V2077. ALEXANDR BATURIN, Vol. I, incl. Arias from Ruslan and Lyudmila, Boris Godounov, Mazeppa, Pique Dame, Prince Igor, Iolanta, Lakmé, Mefistofele, Faust, Carmen, etc. (Russia) Aquarius AQVR 368, recorded 1935-57, partially Live Performance. - 4607123631300
One of the few singers of the post-Revolutionary generation who had the possibility of studying in Italy two years at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome is the Byelorussian-born Aleksandr Baturin, an ideal singer for transitional roles, such as Escamillo, Prince Igor and Count Tomsky, for which basses usually lack the high range, while baritones do not have the dark, low notes required.
- Kurt Malisch, VOICES BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN