Russische Opernchöre

24 Feb 2017

Barcode: 0190295861988

Composer: Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky
Other participants: Alexander Lazarev · Chor Sinfonie-Orchester des Bolschoi-Theaters

The Russian people as protagonists: The composers who made up the “Mighty Handful” had committed themselves to the restoration of a cultural identity to the Russian nation. Inspired by their land’s eventful history and by the rich store of Russian sagas and legends, they gave musical form to their works from the Slavic folk tradition, with exotically sensual colouring and a tonal language far from European models. In their great opera choruses they proclaim the identity of a nation united in facing its destiny.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden, Act 1: Carnival Procession  - Alexander Lazarev 
02 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden, Act 2: Chorus of Blind Psalterists  - Alexander Lazarev 
03 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden, Act 4: Song of the Grain, "A my proso seiali"  - Alexander Lazarev 
04 Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada, Act 3: Procession of the Nobles  - Alexander Lazarev 
05 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride: Hop Pickers Chorus, "Kak za rechenkoi Yar-Khmel"  - Alexander Lazarev 
06 Glinka: A Life for the Tsar: Introduction  - Alexander Lazarev 
07 Glinka: A Life for the Tsar, Act 3: Polish Polonaico  - Alexander Lazarev 
08 Glinka: A Life for the Tsar, Epilogue: Final Chorus, "Slavsia, slavsia"  - Alexander Lazarev 
09 Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve, Act 2: "Koliadka"  - Alexander Lazarev 
10 Rimsky-Korsakov: The legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Act 3: The disaster is approaching, "Oh, beda idet, liuidi"  - Alexander Lazarev 
11 Mussorgsky: Boris Gudonow, Act 2: Kromi Forest Scene  - Alexander Lazarev 
12 Borodin: Prince Igor, Act 2: "Be firm, Countess"  - Alexander Lazarev 
13 Borodin: Prince Igor, Act 3: Chorus of the Settlers  - Alexander Lazarev 
14 Borodin: Prince Igor, Act 2: Polovtsian Dances with Chorus  - Alexander Lazarev 

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