SERGE RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
   
 The Miserly Knight, Op. 24 59:06  
  An opera in three scenes  
  Libretto from the 'Little Tragedy' by Alexander Pushkin  
1 Prelude 6:06
  Scene One 17:50      
2 Albert: 'Whatever happens, I shall appear at the tournament' – 4:46
  Albert, Servant  
3 Albert: 'What has that Idler Solomon to say?' – 1:32
  Albert, Servant  
4 Jew: 'Your humble servant' – 5:39
  Jew, Albert  
5 Jew: 'Yes, at the Baron's funeral more money will flow than tears' – 2:49
  Jew, Albert  
6 Albert: 'What? Poison my father!' 3:03
  Albert, Jew  
  Scene Two 22:18      
7 Baron: 'Like the young libertine awaiting a meeting with some wily harlot' – 6:01
  Baron  
8 Baron: 'Like some demon, from here I can rule the world!' – 1:54
  Baron  
9 Baron: 'It doesn't seem much, but of how many human cares' – 4:06
  Baron  
10 Baron: 'Every time I start to open a chest' – 5:18
  Baron  
11 Baron: 'But after me who will have possession of it?' 4:58
  Baron  
  Scene Three 12:36      
12 Albert: 'Believe me, Sire, I have long suffered the shame of bitter poverty' – 1:40
  Albert, Duke  
13 Duke: 'Baron, I'm pleased to see you so hale and hearty' – 6:52
  Duke, Baron, Albert  
14 Baron: 'You, here? You, here?' 4:04
  Baron, Albert, Duke  
 Ildar Abdrazakov bass - The Baron
 Misha Didyk tenor - Albert
 Sergey Murzaev baritone - The Duke
 Peter Bronder tenor - The Jew
 Gennady Bezzubenkov bass - Servant
 Gianandrea Noseda
  23 and 24 November 2008 and 21 April 2009