DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): The Nose, Op. 15.
Catalogue Number: 06K089
Description: Gergiev and his opera theatre have begun their own label with this recording of Shostakovich's 1930 satirical opera based on a Gogol tale. It's good to have this spiky, modernist score of the young composer in a brand-new version (the only other one currently available is the old Melodiya from Rozhdestvensky in 1975 which we offered last November. The Mariinsky label promises unusual repertoire in addition to the usual in the future, so let's hope! 2 CDs. Russian-English libretto. Vladislav Sulimsky (baritone), Alexei Tanovitsky (bass), Tatiana Kravtsova (soprano), Mariinsky Chorus and Orchestra; Valery Gergiev. SACD hybrid