Opera - Boris Godunov (Highlights)

 MODEST PETROVICH MUSSORGSKY
 Boris Godunov Highlights 74:43  
  (based on the initial version of 1869)  
  Libretto by the composer, based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian State  
  English translation by David Lloyd-Jones  
  Coronation Scene 8:04      
1 Shuisky: 'Long life to our Tsar Boris Feodorovich!' 4:05
2 Boris: 'My soul is sad' 3:59
  Varlaam's Song  
3 Varlaam: 'By the walls of Kazan the mighty fortress' 2:30
  Apartments Scene 27:59      
4 Xenia: 'Ah, my dear betrothed' 7:26
5 Boris: 'I stand supreme in power' 5:14
6 Boris: 'What is it?' 11:53
7 Boris: 'Ugh! Give me air!' 3:26
  St Basil Scene 11:16      
8 Men: 'What, has the service finished?' 6:12
9 Women: 'Merciful, gracious Tsar' 5:04
  Death Scene 24:20      
10 Boyars: 'Sad, Shuisky is not with us' 6:39
11 Pimen: 'A humble hermit' 7:10
12 Boris: 'Farewell, my son' 10:31
 John Tomlinson bass - Boris
 Stuart Kale tenor - Prince Shuisky
 Clive Bayley bass - Varlaam
 Joan Rodgers soprano - Xenia
 Susan Parry mezzo-soprano - Feodor
 Yvonne Howard mezzo-soprano - The Old Nurse
 Mark Curtis tenor - Simpleton
 Matthew Best bass - Pimen
 Brian Cookson tenor - Boyar
 Edward Thornton baritone - Mitiukha
 Stephen Dawson baritone - Shchelkalov
   
  Martin Fitzpatrick chorus master  
  Simon Lindley chorus master  
   
 Paul Daniel
   
  8-10 June 1997