The Bolshoi Experience - Highlights from Russian Operas (2006)

GLINKA, Dargomyszki, Tchaikovsky, RACHMANINOFF, Borodin

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Alexander Vedernikov

 In 1776, Prince Pyotr Urusov and his English partner, Michael Maddox, set up a theatre company in Moscow after obtain- ing the imperial permission of the Empress, Catherine II. The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia traces its history back to this date: Mos- cow’s first permanent company and first professional opera-house was, in time, to become the country’s leading theatre. At the time, the Urusov theatre put on productions of opera, ballet and drama, and expected its artists to perform roles in all these genres: and to this day, the artists of the Bolshoi Theatre are also trained to act, as well as to sing and dance. The same principles underline the performance style of the Theatre’s orchestra. In addition to the virtuoso instrumental skills, its members are required to participate on an equal basis in the performance, in accord- ance with the spirit of the production.

 

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Alexander Vedernikov

Alexander Vedernikov is one of the most promising Russian conductors of the young generation. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory and in 1988 joined the Stanislavsky Theatre Moscow where he conducted many opera’s with great success. In the 2001/2002 season he became Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. Alexander Vedernikov conducted the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest with the Russian National Orchestra. 
He gave many concerts with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra in Russia and toured with them in Germany, Austria and the UK. He also conducted at opera houses such as the Metropolitan New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Semper Opera Dresden and La Scala. Alexander Vedernikov worked as guest conductor with many orchestras like The Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony.

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The Bolshoi Experience - Highlights from Russian Operas (2006)

GLINKA, Dargomyszki, Tchaikovsky, RACHMANINOFF, Borodin

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

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Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot
Recording location: Moscow
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"Glinka- From ""A Life for the Czar"" Act 2- After the battle the god of war - Polonaise and chorus"
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"Glinka- From ""A Life for the Czar"" Act 4- They sense the truth! - Ivan Susanin's aria"
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"Dargomyszki- From ""Russalka"" Act 3- Some unknown power - Prince's cavatina"
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"Dargomyszki- From ""Russalka"" Act 3- What does this mean? - Mad scene"
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"Tchaikovsky- From ""Iolanthe"", No, the charms of a voluptuous beauty (Vaud?mont's Romance)"
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"Tchaikovsky- From ""Queen of Spades"" Act 3- It is close on midnight already - Lisa's aria"
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"Tchaikovsky- From ""Mazeppa"" Act 2- Mazeppa's arioso"
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"Rachmaninoff- From ""Aleko"", Old Gipsy's Story"
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"Borodin- From ""Prince Igor"" Act 2- No sleep no rest - Prince Igor's aria (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)"
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"Borodin- From ""Prince Igor"" Act 2- Are you in good health, Prince? - Konchak's aria"
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"Borodin- From ""Prince Igor"" Act 2- Hey, bring the captive girls here! - Recitativo (orch. Rimsky-
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"Borodin- From ""Prince Igor"" Act 2- Polovetsian Dances"
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