SERGE RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
   
 Aleko  
  Opera in one act  
  Libretto by Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko based on the poem The Gypsies by Alexander Pushkin  
1 1 Introduction - 1:57
2 2 Chorus. Gypsies: 'As dear as freedom is our happy encampment' - 4:03
3 3 The Old Gypsy's Tale. Old Gypsy: 'The magic power of song' - 4:54
  with Gypsies  
4 4 Scene and Chorus. Aleko: 'But why did you not immediately hasten after the thankless wretch' - 1:57
  with Zemfira, Young Gypsy, Old Gypsy, Gypsies  
5 5 Women's Dance - 3:50
6 6 Men's Dance - 4:17
7 7 Chorus. Gypsies: 'The fires have gone out' - 2:25
8 8 Duettino. Young Gypsy: 'Just one more kiss!' - 2:16
  with Zemfira  
9 9 Cradle Scene. Zemfira: ' 'Old man, fearful man...' ' - 3:41
  with Aleko  
10 10 Aleko's Cavatina. Aleko: 'The whole camp sleeps' - 5:41
11 11 Intermezzo - 2:05
12 12 Young Gypsy's Romance. Young Gypsy: 'Look how beneath the distant vault of heaven' - 1:36
13 13 Duet and Finale. Zemfira: 'It's time to go, my love, it's time!' - 4:49
  with Young Gypsy, Aleko  
14 Gypsies: 'What's all this noise? What is that cry?' - 4:07
  with Old Gypsy, Zemfira, Old Gypsy Woman, Aleko  
15 Gypsies: 'We are gentle and kind-hearted' 3:09
  with Old Gypsy, Aleko  
 Sergey Murzaev baritone - Aleko
 Evgeny Akimov tenor - Young Gypsy
 Gennady Bezzubenkov bass - Old Gypsy
 Svetla Vassileva soprano - Zemfira
 Nadezhda Vasilieva mezzo-soprano - Old Gypsy Woman
 Gianandrea Noseda
  7 and 8 September 2009