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Prokofiev: War and Peace

Work details

Vol 1

Overture
4'42"
Scene 1
3'39"/4'58"/2'57"
Scene 2
2'37"/4'57"/2'39"/2'48"/6'51"
Scene 3
5'19"/5'55"
Scene 4
3'18"/7'12"
Scene 5
4'09"/6'15"

Vol 2

Scene 6
3'38"/6'34"/11'07"
Scene 7
10'49"
Epigraph
5'19"

Vol 3

Scene 8
8'27"/3'27"/6'06"/3'02"/10'34"
Scene 9
10'25"
Scene 10
6'48"/1'13"/9'12"

Vol 4

Scene 11
8'14"/4'28"/2'11"/5'16"/6'41"/4'13"
Scene 12
8'20"/7'22"
Scene 13
5'08"/7'27"/2'38"/1'44"/6'15"

 

Artist details

Ekaterina Morozova, soprano (Countess Natalya Rostova - Natasha)
Justin Lavender, tenor (Count Pyotr Bezukhov - Pierre - Adjutant to Marshal Berthier)
Oleg Balashov, tenor (Prince Anatoly Kuragin)
Roderick Williams, baritone (Prince Andrey Bolkonsky)
Pamela Helen Stephen, mezzo-soprano (Sonya, Natasha's cousin - Trishka - Shopkeeper)
Igor Matioukhin, baritone (Lieutenant Dolokhov, Anatoly's friend - Tikhon Shcherbatïy - Marshal Berthier)
Elena Ionova, mezzo-soprano (Countess Hélène Bezukhova)
Alan Ewing, bass (Prince Mikhail Kutuzov)
Stephen Dupont, bass (Count Ilya Rostov - Matveyev)
Thomas Guthrie, baritone (Colonel Vasska Denisov - Old Footman to the Bolkonskys - General Rayevsky)
Tatiana Odinokova, soprano (Dunyasha, young housemaid to the Rostovs - Housemaid to the Bolkonskys)
Vladimir Ognev, bass (Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky - Baron Gourgaud, adjutant from Napoleon's suite - French officer)
Victoria Livengood, contralto (Mariya Akhrosimova - Mavra Kuzminichna, the Rostov's old housekeeper - Adjutant to Marshal Murat)
Vadim Zaplechny, tenor (Fyodor - Ivanov - French Abbé - General Barclay de Tolly)
Richard Coxon, tenor (Lieutenant Bonnet - Major-Domo at the ball)
Catherine Pierard, mezzo-soprano (Vasilisa - Princess Mariya Bolkonskaya - Matryosha, a gypsy girl - Second French Actress)
Dmitry Kanevsky, bass (Valet to the Bolkonskys - Captain Ramballe - General Belliard - Gavrila - final voice off-stage)
Marcus Van Den Akker, bass (Marshal Davout - Balaga - General Benigsen)
Neil Jenkins, tenor (Platon Karatayev - Adjutant to Prince Eugene)
Alan Opie, baritone (Napoleon Bonaparte - Dr Métivier)
Henry Moss, tenor (Gérard - Konovnitsyn - First Staff Officer)
Liuba Chuchrova, soprano (Madame Peronskaya - First French Actress)
Robert Baker, tenor (Host of the ball, De Beausset, Minister of the Court - First Madman - Prince Andrey's Orderly)
Charles Austin, baritone (Jacqueau - General Yermolov - Second Staff Officer)
Oleg Dolgov, tenor (Young factory worker - Adjutant to General Compans)
Sergei Schirmanov, baritone (Second Madman)
Richard Hetherington, tenor (Adjutant to Kutuzov)

Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Valeri Polyansky
, chorus master
Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Richard Hickox
, conductor

 

Recording details

Recording dates: 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 July 1999
Venue: Teatro nuovo, Spoleto, Italy
Producer and Engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant to the Producer: Richard Hetherington
Assistant Engineer: Richard Smoker
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
Copyright: 2000 Chandos Records Ltd
Pressing: 2000 Chandos Records Ltd

Chandos CHAN 9855(4) DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE
TT - 68'20"/37'30"/59'20"/70'00" - TT 235'10"

 

Editorial & Design details

Liner notes: Philip Taylor (in English)
French translation: Francis Marchal
German translation: Gery Bramall
Italian translation: Emanuela Guastella
Front Cover: 'Bonaparte crossing the Alps', 1800-1801, by Jacques-Louis David, with 'The Battle of Borodino', 1843, by Peter Von Hess, in the background
Back inlay: Detail from 'In 1812' by Illarion Prianishnikov
Artist photos: Nicky Johnston, Jacqueline Wyatt, Robert Carpenter Turner, O Nachynkyna, some uncredited
Design: Cass Cassidy
Typesetting: Dave Partridge
Booklet editor: Kara Reed
Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes (London) Ltd/G Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd
Credits: Libreto by the composer and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Theatre producers Gian Carlo Menotti, Roman Hurko, assistants Christopher Merrill and James Schiebler, music assistants Richard Hetherington, Alla Koulikova, Catherine Miller-Popovic, Kosta Popovic and Mark Robson

 

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