Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchei the Immortal

Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchei the Immortal

MEL CD 10 02605 (Melodiya, CD)


Playing time: 71'34"
Tracks: 15
Booklet pages: 24
© 2019 Melodiya
Main country of recording: RU
Country of manufacture: RU
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchei the Immortal published on 23 May 2020

Listen: Rimsky-Korsakov: White blizzard, snowstorm (Kashchei the Immortal) (track 5, 1:34-2:30)

Pavel Pontryagin, tenor (Kashchei the Immortal)
Natalia Rozhdestvenskaya, soprano (Tsarevna Beloved Beauty)
Pavel Lisitsian, baritone (Prince Ivan-Korolevich)
Lyudmila Legostayeva, mezzo-soprano (Kashcheyevna)
Konstantin Polyaev, bass (Burya-Bogatyr)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
All-Union Radio Choir
Samuil Samosud, conductor

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

Kashchei the Immortal, autumn tale - an opera in one Act to a libretto by the composer

Scene 1
1 Days without gleam, sleepless nights
2 I see the maiden of beauty wonderful
3 Goy! You, magician-sluggard!
4 The secret of nature is comprehended
5 White blizzard, snowstorm

Scene 2
6 The night falls, and gently wind lulled
7 The dead of night, there is no road farther
8 Welcome, my guest!
9 On the golden shallop, in the delightful dream
10 In arc bending thick twigs

Scene 3
11 Bai, Bai, Kashchei gray-haired
12 It seems?
13 Stop, my hero
14 Farewell, the favourite Prince
15 End of evil Tsardom

Recorded in 1949 in the Soviet Union