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ERKEL, F.: István király (King Stephen) [Opera] (Gurbán, Nyári, Bazsinka, King Stephen Opera Choir, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Csányi)

    
      

 

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ERKEL, F.: István király (King Stephen) [Opera] (Gurbán, Nyári, Bazsinka, King Stephen Opera Choir, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Csányi)

Ferenc Erkel was the father of Hungarian grand opera, as well as an accomplished conductor, pianist and administrator. The last of his nine completed operas, István király, is a tale of passionate emotions, love, jealousy, power struggles and murder in which King Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian state and its first Christian ruler, is portrayed as a saint amidst the clash of pagan and Christian worlds. After 125 years of ruinous cuts and alterations to the music and the libretto, this recording is the first to restore the opera to the resoundingly successful form conceived by its composer.



Disc 1

Erkel, Ferenc
Varadi, Antal, lyricist(s)

  Istvan kiraly (King Stephen)
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Eg aldd meg a kiralyt (Chorus, Istvan, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin, Peter, Vazul, Endre, Bela, Levente, Imre, Gellert, Csanad, Asztrik) 00:08:52
2.   Play with flash player Act I: O atyam, szetzuzva boldogsagom (Imre, Gellert, Chorus, Gizella) 00:06:52
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Hodolva jo im hu fegyvernokod (Sebos, Gellert, Gizella, Imre, Jova) 00:05:46
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: March: A boldog hir szarnyra kelt (Asztrik, Csanad, Chorus, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin, Vazul, Endre, Bela, Levente, Gellert, Gizella, Imre) 00:06:33
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Hullamzo folyam (Sebos) 00:03:55
6.   Play with flash player Act II: S most merre asszonyom Elore ezen uton (Soldier, Jova, Zolna, Sebos) 00:05:04
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Atok read, Arpadok haza (Sebos, Vazul) 00:03:53
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Finale: Megertse mindenki szavunkat (Herald, Chorus, Istvan) 00:10:43
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Es most az Urnak templomaba (Istvan, Chorus, Asztrik, Gellert, Gizella, Csanad, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin, Endre, Bela, Levente) 00:03:15
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Szived titkat meglestem (Sebos, Peter, Chorus) 00:04:38
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Draga magyar fold, uj hazam (Crescimira, Chorus, Gellert, Asztrik, Csanad, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin, Endre, Bela, Levente) 00:03:26
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Most elhagyunk, maradjatok (Chorus, Imre, Cresimira) 00:05:33
13.   Play with flash player Act III: Boldogtalan leany (Imre, Crescimira) 00:06:40


Disc 2

Erkel, Ferenc
Varadi, Antal, lyricist(s)

  Istvan kiraly (King Stephen)
1.   Play with flash player Act III: Oh, bosszuallo egnek istene (Crescimira, Zolna) 00:05:10
2.   Play with flash player Act III: Bosszudnak angyala (Peter, Crescimira, Chorus, Sebos) 00:07:21
3.   Play with flash player Act III: Nos, miert e zavart tekintet (Peter, Crescimira, Chorus) 00:06:23
4.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Itt e hely, itt kell varnom rea (Zolna, Chorus) 00:07:23
5.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: A hajnal erkezik, kelet vilaga kozelg (Barang, Vazul, Chorus, Istvan, Gellert, Asztrik, Csanad, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin, Endre, Bela, Levente) 00:12:58
6.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: O hozza vissza diadallal a nagy kiralyt az eg (Gizella, Istvan, Chorus, Jova) 00:03:01
7.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Csak daloljatok (Crescimira) 00:05:38
8.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Megtort szivemnek elso gondja hazam (Istvan, Chorus, Csanad, Endre, Bela, Levente) 00:06:38
9.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Most a vegcsapast (Sebos, Istvan) 00:07:58
10.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Uram, bocsasd el hu szolgadat (Istvan, Chorus, Csanad, Asztrik, Gellert, Hunt, Pazman, Vencelin) 00:04:21

Total Playing Time: 02:22:01






Composer(s):
Erkel, Ferenc

Lyricist(s):
Varadi, Antal

Conductor(s):
Csányi, Valéria

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV

Choir(s):
King Stephen Opera Choir

Artist(s):
Ambrus, Ákos; Bazsinka, Zsuzsanna; Bokor, Jutta; Daroczi, Tamas; Deak, Laszlo; Fatrai, Janos; Gurban, Janos; Kecskes, Sandor; Nyari, Zoltan; Pinter, Domotor; Santa, Jolan; Sarkany, Kazmer; Szakacs, Ildiko; Szule, Tamas; Valter, Ferenc

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660345-46

Barcode: 730099034579

Release Date: 02/2014

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