Borodin: Overture to an Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor". A2. Polovtsian Dances.
Artist: Philharmonia Hungarica, Siegfried Köhler, Song: Prince Igor, Act II: Polovtsian Dances, Duration: 15:26, File type: mp3. №354347033. Philharmonia Hungarica, Siegfried Köhler, Conductor Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances.
Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances. Philharmonia Hungarica, Siegfried K hler. 5:26. Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances. London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti, Joh. 3:49. Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor,. Dalibor Jedli ka, Czech Philharmonic, Pragu. 3:25. A Life for the Tsar, Act II Mazurka. Orquesta Filarm nica Peralada.
During the Soviet era the opera was known under the name Ivan Susanin (Russian: "Иван Сусанин"). The original Russian libretto, based on historical events, was written by Nestor Kukolnik, Egor Fyodorovich (von) Rozen, Vladimir Sollogub and Vasily Zhukovsky.
Borodin Overture, Prince Igor. Prince Igor (Russian: Князь Игорь, Knyaz' Igor') is an opera in four acts with a prologue, written and composed by Alexander Borodin. The composer adapted thelibretto from the East Slavic epic The Lay of Igor's Host, which recounts the campaign of Russian prince Igor Svyatoslavich against the invading es in 1185. He also incorporated material drawn from two medieval Kievan chronicles.
Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov). 2. Stanislav Gorkovenko, Vato Kahi, Jahni Mardjani. A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin; Zhizn' za tsarya), opera, G. xii. 5. Overture.
Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor, Overture. Aleksandr Borodin - Polovetsian Dances from "Prince Igor".
To me, the Sofia's "Polovtsian Dances" has clearer articulation and fluency than the Kirov's. Probably no other version of these dances comes close. The soloists, especially the baritones, are fine and don't make a single mistake. The percussive instruments stand out very well. The climax to the luscious finale may be a bit off, but it's a small flaw; this is (or was) an excellent recording of Prince Igor. This is now being sold as a collectible item, so get it while you still can.
|Borodin: Overture to an Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor"|
|Glinka: Overture to and 3 Dances from "A Life for the Tsar"|
- Composed By – Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
- Conductor – Siegfried Köhler
- Orchestra – Philharmonia Hungarica
- Sleeve Notes – Richard Freed
NotesMy QTV 34701 is made in the USA.
|29 384-5||Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Philharmonia Hungarica, Siegfried Köhler||Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Philharmonia Hungarica, Siegfried Köhler - Russische Tänze (LP)||Intercord||29 384-5||Germany||1977|