Concert

Galina Vishnevskaya and Boris Christoff perform Russian songs – With Mstislav Rostropovich

Orchestre de l'ORTF, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Galina Vishnevskaya — Soprano
Boris Christoff — Bass
Orchestre de l'ORTF
Jean-Claude Hartemann — Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Robinson — Conductor

Program notes

An episode of Classic Archive pairing archival footage of two of the 20th century's greatest opera singers, Galina Vishnevskaya and Boris Christoff.

Vishnevskaya performs works by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky with her husband Rostropovich in Paris in 1970, while Christoff performs excerpts from Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov with the ORTF Orchestra under the direction of Jean-Claude Hartemann (1966) and the London Symphony Orchestra (1958), interprets Russian folk "Song of the Volga Boatmen" with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1959) under the direction of Eric Robinson.

Photo: Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya © Stanley Wolfson

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Production date: 2001
Recording date: 1958, 1959, 1967
Duration: 52 min
Production: © Idéale Audience, img Artists
Resolution: SD