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Borodin: Prince Igor / Ermler, Petrov, Tugarinova, Atlantov

Borodin / Petrov / Tugarinova / Ermler
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002080   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Elena ObraztsovaTatiana TugarinovaArtur EisenAlexander Vedernikov,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Melodiya presents a complete recording of the epic Russian opera Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin! It took Borodin 19 years to compose this opera, based on the old Russian poem “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” and also incorporating material from other sources. Eternally busy, the author combined composing with a chair in chemistry and an active social life, and never finished the work. Prince Igor reached us thanks to the effort of the composer’s friends Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov, who managed to complete Borodin’s masterpiece. This recording — featuring a galaxy of outstanding soloists such as Ivan Petrov, Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov, Alexander Vedernikov, and Arthur Eisen — is the only one that features the music Read more of the opera in its entirety! Read less

Works on This Recording

Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Tatiana Tugarinova (Soprano), Artur Eisen (Bass Baritone),
Alexander Vedernikov (Bass), Valeri Yaroslavzev (Bass), Konstantin Baskow (Tenor),
Ivan Petrov (Bass), Vladimir Atlantov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Language: Russian 

Customer Reviews

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 complete but uneven May 29, 2013 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "There is no standout winner in the Prince Igor recording lineup. This performance from the late 60s has fine soloists recorded on reverberant mike, while the Bolshoi's excellent orchestra and chorus are next door trying to sing and play through cotton wool. I've heard two LP pressings and 2 CD incarnations over the years and the sound is always of a mixing panel gone wrong. That said, Ivan Petrov is a great Igor and the other soloists, including Atlantov, Eizen, Vedernikov, Obraztsova, and Tugarinova, match his commitment and vigor. Ermler, a Bolshoi Chief Conductor, is a theatrical conductor who knows his repertory and brings together a fine performance. The ear does sort of get used to the sound, and this incarnation is the best yet." Report Abuse
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