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César Cui: A Feast in the Time, etc / Polyansky, et al

Album Summary

>Cui, César : A Feast in Time of Plague (Pir vo vremya chumi), opera
>Cui, César : Scherzos (3) for orchestra, Op. 82
>Cui, César : Les Deux Menetriers, for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42
>Cui, César : Echoes of War (Otsvuki voyni), for voice & piano, Op. 66
>Cui, César : Budrys and His Sons (Budris i evo sinov'ya), for voice & orchestra, Op. 98
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

These disc features the world premiere recording of the opera A Feast in the Time of the Plague by Cesar Cui. "Polyansky not only conducts all this music impeccably, but was also responsible for the alluringly sumptuous recording quality." - Classic FM Magazine "Presented here by Polyansky and his orchestra in gloriously full Slavic color..." - The Independent



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>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : A Feast in Time of Plague (Pir vo vremya chumï), opera
  • Performers: Andrei Baturkin (Baritone); Ludmila Kuznetsova (Mezzo Soprano); Alexei Martynov (Tenor); Tatiana Sharova (Soprano); Dmitri Stepanovich (Bass)
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (07/14/1999/07/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : Scherzos (3) for orchestra, Op. 82
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (07/14/1999/07/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : Les Deux Ménétriers, for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42
  • Performer: Tatiana Sharova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (07/14/1999/07/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : Echoes of War (Otsvuki voynï), for voice & piano, Op. 66 :: no 4. Fair Spring
  • Performer: Ludmila Kuznetsova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (07/14/1999/07/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : Budrys and His Sons (Budrïs i evo sïnov'ya), for voice & orchestra, Op. 98
  • Performer: Andrei Baturkin (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (07/14/1999/07/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915