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Saturday, November 22, 2014 Permalink

At the Opera, Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, 11/22/14

  

Boris Godunov is an opera by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881). The work was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is Mussorgsky's only completed opera and is considered his masterpiece.  Its subject is the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar from 1598 to 1605.

The Russian-language libretto was written by the composer, and is based on the drama Boris Godunov by Alexander Pushkin. This live recording from 1966 stars Nicolai Ghiaurov and was conducted in Salzburg by Herbert Von Karajan with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
11:00pm
11:15pm
Richard Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena: Awakening Scene BUY New York Phil.; James Levine, conductor Leontyne Price
11:22pm
Leontyne Price: Ariadne Auf Naxos: Es Gibt Ein Reich BUY from Leontyne Price Sings Strauss Arias
11:29pm
Richard Strauss: Salome: Final Scene BUY ; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
11:44pm
Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, opera (tragedia) in 4 acts: Ratcliff's Dream BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Mascagni
Naxos 8550240
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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