Dimitrij. Grand Opera in Four Acts, Op. 64

Act 2, Scene 1: What great joy is my reward after a hard, cruel battle


  • Recorded: 14th February 1989
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1991
  • (P) 1991 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Opera

Artists

  • music by: Antonín Dvořák
  • musical group: Czech Philharmonic
  • libretto by: Marie Červinková-Riegrová
  • soprano: Magdaléna Hajóssyová
  • singing: Leo Marian Vodička
  • conductor: Gerd Albrecht

Album

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht

Dvořák: Dimitrij. Opera in 4 Acts, op. 64

Catalogue Number: SU 3793-2
Published: November 2004
Genre: Opera
Format: 3 CD
Dvořák's Dimitri (libretto by Marie Červinková-Riegerová) is an opera of astounding musical richness and dramatic power, certainly one of the composer's most significant works for the stage.The plot of the opera is based on events in Russian history in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, picking up where Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov left off. In this Year of Czech Music, which also marks the 100th anniversary of Dvořák's death, Supraphon returns to German conductor Gerd Albrecht's 1989 recording of the opera with the Czech Philharmonic and Czech soloists, which was the first complete release of the opera on CD. Dvořák himself made a number of basic revisions of Dimitri; this is his original version from 1880, in which Xenie is murdered, (in accordance with the actual historical facts). This 1989 concert version and the subsequent recording aroused great interest, and Dimitri joined Rusalka in the ranks of Dvořák's great operatic works. The return of a great Dvořák romantic opera

CD 1

Antonín Dvořák
Dimitrij. Grand Opera in Four Acts, Op. 64
1. Overture (Introduction) 04:41
2. Act 1, Scene 1: Terrible sorrow now has struck our native land 07:15
3. Act 1, Scene 2: Hear me, Moscow 01:45
4. Act 1, Scene 3: The people rush blindly to destruction 02:37
5. Act 1, Scene 4: Help! Hear me! Have pity! 01:51
6. Act 1, Scene 5: See a golden sun has risen above the whole land of Russia 08:17
7. Act 1, Scene 6: Mother, dearest mother! 12:09
8. Act 2, Ouverture 03:50
9. Act 2, Scene 1: What great joy is my reward after a hard, cruel battle 07:17
10. Act 2, Scene 2: Raise your glasses higher 09:35
11. Act 2, Change of Scene 02:28

CD 2

Antonín Dvořák
Dimitrij. Grand Opera in Four Acts, Op. 64
1. Act 2, Change of Scene, Scene 1: From the wild storm of life my soul hastened here longingly 03:17
2. Act 2, Change of Scene, Scene 2: I have escaped! But am I safe? 06:28
3. Act 2, Scene 3: Hello, the girl is flirting with the dead 02:46
4. Act 2, Scene 4: O my protector! 13:53
5. Act 2, Scene 5: Softly, follow me 05:21
6. Act 3, Scene 1: I saw her with my own eyes, I caught sight if Ksenia 08:41
7. Act 3, Scene 2: Greetings, tsar 04:35
8. Act 3, Scene 3: Let me go! For God's sake let me see the tsarina 09:42
9. Act 3, Scene 4 (the beginning): Why did you pardon Shuisky? 21:03

CD 3

Antonín Dvořák
Dimitrij. Grand Opera in Four Acts, Op. 64
1. Act 4, Scene 1: I dreamt that pale Death touched me with her right hand 05:47
2. Act 4, Scene 2: Xenia! 15:28
3. Act 4, Scene 3: He has left! Now the sacrifice is complete 03:28
4. Act 4, Scene 4: I will revoke it, I will revoke everything! 01:11
5. Act 4, Scene 5: Help me, Dimitri, where are you? 07:34
6. Act 4, Scene 6: Tremble, you murderess! 07:21
7. Act 4, Scene 7: Marfa! Marfa! 11:47