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Voices Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalin Era Soviet Singers

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : Fra Diavolo
>Paliashvili, Zakhari : Daisi, opera
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Halévy, Jacques : La juive
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Verstovsky, Alexey : Askold's Tomb, opera
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Tsar's Bride
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mazeppa
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : The Stone Guest, opera
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Aleko
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera
>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Rusalka, opera
>Albert, Eugène d' : Tiefland
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Esmerelda, opera
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Shaporin, Yury Alexandrovich : The Decembrists, opera
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>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Printemps qui commence
  • Performer: Nadezhda Obukhova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Kipras Petrauskas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: A humble monk
  • Performer: Mikhail Romensky
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896-1908

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Tu? Indietro! fuggi!
  • Performer: Yuri Kiporenko-Domansky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69 :: Who can compare with my own darling Mathilde
  • Performer: Sergei Migai
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1891

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Deh vieni, non tardar
  • Performer: Elena Katulskaya (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Nothung! Nothung! Neidliches Schwert!
  • Performers: Nikhander Khanaev (Voice); Aleksandr Peregudov
  • Running Time: 9 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (Composer) (1782 - 1871) : Fra Diavolo :: Oui, c'est demain
  • Performer: Valeriya Barssova (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Paliashvili, Zakhari : Daisi, opera :: Malkhaz' Arioso
  • Performer: Niko Kumsiashvili
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: If darling girls could fly like birds
  • Performer: Vladimir Politkovsky (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Avant de quitter ces lieux
  • Performer: Ivan Burlak (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis und Osiris
  • Performer: Maksim Mikhailov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Il lacerato spirito
  • Performer: Mark Reizen (Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: La calunnia
  • Performer: Ivan Patorshinsky
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Forgive me, celestial creatures
  • Performer: Nicolai Pechkovsky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Salut, demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: David Badridse
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69 :: No, the charming attentions of a spirited beauty
  • Performer: Vitaly Kiltchevsky
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1891

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Vous qui faites l'endormie
  • Performer: Alexander Pirogov (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Scintille diamant
  • Performer: Andrei Ivanov (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Fromental Halévy (Composer) (1799 - 1862) : La juive :: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  • Performer: Dmitri Tarkhov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Sola, perduta abbandonata
  • Performer: Natalya Rozhdestvenskaya (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! lève-toi soleil
  • Performer: Ivan Kozlovsky (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Verstovsky, Alexey : Askold's Tomb, opera :: In olden days
  • Performer: Ivan Skobtsov (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: You wrote to me
  • Performer: Panteleimon Nortzov (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko :: Tune up your strings
  • Performer: Bronislava Slatogorova
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Tsar's Bride :: The thought of the young beauty
  • Performer: Mikhail Grishko
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Sergei Lemeshev (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Dimitri! Tsarevitch! Dimitri!
  • Performers: Nikolai Ozerov (Voice); Maria Maksakova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896-1908

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Lakmé, ton doux regard
  • Performer: Boris Gmyrya (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night :: The Sun descends
  • Performer: G. Bolshakov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1879

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mazeppa :: The three Treasures
  • Performer: Alexander Baturin (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881-1883

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Blick' ich umher
  • Performer: Alexei Ivanov (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Morgenlich leuchtend
  • Performer: Georgei Nelepp (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Maid of Orleans :: Farewell, forests
  • Performer: Sofia Preobrazenskaja (Voice)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben
  • Performer: Nikolai Schhegolkov (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Restons ici... Voyons, Manon
  • Performer: Yelisaveta Shumskaya (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : The Stone Guest, opera :: Laura's Song
  • Performer: V. Davidova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1872

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Aleko :: See how beneath the distant sky dome
  • Performer: Solomon Khromchenko
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: Who are you
  • Performer: Yelena Kruglikova (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (Composer) (1782 - 1871) : Fra Diavolo :: Agnes la jouvencelle
  • Performer: Anatoli Orfionov
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Elle ne croyait pas
  • Performer: Georgei Vinogradov (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di vedremo
  • Performer: Natalia Shpiller
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Alla vita che t'arride
  • Performer: Pavel Lisitisian
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko :: City of stone, mother to all cities
  • Performer: David Gamrekeli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera :: Nulla! Silenzio!
  • Performer: Tiit Kuusik
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1916-1918

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Je suis Titania la blonde
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69 :: O God, look on me with pity!
  • Performer: Sergei Shaposhnikov
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1891

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Gott, welch' Dunkel hier
  • Performer: Vladimir Ivanovsky (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Rusalka, opera :: You young girls are all alike
  • Performer: Aleksei Krivchenia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Mike Fisher
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Albert, Eugène d' : Tiefland :: Wie ich nun gestern Abend in der Hütte liege
  • Performer: Artur Frinberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1903

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Spirito gentil
  • Performer: Mikhail Aleksandrovich (Cantor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Quando m'en vo'
  • Performer: Irina Masliennikova (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!
  • Performer: Leocadia Maslennicova (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Veronika Borisenko (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: Nobles Seigneurs, salut!
  • Performer: Zara Dolukhanova (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Vera Firssova (Voice)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Midnight is already nearing
  • Performer: Evgeniya Smolenskaya (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Esmerelda, opera :: Claude's Aria
  • Performer: Aleksandr Ognivtsev
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Eri tu che macchiavi
  • Performer: Georg Ots
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla :: O say, ye fields!
  • Performer: Ivan Petrov (Bass)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
  • Performer: Goar Gasparian
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: O don fatale
  • Performer: Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
  • Performer: Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Vecchia zimarra
  • Performer: Rimantis Siparis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Shaporin, Yury Alexandrovich : The Decembrists, opera :: Final Scene
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1925-1953