ALEXANDER KIPNIS AS BORIS GODOUNOV. Excerpts from two legendary World War II performances. MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godounov (version by Rimsky-Korsakov): all scenes with Boris from a 1943 public performance, cond. George Szell, and (in the version by Shostakovich) 3 scenes from a 1944 public performance of the world premiere, with the New York Philharmonic, cond. Fritz Reiner.