DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): The Gamblers, Op. 63 (Vladmir Tarkhov, Nikolai Kurpe [tenor], Valery Belykh, Vladimir Rybasenko [basses], Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Live recording Sept. 18, 1978), The Nose, Op. 15 (Eduard Akimov [baritone], Belykh [bass], Nina Sasulova [soprano], Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow Chamber Musical Theatre; Rozhdestvensky. Rec. 1975).

Catalogue Number: 01K012

Label: Melodiya

Reference: MEL CD 10 01192

Format: CD

Price: $35.98

Description: An incomplete work, staged only in 1978, The Gamblers was begun in 1942 while the composer was working on his Sym. No. 7 although its style, crisp, astringent and grotesque puts it more in line with The Nose of 1928. Only available recording of The Nose. 2 CDs. No libretto; English synopses.

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