[78-L] Prokofiev's War And Peace

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 14 08:12:47 PDT 2012

Scratch that, kiddies..it looks as if it IS the same recording. Period and MK 
issues are mono, Angel and Columbia are stereo, but the cast looks identical.

As you were.

On 6/14/2012 11:06 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> Update..it looks as if this Period set is the same as the one issued as MK
> 218D. Can anyone supply the individual disc numbers for this issue? It is
> definitely not the later stereo recording that came out on Angel/Melodiya and
> Columbia. And it's not the Belgrade version on MGM and Heliodor.
> MK 218 D. Prokofiev, Sergei. Война и мир [War and Peace]. Alexander
> Melik-Pashaev. Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and Chorus; A. Rybanov, dir.
> from this site:
> http://www.durbeckarchive.com/melodiya.htm
> And here it is on eBay..just need to blow up the image so I can identify the cast:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Prokofiev-WAR-AND-PEACE-4-LPs-Opera-MK-218-D-/310312937229
> dl
> On 6/12/2012 12:42 AM, David Lennick wrote:
>> I have an issue of Prokofiev's opera WAR AND PEACE on Period Thrift Edition TE
>> 1123. No liner notes, no performers listed on cover or labels, just Bolshoi
>> Theatre Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Melik-Pashaev (that's
>> sometimes spelled Peshayev or Pashayev). This recording is not in WERM and is
>> not listed in the CLOR opera discography. Does anyone know the date and
>> original USSR issue and if the cast is listed somewhere? CLOR does list a
>> Bolshoi performance but it's a stereo version from 1961 and this set of discs
>> certainly appears to date from the 50s.
>> dl

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