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Serge Rachmaninoff: Aleko - Evgeny Akimov (tenor); Gennady Bezzubenkov (bass); Nadezhda Vasilieva (mezzo-soprano); Sergey Murzaev (baritone);...
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  1. Aleko, opera, TN ii/70
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Chandos completes its series of recordings of Rachmaninov's three one-act operas with his first, Aleko, written in 1893 when he was 19 and a student at the Moscow Conservatory. It was his first great success, but it lacks the musical distinction and dramatic power to have secured a place in the repertoire. Based on Pushkin, the opera tells of an outsider who has joined a band of gypsies who turns to murder when he discovers that his wife has betrayed him. The narrative connection with Carmen is no coincidence; Prosper Merim ...

Serge Rachmaninoff: Aleko 2010, Chandos

UPC: 095115158326