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CHAN 10053 - Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko
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CD available From: 17 February 2003

Opera - Semyon Kotko

 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     
Semyon Kotko, Op. 81 182:45
      An opera in five acts
      Libretto by S. S. Prokofiev and Valentin Katayev
      Based on Katayev's story 'I am a son of the working people'
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
1 Introduction - Andante 3:37
      Act I
2 In front of Semyon's cottage 1:49
      Scene 1
3 Semyon: 'A soldier came back from the front' 4:11
      Scene 2
4 Mother: 'Who d'you want?' 4:03
      Tableau 2
      Scene 1
5 Second woman: 'The soldier Semyon Kotko has come back' 2:00
      Scene 2
6 Frosya: 'He's woken up, he's got dressed' 1:53
      Scene 3
7 Semyon: 'Good day, friends and neighbours' 3:11
      Scene 4
8 First woman: 'We are very pleased to see you again' 1:53
      Scene 5
9 Semyon: 'A soldier came back from the front' 5:38
      Scene 6
10 Sofya: 'It's papa coming back from the market' 2:59
      Scene 7
11 Remeniuk: 'Greetings, soldier! Welcome home!' 6:52
      Scene 8
12 Frosya: 'The sound of the rain' 3:19
      Scene 9
13 Mikola: 'Frosya!' 3:15
      Scene 10
14 Semyon: 'Mother ... Mother' 2:04
     
      Act II
      Scene 1
15 Tkachenko: 'I can't understand it' 2:47
      Scene 2
16 Tkachenko: 'Khivrya! What's that?' 1:38
      Scene 3
17 Remeniuk: 'We've got business with you' 2:04
      Scene 4
18 Remeniuk:'A young prince' 2:40
      Scene 5
19 Tsaryov: 'We get the same sort ...' 3:43
      Scene 6
20 Tkachenko: 'Women's tears!' 4:43
      Scene 7
21 Three women etc: 'The groom is coming' 4:11
      Scene 8
22 German NCO: 'Morgen!' 3:58
      Scene 9
23 Interpreter: 'To eat?' 4:19
      77:10
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act II (continued)
      Scene 10
1 Remeniuk: 'Did you see me?' 5:17
      Act III
2 A little garden alongside Tkachenko's cottage 1:40
      Scene 1
3 Sofya: 'I had the same dream again' 3:24
      Scene 2
4 Tkachenko: 'Sonya! Is that you?' 3:37
      Scene 3
5 Tsaryov: 'So it's the young prince!' 2:45
      Scene 4
6 Frosya: 'I had a dream, Mikola' 3:11
      Scene 5
7 Mikola: 'Early, early in the morning' 1:54
      Scene 6
8 Tkachenko: 'I can't hear anything ...' 4:46
      Scene 7
9 Mikola: 'Uncle Tsaryov ... Uncle Tsaryov ...' 3:42
      Scene 8
10 Workman: 'Permettez-moi de parlais français' 4:27
      Scene 9
11 Tkachenko: 'Permit me to present for your perusal' 1:02
      Scene 10
12 Lyubka: 'No, no, that wasn't my Vasilyok' 2:14
      Scene 11
13 Semyon: 'So things turn out ...' 1:59
      Scene 12
14 Mikola: 'Uncle Semyon ... Uncle Semyon' 1:36
      Scene 13
15 Sofya: 'Oh, Frosechka, it's terrible ...' 3:00
      Scene 14
16 First Haydamak: 'The swine!' 8:38
      53:27
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
      Act IV
      Tableau 1
      Scene 1
1 Mikola: 'Oh my God, my God, forgive me' 3:55
      Scene 2
2 Remeniuk: 'So ... So ...' 4:41
      Scene 3
3 Chorus: 'When I die, bury me in a grave' 5:37
      Tableau 2
      Scene 2
4 Semyon: 'That means ... that means ...' 3:04
      Scene 2
5 Semyon: 'Then we've got ...' 0:21
      Scene 3
6 Mikola: 'Cu-ckoo. Cu-ckoo' 8:54
      Scene 4
7 Remeniuk: 'Eh!' 5:17
     
      Act V
      Scene 1
8 Bandura player: 'Oh woe, bitter woe!' 4:24
      Scene 2
9 Mother: 'Semyon!' 4:57
      Scene 3
10 Tkachenko: 'He, he, he!' 5:01
      Scene 4
11 Tkachenko: 'So now, stand up, my friends' 4:45
      Scene 5
12 Chorus: 'The cavalry flies over a free Ukraine' 0:57
      52:08
     
 N. Gres tenor - Semyon
 T. Yanko mezzo-soprano - Semyon's mother
 T. Antipova soprano - Frosya
 G. Troitsky bass - Remeniuk
 N. Panchekhin bass - Tkachenko
 A. Klescheva mezzo-soprano - Khivrya
 L. Gelovani soprano - Sofya
 M. Kisilev baritone - Tsaryov
 T. Tugarinova soprano - Lyubka
 N. Timchenko tenor - Mikola
 D. Demyanov bass - Ivasenko
 M. Shchavinsky tenor - Workman
 V. Zakharov Von Wierhof
      German officers - N. Brilling / L. Neverov
      Two Hatdamaks - A. Lokshin / G. Ostrovsky
      Bandura player - B. Dobrin
      Women, old men, Semyon's companions
 USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra
 Mikhail Zhukov
 Recorded in:
 Moscow 1961
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Aleksandr Grosman
 Pete Reynolds
 Format: ADD
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