Mussorgsky / Shostakovich - Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov

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Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Groot Omroepkoor
Marina Rebeka, sopraan
Sergej Skorokhodov, tenor
Andrej Bondarenko, bas
James Gaffigan, dirigent

Moessorgski/Sjostakovitsj - Kroningsscène uit Boris Godoenov
Pärt - Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Kantsjeli - Dixi (Nederlandse première)

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Boris Godunov is an opera by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881). The work was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is Mussorgsky's only completed opera and is considered his masterpiece. Its subjects are the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar (1598 to 1605) during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy (reigned 1605 to 1606). 

Several composers, chief among them Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Dmitriy Shostakovich, have created new editions of the opera to "correct" perceived technical weaknesses in the composer's original scores. Although these versions held the stage for decades, Mussorgsky's individual harmonic style and orchestration are now valued for their originality, and revisions by other hands have fallen out of fashion.

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