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Opera in 4 Acts with a Prologue Libretto by the composer after the Tragedy by Alexander Pushkin Version and orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Boris Godunov – Ivan Petrov Feodor – Valentina Klepatskaya Xenia – Tamara Sorokina Nurse to Xenia – Yevgeniya Verbitskaya Prince Vasily Ivanovich Shuisky – Georgy Shulpin Andrey Schelkalov – Alexey Ivanov Pimen – Mark Reshetin Grigory, the Pretender – Vladimir Ivanovsky Marina Mnishek – Irina Arkhipova
CD 1 PROLOGUE / Scene 1 1. Introduction. Andante 2. Well then, what’s wrong with you? 3. Who are you abandoning us to? 4. Who are you abandoning us to?-2 5. Orthodox folk! The boyar is implacable! 6. Glory to Thee, Creator in high Scene 2 7. Introduction. Andantino alla Marcia 8. Long live Tsar Boris Feodorovich! 9. My soul is sad 10. Glory! Glory! Glory! ACT I / Scene 1 11. Just one more final story 12. Oh Lord, strong and righteous 13. Do not complain, brother 14. They are ringing for matins 15. Boris, Boris! Everything trembles before you Scene 2 16. Introduction. Allegro con brio 17. Innkeeper’s Song: I caught a grey drake 18. Give me some fun 19. Why have you fallen into thought, comrade?20. Varlaam’s Song: Here’s what happened at the town of Kazan 21. Why don’t you sing along? 22. We are humble elders, honest monks 23. What are you staring at me like that for? 24. And his aage…and his aage… CD 2 ACT 2 1. Where are you, my betrothed? 2. Oh, that’s enough, princess, my dear! 3. Song of the gnat: A gnat was chopping wood4. Clapping Song: My little tale is about this and that 5. What’s the matter? Has a wild beast surprised a sitting hen? 6. Boris’s recitative and aria: I have achieved absolute power 7. What have you come for? 8. Ah, it’s you, glorious orator 9. In Uglich, in the cathedral, in front of all the people 10. The chiming clock: Phew! I feel terrible! Let me catch my breath…
ACT 3 / Scene 1 11. Chorus of young girls from Sandomir: By the sky-blue waters of the Vistula 12. Enough! The beautiful lady is greatful 13. Marina’s Aria: Marina is bored. Oh, how bored! 14. Ah! Oh, it’s you, my father! 15. With tender, ardent words of love 16. What? You impudeny liar
Scene 2 17. At midnight…in the garden…by the fountain 18. Polonaise with chorus: I do not believe in your passion, sir 19. Dimitri! Tsarevich! 20. Duet: Oh, Tsarevich, I beg you CD 3 ACT 4 / Scene 1 1. Introduction. Moderato 2. What, is mass finished already? 3. Iron cap! 4. Out father and benefactor 5. A-ah!... Boris Scene 2 6. Introduction. Moderato 7. Well then? Let’s go and vote, boyars 8. What a pity that prince Shuisky isn’t here 9. He was whispering “Go away, go away” 10. Pimen’s narrative: A humble monk 11. The Tsarevich – quickly! 12. Farewell, my son, I am dying… 13. A bell! A knell! Scene 3 14. Introduction. Allegro 15. Bring him over here! 16. It’s nit a falcon flying in the heavens 17. The sun and moon have grown dark 18. Hurrah! Casting off the chains of bondage 19. Domine, Domine, salvum fac 20. Glory to you, Tsarevich 21. Glory to you, Tsarevich 22. We, Dimitri Ivanovich 23. Flow, flow, bitter tears! Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR
Recorded in Moscow, 1962.