NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908): The Tsar's Bride.
Catalogue Number: 07N059
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: "Tchaikovsky is, indeed, the most potent influence on the work. It is cast in separate but linked numbers, and draws in part on the kind of elegant, songlike melodic line of which Tchaikovsky was such a great master. Some of the duets are quite close in manner to those in Eugene Onegin. Yet there is also a strong folk influence..." - Gramophone, Aug. 1993. 2 CDs. No libretto. Ekaterina Kudriavchenko (soprano), Pyotr Gluboky (bass), Vladislav Verestnikov (baritone), Ninan Terentieva (mezzo), Sceshnikov Russian Academic Choir, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra; Andrey Chistiakov. Original 1993 Chant du Monde/Saison Russe release.