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Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko

Rimsky-korsakov / Davydova / Shumskaya / Golovanov
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001979   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Ivan KozlovskyYelisaveta ShumskayaSergei KrasovskyVera Davydova,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolai S. Golovanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Works on This Recording

Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Ivan Kozlovsky (Tenor), Yelisaveta Shumskaya (Soprano), Sergei Krasovsky (Bass),
Vera Davydova (Mezzo Soprano), Georgi Nelepp (Tenor), Mark Reizen (Bass),
Pavel Lisitsian (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nikolai S. Golovanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1949 

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 A Classic Spectacular February 18, 2013 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Tuneful with rich orchestration, Sadko is a wonderful work. It is legend dramatized. This recording from the early 1950s boasts an outstanding Russian cast lead by Georgi Nyelepp, a tenor of heroic tone and unlimited breath control. Reizen and Lisitsian add to the "great voices of the Bolshoi" line-up of singers. Most important, though, is the conducting of Nicolai Golovanov, ever flexible, text driven, a throw back to Romantic times and styles of music making. The sound is quite full and well balanced despite the recording's age. Remarks to the contrary elsewhere, this recording does observe the standard theatrical cuts of its day." Report Abuse
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