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Sergey Rachmaninoff: Aleko

> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Introduction -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: As dear as freedom is our happy encampment -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: The magic power of song - (Old Gypsy)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: But why did you not immediately hasten after the thankless wretch - (Aleko, Zemfira, Young Gypsy, Old Gypsy)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Women's Dance -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Men's Dance -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: The fires have gone out -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Duet: Just one more kiss! (Young Gypsy, Zemfira)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Cradle Scene: Old man, fearful man … (Zemfira, Aleko)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Cavatina: The whole camp sleeps - (Aleko)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Intermezzo -
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Romance: Look how beneath the distant vault of heaven - (Young Gypsy)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Finale: Duet: It's time to go, my love, it's time! - (Young Gypsy, Aleko)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: What's all this noise? What is that cry? (Old Gypsy, Zemfira, Old Gypsy Woman, Aleko)
> Aleko (Sung in Russian) - Chorus: We are gentle and kind-hearted (Old Gypsy, Aleko)

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Aleko
Conductor Ensemble
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This entire entry in the ever-growing Raff discography is both novel and highly satisfying, and that goes for the warm, expansive sonics too. Of course you get a full libretto and plenty of information about the music. If you love Raff's music as much as I do, you really live Raff's music as much as I do, you really shouldn't need any further urging to get this."-American Record Guide

"Gennady Bezzubenkov declaims powerfully as the Old Gypsy, and Evgeny Akimov is elegant in his short cavatina. The chorus, from Turin's Teatro Regio, supplies suitably languid tone." -BBC Music Magazine ***

"Noseda's no shrinking violet, and this studio recording with the BBC Philharmonic, five impassioned Russian voices, and the choir of Turin's Teatro Regio pulsates with passion...Sergey Murzaev barrels forth as the outsider hero Aleko; Svetlana Vassileva is succulent as the Gypsy with two lovers." -The Times ***

"[Noseda] conducts with his usual mix of passion and intellectual rigour, and there's some startlingly effective playing." -The Guardian ***

"Noseda's skill here is to maintain control of pacing and to keep the drama both tense and fluid...Turin's Teatro Regio chorus adeptly assumes its role as a band of Bessarabian gipsies and the BBC Philharmonic plays superbly." -The Telegraph ****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio RAI Arturo Toscanini, Turin, Italy (09/07/2009-09/08/2009).



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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Aleko
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Auditorio RAI Arturo Toscanini, Turin, Italy (09/07/2009-09/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892