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Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight / Leiferkus, Jurowski

Rachmaninoff / Leiferkus / Jurowski
Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 919  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Viacheslav VoynarovskiyRichard Berkeley-SteeleSergei LeiferkusAlbert Schagidullin,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Rachmaninov’s dark setting of Alexander Pushkin’s ‘little tragedy’ with an outstanding performance from Sergei Leiferkus in the role written for the great Russian bass Fyodor Chaliapin.

Rachmaninov’s dramatically brooding score – beautifully recorded in an atmospheric surround sound – portrays the miser consumed by the power of his glinting gold, as it pushes him to his ultimate collapse.

"…an inspired piece of programming...Sergei Leiferkus was utterly compelling in the title role...he delivered an appropriately mean performance." -- Opera

"…the magnificent Sergei Leiferkus…takes this rather thrilling symphonic fantasy into the realms of true
Read more opera." --The Independent Review

Region: All
Running Time: 95 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Sung in Russian with English, French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles
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Works on This Recording

1. The Miserly Knight, Op. 24 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (Tenor), Richard Berkeley-Steele (Tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone),
Albert Schagidullin (Baritone), Maxim Mikhailov (Bass)
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Moscow 

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