AQVR 402-2
The Early Russian Opera
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Opera in one act

Libretto by N. Lvov, edited by Ya. Galitsky

Grandfather Abram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trofim Antonenko

Timofey, his son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anatoly Orfenov

Yanka, a friend of Timofey . . . . . . . . . . . . Vladimir Zakharov

Arina, the wife of Timofey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna Matyushina

The coachmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivan Kartavenko

                                                               Alexei Sabadashev

                                                                       Boris Dobrin

The officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osip Abdulov

The officer's batman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sergei Fomichev

The aristocrat's son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anatoly Kubatsky

Opera Chorus and Orchestra of Folk Instruments of the Radio Data Committee

Conductor - Viktor Smirnov, choirmaster - K. Lebedev, L. Popov

Director - Osip Abdulov

Recorded in 1952


  1. Overture

  2. Scene (Yanka, Abram, the ñoachmen)

  3. Choir «The Nightingale sings not for my father» (the ñoachmen)

  4. Scene (Yanka, Timofey)

  5. Timofey's song «Ardent is a young man's heart»

  6. Scene (Yanka, Timofey, the ñoachmen, Abram, officer, the officer's batman)

  7. The song with the chorus «The falcon is flying high» (the coachmen)

  8. Scene (the officer, the officer's batman, Yanka, the ñoachmen, Timofey)

  9. Timofey and Yanka's duet «Among the coachmen»

10. Scene (Timofey, Yanka, Arina, the coachmen, Abram, the officer, the officer's batman)

11. Trio «If only I was a fledgling» (The officer's batman, Yanka, the coachmen)

12. Scene (Arina, the aristocrat's son, Yanka, the officer, the coachmen)

13. Ensemble «Shall we buy you Filyushka» (Timofey, Yanka, choir)

14. Scene (Abram, Timofey)

15. Ensemble «The young soldier's wife» (Arina, Timofey, Abram, Yanka, choir)

16. The song «The birch tree swayed in the field» (Timofey, Arina, Yanka, choir)

17. Scene (officer, Abram)

18. March (orchestra)

19. Scene (Yanka, the coachmen, Abram, officer, Timofey)

20. The final chorus «Open up like a flower»

Bonus:

Russian folk songs performed by Anatoly Orfenov and Trofim Antonenko

A. Orfenov

21. In the flower garden, in the vegetable garden

22. Behind the yard is a little, green field (arr. A. Aksenov)

23. Do you remember me, my darling (arr. M. Matveyev)

24. Die-away, die-away, stormy weather (arr. G. Kirkor)

25. The girl was traveling from Kazan

26. As on the grass

27. Get up at dawn (arr. A. Gretchaninov)

28. On the little field next to the river (arr. N. Klenovsky)

29. The Danube (arr. A. Novikov)

30. As it was on the Volga («Stepan Razin», arr. A. Castalsky)

T. Antonenko

31. The drake (arr. A. Semenov)

32. The duckling in the Meadow (arr. A. Semenov)


Guitar: Àlexander Ivanov-Kramskoy (21)

Ensemble of All-union Radio, conducted by Vitaly Gnutov (22)

Folk Instruments Ensemble, conducted by Pyotr Alekseev (23-26)

All-union Radio Orchestra, conducted by Leonid Pyatigorsky (27)

Song Ensemble of All-union Radio conducted by Vasily Tselikovsky (28, 29), C. Elyashkevich (30)

Domras sextet conducted by Alexander Semenov (31, 32)

Recorded:1938 (31 32) 1947 (25, 26), 1948 (22-24, 27, 30) 1949 (21) 1952 (29), 1956 (28)

From K. Vershinin's private collection (30-32)

Total playing time 77:27