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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Raimondi, Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra

Rostropovich,Mstislav
Release Date: 05/04/2018 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 570765  
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Nicolai GeddaVyacheslav PolozovPaul PlishkaKenneth Riegel,   ... 
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.Washington Choral Arts SocietyWashington Oratorio Society,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording of Boris Godunov, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, became the soundtrack of a film by Polish director Andrzej ?u?awski. The star of both, charismatic Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi, praised Rostropovich’s decision to use Mussorgsky’s own version of the score by saying: “I always believe that genius expresses itself with simplicity.” Rostropovich’s wife, Galina Vishnevskaya sings the Polish princess MarinaMniszek, also providing a cameo as the Hostess. Paul Plishka, an American of Ukrainian heritage, is the solemn Pimen, while veteran tenor Nicola Gedda sings the Simpleton, leaving his erstwhile role of the Pretender (Grigoriy) to the impassioned Vyacheslav Polozov. This recording of Boris Godunov, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, became the soundtrack of a film by Polish director Andrzej ?u?awski. The star of both, charismatic Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi, praised Rostropovich’s decision to use Mussorgsky’s own version of the score by saying: “I always believe that genius expresses itself with simplicity.” Rostropovich’s wife, Galina Vishnevskaya sings the Polish princess MarinaMniszek, also providing a cameo as the Hostess. Paul Plishka, an American of Ukrainian heritage, is the solemn Pimen, while veteran tenor Nicola Gedda sings the Simpleton, leaving his erstwhile role of the Pretender (Grigoriy) to the impassioned Vyacheslav Polozov. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Vyacheslav Polozov (Tenor), Paul Plishka (Bass),
Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Misha Raitzin (Tenor), Nikolai Storojev (Bass),
Romuald Tesarowicz (Bass), Catherine Dubosc (Soprano), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano),
Lajos Miller (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Matthew Adam Fish (Boy Soprano),
Mira Zakai (Alto)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.,  Washington Choral Arts Society,  Washington Oratorio Society  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Language: Russian 

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