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Russian Historical Recordings
« on: April 19, 2010, 10:51:11 AM »
Interesting information for collectors of rare recordings:

New limited-edition CDs subscribers series (200 to be issued) "Bolshoi Theatre: Pages in History"

The Russian company 'Aquarius' is planning a subscribers only series of CDs
concentrating on those singers well-known and unjustly forgotten. There will
only be 200 copies of each disc printed.

The first disc will be dedicated to Nikandr Khanaev (tenor, 1890-1974):

1. Sadko’s Aria (N. Rimsky-Korsakov «Sadko», scene 1)
2. Sadko’s Song (Oh You, dark leafy grove...) (N. Rimsky-Korsakov «Sadko», scene 2)
3-4. N. Khanaev narrates…
4. Hermann’s Arioso (P. Tchaikovsky «The Queen of Spades», act 1)
5. Hermann’s Aria (P. Tchaikovsky «The Queen of Spades», act 3)
6. Scene near the Fountain (M.Mussorgsky «Boris Godunov», act 3)
7. A Knight’s Ballade (Yu. Shaporin «On the Field of Kulikovo»)
8. Kakhovsky’s Aria (Yu. Shaporin «The Decembrists», act 2)
9. Jose’s Recitative and Aria (G. Bizet «Carmen», act 2)
10. Samson’s Aria (C. Saint-Saëns «Samson and Delilah», act 3
11. Siegfried forges his magic sword (R. Wagner «Siegfried», act 1)

bonus tracks:

12. Am Sonntag Morgen (J. Brahms - P. Heyse) GPT Х2852
13. Hermann’s Aria (P. Tchaikovsky «The Queen of Spades», act 3) GPT 454а
14. Hermann’s Arioso (P. Tchaikovsky «The Queen of Spades», act 1) MT 1577
15. Hermann’s Aria (P. Tchaikovsky «The Queen of Spades», act 3) MT 1578
16. Sadko’s Song (Strike up, my Gusli) (N. Rimsky-Korsakov «Sadko», scene 2) MT 01580

GPT - Gramplasttrest; MT - Mustrest (Moscow)

Marina Mnishek - M. Maksakova (6), Mime - A. Peregudov (11)

Recorded in: 1931 (14-16), 1934 (13), 1935 (12), 1937 (4, 9), 1938 (12), 1940 (5, 7),

1946 (1, 2, 10), 1948 (6), 1951 ( 8 ), 20.04.1970 (3)

Future discs planned will include Mark Reizen (unissued opera recordings), A. Nezhdanova, Ivan Kozlovsky (rare early recordings), Elena Stepanova, A. Baturin, G.Bolshakov, D. Gamrekeli, X. Derjinskaya, P. Nortsov, V. Slivinsky, A.I.Alexeev (full assembly of records of this forgotten lyrical tenor, including live records from a stage of the Bolshoi theatre 1930 х), S.N.Streltsov, N.N.Ozerov, E.D.Kruglikova (the rare not
published records), E.F.Smolenskaya, E.K.Mezheraup, A.A.Byshevskaja,
O.J.Leonteva, N.D.Shpiller (rare, including live records), E.V.Shumskaja,
G.M.Nelepp, V.N.Lubentsov, V.I.Kilchevsky, V.I.Borisenko, M.P.Maksakova,
A.F.Krivchenja, V.A.Davidova

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