Ruslan and Lyudmila

Soloists Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

19.9927.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Tracklist

1.
Act 1 Overture
05:18
2.
No 1- Introduction-Dela davno minuvsikh dnei
07:02
3.
Est pustynnyi kraj
07:57
4.
No. 2- Lyudmila's Cavatina- Grustno mne, roditel dorogoi
08:01
5.
No. 3- Finale- Chada rodimye
06:03
6.
Chto sluchilos
08:39
7.
No. 4- Entr'acte
03:11
8.
No. 5- Finn's Ballad- Dobro pozhalovat, moi syn
08:30
9.
No. 6- Duet of Finn and Ruslan
02:05
10.
No. 7- Scene and Farlaf's Rondo
04:13
11.
Rondo- Blizok uz chas torzhestva moego
03:48
12.
No. 8- Ruslan's aria- O pole, pole
06:18
13.
Dai, Perun, bulatnyi mech
04:43
14.
No. 9- Scene with the Head
02:33
15.
No. 10- Finale- The Tale of the Head
03:31
16.
Act 3- No. 11- Entr'acte
02:40
17.
No. 12- Persian Chrous- Lozhitsya v pole mrak
04:40
18.
Gorislava's Scene and Cavatina- Kakie sladostnye zvuki
04:36
19.
No. 14- Ratmir's Aria- I zhar, i znoi smenila nochi ten
11:49
20.
No. 15- Dances
13:02
21.
No. 16- Finale- O moi Ratmir!
06:23
22.
Vityazi! Kovarnaya Naina
04:20
23.
No. 17- Entr'acte
01:35
24.
No. 18- Lyudmila's Scene and Aria
05:03
25.
Akh ty dolya, dolushka
10:17
26.
No 19- March of Chernomor
04:54
27.
No. 20- Oriental Dances- a-Turkish Dance (Allegretto)
02:15
28.
b- Arabian Dance (allegro con spirito)
01:40
29.
c- Lesginka (Caucasian Dance)
03:13
30.
No. 21- Chorus- Pogibnet, nezhannyij prishlets!
03:11
31.
No. 22- Finale- Pobeda, pobeda, Lyudmila
07:18
32.
No. 23- Entr'acte
02:43
33.
No. 24- Ratmir's Romance
06:38
34.
No. 25- Recitative and Chorus- Vsyo tikho!
01:50
35.
No. 26- Duet of Ratmir and Finn
06:18
36.
No. 27- Finale- Akh ty svet,- Luydmila
05:09
37.
Kogo nam bogi shlyut?
04:35
38.
Slava velikim bogam
07:09

Total time: 03:23:10

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Composers

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording location

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, April 23rd-27th, 2003 (Live Recording)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

Balance Engineer:

Jean-Marie Geijsen

SKU

PTC5186034

Release Date July 7, 2015
SKU PTC5186034

Press reviews

“opera as it was meant to be heard”

This is the Ruslan and Lyudmila we’ve been waiting for. The music flows. The singers are all excellent. The chorus is clear, the Bolshoi orchestra is fantastic. Performance-wise, there is little if anything that I would complain about.

In multichannel, the orchestra, the chorus and soloists are in perfect balance. Virtually every detail of the orchestration is crystal clear, the different vocal timbres of the choir nicely separated, the soloists in good perspective, all the while harmony and balance between the assembled forces is maintained. The violins are bright, but always nice and warm. There is good separation between the various string voices. The brass instruments are the most spectacular: recorded with a true three-dimensional sonority. They are never two-dimensional, squeeky or congested.

Percussion has just the right amount of bang and reverb. In other words, this thing sounds like a concert. I’ll go even further and say that it actually sounds better than a concert.

This new critical version goes back to the original Glinka scores and attempts to recreate the opera as it was meant to be heard, rather than the version which has been played in the past century.

A very special Thank You to Pentatone for releasing this. I’ve waited a long time to hear Ruslan and Lyudmila given the proper treatment. The result is worth the wait.

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