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Alban Berg
Mar-09-2011, 22:27
I'd like to have some people here...I know Russian opera is not the most popular in North America...But I love it and I'd love to share this wonderful thing with you...

See you



:cool:
Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-11-2011, 21:22
Alban...you'll be alone here...Nobody or almost like this....We can share this together...LOL

Let's make a list...alphabetical list...First letter A...like Arensky...This guy composed two or three or more beautiful operas...but many were lost...I just have Raphael...a nice little opera (1 CD).
I think we will be here alone just you and me.

Best regards.

Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-12-2011, 18:55
Alban...you'll be alone here...Nobody or almost like this....We can share this together...LOL

Let's make a list...alphabetical list...First letter A...like Arensky...This guy composed two or three or more beautiful operas...but many were lost...I just have Raphael...a nice little opera (1 CD).
I think we will be here alone just you and me.

Best regards.

Martin
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLdi56TWaEE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ29an8Wv20&feature=related

Enjoy it, Martin!

Alban Berg
Mar-12-2011, 21:36
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLdi56TWaEE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ29an8Wv20&feature=related

Enjoy it, Martin!
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Lovely videos, Martin...Well...we spoke about Arensky...Now..."B" no Russian operas with B...balakirev never composed an opera...Let's speak about Cui, Cesar Cui...You composed the Pushkin opera based, the feast during the plague. Nice little opera. Very short indeed. He also composed another opera, lost.

Martin

Contratrombone64
Mar-13-2011, 01:16
I'd like to have some people here...I know Russian opera is not the most popular in North America

Um, North America? Do you think that all of the people who post here are from North America do you? How amusing.

Alban Berg
Mar-13-2011, 16:14
Um, North America? Do you think that all of the people who post here are from North America do you? How amusing.
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No, I don't think so....But I think that you haven't said anything about the subject...have you? Should I include Australia? or Oceania?

I have an American friend, he's a fan of Russian opera...then some exceptions exist.

Should I ignore your message?

Sincerely,

Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-14-2011, 19:31
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No, I don't think so....But I think that you haven't said anything about the subject...have you? Should I include Australia? or Oceania?

I have an American friend, he's a fan of Russian opera...then some exceptions exist.

Should I ignore your message?

Sincerely,

Martin
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-We don't need people like that...do we?
-Not at all
- How are you doing?
- Great

I bought something a guy suggested here...St Matthew Passion, it is awesome...Fedoseyev, the young composer...Very talented, he's a bishop, my wife says he's handsome...I don't know, I notice nothing...LOL

Best regards.

Martin

some guy
Mar-16-2011, 07:16
Now..."B" no Russian operas with B...balakirev never composed an opera...Borodin, Prince Igor.

Alban Berg
Mar-16-2011, 18:14
How could I've forgotten this great opera! Indeed. I love it? What version(s) do you have?

some guy
Mar-16-2011, 19:26
I have Gergiev's.

Alban Berg
Mar-16-2011, 22:38
I have two versions on CD: Mark Ermler and Melik-Pachaiev.
Two DVDs: Gergiev and Provatorov.

I love this opera...

Best regards.

Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-16-2011, 22:41
Dargomizhsky is a giant...Ver often quite unknown in North America. I have two operas by him: Russalka and Esmeralda (rare recording).
What about you? What do you know about this composer?

Martin

some guy
Mar-17-2011, 01:59
Not until now. Now I'll have to keep an eye out for him.

Alban Berg
Mar-17-2011, 03:42
Not until now. Now I'll have to keep an eye out for him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dargomyzhsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dargomyzhsky)

He's a quite good composer...not as good as Glinka or R-K or Tchaikovsky..but good nontheless.

Best

Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-17-2011, 03:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqj-hixVu8I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqj-hixVu8I)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoI7qm_tas&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoI7qm_tas&feature=related)

some music...

Martin

wljmrbill
Mar-17-2011, 05:23
Thanks for the links. I did enjoy these selections.

Alban Berg
Mar-17-2011, 18:45
Thanks for the links. I did enjoy these selections.

You are very very welcome...Maybe the next step would be to buy Russalka?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003E113WG/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1300380216&sr=1-1-spell&condition=new (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003E113WG/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1300380216&sr=1-1-spell&condition=new)

20$ is not bad for 3 CDs!

Wow! Wait! You can listen to it for FREE!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003E113WG/sr=1-1-spell/qid=1300380216/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1300380216&sr=1-1-spell&seller (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003E113WG/sr=1-1-spell/qid=1300380216/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1300380216&sr=1-1-spell&seller)=

Enjoy!

Martin

wljmrbill
Mar-18-2011, 07:41
Thanks I will check this out.. I will check and see if it on DVD from a performance or not. I much prefer to watch operas on DVD/ or in person than CD alone.

Alban Berg
Mar-18-2011, 20:03
Thanks I will check this out.. I will check and see if it on DVD from a performance or not. I much prefer to watch operas on DVD/ or in person than CD alone.

Well...the DVD is difficult to find...A friend copied to me some years ago...Anyhow there are not subtitles...if you need subtitles...Wait until we'll die....

Martin

wljmrbill
Mar-19-2011, 05:44
Even without subtitles..music becomes the universal langage by itself. One can always review the sylibis to get the jest.

Alban Berg
Mar-19-2011, 15:49
Even without subtitles..music becomes the universal langage by itself. One can always review the sylibis to get the jest.

I can make you a copy without charge...the quality is not terrific. If you want, send me your address.

Martin

Alban Berg
Mar-19-2011, 20:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqj-hixVu8I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqj-hixVu8I)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoI7qm_tas&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoI7qm_tas&feature=related)

some music...

Martin

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusalka_(Dargomyzhsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusalka_(Dargomyzhsky))