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From Birmingham
ORCHESTRA, conducted by Joseph LEWIS
MUSSORGSKY'S Opera treats of a dramatic neriod of change in Russian history. Ivan the Terrible's weak-minded son, has been replaced by the ambitious Boris Godounov , who is at first
Regent, afterwards Tsar. Boris has realized that his title is threatened by Ivan's younger son,
Dmitri, and has had him secretly assassinated.
In this Air, Boris, in spite of his supreme power, is disquieted. Misfortunes fall upon his dear ones.
His people are plague-stricken, and look on him as the author of their miseries. He is haunted by dreadful visions of the murdered Dmitri. He calls upon God for help.


Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Boris Godounov

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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