Boris Godunov - English National Opera Guide 11 (includes libretto)

Boris Godunov - English National Opera Guide 11 (includes libretto) $15.99

Modest Mussorgsky

Published by John Calder Publications

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera, providing stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original

BorisGodunov has had a chequered performance history and Professor Laurel E Fay, in an illuminating musical analysis, points out that the interpretation of the opera depends very much on which edition is used

Robert Oldani introduces the 'Boris problem': Pushkin's play was not an obvious choice for a young composer since it had been banned from performance for 40 years and it is the Russian people, rather than any single character, who is the protagonist

Mussorgsky forged his own text and created a legendary masterwork; Alex de Jonge examines its uniquely Russian character and notes the unsettling parallels of the history of old Russia with today

Nigel Osborne's comparison of the Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky versions highlights their individual qualities


'Brilliantly produced and superb value' ~ Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought' ~ Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series' ~ TLS

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