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Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin / Levine, Allen, Freni, Von Otter


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423959   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mirella FreniAnne Sofie von OtterRosemarie LangNeil Shicoff,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio ChorusDresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Alto), Rosemarie Lang (Mezzo Soprano),
Neil Shicoff (Tenor), Ruthild Engert (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone),
Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Jurgen Hartfiel (Tenor),
Gunter Emmerlich (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  Lukaskirche, Dredsden 
Length: 149 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: (Scene 1) Introduction
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Duet and Quartet. "Slikhali l vi za roschei glas nochnoi"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Peasants' Chorus and Dance. "Bolyat moyi skori nozhenki so pokhodushki" - "Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene and Aria. "Kak ya lyublyu pod zvuki pesen etikh" - "Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene. "Nu ti, moya vostrushka"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene and Quartet. "Mesdames! Ya na sebya vzyal smyelost"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene And Arioso. "Kak shchastliv, kak shchastliv ya!" - "Ya lyublyu vas"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Closing scene. "A, vot i vi!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: (Scene 2) Introduction and Scene. "Nu, zaboltalas ya!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Letter scene. "Puskai pogilabnu ya, no pryezhde"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene and Duet. "Akh, noch minula"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: (Scene 3) Servant Girls' Chorus. "Dyevitsi, krasavitsi"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Scene and Aria. "Zdyes on, zdyes on, Yevgeni!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: (Scene 1) Entr'acte and Waltz with Chorus. "Vot tak syurpriz!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: Scene and Couplets. "Uzhel ya zasluzhil ot nasmyeshku etu?"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: Mazurka and Scene. "Messieurs, mesdames, mesta zanyat izvolte" - "Ti ne tantsuyesh, Lenski?"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: Finale. "V vashem dome! V vashem dome!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: (Scene 2) Introduction, Scene and Aria. "Nu, shto zhe?" - "Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 2: Duel Scene. "A, vot oni!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 3: (Scene 1) Polonaise
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 3: Scene and Aria. "I zdyes mnye skuchno!" - "Knyaginya Gremina! Smotrite!"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 3: "Lyubvi vsye vozrasti pokorni"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 3: Scene and Arioso. "Itak, poidyom, tebya predstavlyu ya" - "Uzhel ta samaya Tatyana"
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 3: (Scene 2) Closing Scene. "O! Kak mnye tyazhelo!"

Customer Reviews

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 Nothing tentative here May 3, 2013 By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "The East German sound first hits the listener as being of the studio. But the ear quickly adjusts and one is caught up in the drama. The chorus and orchestra from Leipzig and Dresden are first rate across the board. Freni, Allen, Shicoff, von Otter, et al. all belong to these roles. But the work of James Levine is unique. His approach is large felt, heart on sleeve, no holds barred romantic opera. At the same time the composer's markings are respected and no element is glossed over. The catharsis hits hard." Report Abuse
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