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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov [Box set]

Modest P. Mussorgsky , Claudio Abbado , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra , Anatoly Kotscherga , Marjana Lipovsek , Samuel Ramey , Sergej Larin , Sergei Leiferkus , Philip Langridge , Valentina Valente Audio CD
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listen  1. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Prologue, Scene 1: Introduction (Voice) 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Well then, what's wrong with you?" (Michail Krutikov) (Voice)0:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Who are you adandoning us to" (Chorus, Wojciech Drabowicz, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Who are you adandoning us to" (Chorus, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"True believers! The boyar is implacable." (Albert Shagidullin) (Voice) 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Glory to Thee, Creator on high" (Chorus) (Voice) 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Did you hear what the holy pilgrims said?" (Chorus, Wojciech Drabowicz, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Scene 2: Introduction (Voice) 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Long live Tsar Boris Fyodorovich!" (Chorus, Mityukha, Police Officer) (Voice) 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"My soul is sad" (Boris) (Voice) 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Glory!" (Chorus) (Voice) 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Act I, Scene 1: Introduction (Voice)0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Just one final story" (Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"O Lord, strong and righteous" (Chorus, Sergei Larin, Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Do not complain, brother" (Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"For a long time, honoured father" (Sergei Larin, Samuel Ramey) (Voice)0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"I arrived at night" (Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"How old was the murdered Tsarevich?" (Sergei Larin, Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"They are ringing for matins" (Samuel Ramey, Chorus, Sergei Larin) (Voice) 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Scene 2: Introduction (Voice)0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"I caught a grey drake" (Elena Zaremba) (Voice) 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Give me some fun" (Elena Zaremba, Helmut Wildhaber, Gleb Nikolsky) (Voice) 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Why are you so pensive, comrade?" (Gleb Nikolsky, Sergei Larin, Elena Zaremba, Helmut Wildhaber) (Voice) 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Here's what happened at the town of Kazan" (Gleb Nikolsky) (Voice) 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Why don't you sing along?" (Gleb Nikolsky, Sergei Larin, Helmut Wildhaber, Elena Zaremba, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"We are humble elders, honest monks" (Gleb Nikolsky, Helmut Wildhaber, Michail Krutikov, Sergei Larin, Elena Zaremba) (Voice) 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"What are you staring at me like that for" (Gleb Nikolsky, Michail Krutikov, Elena Zaremba, Sergei Larin) (Voice) 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"And his age... and his age..." (Gleb Nikolsky, Helmut Wildhaber, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Act II: "Where are you, my betrothed" (Valentina Valente, Liliana Nichiteanu) (Voice) 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Oh, that's enough, princess, my dear!" (Eugenia Gorochovskaya, Valentina Valente) (Voice) 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"A gnat was chopping wood" (Eugenia Gorochovskaya, Liliana Nichiteanu) (Voice) 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"My little tale is about this and that" (Eugenia Gorochovskaya, Liliana Nichiteanu) (Voice) 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"What's the matter? Has a wild beast surprised a sitting hen?" (Anatoly Kotcherga, Valentina Valente, Eugenia Gorochovskaya, Liliana Nichiteanu) (Voic 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"I have achieved absolute power" (Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Hey, pss!" (Nannies, Anatoly Kotcherga, Alexander Fedin, Liliana Nichiteanu) (Voice) 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Our little parrot was with the nannies" (Liliana Nichiteanu, Anatoly Kotcherga, Philip Langridge) (Voice) 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Ah, it's you, glorious orator" (Liliana Nichiteanu, Anatoly Kotcherga, Philip Langridge) (Voice) 7:08$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen10. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"In Uglich, in the cathedral, in front of all the people" (Philip Langridge, Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Phew! I feel terrible! Let me catch my breath" (Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Act III, Scene 1: "By the sky-blue waters of the Vistula, under a shady willow" (Chorus, Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Enough! The beautiful lady is grateful" (Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Marina is bored. Oh, how bored!" (Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Ah! Oh, it's you, my father" (Marjana Lipovšek, Sergei Leiferkus) (Voice) 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"With tender, ardent words of love" (Marjana Lipovšek, Sergei Leiferkus) (Voice) 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"What? You impudent liar!" (Marjana Lipovšek, Sergei Leiferkus) (Voice) 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Scene 2: "At midnight, in the garden, by the fountain" (Sergei Larin) (Voice) 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Tsarevich!" (Sergei Leiferkus, Sergei Larin) (Voice) 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Can a humble and sinful man, praying for his dear ones" (Sergei Leiferkus, Sergei Larin) (Voice) 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Tsarevich, hide!" (Sergei Leiferkus, Sergei Larin) (Voice)0:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Polonaise - "I do not believe in your passion, sir" (Marjana Lipovšek, Chorus) (Voice) 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"That crafty Jesuit, he has got me firmly in the grip" (Sergei Larin, Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"How long and agonizing" (Sergei Larin, Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 6:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Oh, Tsarevich, I beg you" (Sergei Larin, Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice) 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Oh, my turtledoves!" (Sergei Leiferkus, Sergei Larin, Marjana Lipovšek) (Voice)0:45$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Act IV, Scene 1 (1869 Version): Introduction (Voice) 1:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"What, is mass finished already?" (Chorus, Wojciech Drabowicz) (Voice) 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Trrr, trrr - Iron cap" (Chorus, Alexander Fedin) (Voice) 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Aaah! Boris" (Alexander Fedin, Anatoly Kotcherga, Philip Langridge) (Voice) 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Scene 1 (1874 Version): Introduction (Voice) 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Exalted boyars!" (Albert Shagidullin) (Voice) 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Well, then? Let's go and vote, boyars" (Boyars) (Voice) 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"What a shame that prince Shuisky isn't here" (Boyars, Philip Langridge) (Voice) 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"He was whispering: keep away, keep away" (Philip Langridge, Anatoly Kotcherga, Boyars) (Voice) 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Here, by the front entrance" (Philip Langridge, Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"A humble monk" (Samuel Ramey, Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Once, in the evening" (Samuel Ramey) (Voice) 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"The Tsarevich - quickly!" (Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice)0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Farewell, my son!" (Anatoly Kotcherga) (Voice) 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"A bell! A Funeral knell!" (Anatoly Kotcherga, Monks, Liliana Nichiteanu, Boyars) (Voice) 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/Scene 2: Introduction (Voice)0:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Bring him over here!" (Tramps) (Voice) 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"It's not a falcon flying in the heavens" (Tramps) (Voice) 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"The sun and moon have grown dark" (Helmut Wildhaber, Gleb Nikolsky, Tramps) (Voice) 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Hey ho!" (Chorus, Helmut Wildhaber, Gleb Nikolsky, Tramps) (Voice) 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Domine, Domine, salvum fac" (Wojciech Drabowicz, Michail Krutikov, Tramps, Helmut Wildhaber, Gleb Nikolsky) (Voice) 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/March - Glory to you, Tsarevich" (Helmut Wildhaber, Gleb Nikolsky, Tramps) (Voice) 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"We, Dimitri Ivanovich" (Sergei Larin, Wojciech Drabowicz, Michail Krutikov) (Voice) 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts With a Prologue/"Flow, flow, bitter tears" (Alexander Fedin) (Voice) 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Anatoly Kotscherga, Marjana Lipovsek, Samuel Ramey, Sergej Larin, Sergei Leiferkus, et al.
  • Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Composer: Modest P. Mussorgsky
  • Audio CD (May 3, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029L4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Claudio Abbado uses Mussorgsky's text in a condition almost as complete as Mstislav Rostropovich's but avoiding some overlap from variant readings. He brings to his conducting the same vitality and scrupulous attention to small details that are familiar from his work in Italian opera. His cast is good throughout and particularly strong in the leading roles. This is a Boris to live with, one that gets better with repeated hearings. --Joe McLellan

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This 3 CD set features the opera in four acts with a Prologue.

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent! March 20, 2000
By Izolda
Format:Audio CD
"Wow" indeed! This is one of the most electrifying opera recordings I have ever heard and one of the most perfectly recorded. A real musical feast! I agree that Abbado is probably the best Russian music conductor today. I admire Gergiev's achievements and his indefatigability in propagating this repertoire before the Western audiences - it was through Gergiev that I started my fascination with this incredible musical world, but now, after having heard Abbado's "Boris" I crave for more Russian pieces from the Italian conductor. His magnificent recording of "Khovanshchina" was a revelation to me and led me directly to his "Boris", another musical epiphany. I knew the opera from the two versions recorded by Gergiev, with which I would not part under any circumstances, but Abbado's set strenghten my admiration for this rich and intoxicating score. No admirer of this masterpiece can afford to be without the Abbado set, but Gergiev is also a must buy and I would have a hard time trying to decide which of these two (or three, in fact, since Gergiev's recording contains - on 5 CDs for the price of 3 - both versions of the opera) should be the best recommendation for a newcomer. There is nothing on the price level that would speak in favor of either recording, but Gergiev offers much more music for the same money and his recording is the most complete you will ever get (you can play both versions independently). Here you get two Boris's - two different singers to portray the hero - and both sing admirably and often touchingly, but Anatoly Kotcherga's Boris for Abbado is something of a marvel. His is a magnificent performance! Read more ›
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Boris Godunov December 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Everyone knows that Claudio Abbado is the finest living Verdi and Rossini conductor, but few know that he probably is the finest Russian Music conductor since Mravinsky too. And even if his Stravinsky and Prokofiev are marvelous, it is his Mussorgsky that really stands out. Abbado presents Boris Godunov as a big, colorful and powerful canvas. Of course he prefers the original Mussorgsky scoring, and in his hands (and the Berlin Philharmonic's) it sounds unbelievably gorgeous. His cast is mostly excellent. Bass Anatoly Kotcherga is very impressive vocally, and very moving as the Zar. Marjana Lipovsek is equally good as Marina. There is no better recorded Dmitri than Sergei Larin, so it is a pity that Sam Ramey was chosen as Pimen. He sings very well as expected, but his smooth voice sounds alien in this opera, rather like using Luigi Alva as Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess. But in general this is the finest, most deeply felt Boris Godunov of the stereo era. The 5 CD Kirov recording in PHILIPS is also a "must" for collectors, since it offers both versions of Boris for the price of 3 CD's. But Abbado's conducting is if anything, finer and more dramatic than Gergiev's, and Pimen excepted, his cast is far better. This is the Boris Godunov for your library.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The agony of evil isn't here--but everything else is September 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
For svirtuosic playing and excellent sound, I agree with the reviewer who picks this version of the Shostakovich edition (working from Mussorgsky's original orchestration) and the Karajan for Rimsky-Korsakov's more "civilzed" reorchestration. I think we're past the time when only one or the other can be approved; each is wonderful in its own way.

I just wanted to add that in theater tradition Boris is an agonized, guilty monster, a Czar who used murder to gain his throne. He attracts sympathy through overt suffering, not for any sympathetic quality other than love of his son. To portray this agony is essential, and it is almost impossible to overplay it so far as Russian audiences are concerned. Even the scenery-chewing Boris Christoff, who practically gets hysterical in the clock and death scenes, is actually right in line. Abbado's Boris, the estimable Anatoly Kotcherga, I find rather cool and restrained when it comes to guilt-ridden agony, but the overall cast is so good--especially Dmitri and Marina, who tend to be awful on Soviet recordings--that I agree wholeheartedly with the amazon reviewer. This is a Boris to live with for a long time to come.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE definitive Shostakovich version June 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
If I had to recommend Boris to anyone, I would first say that there ARE two versions. Secondly, both ARE worth getting. Thirdly, this IS the definitive "Shostakovich version"; and fourthly, the definitive "Rimsky-Korsakov arrangement" is that conducted by Herbert von-Karajan on Decca, with Nicolai Ghiaurov in the title role. That is, of course, if you want the BEST in my view.
I find it intriguing to compare the two versions and the tonal differences. This version also has a few extra scenes, but the differences have been more or less exhausted by other reviewers. My comment is on the quality of this recording, beginning with Abbado's conducting. As with his incomparable Khovanshchina, the detail, phrasing and passion of his reading humble and seduce you to the point of ecstasy! The pace is brisk but never rushed and none of Boris' pathos and guilt is lost.
This brings me to the singers and a continuous line of superlatives. The chorus- the very voice and soul of the Russian people- is superb in their harmonisation of Mussorgsky's more "rustic" arrangement. The dark comedy is well portrayed both in their forced supplications and more genuine internal bickerings in the first scene. Throughout the recording, they capture the subtle tonal discords that bring this recording "closer to the original" Mussorgsky composition. And then Boris himself: Kotscherga, like Ghiaurov, is gifted with a naturally deep, sonorous bass voice, but this is a completely different Boris. While Ghiaurov's more lordly tone is all the more tragic for his broken character in the end where he softens his voice (with brilliant contrasting effect), Kotscherga's more sombre voice shows a growingly tortured Tsar from beginning to climatic end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abbado succeeds with his “Boris”
This polished and consistent version of Modest Mussorgsky’s groundbreaking “Boris Godunov” features an impressive group of all-star musicians. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jt52
4.0 out of 5 stars Boris Godunov
This work is indeed an opera that doesn't appear to offer many notable melodies, but as a whole, this opera is dense. that's what I love about Boris Godunov. Read more
Published on August 27, 2011 by Someone with an opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Singing backed by Abbado's Flair for Mussorgsky
This is a top choice in this opera - I merely add a review to alert potential buyers that this set has just - September 7th - been offered in a super budget version available at... Read more
Published on September 10, 2009 by Doug - Haydn Fan
3.0 out of 5 stars A dissenting voice
Mozart's da Ponte operas and Boris Godunov: The world's four greatest operas, in the view of an old schoolteacher. Read more
Published on February 20, 2008 by Dr Carl
5.0 out of 5 stars Full and glowing
Caludio Abbado recorded Boris Godunov in its original version with speeds that regularly press ahead, and the urgency of the composer's inspiration is conveyed without reducing the... Read more
Published on December 10, 2007 by Tanis
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Glowing reviews on Abbado and his fine castings performance.
Makes my job alot easier :-)
Was there a finer Boris as Anatoly Kotcherga? The finest ever cast. Read more
Published on January 12, 2006 by paul best
5.0 out of 5 stars A monumental achivement
This is one phenominal recording! As Boris, Anatoly Kotcherga is truly awesome, and Marjana Lipovsek is almost spellbinding as Marina. Read more
Published on November 10, 2002 by gregory l. carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Here you have a stong cast of singers doing their roles with great musicality and character. Claudio Abbado conducts the score with great care and love. Read more
Published on March 26, 2000 by Greg Hales
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This is Abbado conducting the Berliner Philarmoniker -What can go wrong? The cast is very well chosen and if you like Boris Godunov, this is the one.
Published on March 7, 2000 by Jack Skellington
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