A video series of epic proportions, documenting Russia's illustrious vocal tradition over the course of the entire century. Hosted by soprano Ljuba Kazarnovskaya, the videos feature interviews with Ivan Petrov, Irina Arkhipova, and Joan Dornemann, and extensive performance segments, featuring over 20 singers on two volumes. Volume 1 includes performance segments by Feodor Chaliapin, Alexander Pirogov, Ivan Koslovsky (including a duet with Paul Robeson), Sergey Lemeshev, Pavel Lisitsian, Mark Reizen (including an operatic performance at age 90!), Maxim Mikhaliov, Natalja Shpiller and Georgy Nelepp.
Color/B&W, Mono/Stereo, 75 minutes, 4:3, All regions