RACHMANINOV: Aleko (complete opera) – Sergey Murzaev (Aleko)/ Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy)/ Gennady Bezzubenkov (Father of Zemfira)/ Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)/Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino/ BBC Philharmonic/ Gianandrea Noseda – Chandos

July 5, 2010
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RACHMANINOV: Aleko (complete opera) – Sergey Murzaev (Aleko)/ Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy)/ Gennady Bezzubenkov (Father of Zemfira)/ Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)/ Nadezhda Vassileva (Old Gypsy Woman)/Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino/ BBC Philharmonic/ Gianandrea Noseda, conductor – Chandos 10583, 50:55 [Distr. by Naxos] *****:
Aleko was written by the teenaged Rachmaninov as a graduation exercise, taking as its premise a text by another young man, 25-year-old Pushkin (called The Gypsies.) It is see…

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