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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Ermler, Nesterenko, Obratsova, Atlantov, Et Al

Release Date: 05/27/2008 
Label:  Regis   Catalog #: 3006   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Yevgeny NesterenkoElena ObraztsovaVladimir AtlantovAlexander Arkhipov,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre ChorusBolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...This Bolshoi version of Boris Godunov, though, seems never to have been available in the west before. Using the then-standard Rimsky-Korsakov orchestration, it was recorded in Moscow in 1982, with an all-Russian cast just about as good as could have been assembled at the time.

Yevgeny Nesterenko was arguably the finest Boris of his generation. Both the tenor, Vladimir Atlantov (as the pretender Dmitry, quaintly called the "fictive king" in this cast list), and the soprano, Yelena Obratsova (Marina), were then at the height of their vocal powers, while conductor Mark Ermler was always much more than just a safe pair of hands. The CD transfer is a good one, even if some coarseness remains and there's no
Read more libretto or translation included in the notes." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian, Friday 24 December, 2004
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Works on This Recording

Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Yevgeny Nesterenko (Bass), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Atlantov (Tenor),
Alexander Arkhipov (Tenor), Alexei Maslennikov (Tenor), Konstantin Lisovsky (Tenor),
Alexander Voroshilov (Baritone), Larissa Yurchenko (Mezzo Soprano), Nikolay Baskov (Tenor),
Nina Grigorieva (Alto)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus,  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1868 - 1872). 

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