OP1266. BORIS GODOUNOV, Broadcast Performance, 6 May, 1972, w.Khaikin Cond. RAI Ensemble, Roma; Nicolai Ghiaurov, Mark Reshetin, Ludovic Spiess, Aleksandr Vedernikov, Ljubomir Bodurov, Biserka Cvejic, etc.; BORIS GODOUNOV (in Bulgarian) – Excerpts, Live Performance, 17 April, 1959, w.Naidenov Cond. Sofia National Opera Ensemble; Christo Brambarov, Nicolai Ghiaurov & Dmiter Uzunov. (Portugal) 3-Gala 100.626. - 8712177049783
"This 1972 summit meeting of past, present and future Boris basses has Nicolai Ghiaurov in his prime, occupying the title-role....and Alexander Vedernikov (who recorded Boris a decade later) as Varlaam - outdoing each other with vocal and theatrical greatness - commanded by the authoritative baton of Boris Khaikin."
- David Patrick Stearns, GRAMOPHONE, Aug., 2009
"The basso-cantante, Mark Reshetin was born on 15 February, 1931, and died in 2001. In 1956 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory having studied with V.Politkovsky. He sang at the Bolshoi between 1956 and 1977. In 1966 he was sent to La Scala to continue his training, performing the role of Dosifei on that stage in their 1967 premiere of KHOVANSHCHINA. His repertoire included the roles of Ivan Susanin, Pimen (above), Prince Yuri (THE ENCHANTRESS), Gremin, Méphistophèles and Don Basilio."
- Mike Weston
“Boris Emmanuilovich Khaikin was a Russian Jewish conductor who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1972. Khaykin was born in Minsk, then part of the Russian Empire. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Nikolai Malko and Konstantin Saradzhev. He was artistic director of the Little Leningrad Opera Theatre in 1936-43 and the principal conductor at the Kirov Theatre in 1944-53, where he conducted the première of Sergei Prokofiev's BETROTHAL IN A MONASTERY on 3 November 1946. He moved to the Bolshoi Theatre in 1954.”
- Z. D. Akron