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GH 2206

MOUSSORGSKY - BORIS GODUNOV

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Orchestra of The Royal Opera, Convent Garden


Vincenzo Bellezza


Astride Barrachi


Margherita Corosio


Octave Dua


Feodor Chaliapin

Bass

Salvatore Baccaloni

Bass

Dennis Nobel

Bass

Luigi Manfrini

Bass

Angelo Bada

Tenor

Dino Borgioli

Tenor

The Royal Opera, Convent Garden



Venue:

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

4 Jul 1928

Producer:

Jonathan Wearn



Record Label
Guild Historical

Genre:

Opera


Historic

Total Time - 71:49
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  Prologue  
1 

Prelude and Chorus

4:55
2 

Pilgrim's Chorus

2:20
3 

Corconation

3:59
4 

I am oppressed

4:17
   
  Act II  
5 

And now my son

2:04
6 

I have obtained the highest power

7:30
7 

Clock Scene

2:38
   
  Act III  
8 

Chrous & Polonaise

3:33
   
  Act IV, Scene 1  
9 

Varlaam & Missail

4:10
10 

Dimitri: We, Dimitri....

10:33
   
  Act IV, Scene 2  
11 

Well, shall we vote?

5:08
12 

Out! Out! (Choo!)

3:54
13 

Pimen Narrative

5:28
14 

Farewell

3:13
15 

Prayer & Farewell

2:54
16 

Death of Boris

5:13
   
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"...What made Chaliapin arguably the greatest singer of the century was his capacity to convey a character in all moods and few characters in opera are as complex in this respect than Czar Boris. The way Chaliapin colours and covers his tone, and varies the stress on the words, brings the Czars’ many moods to life.

The other parts are all well sung with the buffo bass of his time, Baccaloni, giving Varlaam plenty of presence and character. The recording has good orchestral sound and the conductor supports his singers well. In order not to lose vocal and instrumental overtones, it is the policy of the series not to remove clicks etc. Whilst some such noises are present (tr .1 2’50″), I did not find these to be excessive or disturbing. It must have been a memorable night at the opera!"

Robert J Farr

Classical Music on the Net - 28 January 2002

"...For all its limitations of sound and presentation, this Guild compilation is riveting listening"
 

Tully Potter

Classic Record Collector - Spring 2002



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