Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Raimondi, Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 5/4/2018
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 570765
Number of Discs: 3

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This recording of Boris Godunov, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, became the soundtrack of a film by Polish director Andrzej ?u?awski. The star of both, charismatic Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi, praised Rostropovich’s decision to use Mussorgsky’s own version of the score by saying: “I always believe that genius expresses itself with simplicity.” Rostropovich’s wife, Galina Vishnevskaya sings the Polish princess MarinaMniszek, also providing a cameo as the Hostess. Paul Plishka, an American of Ukrainian heritage, is the solemn Pimen, while veteran tenor Nicola Gedda sings the Simpleton, leaving his erstwhile role of the Pretender (Grigoriy) to the impassioned Vyacheslav Polozov.
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