Theatre, and was very well received by the audience. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The voyevoda, Op. 78 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vyacheslav Voinarowski (Voice), Anatoly Mishchevsky (Tenor), Nina Isakova (Mezzo Soprano),
Y. Abakumovskaya (Voice), Galina Guznetsova (Voice), Vladimir Matorin (Bass),
Leoid Zimenko (Voice), Alexandra Fatkina (Voice), Lyudmila Bondarenko (Voice),
Oleg Klenov (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vladimir Kozhukhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony Orchestra,  All-Union Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890-1891; Russia 

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