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Boris Christoff - Opera Arias


Release Date: 12/16/2009 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 69542   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Alexander BorodinChristoph W. GluckGiuseppe VerdiModest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Simply breathtaking. Christoff's voice is in its most robust, confident health, the grandeur of address as imposing as any of the great basses on record.

Boris Christoff (CDM7 69542-2: 70 minutes: ADD) is simply breathtaking in all. The Boris Godunov excerpts, regrettably, come from the Cluytens recording of 1962 rather than the earlier Dobrowen: fine, even so. Magnificent is the Nabucco solo, "Sperati, o figli", the voice in its most robust, confident health, the grandeur of address as imposing as any of the great basses on record.

-- Gramophone [10/1988]
Simply breathtaking. Christoff's voice is in its most robust, confident health, the grandeur of address as imposing as any of the great basses on record.

Boris Christoff (CDM7 69542-2: 70 minutes: ADD) is simply breathtaking in all. The Boris Godunov excerpts, regrettably, come from the Cluytens recording of 1962 rather than the earlier Dobrowen: fine, even so. Magnificent is the Nabucco solo, "Sperati, o figli", the voice in its most robust, confident health, the grandeur of address as imposing as any of the great basses on record.

-- Gramophone [10/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prince Igor: How goes it, Prince? "Konchak's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Language: Russian 
2.
Iphigénie en Aulide: O tu la cosa mia più cara by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1774; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
3.
Nabucco: Sperate, o figli...D'Egitto la sui lidi...Come notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
Attila: Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5.
Simon Boccanegra: Il lacerato spirito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amò...Dormirò sol sul manto mio regal by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7.
La forza del destino: Il santo speco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: Russian 
9.
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Language: Russian 

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