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Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

2CD
20 May 2016

Barcode: 0825646483204

Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
Other participants: Werner Krenn, Taru Valjakka, Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Two years after its triumphant 1934 premiere, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was condemned by Joseph Stalin. Nearly four decades later, Mstislav Rostropovich – Shostakovich’s student and friend – and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya became political exiles from the Soviet Union. It was in London that the celebrated conductor and soprano made this world premiere recording of the original, controversial version of the opera, unleashing all its passion, brutality and dark, cynical humour.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Akh, nye spitsa bol'she, Poprobuyu" (Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
02 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "V dyévkakh luchshe bylo" (Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
03 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Gribki sevodnya budut?" (Boris, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
04 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Prigotov otrávu dlya krys" (Boris, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
05 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Govorl! … Plotinu-to na" (Zinovy, Millhand, Boris, Chorus, Sergey, A Coachman, Aksinya)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
06 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Proshcháy, Katerina" (Zinovy, Boris, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
07 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: "Chevo vstal? Chevo ostanovilsa?" (Aksinya, Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
08 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 1: Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 2: "Ay! Ay! Ay!" (Aksinya, Shabby Peasant, A Porter, Chorus, A Steward, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
10 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 2: "Bárynya!...Ay...Shto s toboyu?" (Shabby Peasant, Aksinya, Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
11 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 2: "A nu-s, pozvol'te ruku-s" (Sergey, Katerina, Shabby Peasant, Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
12 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 2: Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
13 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 3: "Spat' porá. Dyen proshol" (Katerina, Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
14 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 3: "Zherebyonok k kobylke toropitsa" (Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
15 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 3: "Kto éto, kto, kto stuchit?" (Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
16 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 1 Scene 3: "Ya poydù...Proshcháy" (Sergey, Katerina, Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
17 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Shto znáchit stárost'" (Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
18 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Pod oknami u chuzhikh" (Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
19 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Proshcháy, Kátya, proscháay!" (Sergey, Boris, Katerina, Chorus, Shabby Peasant, Porter)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
20 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Ustál!....Prikázhete mnye postegát'?" (Boris, Porter, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
21 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "V kladovuyu Sergéya záperli" (Boris, Porter, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
22 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Vidno, skoro uzh zaryá" (Chorus, Boris, Foremen, Priest)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
23 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Bátya, ispovyédatsa" (Boris, Priest, Foremen)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
24 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: "Akh, Boris Timoféyevich" (Katerina, Priest)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
25 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 4: Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
Disc 2 
01 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Sergéy, Seryozha!" (Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
02 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Kátya, prikhodit konyéts lyubvi náshey" (Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
03 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Nye pechál'sa, Sergéy" (Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
04 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Opyát usnul" (Katerina, Ghost of Boris)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
05 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Nu? Chevo tebyé?" (Sergey, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
06 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Slushay, Sergéy, Sergéy!" (Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
07 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Katerina!....Kto tam?" (Zinovy, Katerina, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
08 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 2 Scene 5: "Tepyér shabásh" (Sergey, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 6: "Shto ty tut stoish?" (Sergey, Katerina, Shabby Peasant) - Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
10 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 6: "U menyá bylá kumá" (Shabby Peasant)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
11 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 6: Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
12 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 7: "Sozdan politséysky byl vo vrémya ono" (A Sergeant, Policemen)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
13 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 7: "U Izmaylovoy seychás pir goroy" (Sergeant, Policemen, A Policeman, A Teacher)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
14 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 7: "Váshe blagorodie!...Chevo tebyé" (Shabby Peasant, Sergeant, Policemen)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
15 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 7: Interlude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
16 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 8: "Sláva suprugam" (Chorus, Priest, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
17 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 8: "Shto takoe? ..Zamok sorvan" (Sergey, Chorus, Katerina, Priest, A Drunken Guest)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
18 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 3 Scene 8: "Shto takoe? Pozdno!" (Katerina, Sergey, Policemen, Sergeant)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
19 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Vyorsty odna za drugoy" (Old Convict, Chorus)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
20 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Stepánych! Propusti menyá" (Katerina, Sentry, Sergey)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
21 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Nye lekhko posle pochota da poklonov" (Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
22 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Moyo pochtyénye!" (Sergey, Sonyetka)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
23 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Ládno dostánu!" (Sergey, Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
24 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Na chulk! Idyom, tepyér ty moyá" (Sergey, Sonyetka, Katerina, Chorus, A Female Convict)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
25 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "V lesu, v sámoy cháshche yest' ozero" (Katerina)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
26 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Znáesh li, Sonyétka" (Sergey, Sonyetka)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
27 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Vstaváy! Po mestám! Zh' vo" (An Officer, Chorus, Old Convict)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
28 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29, Act 4 Scene 9: "Akh!...Bozhe moy! Shto takoe?" (Sonyetka, Chorus, Officer, Old Convict)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 


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