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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame / Gergiev, Kirov Opera


Release Date: 11/16/1993 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir ChernovIrina ArkhipovaMaria GuleghinaNikolai Putilin,   ... 
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater OrchestraKirov Theater Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

English language libretto and liner notes included.

...Somewhere in between the extremes of visceral impact and the arm's-length approach comes this new Kirov version, and in many ways the medium it strikes is a happy one. Valery Gergiev is, of course, one of the outstanding Tchaikovskians of the day—I write this with his Covent Garden Onegin fresh in my mind. Here again he persuades a thoroughly Western-sounding Kirov Theatre Orchestra to what is surely the most refined account of the score yet recorded, and one that is never lacking energy or full-blooded attack. His is not so much a compromise approach as one which stresses fatalism and underlying sadness. The recording was made in the Kirov Theatre itself, and there is
Read more admittedly some constriction to the orchestral sound-picture. But for many I suspect the atmosphere of a real stage-venue will be a plus, and the all-important balance between voices and orchestra is just right... Gegam Grigorian brings the same impressive all-purpose ardour to Herman as he did to his Lensky at Covent Garden... [I]n many ways Gergiev's conducting elevates this new one above them all.

-- Gramophone [10/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Chernov (Baritone), Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Guleghina (Soprano),
Nikolai Putilin (Baritone), Olga Borodina (Alto), Gegam Grigorian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1992 
Venue:  Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 166 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama): Overture
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Gori, gori yasno"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Chem konchilas vchera igra?"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Ya imeni yeyo ne znayu"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Nakonets-to Bog" - "A ty uveren" - "Schastlivy den" - "Skazhi, na kom ty zhenishsya?"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Mne strashno!" - "Grafinya!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Kakaya vedma"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Odnazhdy v Versalye"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Se non è vero" - "Kak bystro groza nastupila" - "Po- luchish smertelny udar ty"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Uzh vecher"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Obvorozhitelno!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Da, vspomnilna... Podrugi milie"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Nu-ka, svetik Mashenka"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Mesdemoiselles"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Pora uzh raskhoditsya"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Ne nado zatvorit"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Zachem zhe eti slyozy"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Ostanovites"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Prosti, prelestnoe sozdanye"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "Liza, otvori!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 1: "O poshchadi menya!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Radostno, veselo v den sei"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Khozyain prosit dorogikh"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Vy tak pechalny"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Ya vas lyublyu"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Skoreye by yeyo videt" - "Ne ty li etot trety"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Pod tenyu gustoyu"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: Dance of the Shepherds and Shepherdesses
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Moi milenki druzhok"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Kak ty mila"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Kto pylko i strastno lyubya!" - "Tsaritsa! Yega Veli- chestvo!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Vsyo tak, kakmne ona skazala"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: Shagi! syuda idut
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: Akh, postly mne etot svet
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Je crains de lui parler la nuit"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Ne pugaites!"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Yesli kogda nibud"
Pique Dame (Pikovaya Dama) / Act 2: "Chto zdes za shum?"

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