Russian Opera Highlights, Vol. 2 - Mussorgsky, M.P. / Rimsky-Korsakov, N.A. / Tchaikovsky, P.I.

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Russian Opera Highlights, Vol. 2 - Mussorgsky, M.P. / Rimsky-Korsakov, N.A. / Tchaikovsky, P.I. 59:31 $17.98
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1 Prelude - Act I: Dawn over the Moscow River 5:59 96/24 Album only
2 Act II: Sily potajnye (Mysterious forces) 5:42 96/24 Album only
3 Act III: Batya, batya, vyidi k nam! (Chief-our-father, come to us!) 6:27 96/24 Album only
4 Prelude: A Hymn to Nature 5:36 96/24 Album only
5 The Battle Near the Kerzhenets River 4:30 96/24 Album only
6 Song of the Viking Guest 2:50 96/24 Album only
7 Song of the Indian Guest 3:27 96/24 Album only
8 Song of the Venetian Guest 4:34 96/24 Album only
9 Act III: Polonaise 4:50 96/24 Album only
10 Act II: Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis? (Where, oh where have you gone?) 6:05 96/24 Album only
11 Boris Godunov: Prologue: Coronation Scene 9:31 96/24 Album only

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Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanschina; Borid Godunov
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): 
Legend of the invisable city of Kitezh; Sadko (Act 2)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):
Eugene Onegin 

Andrey Dunaev, Maksim Paster, Mikhail Gubsky, tenor
Anton Grigoriev, Vladimir Krasov, baritone
Mikhail Kasakov, Vadim Lynkovsky, Vladimir Matorin, bass
Elena Manistina, mezzo-soprano
Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Bolshoi Theater Chorus

Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Valery Borisov, choir master 

This album from PentaTone Classics is an excellent "highlight reel" of Russian opera hits of the Romantic era. This volume features the works of Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky. Snippets of Mussorgsky's Khovanschina and Borid Godunov, a portion of Rimsky-Korsakov's Legend of the invisable city of Kitezh and the second act of Sadko, and a part of Tchaikovsky's opera derived from classic Russian literature Eugene Onegin.

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording and editing engineer:
Roger de Schot