Works on This Recording
Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
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)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Date of Recording: 05/1963
Venue: International Book Studio, Moscow, USSR
Length: 175 Minutes 19 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Composition written: Russia (1868 - 1872).
Prologue, Scene 1 (The Novodevichi Monastery, near Moscow)
Fellow believers of the Orthodox faith!
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
There's the call to morning prayers
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
Honest monks and humble old men
Act II (The Tsar's Chambers in the Kremlin): Where do you lie, beloved mine
This little tale is all about
What's this? Has some ferocious animal...
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
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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