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A. Korolyov (Tsar Dodon), Y. Yelnikov (Prince Gvidon), A. Polyakov (Price Afron), L. Ktitorov (General Polkan), A. Klescheva (Amelfa), G. Pishchayev (Astrologer), K. Kadinskaya (Queen of Shemakha), N. Polyakova (Golden Cockerel), The Grand Choir of All-Union Radio and Television (chorus), The Symphony...
The conducting, choral singing and playing here are all excellent; both conductors, like Rudel in New York, sustain momentum with more energy and attack than Manolov, who is rather leisurely... — More…
TSO 85th Anniversary Edition
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Fedoseyev
Alexander Fedin (Mozart) & Evgeny Nesterenko (Salieri), Vladimir Karimov (Boyar Ivan Semyonovich Sheloga), Tamara Milashkina (Vera Dmitriyevna), Vladimir Karimov (Prince Yuri Ivanovich Tokmakov), Nina Grigorieva (Vlasyevna)
USSR State Choir, Orchestra of the USSR State Academic Bolshoi...
Nesterenko is splendid as the brooding and tormented Salieri in this melodramatic take on Pushkin's drama. More typical of Rimsky is the beautiful and touching Vera Sheloga, with Milashkina affecting... — More…
Galina Vishnevskaya (Marfa), Yevgeny Nesterenko (Vasily Stepanovich Sobakin), Irina Arkhipova (Lyubasha), Vladimir Atlantov (Ivan Sergeyevich Lykov)
Choir and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Fuat Mansurow
A splendidly fiery version of Rimsky's tragedy, but some huge Bolshoi voices, notably Atlantov and Arkipova, overload their parts. The sound is rather bright. — More…
Moscow Youth and Students Chorus & Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Boris Tevlin
Enjoyable, but not exactly 'old'. The title work's a contemporary arrangement of ancient fragments for mixed choir, rather than traditional Orthodox male chorus. The rest are chiefly 19th or... — More…
Feodor Shaliapin (bass)
The Russian language rolls around the unique larynx of the great bass — More…
Valentin Zverev (flute), Vladimir Sokolov (clarinet), Anatoly Demin (horn), Sergei Krasavin (bassoon) & Aleksey Nasedkin (piano), Alexander Korneev (flute), Vladimir Zverev (clarinet), Boris Afanasyev (horn), Vladimir Vlasenko (bassoon) & Alexander Bakhchiev (piano)
Fruity horn to plangent bassoon, the pungent colours of the Russian wind players lend a distinctive timbral authenticity in forthright performances of a pair of youthful, piano-driven quintets. — More…