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The Very Best Of Boris Christoff

Christoff,Boris
Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 86335   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyAlexander BorodinNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Boris ChristoffAnna AlexievaVictoria de los AngelesNicolai Gedda,   ... 
Conductor:  André CluytensJerzy SemkowGeorges TzipineIssay Dobroven,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
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Works on This Recording

1. Boris Godunov, opera: Prologue. Skorbit dusha! by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Anna Alexieva ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 1. Yeshchó odnó poslyédneye skazánye by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 1. Nye syétuy, brat by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 1. Kak vo górode bylo vo Kazáne by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 2. Dostíg ya vyshey vlásti by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 2. Clock Scene. Uf! Tyazheló! by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 4. Prosnúlsa ya...Oy; dúshno! by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 4. Death of Boris. Zvon! Pogrebál'ny zvon! by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Anna Alexieva (), Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1874 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9. Prince Igor: I hate a dreary life "Galitsky's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Prince Igor: Oh, no, no, my friend by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11. At the homes of other folk by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Georges Tzipine
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12. For the shores of thy far native land by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Georges Tzipine
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13. Sadko: no 3, Song of the Viking Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Issay Dobroven
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
14. Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Skazaniye o nevidimom grade Kitezhe), opera in 4 acts: Act 3 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15. Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Issay Dobroven
Written: by 1900; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16. Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Issay Dobroven
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17. Faust, opera: Act 2. Le veau d'or est toujours deboot by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Victoria de los Angeles (), Nicolai Gedda ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
18. Faust, opera: Act 4. Seigneur, daignez permertre by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Victoria de los Angeles (), Nicolai Gedda ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1859; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
19. Faust, opera: Act 4. Serenade. Qu'attendez-vous encore? ... Vous qui faites l'endormie by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Victoria de los Angeles (), Nicolai Gedda ()
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1859; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
20. Iphigénie en Aulide: Decidesti il suo destin...Con le mie guardie by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Period: Classical 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21. Attila, opera: Act 1. Uldino! Non hai veduto? ... Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22. Don Carlo, opera: Act 3. Ella giammai m'amò! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884 
Length: 10 Minutes 46 Secs. 
23. Mefistofele: Son lo spirito che nega by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24. Vdolj po Peterskoy (Along the Peterskaya Road), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25. The Nursery (Detskaya; 7), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: 1. With Nanny by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexandre Labinsky (Piano), Boris Christoff ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
26. The Nursery (Detskaya; 7), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: In the Corner by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexandre Labinsky (Piano), Boris Christoff ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
27. The Nursery (Detskaya; 7), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: The Beetle by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexandre Labinsky (Piano), Boris Christoff ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
28. The Nursery (Detskaya; 7), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: With the Doll by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexandre Labinsky (Piano), Boris Christoff ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
29. The Nursery (Detskaya; 7), song cycle for voice & piano, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: At Bedtime by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexandre Labinsky (Piano), Boris Christoff ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
30. Songs & Dances of Death (Pesni y plyaski smerti; 4), song cycle for voice & orchestra, orchestration by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Georges Tzipine
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
31. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 3. Prince Gremin's Aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff ()
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
32. Songs (6), Op. 16: no 1, Cradle song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (), Alexandre Labinsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
33. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Gaston Marchésini (Cello), Boris Christoff (), Alexandre Labinsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), Scene Two: Skorbít dushá! (Boris)
Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), ACT 1 - Scene One: Yeshchó odnó poslyédneye skazánye (Pimen)
Boris Godunov (1963 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Nye syétuy, brat
Boris Godunov (1963 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Kak vo górode býlo vo Kazáne (Varlam's Drinking Song)
Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Dostig ya výshey vlásti (Boris)
Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Uf! tyazheló! Day dukh perevedú ... (Boris)
Boris Godunov (1963 Digital Remaster), Act IV: Prosnúlsa ya...Oy; dúshno! dúshno! Svyétu!
Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), Scene Two: Zvon! Pogrebál'ny zvon! (Boris/People/Fyodor/Church choir/Boyars)
Prince Igor (1967 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Nateshilsya li knyaz? (Galitsky's Aria)
Prince Igor (1967 Digital Remaster), Act 2: O net, net, drug (Konchak's Aria)
U Lyudey-to v domu' (1990 Digital Remaster)
Dlya beregov otchizni dal'noy' (1990 Digital Remaster)
Sadko (1992 Digital Remaster): Song of the Viking Guest: 'O fearful crags' (Scene 4)
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (1992 Digital Remaster): Prince Yuri's Aria: 'O vain illusion of glory and grandeur' (Act 3)
Eugene Onegin (1955 Digital Remaster): Prince Gremin's Aria: 'Everyone knows love on earth' (Act 3)
Song of the Volga boatmen (1992 Digital Remaster)
Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov) (1950 Digital Remaster)
Faust (2003 Digital Remaster), Act II, Scene 3 (continued): Le veau d'or est toujours debout (Méphistophélès/Chorus)
Faust (2003 Digital Remaster): Seigneur, daignez permettre (Act IV)
Faust (2003 Digital Remaster): Qu'attendez-vous encore?...Vous qui faites l'endormie (Serenade) (Act IV)
Iphigénie en Aulide (1988 Digital Remaster): Decidesti il suo destin...Con le mie guardie...O tu la cosa mia più (Act 2)
Uldino! Non hai veduto?...Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima (Atilla, Act 1) (1964 Digital Remaster)
Ella giammai m'amo! (Don Carlo, Act 3) (1964 Digital Remaster)
Mefistofele (1995 Digital Remaster), Act 1, Scene 2: Son lo Spirito che nega (Mefistofele)
Lullaby (Kolybel'naja pesnja) Op.16 No.1 (1960 Digital Remaster)
6 Songs Op. 6 (1960 Digital Remaster): No. 6, None but the lonely heart (wds. Mey after Goethe)
Along Peterskaya Street (arr. Mikhaylov) (1954 Digital Remaster)
The Nursery (2003 Digital Remaster): I: With nurse
The Nursery (2003 Digital Remaster): II: In the corner
The Nursery (2003 Digital Remaster): III: The cockchafer
The Nursery (2003 Digital Remaster): IV: With the doll
The Nursery (2003 Digital Remaster): V: Going to sleep
Songs and Dances of Death (2003 Digital Remaster): I: Trepak
Songs and Dances of Death (2003 Digital Remaster): IV: The field-marshal

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