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Shostakovich: Katerina Ismailova / Ahronovich, Lane, et al

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Katerina Izmaylova, opera, Op. 114
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Originally title 'Lady Macbeth of the Mtsendk District', this is the opera that got Shostakovich in trouble with the Stalinist authorities. He revised it years later as 'Katerina Ismailova', and considered it his final word on the subject. The revised version is seldom performed today, and never before offered at budget price! A thrilling performance in wonderful sound quality.


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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Katerina Izmaylova, opera, Op. 114
  • Performers: Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano); Anastasia Schepis (Voice); William Cochran (Tenor); Osvaldo Alemanno (Voice); Vinicio Cocchieri (Baritone); Kari Nurmela (Baritone); Bernardino Domenico (Voice); Gloria Lane (Mezzo Soprano); Giacomo Carmi (Voice); Marcello Munzi (Tenor); Georgi Chokalov (Voice); Maurizio Mazzieri (Bass); Alfredo Zanazzo (Bass)
  • Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
  • Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956-1963