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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Melik-pachaev, London, Et Al

Release Date: 10/01/2002 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 52571   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Irina ArkhipovaVladimir ValaitisNikolai UshakovMaria Mitukova,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Valaitis (Baritone), Nikolai Ushakov (),
Maria Mitukova (Mezzo Soprano), Yelisaveta Shumskaya (Soprano), Georgi Shulpin (Tenor),
Alexei Ivanov (Baritone), Mark Reshetin (Bass), Vladimir Ivanovsky (Tenor),
Leonid Maslov (), Valeri Yaroslavzev (Bass), Eugenia Verbitskaya (Mezzo Soprano),
Evgeny Kibkalo (Baritone), Nikolay Zakharov (Tenor), Alexei Gueleva (Bass),
Veronika Borisenko (Mezzo Soprano), Anton Grigoriev (Tenor), Leonid Ktitorov (Bass),
Victor Gorbunov (Bass), Antonina Ivanova (), Vera Smirnova (),
Anatoli Mishutin (Tenor), Juri Dementyev (Bass), Vladimir Filipov (Tenor),
Ivan Sipaev (Bass), George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1963 
Venue:  International Book Studio, Moscow, USSR 
Length: 175 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Arranged: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Composition written: Russia (1868 - 1872). 

Sound Samples

Prologue, Scene 1 (The Novodevichi Monastery, near Moscow)
What's going on here?
Fellow believers of the Orthodox faith!
Glory on earth to Thee
Prologue, Scene 2: Long live Tsar Boris Feodorovich!
Even as glory to the radiant sun
My soul is torn with anguish!
Act I, Scene 1 (The Monastery of the Miracle): One last episode to tell
God, all-powerful and just
I have wanted to ask you
There's the call to morning prayers
Boris! Boris!
Act I, Scene 2 (An inn on the Lithuanian border): I caught myself a dove-colored drake.
Why so preoccupied, comrade?
While our troops were at the city walls
There goes that man
Honest monks and humble old men
A worthless novice...
Act II (The Tsar's Chambers in the Kremlin): Where do you lie, beloved mine
A gnat sawed wood
This little tale is all about
What's this? Has some ferocious animal...
Excellent, my boy!
What do you want?
Mighty lord...
It is not death that is hard to bear...
God, how stifling it's become!
Act III, Scene 1 (The Castle of Mnishek at Sandomir, Poland): In the blue waters of the Vistula
Enough, ladies!
Oh Marina, Marina, how bored you are!
Oh!...Oh, it's you, holy father!
Captivate the Pretender with your beauty...
A hellish fire gleams in your eyes!
Meet me at midnight near the fountain...
Polonaise: I don't believe a thing you say...
Dimitri! Tsarevich! Dimitri!
But it's you, you alone, Marina...
Stop that at once, Marina!
No, no, Tsarevich, I beg you!

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