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Shchedrin: The Left-Hander, comic opera / Popov, Tsanga, Moroz, Alieva, Maksakova; Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev

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  1. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Winter Palace $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Inspection of the Armoury $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The River Tulitsa $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Buckingham Palace. Orchestral Interlude I $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Royal Presentation $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Seven Turns of the Key. Orchestral Interlude II $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Flea $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Arioso of Alexander I and Scena $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Again in the Winter Palace (During the Reign of Tsar Nicholas I) $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Ataman Platov Arrives in Tula $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Russians Refashion the English Flea $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Ataman Platov Returns to Tula $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Journey from Tula to St Petersburg. Orchestral Interlude III $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Ataman Platov and the Left-Hander Arrive at the Winter Palace $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The Microscope Is Brought in. Orchestral Interlude IV $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: The English Flea Subjected to Russian Modification $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act I: Act One Finale $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: The Left-Hander and the Flea at Buckingham Palace $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: The Russified Flea $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Delighted English Question the Left-Hander $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: The English Brides (Love Canzonets) $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Attempts at Persuasion $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Know How. Orchestral Interlude V $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: How to Clean Your Musket? $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: A Vision of Russia $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: The Left-Hander Sets Sail for Russia $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: The Storm. Orchestral Interlude VI $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Return to St. Petersburg $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Final Scenes (Ordeal in the Infirmaries) $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Shchedrin — The Left-Hander, Act II: Epilogue $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Shchedrin, Rodion : The Left-Hander (Levsha), opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Specially written for Gergiev on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Rodion Shchedrin's The Left-Hander is a comedy of Russians and Englishmen, new technology, old traditions and strong drink. The Mariinsky Opera gave the work its premiere in St Petersburg in July 2013. One of music's greatest living humorists, Rodion Shchedrin's work is laced with pitch-black irony and deadpan wit. Based on Nikolai Leskov's classical satirical novella of 1881, The Tale of Cross-Eyed Lefty From Tula and the Steel Flea, The Left-Hander is a wry exploration of Russia's relationship with the West in general and England in particular.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
This opera by the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin was commissioned by the Mariinsky Theatre and apparently had its premiere shortly before this recording in 2013. The story is based on a well-known (according to the booklet) story by Nikolai Leshov. It is creative left-handed artisan who rises to prominence in Czarist Russia because of his ingenuity. He creates and constructs an addition to a tiny British sculpture of a flea and accompanies his work to England.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mariinsky-II, St Petersburg, Russia (07/27/2013-07/28/2013).



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>Shchedrin, Rodion : The Left-Hander (Levsha), opera
  • Performers: Marina Aleshonkova (Voice); Kristina Alieva (Voice); Alexander Gerasimov (Voice); Yekaterina Goncharova (Voice); Dmitry Koleushko (Voice); Yekaterina Krapivina (Voice); Mikhail Latyshev (Voice); Vyacheslav Lukhanin (Voice); Roman Lyulkin (Voice); Maria Maksakova (Mezzo Soprano); Vladimir Moroz (Voice); Anton Perminov (Voice); Andrei Popov (Tenor); Varvara Solovyova (Voice); Andrei Spekhov (Voice); Alexander Timchenko (Voice); Edouard Tsanga (Voice); Vladimir Zhivopistsev (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Ensemble: Mariinsky Orchestra
  • Notes: Mariinsky-II, St Petersburg, Russia (07/27/2013-07/28/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta