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Ruslan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Reizen

Lyudmila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valeria Barsova

Svetozar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxiim Mikhailov

The Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxiim Mikhailov

Gorislava . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elena Slivinskaya

Ratmir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizaveta Antonova

Farlaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vassily Lubentsov

Finn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikandr Khanaev

Naina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyubov Stavrovskaya

Bayan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solomon Khromchenko

         Choir and orchestra of the Bolshoi theatre

  Conductor – Samuil Samosud, choir master - Max Cooper

                        Recorded in 1938

CD1 (64:49)

  1. Overture

Act I

  2. The first song of Bayan

  3. The second song of Bayan

  4. Chorus

  5. Lyudmila's cavatina

  6. Finale

Act II

  7. Entr'acte

  8. Finn's ballad

  9. Ruslan and Finn's duettino

10. Farlaf and Naina's scene

11. Farlaf's rondo

CD2 (73:26)

  1. Ruslan's aria

  2. Scene with the Head

Act III

  3. Entr'acte

  4. Persian chorus

  5. Gorislava's cavatina

  6. Ratmir's aria

  7. Dances in Naina's castle

  8. Finale

Act IV

  9. Entr'acte

10. Scene (Lyudmila, choir)

11. Lyudmila's aria and scene (Lyudmila, choir)

12. Chernomor's march

CD3 (67:43)

Act IV (continue)

Oriental dances in Chernomor's garden

  1. a) Turkish

  2. b) Arabian

  3. c) Lezghinka

  4. Chorus

  5. Finale

Act V

  6. Ratmir's romance

  7. Recitative (Ratmir, choir) and duet (Ratmir, Finn)

  8. Scene (Svetozar, Farlaf, choir)

  9. Scene (Ruslan, Lyudmila, Ratmir, Gorislava, Svetozar, choir)

10. Final chorus

Bonus tracks:

11. Farlaf's rondo (act 2) tonfilm

12. Ruslan's aria (act 2) Gramplasttrest 03568

Valeria Barsova's rare tonfilm recordings

13. Cio-cio-san's arioso (G. Puccini «Madama Butterfly»)

14. Recitative and waltz of Juliet (C. Gounod «Romeo and Juliet», act 1)

15. Duet of Romeo and Juliet (C. Gounod «Romeo and Juliet», act 2)

16. Philine's polonaise (A. Thomas «Mignon», act 2)

17. Farandole (G. Bizet)

18. Waltz (L. Arditi)

19. Tarantella (G. Rossini - C. Pepoli)

Mark Reizen (11), Maxim Mikhailov (12), Georgy Vinogradov (15)

Conductors - Samuil Samosud (11), Alexander Melik-Pashaev (12), Alexander Orlov (13-19)

Recorded in: 1936 (12), 1939 (13, 14, 16-19), 1942 (11), early 1940s (15)


CD4 (72:08)

Mikhail Glinka «Ruslan and Lyudmila» (fragments of the opera)

Moscow, Gramplasttrest, 1937-1938

Ruslan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander Baturin

Lyudmila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valeria Barsova

Gorislava . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elena Slivinskaya

Ratmir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronislava Zlatogorova

Naina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyubov Stavrovskaya

Bayan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solomon Khromchenko

      Choir and orchestra of the Bolshoi theatre

            Conductor – Samuil Samosud

  1. Overture / 05972-3

  2. The second song of Bayan (act 1) / 06388

  3. Lyudmila's cavatina (act 1) / 06400-1

  4. Entr'acte (act 2) / 06997

  5. Ruslan's aria (act 2) / 06435-7

  6. Persian chorus (act 3) / 06434

  7. Gorislava's cavatina (act 3) / 06461-2

  8. Ratmir's aria (act 3) / 06361-3

  9. Dances in Naina's castle (act 3) / 06385-7

10. Chernomor's march (act 4) / 06207

11. Turkish and arabian dances (act 4) / 06209

12. Lezghinka (act 4) / 06208

Bassoon solo: Ivan Vorobiev (7)

Recorded in: 1937 (1), November 29, 1937 (10-12), January 7-9, 1938 (8), January16,1938 (2, 9), end of January 1938 (3), February 10, 1938 (5, 6), February 19, 1938 (7), 1938 (4)



Composers: Glinka M. I.
Performers: Reizen M. O.