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Opera In English - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Highlights) / Daniel, Et Al


Release Date: 05/19/1998 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3007   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Clive BayleyJoan RodgersSusan ParryYvonne Howard,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern PhilharmoniaOpera North ChorusLeeds Parish Church Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: Leeds Town Hall 8-10 June 1997 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Ben Connellan (Assistant) Richard Smoker (Assistant) Recorded in: Leeds Town Hall 8-10 June 1997 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Ben Connellan (Assistant) Richard Smoker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Boris Godunov: Prologue - Long life to our Czar Boris Feodorovich by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Matthew Best (Bass), Mark Curtis (Tenor),
John Tomlinson (Bass), Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Edward Thornton (Baritone),
Brian Cookson (Tenor), Stuart Kale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
2. Boris Godunov: My soul is sad by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Clive Bayley (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor),
Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), John Tomlinson (Bass), Stephen Dawson (Baritone),
Edward Thornton (Baritone), Matthew Best (Bass), Mark Curtis (Tenor),
Brian Cookson (Tenor), Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
3. Boris Godunov: In the town of Kazan "Varlaam's Song" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano),
Matthew Best (Bass), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Clive Bayley (Bass),
John Tomlinson (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Stephen Dawson (Baritone),
Brian Cookson (Tenor), Edward Thornton (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
4. Boris Godunov: Ah, my dear betrothed by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano),
John Tomlinson (Bass), Edward Thornton (Baritone), Matthew Best (Bass),
Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Brian Cookson (Tenor), Mark Curtis (Tenor),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Stuart Kale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
5. Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Edward Thornton (Baritone), Brian Cookson (Tenor),
Matthew Best (Bass), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano),
Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Clive Bayley (Bass),
Stuart Kale (Tenor), John Tomlinson (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
6. Boris Godunov: Ugh, it's oppressive "Clock Scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Stuart Kale (Tenor), Edward Thornton (Baritone), Brian Cookson (Tenor),
Matthew Best (Bass), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Clive Bayley (Bass),
John Tomlinson (Bass), Stephen Dawson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
7. Boris Godunov: Trrr, trrr, trrr, trrr! Tin hat... by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass), Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Edward Thornton (Baritone),
Brian Cookson (Tenor), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Matthew Best (Bass),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano),
Clive Bayley (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "What, has the service finished?" and continues with "Merciful, gracious Tsar." 
8. Boris Godunov: Sad, Shuisky is not with us by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Stephen Dawson (Baritone), John Tomlinson (Bass), Clive Bayley (Bass),
Stuart Kale (Tenor), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Matthew Best (Bass),
Brian Cookson (Tenor), Edward Thornton (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
9. Boris Godunov: One day at vespers "Pimen's narrative" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano),
Clive Bayley (Bass), Brian Cookson (Tenor), John Tomlinson (Bass),
Mark Curtis (Tenor), Matthew Best (Bass), Stephen Dawson (Baritone),
Edward Thornton (Baritone), Stuart Kale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
10. Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass), Brian Cookson (Tenor), Matthew Best (Bass),
Edward Thornton (Baritone), Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Joan Rodgers (Soprano),
Clive Bayley (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Mark Curtis (Tenor),
Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
11. Boris Godunov: Your Majesty, I make obeisance [Boris/Shuisky] by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Stephen Dawson (Baritone), Edward Thornton (Baritone), Brian Cookson (Tenor),
Matthew Best (Bass), Mark Curtis (Tenor), Yvonne Howard (Mezzo Soprano),
Susan Parry (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), John Tomlinson (Bass),
Clive Bayley (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia,  Opera North Chorus,  Leeds Parish Church Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins "What is it?" 

Sound Samples

Boris Godunov (sung in English): Coronation Scene: Long life to our Tsar Boris Feodorovich! (Shuisky)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Coronation Scene: My soul is sad (Boris)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Varlaam's Song: By the walls of Kazan the mighty fortress (Varlaam)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Apartments Scene: Ah, my dear betrothed (Xenia)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Apartments Scene: I stand supreme in power (Boris)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Apartments Scene: What is it? (Boris)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Apartments Scene: Ugh! Give me air! (Boris)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): St. Basil Scene: What, has the service finished? (Men)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): St. Basil Scene: Merciful, gracious Tsar (Women)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Death Scene: Sad, Shuisky is not with us (Boyars)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Death Scene: A humble hermit (Pimen)
Boris Godunov (sung in English): Death Scene: Farewell, my son (Boris)

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