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If you would like to contribute by sending the details of your favorite recordings or recordings of rare pieces of music, please do so. Below is a list of Operas recorded.

 

Based on a
post to rec.music.classical.recordings by EdStrick@io.com (Edwin Strickland).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ivan il Terribile (The Maid of Pskov) [1872]

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     (1) Shumilova, Pirogov, Nelep, Shchegolkov

        Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra/Simeon Sakharov, cond., recorded in 1947

        Melodiya vinyl: D-019333/8 (4 records)

 

 

     (2) Great Opera Performances, (March 18, 1969) / G.O.P. 720 /

        Thomas Schippers, Boris Christoff

 

 

  May Night [1878]

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    (1) Borisenko, Maslennikova, Lemeshev, Volovov, Krasovsky

       Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra/Vassily Nebolsin, cond., recorded in 1954 (?)

       Melodiya (vinyl) D-05404-9 (3 records)

 

 

    (2) Bolshoi / MK 05404/9 (mono) / Nebolsin

       Moscow R.Ch.S.O. (<1976) / DG 2709 063 (stereo) / Vladimir

       Fedoseyev

 

    (3) Erasova, Lapina, Potchapski, Tarashchenko, Arkhipov

       Bolshoi soloists/Sveshnikov Chorus/Andrei Chistyakov, cond., recorded in 1994

       Harmonia Mundi/Saison Russe RUS 288 103 (2 CDs)

 

 

  The Snow Maiden [1881]

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     (1) Bolshoi / MK 217e (mono) / Eugen Svetlanov

     (2) Belgrade / London XLLA (mono); Decca GOS 642/5 (stereo) /

         Baranovich

 

     (3) Sokolik, Arphipova, Vedernikov, Grigoriev

        Moscow Radio Orchestra and Chorus/Vladimir Fedoseyev, cond., recorded in 1977

        Melodiya/Chant du Monde LDC 2781027.29 (3 CDs)

          [Same on Melodiya/HMV/EMI vinyl: SLS 5102 (4 records)]

 

 

 

  Mlada [1889]

  -----

     ? / Reel-to-Reel at WU / ?

     Moscow R.Ch.O. (1962) / Melodiya 33C-0323/0330 (stereo) / Yevgeny

         Svetlanov

 

  Christmas Eve [1895]

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    (1) Shpiller, Kulagina, Legostayeva, Pontryagin, Krasovsky, Tarkhov

       Moscow Radio Chorus and Orchestra/Nikolai Golovanov, cond., recorded in 1948

       Melodiya vinyl: D-013693-8 (3 records) (mono)

       Melodiya D-013693-98 Ultraphone ULP 144/6

    

 

    (2) Forum Th.Or.; Yourlov A.Ch. (1990) / Chant du Monde LDC 288001/2

         (stereo) / Mikhail Yurovski

 

    (3) Moscow Forum Theatre Orchestra/Mikhail Yurovski, cond., recorded in 1991

        Harmonia Mundi/Saison Russe LDC 288001/2 (2 CDs)

 

 

  Sadko [1896]

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  (1) Shumskaya, Davidova, Nelep, Krassovsky. Guests: Kozlovsky, Lisitsian, Reizen

     Bolshoi/ Ultraphone ULP 127/30 (mono, on cassette) / Nicolai

         Golovanov

     Zagreb / Artia ALS 500/4 (pseudo) / Mladen Bashich

     Recorded in 1953.

 

 

  (2) Tsidipova, Tarassova, Diadkova, Galusin, Alexashkin.

     Guests: Grigorian, Gergalov,    Minzhilkiev

     Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, cond., recorded in 1993

     Philips 442 138-2 (3 CDs)

 

 

  Mozart & Salieri [1897]

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     (1) French / Olympic 9106 (pseudo) / Leobowitz

     (2) Russian / Colosseum 10420 (mono) / ? w. Reizen & Kozlovsky

     (3) Bulgarian R.TV.S, Obretenov Ch. / Harmonia Mundi HM 145 (stereo)

         / Stoyan Angelov

 

     (4) Bolshoi (1986) / Melodiya MCD 145 (stereo) / Mark Ermler

        ?

 

 

     (5) Mozart und Salieri (in German)

        Schreier, Adam

        Staatskapelle Dresden/Marek Janowski, cond., recorded in 1982

        EMI/Odeon 1C 065-46434 (1 record)

 

 

  Boyarina Vera Sheloga [1898]

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     ? / Harmonia Mundi ? / Ermler?

     Bulgarian N.R.S.O. / Fidelio 1877 (stereo) / Stoyan Angelov

 

 

  The Tsar's Bride [1898]

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   (1) Vishnevskaya, Arkhipova, Atlantov, Nesterenko

      Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus/Fuat Mansurov, cond., recorded in 1973

      Melodiya/Chant du Monde LDC 2781035.36 (2 CDs)

     [Same on Melodiya/Angel vinyl: SRC-4122 (4 records)]

 

 

 

  The Tale of Tsar Saltan [1900]

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   (1) Smolenskaya, Oleinichenko, Verbitskaya, Petrov, Ivanovski, Reshetin

      Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra/Vassily Nebolsin, cond., recorded in 1955

      Melodiya/Chant du Monde LDC 2781037.38 (2 CDs)

      MK 206C (mono, on cassette);2781037/38

      [Same on vinyl: Melodiya D-032909-14 (3 records)]

 

 

   (2) Zagreb / Artia ALS-502 (pseudo) / ?

 

 

  Kaschei the Immortal [1902]

  --------------------

  (1) Moscow Radio Ch. Or. (1948) / Melodiya 33D 032117/20 (mono) / S.

     mosud     CD  The Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh. . .

     [1904]

     USSR Radio / Melodya D-06489/90; MK 209D (mono) / V. Nebolsin

     CD

 

 

  (2) Terentieva, Jurina, Arkhipov

     Bolshoi Theater Orch. and Chorus/Andrei Chistiakov cond., recorded in 1991

     Harmonia Mundi/Saison Russe LDC 288 046 (1 CD)

 

 

  Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia

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  (1) Rozhdestvenskaya, Melnikova, Tarkhov, Petrov, Ivanovsky

     Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra/Vassily Nebolsin, cond., recorded in 1956

     Arlecchino ARL51-53 (3 CDs)

     [Same on vinyl: Melodiya D-06489-96 (4 records)]

 

  (2) Kalinina, Borisova, Piavko, Vedernikov, Raikov

     Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra/Yevgeni Svetlanov, cond., recorded in 1983

     Melodiya/Chant du Monde LDC 278 857/59 (3 CDs)

 

 

 

  The Golden Cockerel [1907]

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   (1) All Union R.Or.Ch. (c. 1963) / West. WGSO 8241 (stereo);

 

   (2) Ultraphone ULP 108/10 (mono) / Alexei Kovalev

 

   (3) Brileva, Udalova, Gaponova, Eizen, Mishenkin

      Bolshoi Orchestra and Chorus/Evgeny Svetlanov, cond., recorded in 1988

      MCA AED2-10391 (2 CDs)

 

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