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Sergei Leiferkus (The Baron), Richard Berkeley-Steele (Albert), Maxim Mikhailov (The Servant), Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (The Money-lender), Albert Schagidullin (The Duke), Matilda Leyser (Aerialist)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, directed by Annabel Ardenmir
A rather sobering story derived from a play by Pushkin, The Miserly Knight tells the story of a profligate son attempting, by various means both above- and below-board, to extract some money... — More…
Sergey Murzaev (Aleko), Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Old Man), Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)
BBC Philharmonic & Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino, Gianandrea Noseda
Gennady Bezzubenkov declaims powerfully as the Old Gypsy, and Evgeny Akimov is elegant in his short cavatina. The chorus, from Turin's Teatro Regio, supplies suitably languid tone. — More…
Svetla Vassileva (Francesca), Misha Didyk (Paolo), Sergey Murzaev (Lanciotto), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Ghost of Virgil) & Evgeny Akimov (Dante Alighieri)
BBC Singers & BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda
This is an excellent way of coming to know a flawed but interesting piece of Rachmaninov, and it is much helped by excellent presentation from Chandos. — More…
Mariana Zvetkova, Andreana Nikolova, Boiko Zvetanov, Alexander Tekeliev & Peter Naydenov, Niko Isakov & Plamen Beykov, Boiko Zvetanov & Peter Naydenov
Sofia National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Nayden Todorov
Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), Misha Didyk (tenor), Sergey Murzaev (baritone), Peter Bronder (tenor) & Gennadi Bezzubenkov (bass)
BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda
..Gianandrea Noseda, masterly at pacing and responsive to orchestral colour… Ildar Abdrazakov, certainly the finest bass voice to emerge from Russia in decades. …the performance exerts a fierce,... — More…
Moscow Conservatory Opera Soloists: Evgeniya Dushina, Vladimir Avtomonov, Dmitry Ivanchey, Edward Arutyunyan, Mikhail Golovushkin, Soile Isokoski (soprano) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Moscow Conservatory Students Choir, Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Ashkenazy and his forces inject considerable dramatic impetus into the music...this is a tantalising disc of a what-might-have-been, Vladimir Avtomonov's rich, fluid baritone bearing the brunt... — More…
Kostas Smoriginas (Aleko), Sergey Semishkur (Young gipsy), Alexander Vassiliev (Old gipsy), Anna Nechaeva (Zemfira), Yaroslava Kozina (Gipsy woman), Sergei Leiferkus (Boris), Dmitry Golovnin (Dmitri), Ilya Silchukov (The Duke), Alexander Kravets (Money lender), Alexander Vassiliev (Servant), Dimitris...
Nechaeva [is] an appealingly sensuous Zemfira and Francesca, sturdy Greek baritones as jealous heavies Aleko and Lorenzaccio, and veteran Sergei Leiferkus excellent as the demented knight. Mikhail... — More…