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Glinka: Ivan Susanin / Marinov, Ghiuselev, Stoyanova, Doikov

Glinka / Sofia National Opera Chorus / Marinov
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94220   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Christina AngelakovaDimiter StanchevElena StoyanovaNicolai Ghiuselev,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivan Marinov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera ChorusSofia National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

‘I could not become an Italian composer and, remembering my homeland with nostalgia, I gradually began to think of composing like a Russian’ wrote Glinka in his memoirs. From 1830-4 he had traveled throughout Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and A Life for the Tsar is the result of all the western musical influences Glinka had absorbed during his travels combining with Russian musical culture.

At the successful premiere in St Petersburg in 1836 in the presence of the Tsar who gave the signal to applaud the public, embraced the work. Glinka had composed the first Russian opera, the progenitor of the operas to follow by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
‘I could not become an Italian composer and, remembering my homeland with nostalgia, I gradually began to think of composing like a Russian’ wrote Glinka in his memoirs. From 1830-4 he had traveled throughout Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and A Life for the Tsar is the result of all the western musical influences Glinka had absorbed during his travels combining with Russian musical culture.

At the successful premiere in St Petersburg in 1836 in the presence of the Tsar who gave the signal to applaud the public, embraced the work. Glinka had composed the first Russian opera, the progenitor of the operas to follow by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
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Works on This Recording

1.
A Life for the Tsar by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Christina Angelakova (Alto), Dimiter Stanchev (Bass), Elena Stoyanova (Soprano),
Nicolai Ghiuselev (Bass), Roumen Doikov (Tenor), Angel Petkov (Tenor),
Nikolai Stoilov (Bass)
Conductor:  Ivan Marinov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Chorus,  Sofia National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1836; Russia 
Language: Russian 

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