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Simon Butteriss on Pushkin

The singer, writer, director and broadcaster Simon Butteriss explores the use of Pushkin's writings in music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky Korsakov.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Aleko: Overture

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 453 453-2.
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    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Aleko: Aleko's cavatina

    Singer: Sergei Petrovich Leiferkus. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 453 453-2.
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    • 10.
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Gli Zingari: Act 2 - Dammi un amore

    Singer: Roberto Alagna. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • EMI Classics : 7243 5 57627 2 6.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen Of Spades: Act 3, Scene 2

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Singer: Maria Guleghina. Singer: Gegham Grigorian. Choir: Kirov Chorus St Petersburg.
    • PHILIPS : 438-141-2.
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    • 6.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Pique-Dame: Overture

    Orchestra: Cologne Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Michail Jurowski.
    • CPO : 777 480-2.
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    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Mavra: duet

    Singer: Tatiana Kravtsova. Singer: Alexei Martynov. Ensemble: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9488.
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    • 8.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov: Boris' death

    Singer: Ruggero Raimondi. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra.
    • APEX : 2564-61520-2.
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  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov: Love duet

    Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. Singer: Vyacheslav Polozov. Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • APEX : 2564-61520-2.
    • APEX.
    • 5.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Golden Cockerel: Act II - the Queen's Entrance

    Singer: Elena Stoyanova. Orchestra: Sofia National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Dimiter Manolov.
    • Capriccio : 10 760/61.
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    • 2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Mozart And Salieri: Scene 2 (extract)

    Singer: Vladimir Bogachov. Singer: Nikita Storoyev. Orchestra: I Musici de Montréal. Conductor: Yuli Turovsky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9149.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.
  • Cesar Cui

    A Feast In Time Of Plague (extract)

    Singer: Andrei Baturkin. Singer: Dmitry Stepanovich. Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Kuzmich Polyansky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 1020-1.
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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Mazeppa: Finale

    Singer: Галина Владимировна Горчакова. Singer: Sergej Larin. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 439-906-2.
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  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romances On Poems By Pushkin, Op.46a: Regeneration and A Jealous Maiden

    Singer: Sergei Petrovich Leiferkus. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 439 860-2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan I Lyudmila: Overture

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS : 446 746-2.
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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin: Final scene

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Singer: Mirella Freni. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: James Levine.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 423-959-2.
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    • 11.

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