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Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila

Taras Shtonda, Ekaterina Morozova, Vadim Lynkovsky, Aleksandra Durseneva, Panfilov, Maria Gavrilova, Valery Gilmanov, Maksim Paster, Irina Dolzhenko, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov

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Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5  
1
Overture
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:17
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5, Act I  
2
No. 1. Introduction: “Dela davno minuvsikh dnei”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:03
3
“Est’pustynnyi kraj”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:58
4
No. 2. Lyudmila’s Cavatina: “Grustno mne, roditel’ dorogoi”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
8:01
5
No. 3. Finale: “Chada rodimye”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
6:03
6
“Chto sluchilos’?”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
8:40
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5, Act II  
7
No. 4. Entr’acte
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:12
8
No. 5. Finn’s Ballad: “Dobro pozhalovat’, moi syn”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
8:30
9
No. 6. Duet of Finn and Ruslan: “Blagodaryu tebya, moi divnyi pokrovitel”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:05
10
No. 7. Scene and Farlaf’s Rondo: “Ya ves’ drozhu”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:14
11
Rondo. “Blizok uz chas torzhestva moego”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:49
1
No. 8. Ruslan’s Aria: “O pole, pole”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
6:16
2
"Dai, Perun, bulatnyi mech"
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:44
3
No. 9. Scene with The Head: “Kto zdes’ bluzhdaet”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:34
4
No. 10. Finale: The Tale of The Head: “Nas bylo dvoe, brat moi i ya”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:32
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5, Act III  
5
No. 11. Entr’acte
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:41
6
No. 12. Persian Chorus: “Lozhitsya v pole mrak”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:41
7
No. 13. Gorislava’s Scene and Cavatina: “Kakie sladostnye zvuki”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:37
8
No. 14. Ratmir’s Aria: “I zhar, i znoi smenila nochi ten’”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
11:49
9
No. 15. Dances
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
13:03
10
No. 16. Finale: “O moi Ratmir!”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
6:24
11
“Vityazi! Kovarnaya Naina”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:21
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5, Act IV  
1
No. 17. Entr'acte
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:34
2
No. 18. Lyudmila’s Scene and Aria: “Vdali ot milogo”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:04
3
“Akh ty dolya, dolushka”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
10:17
4
No. 19. March of Chernomor
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:54
5
No. 20. Oriental Dances: a. Turkish Dance. Allegretto
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:15
6
No. 20. Oriental Dances: b. Arabian Dance. Allegro con spirito
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:41
7
No. 20. Oriental Dances: c. Lesginka. Caucasian Dance
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:13
8
No. 21. Chorus: “Pogibnet, nezhdannyij prishlets!”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:12
9
No. 22. Finale: “Pobeda, pobeda, Lyudmila”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:19
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5, Act V  
10
No. 23. Entr’acte
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:44
11
No. 24. Ratmir’s Romance: “Ona mne zhizn’, ona mne radost”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
6:38
12
No. 25. Recitative and Chorus: “Vsyo tikho!
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:50
13
No. 26. Duet of Ratmir and Finn: “Chto slyshu ya? Lyudmily net?”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
6:18
14
No. 27. Finale: “Akh ty svet,- Luydmila”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:10
15
“Kogo nam bogi shlyut?”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
4:35
16
“Slava velikim bogam”
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Taras Shtonda; Ekaterina Morozova; Vadim Lynkovsky; Aleksandra Durseneva; Panfilov; Maria Gavrilova; Valery Gilmanov; Maksim Paster; Irina Dolzhenko; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Chorus; Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:10
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"What an absolutely wonderful recording! I love everything about it, the music, the performances, the sound quality, the acoustics of the venue ... sat through the whole thing in one go and have listened to it several times since ... there is a confidence behind it nothing short of genius ..."
- Stereo Times

"A marvellous performance, historically informed and caught absolutely on the wing ... how lucky the audience was to be there; how lucky are we to enjoy the immediacy of the event ... the fullest and most complete Ruslan yet ... all the advantages of live performance (immediacy and a real edge), yet few of the disadvantages (a miraculously silent audience; orchestral playing consistently excellent and recording quality also) ...Vedernikov restores Ruslan, intact and complete, to its rightful place."
- MusicWeb International

Alexander Vedernikov and a large cast of musicians, soloists and chorus singers from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow deliver Glinka's masterpiece Ruslan and Lyudmila in the original authorial version. This triple album was recorded live in Moscow over four nights in April 2003, the live performances and now this recording garnering international acclaim.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, April 23rd –27th , 2003.
Executive Producers: Anton Getman, Alexander Vedernikov, Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording Engineers : Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot
Editing: Sebastian Stein, Josh Blair
Photo's: Kind permission Bolshoi Theatre Moscow
Design: Netherlads

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, Schoeps MK 2S, DPA 4006, with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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