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Pushkin Romances

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  1. Ya pomnu chudnoye mgnovenye (I recall a wonderful moment) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Priznaniye (Declaration) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. V krovi gorit ogon zhelanya (The fire of longing burns in my heart) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Nochnoy zefir (The night zephyr) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Yunosha i deva (The Youth and the Maiden) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. 4 Songs, Op. 42: No. 3. Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (The clouds begin to scatter) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. 4 Songs, Op. 3: No. 4. Na kholmakh Gruzii (On the hills of Georgia) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. 7 Poems, Op. 33: No. 3. Ya vas ljubil (I Loved You) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Zimniy vecher (Winter Evening), Op. 13, no. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bakhchisaraysky fontan (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. 12 Romances, Op. 60: No. 4. Solovey (Nightingale) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 4. Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Sing not to me, beautiful maiden) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 6 Romances: No. 1. Ronyaet les bagyyanyi svoi ubor (The crimson forest sheds its attire) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Ya pomnu chudnoye mgnovenye (I recall a wonderful moment) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Priznaniye (Declaration) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. V krovi gorit ogon zhelanya (The fire of longing burns in my heart) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Nochnoy zefir (The night zephyr) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Yunosha i deva (The Youth and the Maiden) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 4 Songs, Op. 42: No. 3. Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (The clouds begin to scatter) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. 4 Songs, Op. 3: No. 4. Na kholmakh Gruzii (On the hills of Georgia) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. 7 Poems, Op. 33: No. 3. Ya vas ljubil (I Loved You) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Zimniy vecher (Winter Evening), Op. 13, no. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bakhchisaraysky fontan (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. 12 Romances, Op. 60: No. 4. Solovey (Nightingale) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 4. Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Sing not to me, beautiful maiden) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. 6 Romances: No. 1. Ronyaet les bagyyanyi svoi ubor (The crimson forest sheds its attire) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ya pomnyu chudnoye mgnoven'ye (I remember the wonderful moment)
>Glinka, Mikhail : Priznaniye (Confession)
>Glinka, Mikhail : The fire of longing burns in my heart
>Glinka, Mikhail : The Night Zephyr (Nochnoy zefir), song for voice & piano, G. x190
>Dargomizhsky, Alexander : The Youth and the Maiden, for voice & piano
>Borodin, Alexander : For the Shores of Thy Far Native Land (Dlya beregov otchiznï dal'noy), song for voice & piano
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (A line of flying clouds), Op. 42/3
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Na kholmakh Gruzii (The hills of Georgia), Op. 3/4
>Cui, César : Poems (25) by Pushkin, Op. 57
>Cui, César : Poems (7) by Pushkin and Lermontov, Op. 33
>Medtner, Nikolai : Elegy
>Medtner, Nikolai : Winter Evening (Zimniy vecher), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
>Medtner, Nikolai : To a Dreamer (Mechtatelyu), song for voice & piano, Op. 32/6
>Vlasov, Vladimir A. : To the Fountain of the Bakhchisarai, for voice & piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Solovey (The nightingale), Op. 60/4
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : The Forest Sheds Its Crimson Dress
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Notes & Reviews:

"Bringing them all to life is Hvorostovsky's performance - passionate, brooding or forceful with Pushkin's flowing lines, in a manner which might be a bit overpowering in less emotional music, but is exactly right for these songs...His word-sense and diction remain exemplary...Ivari Ilja is an equally spirited accompanist." BBC Music Magazine, August 2010 *****

"...there's a particularly Russian ecstasy and agony in Pushkin's lyrical poetry that requires a broad musical brush to do it proper justice. This seems bred in the artistic bone for Hvorostovsky, so there's an almost conversation style...Despite his formidable horsepower [he] can be silky and subtle when required...evidently a singer for all Russian seasons!" International Record Review, July/August 2010

"...his demonstration of finely controlled legato and evenness of tone through the registers is truly impressive." Gramophone Magazine, September 2010

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mosfilm Studio, Moscow, Russia.



Reviews

Beautiful music, glorious interpretation
These are beautiful, personal, and heartfelt compositions that require an interpreter whose first language is Russian. Hvorostovsky captures it all with an emotional pathos that is breathtaking. The music brings out the sadness and pathos that so represents Pushkin, and Hvorostovsky responds with a familiarity with it all.
Submitted on 11/23/12 by Richard B. 
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Works Details

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ya pomnyu chudnoye mgnoven'ye (I remember the wonderful moment)
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Glinka, Mikhail : Priznaniye (Confession)
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Glinka, Mikhail : The fire of longing burns in my heart
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1838

>Glinka, Mikhail : The Night Zephyr (Nochnoy zefir), song for voice & piano, G. x190
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Dargomizhsky, Alexander : The Youth and the Maiden, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Borodin, Alexander : For the Shores of Thy Far Native Land (Dlya beregov otchiznï dal'noy), song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada (A line of flying clouds), Op. 42/3 :: The Clouds Begin to Scatter, song for voice & piano, Op. 42/3
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Na kholmakh Gruzii (The hills of Georgia), Op. 3/4
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Cui, César : Poems (25) by Pushkin, Op. 57
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Cui, César : Poems (7) by Pushkin and Lermontov, Op. 33
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Medtner, Nikolai : Elegy :: Gone Are My Heart's Desires (Elegiya
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Medtner, Nikolai : Winter Evening (Zimniy vecher), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1904

>Medtner, Nikolai : To a Dreamer (Mechtatelyu), song for voice & piano, Op. 32/6
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Vlasov, Vladimir A. : To the Fountain of the Bakhchisarai, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Solovey (The nightingale), Op. 60/4
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1890-93.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : The Forest Sheds Its Crimson Dress
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern