Colorado becomes the 38th State of the USA • A Little Big Horne, Mont, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and his men are massacred by Sioux Indians • Bulgarians rebel against Turkish misrule; massacre by Turkish troops arouses widespread anger; Serbia and Montenegro declare war on Turkey; Russia, too, threatens war • Scottish-born scientist Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone in the USA • Nicolas-August Otto (Ger) invents an internal combustion engine • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Fr) paints Le Moulin de la Galette • Winslow Homer (US) paints The Cotton-Pickers • Lewis Carroll (Eng): poem The Hunting of the Snark
Rutherford B. Hayes (Rep) becomes the 19th President of the USA • Queen Victoria (UK) is proclaimed Empress of India • Russo-Turkish War over Balkans (to 1878) • British annex Transvaal, South Africa, and Walvis Bay in south-west Africa • In Japan, The Satsuma Rebellion led by General Saigo Takamori is suppressed • Compulsory education for young children is introduced in Italy • Thomas Edison (US) invents the carbon microphone • Auguste Rodin (Fr) sculpts The Bronze Age • Leo Tolstoy (Russ): Anna Karenina • Henrik Ibsen (Nor): play The Pillars of Society • Anna Sewell (Eng): Black Beauty • Henry James (US): The American
Russians defeat Turks at Shipka Pass, Bulgaria, and take Andrianople (Edirne) in European Turkey • Britain sends troops to Constantinople • The treaties of San Stefano and Berlin reshape the Balkans; Romania, Montenegro and Serbia gain independence; Russia acquires Bassarabia, south west of Ukraine; Cyprus goes to Britain • Pope Pius IX dies; is succeeded by Leo XIII • Eadweard Muybridge (Eng) creates an early motion picture, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, using multiple cameras to capture a racehorse in motion • First weekly weather reports published in UK • Pierre Renoir (Fr) paints Madame Charpentier and her Children • Thomas Hardy (Eng): The Return of the Native
British fight Zulus in South Africa; Zulu leader Cetawayo captured and war ends • By agreement, Britain occupies the Khyber Pass between India and Afghanistan • Britain invades Afghanistan after the British Legion at Kabul is massacred; Emir Ya’qub abdicates • Britain and France resume joint control of Egypt • Irish Land League formed to help tenant farmers • Thomas Edison (US) invents an incandescent electric lamp • David Hughes (US) invents the spark-gap transmitter, a pioneering step towards radio • Auguste Rodin (Fr) sculpts St John the Baptist Preaching • Henrik Ibsen (Nor): play A Doll’s House • George Meredith (Eng): The Egoist • Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russ): The Brothers Karamazov
In Ireland, Charles Stewart Parnell, allied with the land league, leads a drive for Home Rule • Transvaal (South Africa) declares independence from Britain and proclaims itself a republic under the Boer leader Paul Kruger • Chile defeats Bolivia and Peru in the War of the Pacific; Chile gains valuable nitrate territory while Bolivia loses access to the Sea • The first cricket test match between England and Australia is played at Melbourne • Camille Pissarro (Fr) paints Washerwoman • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Eng) paints The Day Dream • Emile Zola (Fr): Nana • Louis Wallace (US): Ben Hur becomes the best-selling US novel of the century
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. His most acclaimed works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoevsky's oeuvre consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.
Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza
Fatinitza was the first full-length, three-act operetta by Franz von Suppé. The libretto by F. Zell (a pseudonym for Camillo Walzel) and Richard Genée was based on the libretto to La circassienne by Eugène Scribe (which had been set to music by Daniel Auber in 1861), but with the lead role of Wladimir, a young Russian lieutenant who has to disguise himself as a woman, changed to a trousers role; in other words, a woman played the part of the man who pretended to be a woman.
It premièred on 5 January 1876, at the Carltheater Vienna.
Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza
Henrik Ibsen’s drama Peer Gynt is staged in Christiania (now Oslo) with incidental music by Edvard Grieg (1875). The production is a great success, running for 37 performances until a fire destroys the theatre. This same year Grieg completes his Ballade in G minor (Op. 24) for piano.
Grieg - Ballade in G minor Op. 24
Tchaikovsky completes his ballet Swan Lake. Other compositions this year include the Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, the symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini and his Third String Quartet.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - The Kirov Ballet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Richard Winsor..........The Swan / The Stranger
Dominic North..........The Prince
Nina Goldman..........The Queen
Steve Kirkham..........The Press Secretary
Madelaine Brennan..........The Girlfriend
Joseph Vaughan..........The Young Prince
New Adventures Dance Company
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
New scenario by Matthew Bourne
New scenario by Matthew Bourne
The New London Orchestra
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Recorded live in 2012 in high definition at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Act 1: Prince Siegfried, his friends, and a group of peasants are celebrating the Prince's coming of age. Siegfried's mother arrives to inform him that she wishes for him to marry soon so that she may make sure that he does not disgrace their family line by his marriage. She has organised a ball where Siegfried is to choose his bride from among the daughters of the nobility. After the celebration, Siegfried and his friend, Benno, spot a flock of flying swans and decide to hunt them.
Act 2: Siegfried and Benno track the swans to a lake, but they vanish. A woman wearing a crown appears and meets the two men. She tells them that her name is Odette and she was one of the swans they were hunting. She tells them her story: Odette’s mother, a good fairy, had married a knight, but she died and the knight remarried. Odette’s stepmother was a witch who wanted to kill her, but her grandfather saved her. Odette's grandfather had cried so much over the death of Odette’s mother that he created the lake with his tears. Odette and her companions live in the lake with Odette’s grandfather, and can transform themselves into swans whenever they wish. Odette’s stepmother still wants to kill her, and stalks her in the form of an owl, but Odette has a crown which protects her from harm. When Odette gets married, the witch will lose the power to harm her. Siegfried falls in love with Odette but Odette fears that the witch will ruin their happiness.
Act 3: Several young noblewomen dance at Siegfried’s ball, but the Prince refuses to marry any of them. Baron von Rothbart and his daughter, Odile, arrive. Siegfried thinks that Odile looks like Odette, but Benno doesn’t agree. Siegfried dances with Odile as he grows more and more enamored with her, and eventually agrees to marry her. At that moment, Rothbart transforms into a demon, Odile laughs, and a white swan wearing a crown appears in the window. The Prince runs out of the castle.
Act 4: In tears, Odette tells her friends that Siegfried did not keep his vow of love. Seeing that Siegfried is coming, Odette’s friends leave and urge her to go with them, but Odette wants to see Siegfried one last time. A storm begins. Siegfried enters and begs Odette for forgiveness. Odette refuses and attempts to leave. Siegfried snatches the crown from her head and throws it in the lake, saying "Willing or unwilling, you will always remain with me!" The owl flies overhead, carrying away the crown. "What have you done? I am dying!" Odette says, and falls into Siegfried’s arms. The lake rises from the storm and drowns Odette and Siegfried. The storm quiets, and a group of swans appears on the lake.
Tchaikovsky - The Variations on a Rococo Theme
for cello and orchestra
Conductor -- Michail Jurowski
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello)
Moscow International House of Music, Svetlanov Hall
June 20, 2012
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini, Op 32
Symphonic fantasia after Dante
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor, 1960
Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky - String quartet n°3 op.30
Borodin Quartet (Rostislav Dubinsky - Yaroslav Alexandrov - Dmitri Shebalin - Valentin Berlinsky)
Amilcare Ponchielli’s one lasting success, the opera La gioconda, opens at La Scala, Milan.
La Gioconda is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli set to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito (as Tobia Gorrio), based on Angelo, Tyrant of Padua, a play in prose by Victor Hugo, dating from 1835.
La Gioconda - Ponchielli
Richard Wagner's Grosser Festmarsch, celebrating the centenary of American Independence, is first performed in Philadelphia. The whopping $5,000 commission does not inspire him to produce his best work: 'Unless the subject absorbs me completely, I cannot produce twenty bars worth listening to.'
Richard Wagner - Grosser Festmarsch
Leo Delibes’s Sylvia is first danced at the Paris Opera. Based on Tasso s pastoral poem Aminta, the ballet soon disappears from the repertory but will resurface with great success during the 1950s.
Léo Delibes - Balet SYLVIA
Opéra National de Paris
Chorégraphie John Neumeier
Sylvia – A chaste huntress nymph, loyal to Diana, object of Aminta's desire.
Aminta – A simple shepherd boy who is in love with Sylvia. Parallels can be drawn to Endymion, another shepherd who was Diana's young love.
Eros – The Greek god of love, focal in the ballet as an object of great worship and scorn.
Diana – The Roman goddess of the hunt and chastity. It is at Diana's temple that the bacchanal in the third act takes place.
Orion – An evil hunter who stalks Sylvia and kidnaps her.
Hunt attendants—Sylvia's posse of female hunters.
Goats – Two goats that are about to be sacrificed as a tribute to Bacchus, but are saved by the commotion caused by Orion.
Act I: A Sacred Wood
The ballet begins with a scene of worship as creatures of the forest dance before Eros. Aminta, a lowly shepherd, stumbles in on them, disrupting their ritual. Now Sylvia, the object of Aminta's desire, arrives on the scene with her posse of hunters to mock the god of love. Aminta attempts to conceal himself, but Sylvia eventually discovers her stalker and, inflamed, turns her bow towards Eros. Aminta protects the deity and is himself wounded. Eros in turn shoots Sylvia. She is hit, and though not badly wounded, the injury is enough to drive her offstage.
A hunter, Orion, is revealed to also have been watching Sylvia, when he is seen celebrating the unconscious Aminta. Orion conceals himself again as Sylvia returns; this time she is sympathetic towards Aminta. As the huntress laments over her victim, she is kidnapped by Orion and carried off. Peasants grieve over Aminta's figure until a cloaked Eros revives the shepherd. Eros reveals his true identity and informs Aminta of Orion's actions.
Act II: Orion's Island Cave
Captive in Orion's island hideout, Sylvia is tempted by him with jewels and wine to no avail. Sylvia now grieves over Aminta, cherishing the arrow pulled from her breast nostalgically. When Orion steals it from her, Sylvia gets her captor drunk until he is unconscious, whereby she retrieves her arrow and appeals to Eros for help. Sylvia's invocations are not in vain, for Eros quickly arrives and shows his summoner a vision of Aminta waiting for her. The duo depart for the temple of Diana, where Sylvia's love awaits.
Act III: The Sea Coast near the Temple of Diana
Aminta arrives at the temple of Diana to find a bacchanal but no Sylvia, who will soon arrive with Eros. After a few moments of mirth at the reunion, Orion shows up, seeking Sylvia. He and Aminta fight; Sylvia barricades herself in Diana's shrine and Orion attempts to follow. The goddess of the hunt, outraged at this act, smites Orion and denies Aminta and Sylvia congress. Compassionate Eros gives Diana a vision. The goddess reminisces over her own young love of Endymion, also a shepherd. Diana has a change of heart and repeals her decree. Aminta and Sylvia come together under the deities' good will.
Richard Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) begins its first complete performance under Hans Richter in the purpose-built Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. Among the impressive list of attendees are Kaiser Wilhelm, King Ludwig II, Nietzsche, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner and Grieg. Although a huge artistic success, the four-opera cycle is a financial failure. It will be several years before the Ring festival becomes a profitable enterprise.
Johannes Brahms's First Symphony, some 14 years in the making, is premiered to great acclaim under Otto Dessoff in Karlsruhe. Many regard it as the most accomplished symphonic debut of any composer. The work explores the struggles and ultimate triumph of the human spirit, paying homage to Beethoven's Ode to Joy in the final movement.
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No 1 in C minor op 68
1.Un poco ssostenuto-Allegro
3.Un poco allegro e grazioso
4.Adagio-Allegro non troppo ma con brio
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Herbert von Karajan, conductor, IX.1943
The premiere of Bedrich Smetana’s second most popular opera, The Kiss, is a major triumph at Prague’s Provisional Theatre.
The Kiss (Hubička) is an opera in two acts, with music by Bedřich Smetana and text by Eliška Krásnohorská, based on a novel by Karolina Světlá. It received its first performance at the Provisional Theatre in Prague on 7 November 1876.
Bedrich Smetana - The Kiss (Hubicka)
with English Subtitles
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, (born Jan. 12, 1876, Venice, Italy—died Jan. 21, 1948, Venice), Italian operatic composer who followed both the comic and the realistic traditions.
The son of a German father and an Italian mother, Wolf-Ferrari studied music in Munich and then returned to Venice, where he became director of the Liceo Benedetto Marcello in 1902. He wrote Italian operas, of which five are based on the comedies of Carlo Goldoni. His humour, however, was Germanic rather than Italian, and most of his works were produced in Germany. His most successful comic operas, I quattro rusteghi (1906; The School for Fathers) and Il segreto di Susanna (1909; The Secret of Susanne), presented 18th-century styles orchestrated in the manner of the 20th century. Comic points in these operas are delicately underlined. In Sly (1927; based on the opening scenes of The Taming of the Shrew) and in his only tragic opera, I gioielli della Madonna (1911; The Jewels of the Madonna), he was influenced by the realistic, or verismo, style of Pietro Mascagni. He also composed chamber, instrumental, and orchestral works and a violin concerto.
La Camargo, 1897
Le donne curiose, 1903
I quuatro rusteghi, 1906
Il segreto di Susanna, 1909
I gioielli della Madonna, 1911
L’amore medico, 1914
Gli amanti sposi, 1916
La veste di cielo, 1925
Sly, ovvero La leggenda del dormiente risvegliato, 1927
La vedova scaltra, 1931
Il campiello, 1936
La dama boba, 1939
Der Kuckuck in Theben, 1943
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - LE DONNE CURIOSE
Pantalone : Renato Capecchi, Colombina : Eugenia Ratti
Eleanora : Ester Orel, Ottavio : Silvio Maionica
Rosaura : Mafalda Micheluzzi, Beatrice : Gabriella Carturan
Florindo : Carlo Franzini, Arlecchino : Carlo Badioli
Lelio : Paolo Pedani, Leandro : Angelo Mercuriali
Asdrubale : Florindo Andreolli, Almoro :Walter Artioli
Alvise :Renato Berti
Orchestra Sinfonica e coro della Rai di Milano
Direttore ALFREDO SIMONETTO - Rai Milano, 30.08.1958
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - I QUATRO RUSTEGHI
Lunardo - Fernando Corena, Margarita - Agnese Dubbini, Marina - Alda Noni, Siora Felice - Ester Orell, Filipeto - Mario Carlin, Cancian - Cristiano Dalamangas, Conte Riccardo - Manfred Ponz de León, Lucieta - Gianna Perea-Labia, Maurizio - Pasquale Lombardo, Simon - Carlo Ulivi, Giovane serva - Gilda Capozzi
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI
Direttore ALFREDO SIMONETTO, 1951
Wolf-Ferrari - IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA
Contessa Susanna - Anna Caterina Antonacci
Conte Gil - Vittorio Prato
Direction musicale Pascal Rophé
Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg
Wolf-Ferrari - I Gioielli Della Madonna (1911)
Maliella - Pauline Tinsley, Gennaro - André Turp
Rafaele - Peter Glossop, Totonno - Henry Howell
Biaso - John Winfield, Carmela - Valerie Cockx
Rocco - Malcolm, King Ciccillo - Stuart Kale
Stella - Janet Gail, Concetta - Ann Pashlez
Serena - Joan Davies
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Alberto Erede, London 1976
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - L'AMORE MEDICO
Il Signor Arnolfo - Giuseppe Valdengo, Lucinda - Jolanda Meneguzzer, Clisandro - Agostino Lazzari, Lisetta - Emilia Ravaglia, Dasfonandres - Domenico Trimarchi, Bahis - Florindo Andreolli, Tomes - Elio Castellano, Macroton - Paolo Pedani
Orchestra e coro di Milano della RAI - Direttore: Arturo Basile - Rai MIlano, 18.03.1968
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - SLY
Christopher Sly, költő: László Boldizsár
Westmoreland gróf: Kelemen Zoltán
Dolly: Kónya Krisztina
John Plake, színész: Cseh Antal
Fogadósnő: Laczák Boglárka
Snare, a seriff embere: Koczor Kristóf
Rosalina: Kovács Éva
Hadbíró: Bocskai István
Katona: Taletovics Milán
Fuvaros: Major Attila
Szakács: Tóth Péter
Inas: Szondi Péter
Francia nemes / Muzsikus: Hanczár György
Gróf barátja / Mór: Gulyásik Attila
Gróf barátja / Rézbőrű: Szélpál Szilveszter
Gróf barátja / Kínai / Gúnyolódó: Altorjay Tamás
Gróf barátja / Öreg szolga / Gúnyolódó: Andrejcsik István
Gróf barátja / Orvos / Gúnyolódó: Réti Attila
Három szolgálólány: Somogyvári Tímea Zita, Horák Renáta, Dobrotka Szilvia
Három kisfiú: Csepregi Andor, Mari Domokos, Paillot Ábel
Közreműködik a Szegedi Nemzeti Színház énekkara és tánckara, valamint a Szegedi Szimfonikus Zenekar.
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - LA VEDOVA SCALTRA
Rosaura : Alda Noni,
Marionette : Dora Gatta,
Conte di Bosco: Nero Agostino Lazzari,
Folletto : Florindo Andreolli,
Arlecchino : Renato Capecchi,
Monsieur Le Blau : Amilcare Blaffard,
Don Alvaro di Castiglia : Carlo Badioli,
Milord Runebif : Antonio Cassinelli,
Birif : Giorgio Onesti
Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Milano, 1955
Direttore Nino Sanzogno
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - IL CAMPIELLO
Astolfi: Mario Borriello, Gasparina: Elena Rizzieri, Fabrizio: Agostino Ferrin, Dona Cate: Mario Guggia, Lucieta: Silvana Zanolli, Orsola: Laura Zannini, Zorzeto : Giuseppe Savio, Dona Pasqua: Angelo Mercuriali,
Gnese: Jolanda Meneguzzer, Anzoleto: Silvio Maionica
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI
Direttore ETTORE GRACIS, 1963
Manuel de Falla
Manuel de Falla, (born November 23, 1876, Cádiz, Spain—died November 14, 1946, Alta Gracia, Argentina), the most distinguished Spanish composer of the early 20th century. In his music he achieved a fusion of poetry, asceticism, and ardour that represents the spirit of Spain at its purest.
Falla took piano lessons from his mother and later went to Madrid to continue the piano and to study composition with Felipe Pedrell, who inspired him with his own enthusiasm for 16th-century Spanish church music, folk music, and native opera, or zarzuela. In 1905 Falla won two prizes, one for piano playing and the other for a national opera, La vida breve (first performed in Nice, France, 1913).
In 1907 he moved to Paris, where he met Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel (whose orchestration influenced his own) and published his first piano pieces and songs. In 1914 he returned to Madrid, where he wrote the music for a ballet, El amor brujo (Love, the Magician; Madrid, 1915), remarkable for its distillation of Andalusian folk music. Falla followed this with El corregidor y la molinera (Madrid, 1917), which Diaghilev persuaded him to rescore for a ballet by Léonide Massine called El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat; London, 1919). Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Madrid, 1916), a suite of three impressions for piano and orchestra, evoked the Andalusian atmosphere through erotic and suggestive orchestration. All these works established Falla internationally as the leading Spanish composer.
Falla then retired to Granada, where in 1922 he organized a cante hondo festival and composed a puppet opera, El retablo de Maese Pedro. Like the subsequent Harpsichord Concerto (1926), containing echoes of Domenico Scarlatti, the Retablo shows Falla much influenced by Igor Stravinsky. Falla’s style was then Neoclassical instead of Romantic, still essentially Spanish, but Castilian rather than Andalusian. After 1926 he wrote little, living first in Mallorca and, from 1939, in Argentina.
Manuel de Falla - Nights in Spanish Gardens
Daniel Barenboim piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Plácido Domingo
1. In the Generalife
2. Distant dance
3. In the Gardens of the Sierra de Córdoba
Manuel de Falla - El Sombrero de tres Picos & El Amor Brujo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim - conductor
0:25 - Farruca from "El Sombrero de tres Picos"
4:24 - El círculo mágico from "El Amor Brujo"
7:52 - Danza ritual del fuego from "El Amor Brujo"
Manuel de Falla: Three Cornered Hat / El sombrero de tres picos
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Foster, director / conductor
London Proms 2002
Gitanería de Manuel de Falla, "El Amor Brujo"
versión 1915, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UCAM-
director: Alejandro Curzio
Candelas: Joana Jiménez
Jumilla 20 agosto 2015 - Jardín de la Glorieta
Manuel de Falla - La vida breve (The Short Life)
Salud: Erica Petrocelli
La Abuela: Brindley McWhorter
Carmela: Morgan Middleton
Paco: David Rivera
Manuel: Nicholas Tocci
El Tío Salvador: Christopher Carbin
Tenor Voice: Rafael Delsid
El Cantaor: Josh Quinn
Natalie Bernstein-Park, Grant Braider, Christon Carney, Wei En Chan, Rush Dorsett, Julia Dwyer, Corey Gaudreau, Michael González, Jordan Harrington, Jeongmin Kim, Kaitlin Loeb, Catherine Psarakis, Jordan Reynolds, Whitney Robinson, Austin Vitaliano, Gretchen Werda, Yoonjeong Yoo, Shang Zhang
Karl Goldmark composes his Violin Concerto in A
minor and the symphonic poem Rustic Wedding.
Karl Goldmark - A-minor Violin Concerto
Violin-Joseph Lendvay, Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Karl Goldmark - Rustic Wedding Symphony,Op.26
I.Wedding March:Variations:Moderato molto:00:00
II Brautlied (.Bridal Song ): Intermezzo:Allegretto:16:20
III. Serenade : Scherzo:Allegro moderato scherzando:20:26
IV. Im Garten (In the Garden):Andante poco piu lento:25:18
V. Tanz (Dance):Finale:Allegro molto :35:35
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Modest Mussorgsky takes a break from writing Khovanshchina, beginning work on the opera Sorochintsz Fair and completing his song cycle Songs and Dances of Death (1875).
Moussorgski - La Khovantchina
Direction musicale : Claudio Abbado
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Vienne, (1989) : Brian Large
Ivan Khovansky, prince, chef des streltsy : Nicolaï Ghiaurov (basse)
Andreï Khovansky, son fils : Vladimir Atlantov (ténor)
Vassili Golitsine, prince : Yuri Maruzin (ténor)
Fiodor Shaklovity, boyard : Anatoly Kocherga (baryton-basse)
Dosifey, chef des schismatiques (vieux-croyants) : Paata Burchuladze (basse)
Marfa, une schismatique : Ludmila Semtschuk (mezzo-soprano)
Susanna, une schismatique : Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (soprano)
Un scribe : Heinz Zednik (ténor)
Emma, jeune Allemande : Joanna Borowska (soprano)
Varsonofiev, serviteur de Golitsine : Peter Köves (basse)
Kouzka, strelets : Wilfried Gahmlich (ténor)
Strechnev, boyard : Timothy Breese (ténor)
Streltsy, schismatiques, servantes et esclaves perses d'Ivan Khovansky, soldats, peuple : Chœurs de l'Opéra de Vienne, etc. (dir. : Helmut Froschauer - Karl Kamper)
Modest Mussorgsky - The Fair at Sorochyntsi (1874-1880, unfinished)
Version of Vissarion Shebalin (1931)
Cherevik - Guennadi Troitzki
Khivrya, Cherevik’s wife - Antonina Kleschova
Parasya, Cherevik’s daughter - Ludmila Belobraguina
Gritsko, a peasant lad - Alexei Ousamanov
Afanasiy Ivanovich, a priest’s son - Iouri Elnikov
The gypsy - Alexander Poliakov
Chornobog - Sergei Troukatchev
Choeurs & Orchestre De La Radio De L'U.R.S.S.
Yuri Aranovich, 1969