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Tenors of Imperial Russia Vol 1

Album Summary

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death
>Vilboa : The Seafarers
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Life Guardsman, opera (unfinished)
>Wrang, Vasily Georgiyevich : In My Soul Winter Reigns
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Fra Diavolo, cotillion for orchestra (after themes from D.F.E. Auber's opera), Op. 41
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Rusalka, opera
>Cui, César : Angelo, opera
>Moniuszko, Stanislaw : Halka
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Niko, Alexey Alexandrovich : Rest
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

This collection gives a fascinating glimpse into the long vanished world of the Imperial Russian opera, a time of opulence and famed artistry. The music for this release was taken from early one-of-a-kind gramophone masters that were not capable of being duplicated at the time.



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Works Details

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète :: Pour Berthe moi je soupier
  • Performer: Ivan Ershov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète :: Versez! Que tout respire
  • Performer: Ivan Ershov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Hoho! Ho-hei (Forging scene)
  • Performer: Ivan Ershov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death :: Field-Marshal Dea
  • Performer: Ivan Ershov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Vilboa : The Seafarers
  • Performers: Ivan Ershov (Tenor); Vasilij Sharonov (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Life Guardsman, opera (unfinished) :: I swear before God
  • Performer: Nikolay Figner (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1870

>Wrang, Vasily Georgiyevich : In My Soul Winter Reigns
  • Performer: Nikolay Figner (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Fra Diavolo, cotillion for orchestra (after themes from D.F.E. Auber's opera), Op. 41 :: Young Agnese
  • Performer: Nikolay Figner (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Forgive me, bright celestial vision
  • Performer: Nikolay Figner (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Dargomizhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich : Rusalka, opera :: Unwillingly to these sad shores
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856

>César Cui (1835 - 1918) : Angelo, opera :: I live only for you
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Moniuszko, Stanislaw : Halka :: The wind whistles in the hills
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: I love you, Olga
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Daylight is fading
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Niko, Alexey Alexandrovich : Rest :: Wait!, it is lovely here
  • Performers: D. Kornilov (Piano); Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Forgive me, bright celestial vision
  • Performer: Vasili Damaev (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night :: Sleep, my beauty
  • Performer: Vasili Damaev (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1879

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko :: As if I had a chest of gold
  • Performer: Vasili Damaev (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko :: Ho, faithful friends
  • Performer: Vasili Damaev (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! lève-toi, soleil
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: Whither, whither have you gone...
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night :: Sleep, my beauty
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1879