A Program of Russian Opera

May 13, 2017, 4:30 pm

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A collection of gems from operas by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rachmaninoff featuring Galina Vishnevskaya, Mariusz Kwiecień and Miliza Korjus. The highlight will be the Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov with Boris Christoff.



Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s Bride “In Novgorod”
Milizia Korjus with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Recorded in Berlin in 1936
EMI 2 36840 2

Rachmaninoff: Aleko, “The Camp is Asleep . . How Tenderly She Caressed”
Mariusz Kwiecien with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Lukasz Borowicz
Recorded in Warsaw in 2009

Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden, “Lel’s Song”
Galina Vishnevskaya with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich
Recorded in London in 1977
EMI 7243 5 62654 2

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, “Coronation Scene”
Boris Christoff and John Lanigan
The Chorus and the Orchestre de la Societe du Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Andre Cluytens
Paris in 1962
EMI 7243 5 67882 2