Alexander Voroshilo, Vladislav Piavko, Larissa Avdeyeva & Boris Morozov
Soloists of the State Academi Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Chamber Choir, Soloists of the Academic Choir of Russian Song of the All-Union Radio and Television, Yuri Temirkanov
This composition by the outstanding contemporary composer Rodion Shchedrin is based on one of Gogol’s best loved works. The composer worked on it for ten years and it has been described as “the last great opera of the 20th century”. It was premiered at the Bolshoi in 1977 and recorded that year.