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The Splendours Of Russian Opera


Release Date: 10/11/2003 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458216   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Mikhail GlinkaNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Nicolai GhiaurovTeresa KubiakWilliam MasonBernd Weikl,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiEdward DownesHerbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraJohn Alldis Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1966 
2. Sadko: no 3, Song of the Viking Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
3. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Teresa Kubiak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1974 
4. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Entr'acte by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Waltz from 'Eugene Onegin.' 
5. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  William Mason (Bass), Bernd Weikl (Baritone), Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Entr'acte from 'Eugene Onegin.' 
6. Aleko: The moon is high in the sky "Aleko's Cavatina" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
7. Prince Igor: I hate a dreary life "Galitsky's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
8. Maid of Orleans: Adieu, forêts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
9. Boris Godunov: Prologue - I am oppressed "Coronation scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexei Maslennikov (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1970 
10. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1869 - 1887). 

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