- Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass)
- Gennady Bezzubenkov (Voice)
- Peter Bronder (Tenor)
- Misha Didyk (Tenor)
- Sergey Murzaev (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
"Ildar Abdrazakov's Baron is a nasty portrait, snarling, self-involved, perpetually sneering. Terrific, in fact... The BBC Philharmonic plays wonderfully and the recording is spotless, with Gianandrea Noseda getting whatever drama he can out of the score, with a nicely grim Prelude to set the mood... This new one is the "Knight" of choice." -Classics Today (10/10)
BBC Music Magazine
..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, unrelenting grip. This disc comes strongly recommended.
... the Miserly Knight... sung with commanding presence and rich, malleable tone by Ildar Abdrazakov as he drools over his wealth and the cruel ways in which it has been amassed. He is well matched by, and contrasted with, the passionate tenor of Misha Didyk as his resentful son, Albert, and by the sly, ingratiating characterisation of the Moneylender by tenor Peter Bronder. Orchestral atmosphere, backed by a spectrum of colour comparable to that of the Second Symphony, is compellingly established by Noseda, whose theatrical instincts also reflect and enhance the opera's dramatic thrust.
Noseda conducts with his trademark mixture of intensity and ¬intelligence, and there are some fine ¬insights into the way Rachmaninov ¬creates a mood of oppressive malignancy...The great ¬performance comes from Misha Didyk as his son, Albert - a man as selfish as his father
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Works DetailsRachmaninov, Sergey : The Miserly Knight, opera, Op. 24
- Performers: Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass); Gennady Bezzubenkov (Voice); Peter Bronder (Tenor); Misha Didyk (Tenor); Sergey Murzaev (Tenor)
- Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
- Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
- Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (11/23/2008-04/21/2009)
- Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1903-1905