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Boris Godunov : opera in four acts, based on Pushkin

Title
Boris Godunov : radio broadcast, 1939-12-09 [sound recording] : opera in four acts, based on Pushkin / music and libretto by M.P. Mussorgsky.
Author
Musorgskǐi, Modest Petrivich, 1839-1881.
Publication
1939.

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Description
5 sound discs (in 2 containers) : digital; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Series Statement
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Dec. 9, 1939
  • Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Dec. 9, 1939.
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Subjects
Note
  • Subtitle from house program.
  • Compact discs.
  • Durations: 0:42:18 (announcements, synopses, and intermission features) ; 3:01:27 (opera).
  • House program on file in Music Division.
Performer (note)
  • Kerstin Thorborg (Marina) ; Ezio Pinza (Boris) ; Alessio De Paolis (Shuiski) ; Charles Kullman (Grigory) ; Nicola Moscona (Pimen) ; Norman Cordon (Varlaam) ; Leonard Warren (Rangoni) ; Irra Petina (Fyodor) ; Marita Farell (Xenia) ; Anna Kaskas (Nurse) ; George Cehanovsky (Shchelkalov) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Missail) ; Doris Doe (Innkeeper) ; John Gurney (Frontier guard) ; Nicholas Massue (Simpleton and Boyar) ; Wilfred Engelman (Lavitski) ; Arnold Gabor (Chernikovski) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 9, 1939.
Source (note)
  • Metropolitan Opera;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Russian and Italian.
Contents
CD 1. Opening remarks and synopsis of Act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Act 1 -- CD 2. Act 2 -- CD 3. Act 3 -- CD 4. Act 4 ; Closing remarks (Cross) -- CD 5. Synopsis of Act 2 (Cross) ; Leonard Liebling presents Edward Johnson, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company, with the Radio Guide Magazine Medal of Merit for the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts ; Synopsis of Act 3 (Cross) ; Milton Cross questions Mrs. August Belmont, Edward Johnson, and Mrs. Herbert Witherspoon about the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and its new publication "Opera News" ; Synopsis of Act 4 (Cross)
Call Number
*LDC 32497
Author
Musorgskǐi, Modest Petrivich, 1839-1881.
Title
Boris Godunov : radio broadcast, 1939-12-09 [sound recording] : opera in four acts, based on Pushkin / music and libretto by M.P. Mussorgsky.
Imprint
1939.
Series
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Dec. 9, 1939
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast ; [broadcast of] Dec. 9, 1939.
Cast
Kerstin Thorborg (Marina) ; Ezio Pinza (Boris) ; Alessio De Paolis (Shuiski) ; Charles Kullman (Grigory) ; Nicola Moscona (Pimen) ; Norman Cordon (Varlaam) ; Leonard Warren (Rangoni) ; Irra Petina (Fyodor) ; Marita Farell (Xenia) ; Anna Kaskas (Nurse) ; George Cehanovsky (Shchelkalov) ; Giordano Paltrinieri (Missail) ; Doris Doe (Innkeeper) ; John Gurney (Frontier guard) ; Nicholas Massue (Simpleton and Boyar) ; Wilfred Engelman (Lavitski) ; Arnold Gabor (Chernikovski) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Ettore Panizza, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Dec. 9, 1939.
Language
Sung in Russian and Italian.
Source
Gift; Metropolitan Opera; May, 2003.
Added Author
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837. Boris Godunov.
Thorborg, Kerstin, 1896-1970. Performer
Pinza, Ezio. Performer
De Paolis, Alessio. Performer
Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983. Performer
Moscona, Nicola. Performer
Cordon, Norman. Performer
Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960. Performer
Petina, Irra, 1907- Performer
Farell, Marita. Performer
Kaskas, Anna. Performer
Cehanovsky, George, 1892-1986. Performer
Paltrinieri, Giordano, 1890-1970. Performer
Doe, Doris, 1899-1985. Performer
Gurney, John, 1902-1997. Performer
Massue, Nicholas. Performer
Engelman, Wilfred. Performer
Gábor, Arnold, 1880-1950. Performer
Panizza, Héctor, 1875-1967. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879- Commentator
Witherspoon, Herbert, Mrs. Commentator
Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Gift of the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LDC 32497
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