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Power Players: Russian Arias for Bass / Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Power Players: Russian Arias for Bass / Ildar Abdrazakov, bass

1 CD / Delos / 2014-01-28

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmila; A Life for the Tsar; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Anton Rubinstein: The Demon; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikov...
Performers: Abdrazakov, Ildar
Conductors: Orbelian, Constantine
Ensemble: ; Kaunas State Choir

  • Distinguished Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov's first recording of arias from his homeland's operatic tradition
  • Riveting renditions of arias by Glinka, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsa
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Recording information: Kaunas Philharmonic, Kaunas, Lithuania (05/09/2013-05/13/2013)....continue...

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Aleko, intermezzo; Vocalise / Maazel, Berlin PO
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Aleko, intermezzo; Vocalise / Maazel, Berlin PO

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-08

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Aleko; Songs (14), Op. 34
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

A release series of some of the most popular Decca recordings, the Virtuoso series is an opportunity for fans to access historic recordings at a...continue...
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Russian Operas Russes / Joseph Rouleau, bass baritone
Russian Operas Russes / Joseph Rouleau, bass baritone

2 CD / Analekta / 2013-10-08

Works: Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Mikhail Glinka: A Life for the Tsar; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko; Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanchtchina; Boris Godounov; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta; Eugene Oneg...
Performers: Rouleau, Joseph
Conductors:
Ensemble: Orchestre de Radio Canada

By 1972, Rouleau, at the height of his glory, was singing at London's Covent Garden, his home base, as well as in Oxford, Liverpool, Cambridge,...continue...
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Russian Songs and Arias by Rachmaninov; Tchaikovsky; Rimsky-Korsakov / Dinara Alieva, soprano
Russian Songs and Arias by Rachmaninov; Tchaikovsky; Rimsky-Korsakov / Dinara Alieva, soprano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-02-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Do not sing to me, fair maiden), Op. 4/4; Francesca da Rimini; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades; Songs (7), Op. 47; ...
Performers: Alieva, Dinara
Conductors: Yablonsky, Dmitry
Ensemble: ; New Russia State Symphony Orchestra

Young Russian soprano Dinara Alieva, who has already performed many leading operatic roles in Russia and beyond, is a newcomer to the Naxos label. She...continue...
Recording information: Studio 5, Russian State TV & Radio Company KULTURA, Mos (08/28/2011-09/03/2011)....continue...
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Great Singers Live, from the Munich Radio Orchestra's historic Sunday concerts. Grummer, Prey, Popp, M. Price, Ghiaurov, Freni
Great Singers Live, from the Munich Radio Orchestra's historic Sunday concerts. Grummer, Prey, Popp, M. Price, Ghiaurov, Freni

6 CD / BR Klassik / 2013-01-29

Works: Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Turandot; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts; Jules Massenet: Manon; Giuseppe V...
Performers: Altmann, Hans; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Grummer, Elisabeth; Kmentt, Waldemar; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Price, Margaret [...
Conductors: Eichhorn, Kurt; Ghiaurov, Vladimir; Prêtre, Georges; Antonini, Alfredo; Stein, Horst; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner; Zanotelli, Hans; Wallberg, Heinz; Gardelli, Lamberto; Quadri, Argeo; Fricke, Heinz; ...

The "Great Singers Live" series regularly presents recordings of The Munich Radio Orchestra's historic Sunday concerts. Previously five singer portraits have been released, featuring Mirella...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Dances from Aleko / Royal Liverpool PO, Petrenko
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Dances from Aleko / Royal Liverpool PO, Petrenko

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-22

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conducts the RLPO for Rachmaninov's much loved and best known symphony - No. 2 in E minor. Also included are the Dances form...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Vocalise; Aleko / André Previn
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Vocalise; Aleko / André Previn

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-01-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Songs (14), Op. 34; Aleko
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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Slavic Heroes / Mariusz Kwiecien, Lukasz Bordwicz
Slavic Heroes / Mariusz Kwiecien, Lukasz Bordwicz

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-01-10

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24; Iolanta, Op. 69; Mazeppa; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko, TN 2/70; Bedrich Smetana: Certova stena, JB 1; Stanislaw Moniuszko: Halka; The Haunted Manor; Th...
Performers: Kwiecien, Mariusz
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz
Ensemble: ; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien has won over audiences in many of the world's greatest opera houses with his powerful interpretations (not to mention his rugged...continue...
Recording information: Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall (09/2009/01/2011)....continue...
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Carlo Colombara: The Art of The Bass [DVD]
Carlo Colombara: The Art of The Bass [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Naxos (USA) / 2011-12-13

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Simon Boccanegra; Nabucco; Attila; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Charles Gounod: Faust; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Sergey Rachma...
Performers: Colombara, Carlo
Conductors: Ghiaurov, Vladimir; Milani, Fabrizio; Rath, Gyorgy G.
Ensemble: Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Prague Tchaikovsky Orchestra

Described as "the great Verdian bass" (Le Figaro) and a "Mefistofele who stood out over all the others" (Der Neue Merker), Carlo Colombara brings some...continue...
Run Time: 68 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Russian
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Glyndebourne: Comedy & Tragedy / Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, etc. [6 DVD]
Glyndebourne: Comedy & Tragedy / Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, etc. [6 DVD]

6 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-07-26

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Sergei Rachmaninov: The miserly knight, Op 24
Performers: Auty, Peter; Battaglia, Paolo; Berkeley-Steele, Richard; Best, Jonathan; Bezduz, Bulent; Christoyannis, Tassis; Corbelli, Alessandro; Daza, Alfredo; Di Pasquale, Luciano; Elliott, Alasdair; Giordano,...
Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir; Benini, Maurizio; Jordan, Philippe
Ensemble: Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Festival is a quintessentially English summer event. The world's most acclaimed artists, conductors and directors excel in producing top-flight performances every year and...continue...
Run Time: 750 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
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Rachmaninoff: Aleko; Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal [DVD]
Rachmaninoff: Aleko; Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Video Artists International / 2011-06-30

Works: Sergei Rachmaninov: Aleko; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal (Kashchey bessmertnïy), opera ("autumnal parable") in 1 act
Performers: Nesterenko, Yevgeny; Pluzhnikov, Konstantin
Conductors: Kitayenko, Dmitri;
Ensemble: Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony Orchestra of Leningrad; Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Run Time: 124 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
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Subtitles: English, French, and Russian
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VAI 4527
Great Singers Live: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Great Singers Live: Nicolai Ghiaurov

1 CD / BR Klassik / 2011-05-31

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust; Georges Bizet: La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko; Mikhail Glinka: Ein Leben für den Zaren; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; Modest Mussorg...
Performers: Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges; Antonini, Alfredo

"Previously unreleased recordings by Nicolai Ghiaurov from the 1960's under the direction of Georges Prêtre and Alfredo Antonini. The program contains key roles of the...continue...
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Essential Rachmaninov
Essential Rachmaninov

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-02-15

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Songs (14), Op. 34; Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Vespers, Op. 37; Moment musicaux, Op. 16; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Sonat...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Anievas, Agustin [Piano]; Clein, Natalie; Collard, Jean-Phillipe; Dessay, Natalie; Gavrilov, Andrei; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Kharitonov, Dimi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Schoenwandt, Michael; Cleobury, Stephen; Jansons, Mariss; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Previn, Andre; Berglund, Paavo
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EMI 071442
Liederabend: Salzburg Festival 1959 / Gedda, Werba
Liederabend: Salzburg Festival 1959 / Gedda, Werba

1 CD / Orfeo / 2010-08-10

Works: Niccolò Piccinni: O Nuit, Déesse du mystère, song for voice & piano; Andrea Falconieri: Vezzosette e care; Ottorino Respighi: Notte, song for mezzo-soprano & piano (from Liriche (6) Se...
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Werba, Erik [Piano]

Recording information: Mozarteum, Salzburger Festspiele (08/18/1959)....continue...
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Slavic Opera Arias
Slavic Opera Arias

1 CD / Orfeo / 2010-06-30

Works: Alexander Borodin: Knyaz' Igor (Prince Igor); Feliks Nowowiejski: Legenda Baltyku (Baltic Legend); Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Yevgeny Onegin (Eugene Onegin); Iolanta; Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spad...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz

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Recording information: Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall (08/25/2009-12/02/2009)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works
Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works

5 CD / Octavia Records / 2010-06-08

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Symphony in D minor "Youth Symphony" (part lost; 1st movement survives), TN ii/43; Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Caprice bohémien (Capri...
Conductors: Ashkenazy, Vladimir

This is a special box set of Rachmaninov's complete symphonies and orchestral works, performed by Russian music expert Vladimir Ashkenazy with the Sydney Symphony, for...continue...
Recording information: The Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House; Sydney Oper (10/31/2007-11/22/2007)....continue...
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OAVI 18
Sergey Rachmaninoff: Aleko
Sergey Rachmaninoff: Aleko

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-04-27

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea

"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...continue...
Recording information: Auditorio RAI Arturo Toscanini, Turin, Italy (09/07/2009-09/08/2009)....continue...
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European Concert Volume 2: 1996 - 1999 / Haitink, Barenboim, Berlin PO [4 DVD]
European Concert Volume 2: 1996 - 1999 / Haitink, Barenboim, Berlin PO [4 DVD]

4 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2010-03-30

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40; Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50...
Performers: Ax, Emanuel; Barenboim, Daniel; Blacher, Kolja; Schäfer, Christine
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Barenboim, Daniel; Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

In this second collection of European concerts, filmed on location in St. Petersburg, Versailles, Stockholm, and Kraków, the renowned Berlin Philharmonic continues its tradition of...continue...
Run Time: 380 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
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KUL D4527
Icon: Nicolai Gedda
Icon: Nicolai Gedda

11 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-03-23

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 189, "Meine Seele rühmt und priest" (by Melchior Hoffmann), BWV 189; Cantata no 55, "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht," BWV 55; Cantata no 160, "Ich weis...
Performers: Blanc, Ernest; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Ciccolini, Aldo [Piano]; Clark, Raymond; Downes, Ralph; Dupré, Desmond; Eyron, Jan; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals...
Conductors: ; Prêtre, Georges; Pr?tre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Klemperer, Otto; Wangenheim, Volker; Heger, Robert; Bender, Heinrich; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Galliera, Alceo; Froment, Louis de...
Ensemble: ; Balalaika-Ensemble Tschaika; Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Orchestra

Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda was a famous opera singer and recitalist. Having made some two hundred recordings, Gedda is said to be the most widely...continue...
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Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight / Gianandrea Noseda
Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight / Gianandrea Noseda

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-09-29

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The miserly knight, Op. 24
Performers: Abdrazakov, Ildar; Bezzubenkov, Gennady; Bronder, Peter; Didyk, Misha; Murzaev, Sergey
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Ildar Abdrazakov's Baron is a nasty portrait, snarling, self-involved, perpetually sneering. Terrific, in fact... The BBC Philharmonic plays wonderfully and the recording is spotless, with...continue...
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Evgeny Svetlanov conducts Rachmaninov
Evgeny Svetlanov conducts Rachmaninov

6 CD / Boheme / 2008-11-11

Works: Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; The Rock, Op. 7; Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Isle of the Dead, Op. 29; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44; Symphonic Dances, Op. 45; Choruses...
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra

Taken from recordings made between 1954 and 1989, this 6-cd set showcases Svetlanov's musical predilection for Rachmaninov's music....continue...
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35th Anniversary Opera Gala / Orbelian, Hvorostovsky, Bernadi, Grivnov, et al
35th Anniversary Opera Gala / Orbelian, Hvorostovsky, Bernadi, Grivnov, et al

1 CD / Delos / 2008-09-30

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (12), Op. 14; Aleko; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades, Op. 68; The oprichnik; Alex...
Performers: Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Domashenko, Marina; Fleming, Renee; Gerelo, Vassily; Grivnov, Vsevolod; Guryakova, Olga; Hvorostovsky, Dmitri; Marc, Alessandra; Pavlovskaya, Tatiana; Prokina, Yelena; Shtoda...
Conductors: Orbelian, Constantine; Heller, Alfred; Schwarz, Gerard; Bernardi, Mario; Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Philharmonia of Russia
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DEL 3395
Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini / Noseda, et al
Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini / Noseda, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-12-04

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini
Performers: Akimov, Evgeny; Bezzubenkov, Gennady; Didyk, Misha; Murzaev, Sergey; Vasilieva, Svetla
Conductors: Noseda, Gianandrea
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninoff's one-act opera uses a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky, based on a story told by Dante in his divine Comedy. An underlying theme is that...continue...
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Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2, etc / Järvi, Cincinnati SO
Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2, etc / Järvi, Cincinnati SO

1 CD / Telarc / 2007-01-23

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Scherzo for Orchestra in D minor; Aleko
Conductors: Paavo, Järvi

"This is a very impressive Rachmaninov 2nd. Paavo Jarvi's lithe, athletic phrasing and generally brisk tempos keep the energy level high while generating much excitement...continue...
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Russian Album - Rimsky-Korsakov, etc / Netrebko, Gergiev
Russian Album - Rimsky-Korsakov, etc / Netrebko, Gergiev

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-01-09

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69; Songs (6), Op. 38; Eugen Onegin; Sergey Rachmaninov: How Fair This Spot; Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Do not sing to me, fair maiden), Op. 4/4; Francesca d...
Performers: Bannik, Ilya; Bulycheva, Zlata; Morozov, Alexandr; Netrebko, Anna; Voropaev, Dmitry
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: Mariinsky Theater Chorus, St. Petersburg; Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, St. Petersburg

2006 album from this Russian Opera singer who has stunned critics and audiences alike with her good looks and heart-stopping voice. Features Netrebko tackling some...continue...
Recorded with mentor Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, The Russian Album is a heartfelt tribute to soprano Anna Netrebko's homeland's classical music legacy. The 2006 release ...continue...
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Voices Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalin Era Soviet Singers
Voices Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalin Era Soviet Singers

4 CD / Preiser / 2006-09-01

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Simon Boccanegra; Un ballo in maschera; Don Carlos; Pyotr I...
Performers: Aleksandrovich, Mikhail; Arkhipova, Irina; Badridse, David; Barssova, Valeriya; Baturin, Alexander; Bolshakov, G.; Borisenko, Veronika; Burlak, Ivan; Davidova, V.; Dolukhanova, Zara; Firssova, Vera; ...
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PSR 89409
Rachmaninov: Opera Highlights / Todorov, et al
Rachmaninov: Opera Highlights / Todorov, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-08-29

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; The miserly knight, Op. 24; Francesca da Rimini
Performers: Beykov, Plamen; Isakov, Niko; Naydenov, Peter; Tekeliev, Alexander; Zvetanov, Boiko; Zvetkova, Mariana
Conductors: Todorov, Nayden
Ensemble: Sofia National Opera Chorus; Sofia National Opera Orchestra

"This is really beautiful-and a great introduction if you don't know Rachmaninoff's operas. There are 40 minutes from Aleko, which is generally considered the best...continue...
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The Bolshoi Experience - Highlights from Russian Operas
The Bolshoi Experience - Highlights from Russian Operas

1 CD / PentaTone Classics / 2006-07-25

Works: Mikhail Glinka: A Life for the Tsar; Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomizhsky: Rusalka, opera; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69; Queen of Spades, Op. 68; Mazeppa; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; Alexa...
Performers: Gilmanov, Valery; Grivnov, Vsevolod; Gubsky, Mikhail; Matorin, Vladimir; Naumenko, Alexander; Nechaev, Yuri; Shtonda, Taras; Zelenskaya, Yelena
Conductors: Vedernikov, Alexander
Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

This Pentatone release was recorded in DZZ Studio Moscow in November 2005 and February 2006. The chorus of Russias most prestigious opera house, The Bolshoi,...continue...
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Lebebdige Vergangenheit - Cesare Siepi II
Lebebdige Vergangenheit - Cesare Siepi II

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-04-01

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable; Die Hugenoten; Fromental Halévy: La juive; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; Simon Boccanegra; Don Carlos; Carlos Gome...
Performers: Conley, Eugene; Davidson, Lawrence; Siepi, Cesare; Tagliavini, Ferruccio [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Capuana, Franco; Erede, Alberto; Santini, Gabriele; Cleva, Fausto; Scherman, Thomas

Cesare Siepi is generally considered one of the finest operatic basses from the period after World War II. His voice was characterized by a deep,...continue...
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The Very Best of Rachmaninov
The Very Best of Rachmaninov

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-10-18

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30; Ave Maria; Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32; Songs (14), Op. 34; Andante semplice [fragment]; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Symphonic...
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Classics - Rachmaninov: The Bells, etc / Järvi, et al
Classics - Rachmaninov: The Bells, etc / Järvi, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-07-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35; Songs (14), Op. 34; Aleko; Caprice bohémien (Capriccio on Gypsy Themes), for orchestra in...
Performers: Lewis, Keith; Murphy, Suzanne; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Rachmaninov, one of the 20th-century's most enduringly popular composers, is represented on this disc with acclaimed performances of some of his greatest compositions. His characteristic...continue...
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CHA 10327
Daniil Shtoda - Tenor
Daniil Shtoda - Tenor

1 CD / Delos / 2005-01-01

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night; Snow Maiden; The Tsar's Bride; Sadko; Alexander Grechaninov: Dobrinja Nikitich; Antonio Spadavecchia: Gadfly, opera; Eduard Nápravnik: Dubrovsky, opera, Op 58...
Performers: Shtoda, Daniil; Tsvetkova, Elena
Conductors: Orbelian, Constantine

I first heard Daniil Shtodas beautiful tenor in St. Petersburg during a summer festival while he was coaching at the Mariinsky with Larissa Gergieva. He...continue...
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Soprano Arias / Mescheriakova, Halász, Slovak RSO, et al
Soprano Arias / Mescheriakova, Halász, Slovak RSO, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-07-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Francesca da Rimini; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Luisa Miller; Simon Boccanegra; Ernani; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti...
Performers: Meshcheriakova, Marina
Conductors: Halász, Michael

The Russian soprano Marina Mescheriakova has established herself as one of the most exciting voices in the opera and concert world. Here she presents a...continue...
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Trio - Rachmaninov: Complete Operas / Järvi, et al
Trio - Rachmaninov: Complete Operas / Järvi, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-06-15

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko; The miserly knight, Op. 24; Francesca da Rimini
Performers: Aalexashkin, Sergei; Caley, Ian; Chernov, Vladimir; Guleghina, Maria; Kotcherga, Anatoly; Larin, Sergei; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]; Levinsky, Ilya; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

This 3 for the price of 2 set features the acclaimed recordings of all three of Rachmaninov's operas....continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ivan Petrov
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ivan Petrov

1 CD / Preiser / 2004-04-01

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; I lombardi; Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomizhsky: Rusalka, opera; Charles Gounod: Faust; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Léo Delibes...
Performers: Petrov, Ivan
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Ermler, Mark; Khaikin, Boris; Samosud, Samuel; Shukov, Michail; Nebolsin, Vasili; Golovanov, Nikolai; Fedoseyev, Vladimir
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Russian Opera Arias Vol 2 / Vladimir Grishko
Russian Opera Arias Vol 2 / Vladimir Grishko

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-02-01

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko; The Tsar's Bride; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Slippers (Oxana's Caprices), comic-fantasy opera, Op. 14 (revised version of "Vakula the Smith"); Maid of Orleans; Iol...
Performers: Grishko, Vladimir
Conductors: Kuchar, Theodore; Sirenko, Vladimir
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra

This recital brings together some of the best loved as well as little-known tenor arias from nineteenth century Russian opera, interspersed with orchestral excerpts adding...continue...
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Opera Arias
Opera Arias

1 CD / Bongiovanni / 2003-01-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Attila; I vespri siciliani; Macbeth; Ernani; Nabucco; Charles Gounod: Faust; Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko
Performers: Colombara, Carlo; Escobar, Alejandro
Conductors: Ráth, György G.
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BGV 2543
Rachmaninov: Piano Music / Idil Biret
Rachmaninov: Piano Music / Idil Biret

10 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2000-08-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Concerto ...
Performers: Biret, Idil [Piano]
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice

"Idil Biret performs Rachmaninoff's magisterial Chopin variations...with tremendous flair and power. A delight." -BBC Music Magazine. "Biret's recording of all the "Etudes Tableaux" is a...continue...
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Rachmaninoff: Aleko / Gerello, Guryakova, Grivnov, et al
Rachmaninoff: Aleko / Gerello, Guryakova, Grivnov, et al

2 CD / Delos / 2000-01-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko
Performers: Grivnov, Vsevolod; Guryakova, Olga; Kit, Mikhail; Manikhina, Elena
Conductors: Orbelian, Constantine
Ensemble: Yurlov Russian Choir

"...The dark-toned Vassily Gerello...captures most of the desperation of the outsider who joins a gypsy band...It is the Zemfira who makes this most worth hearing:...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2, Vocalise, etc /André Previn, LSO
Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2, Vocalise, etc /André Previn, LSO

1 CD / EMI Classics / 1999-09-14

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; Songs (14), Op. 34; Aleko
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"A triumph...presented with masterly assurance and in a superb recording..." -Gramophone...continue...

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Rachmaninov: Piano Transcriptions and Arrangements / Biret
Rachmaninov: Piano Transcriptions and Arrangements / Biret

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1998-04-15

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Suite from the Violin Partita in E major; Transcription of Schubert's "Wohin?" from "Die Schöne Müllerin" for piano, TN iii/10; Transcription of Mendelssohn's "Scherzo" ...
Performers: Biret, Idil [Piano]

"...The Bach may not be as deft as Rachmaninov's own account, but her crisp articulation does heighten the rhythmic conflicts of the often intricate counterpoint...The...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Aleko / Chistiakov, Bolshoi Theatre Soloists
Rachmaninov: Aleko / Chistiakov, Bolshoi Theatre Soloists

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 1997-01-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko
Performers: Erasova, Natalia; Potchapski, Viatcheslav; Tarashchenko, Vitaly
Conductors: Chistiakov, Andrey
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Rachmaninov: Aleko / Raichev, Gyuselev, et al
Rachmaninov: Aleko / Raichev, Gyuselev, et al

1 CD / Capriccio / 1997-01-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Aleko
Performers: Chirstova, Tanya; Karnobatlova, Blagovesta; Kourchoumov, Pavel; Petkov, Dimiter; Vocals], Nicola Ghiuselev [Bass
Conductors: Raichev, Rouslan
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CAP 10782
Operatic Arias - Chaliapin
Operatic Arias - Chaliapin

2 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-11-01

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Mephistopheles' song of the flea; Anton Rubinstein: The demon; Persian Songs (12), Op. 34; Anonymous: Mashenka; Down the Petersky; Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) for voi...
Performers: Bazilevsky, Jean; Chaliapin, Feodor [Bass Vocals]; Cozette, Michael; Godzinsky, G.; Kline, Olive; Newton, Ivor; Rabinowitch, Max; Schmidt; Sharpe, Cedric; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano
Conductors: Pitt, Percy; Pasternack, Josef A.; Byng, George W.; Goossens, Eugene, Sir; Harrison, Julius; Bourdon, Rosario; Bellezza, Vincenzo; Steimann, Max; Coates, Albert; ; Collingwood, Lawrance; Büsser,...
Ensemble: ; Balalaika Orchestra
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Boris Gmyrja
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Boris Gmyrja

1 CD / Preiser / 1996-10-15

Works: Alexander Nikolayevich Serov: Judith, opera; Mikhail Glinka: A Life for the Tsar; Ruslan and Ludmilla; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko...
Performers: Gmyrya, Boris
Conductors: Piradov, Vladimir; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander; Nebolsin, Vasili; Orlov, Alexander; Khaikin, Boris
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PSR 89119
Nicola Ghiuselev - Verdi, Wagner, Bellini, Mozart, et al
Nicola Ghiuselev - Verdi, Wagner, Bellini, Mozart, et al

1 CD / Gega New / 1996-09-01

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Norma, opera; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten; Robert le Diable; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabu...
Performers: Vocals], Nicola Ghiuselev [Bass
Conductors: Matakiev, Metodi
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Singers of Russia 1900-1917 - Sergei Levik & Contemporaries
Singers of Russia 1900-1917 - Sergei Levik & Contemporaries

1 CD / Symposium / 1995-12-01

Works: Anton Rubinstein: The demon; Nero; Der Asra, song for voice & piano, Op. 32/6; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Night, song for voice & piano, Op. 73/2; Eugen Onegin; The oprichnik; Modest Mussorgsky: Khov...
Performers: Chaliapin, Feodor [Bass Vocals]; Davidov, Alexander; Figner, Nikolay; Gryzunov, Ivan; Kamionsky, Oscar; Kastorsky, Vladimir; Kuznetsova, Maria Nikolaevna; Labinsky, Alexandre; Litvinne, Félia;...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Andrej Ivanov
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Andrej Ivanov

1 CD / Preiser / 1993-02-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Guglielmo Tell; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Anton Rubinstein: The demon; Nero; Jacques Offenb...
Performers: Ivanov, Andrei; Kruglikova, Yelena; Masliennikova, Irina
Conductors: Samosud, Samuel; Orlov, Alexander; Kondrashin, Kirill; Melik-Pashaev, Alexander
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