Borodin & Tchaikovsky, Dargomyzhsky, Glinka, Musorgsky: Songs by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Musorgsky, Borodin & Tchaikovsky

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COMPOSERS: Borodin & Tchaikovsky,Dargomyzhsky,Glinka,Musorgsky
LABELS: Apex
WORKS: Songs by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Musorgsky, Borodin & Tchaikovsky
PERFORMER: Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 69045-7

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marvellously rich programme recorded by Russian music’s exiled royal couple. Vishnevskaya’s voice is still forceful but often squally in this 1991 recording; but their intense feeling for these classic 19th-century songs is unique and moving. Michael Scott Rohan