NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908): May Night.
Catalogue Number: 06O046
Reference: MEL CD 10 01840
Description: Also neglected (again, only one other CD recording) is this 1880 work which is packed to the brim with Ukrainian folk elements. From looking at the not-exactly-famous list of singers below in this 1973 recording, it would appear that the Russians weren't crazy about it either. But it won the French Grand Prix du Disque in 1976! 2 CDs. No libretto. Konstantin Lisovsky (tenor), Lyudmila Sapegina (mezzo), Ivan Budrin (baritone), Alexei Krivchenya (bass), USSR Radio and TV Choir and Orchestra; Vladimir Fedoseyev.