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Taneyev "The Oresteia" - Sophia Preobrazhenskaya Vol. 7 (CD)

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    A Musical Trilogy in 3 parts and 8 scenes
    Libretto by A. Wenkstern, based on the trilogy by Aeschylus.

    CD1 (64:24)
    1. Overture "The Oresteia" 17:25
    2. Introduction to a musical trilogy 2:02

    Part One. Agamemnon Scene One
    3. Oh, tell us, oh Queen (Clytemnestra, chorus) 3:38

    Scene Two
    4. Day of Glory! Our warriors return (chorus) 5:23
    5. Oh, my King! My glory, my love (Clytemnestra, Agamemnon) 9:03
    6. The bloody deed so long conceived (Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, chorus) 4:28
    7. Agamemnon! Proud glory of Greece (Aegisthus, Clytemnestra) 5:04

    Part Two. The Coeforos (Libation Bearers)
    Scene One

    8. Oh, my soul is filled with horror (Clytemnestra) 5:08
    9. Clytemnestra, do you recognize me? (Ghost of Agamemnon) 3:49
    10. A terrible dream I have seen (Clytemnestra, Elektra) 8:19

    CD2 (68:44)
    Scene Two
    1. Hermes! Mighty God! (Orestes) 4:54
    2. To appease the anger of Gods (Orestes, chorus) 1:40
    3. Hermes, oh mighty God (Elektra, chorus) 4:00
    4. What is this? A lock of hair? (Elektra, Orestes) 17:11

    Scene Three
    5. Oh, woe! Aegisthus is dead! (Slave, Clytemnestra) 1:56
    6. Oh my child, do not raise your hand (Clytemnestra) 6:12

    Part Three. The Eumenides (Avenging Goddesses)
    Scene One

    7. Entre'acte.
    A rest, a rest, where do I find a rest? (Orestes, furies)

    Scene Two
    8. Symphonic introduction

    Scene Three
    9. The tribunal will decide my fate (Orestes, chorus)
    10. Scene of Judgement (Orestes, Areopagites, chorus)
    11. Finale (Orestes, Pallas Athena, chorus)

    Characters and Performers:
    Agamemnon, King of Argos - Victor Morozov, bass
    Clytemnestra, his wife - Sophia Preobrazhenskaya, mezzo-soprano
    Aegisthus, his cousin - Konstantin Laptev, baritone
    Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra - Mikhail Dovenman, tenor
    Elektra, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra - Nina Serval, soprano
    Pallas Athena - Tatiana Lavrova, soprano
    Judge of the Areopagites - Ivan Melentiev, bass


    The Leningrad Radio Choir (chorus master Yury Slavnitsky)
    The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor: Gemal Dalgat

    Recording dates: 8 and 15 January, 1958

    Bonus track
    Part 2. Scene 1
    12. Oh, my soul is filled with horror (Clytemnestra)

    Sophia Preobrazhenskaya, mezzo-soprano
    The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor: Edouard Grikurov

    Recorded in 1951

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