Piszac dyskografie porownawcza nagran „Chowanszczyzny” Musorgskiego natknelam sie na stare nagranie z 1946 roku, z Markiem Reizenem – najwiekszym chyba basem po Szaljapinie – w roli Dosifeja.
Reizen (po polsku chyba Rajzen) urodzil sie w 1895 roku w zydowskiej rodzinie gorniczej w Zaitsewie (?) wiosce dzisiaj nalezacej do Ukrainy.
Anegdotka (przepisuje z Wiki):
“In 1930, Reizen went on a tour of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, sang Mephistopheles (Faust) and was immediately noticed by Stalin, who was a music and opera lover. He described a somewhat comical scene as he was invited to the official government box during the intermission, where, dressed as the Devil, he was introduced to Stalin. The dialogue went something like this:
–You sing very well.
–Why don’t you come here more often?
–You see, I sing in Leningrad and only visit here.
–Why not move here and visit there?
–You see, I have a contract there, and an apartment too…
–Perhaps we can do something and find you an apartment here.
The following day and in typical Soviet style, he was surprised by the unannounced visit of an official car with an NKVD agent, who was under orders to take him hunting for an apartment.
This is how Mark Reizen was engaged at the Bolshoi.” (Anecdote, Opera Gems)
Aria Dosifeja z Chowanszczyzny:
A tu Reizen w wieku lat 90! w roli Gremina w Eugeniuszu Onieginie Czajkowskiego:
Zwroccie uwage na jego dykcje!
Przyslala Basia Jaworski