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Rachmaninov: Songs / Sergei Leiferkus, Howard Shelley

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : At the gate of the Holy Abode, song for voice & piano,TN ii/50/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Morning, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Brooding, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : I was with her, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/4
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : How everyone loves thee, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : She is as lovely as the noon, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/9
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Spring waters, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/11
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Tis time, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Fate, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : By a fresh grave, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Before the ikon, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/10
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : No prophet I, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/11
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : He took all from me, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Let us rest, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Christ is Risen, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : When yesterday we met, song for voice & piano, Op.26/13
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : All things pass by, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/15
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The peasant, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/11
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Were You Hiccoughing?, song for voice & piano, TN ii/54
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the soul of each of us, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Raising of Lazarus, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : You knew him, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/9
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : I will tell you nothing, song for voice & piano, TN ii/50/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Song of the Disillusioned, song for voice & piano, TN ii/53/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Do you remember the evening?, song for voice & piano, TN ii/53/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Letter to K. S. Stanislavsky, song for voice & piano, TN ii/56
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : From the Gospel of St John, song for voice & piano, TN ii/57
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...Leiferkus is, of course, one of today's eminent operatic baritones, noted for his dramatic talent as well as his rich, powerful voice. That power is put to good use here, for example in the hair-raising crescendo at the end of 'Spring Torrents' and the exultant ending of 'Christ is risen'...Transliterated text and translations. I know of no finer disc of Rachmaninov songs." -American Record Guide



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : At the gate of the Holy Abode, song for voice & piano,TN ii/50/1
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/1
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Morning, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/2
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/2
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Brooding, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/3
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : I was with her, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/4
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : How everyone loves thee, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/6
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : She is as lovely as the noon, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/9
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Spring waters, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/11
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Tis time, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/12
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Fate, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/1
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (09/19/1994/09/20/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : By a fresh grave, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/2
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Before the ikon, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/10
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : No prophet I, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/11
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : He took all from me, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/2
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Let us rest, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/3
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Christ is Risen, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/6
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : When yesterday we met, song for voice & piano, Op.26/13
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : All things pass by, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/15
  • Performers: Michael George; Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6 (01/30/1995/01/31/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The peasant, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/11
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Were You Hiccoughing?, song for voice & piano, TN ii/54
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the soul of each of us, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Raising of Lazarus, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/6
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : You knew him, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/9
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : I will tell you nothing, song for voice & piano, TN ii/50/2
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Song of the Disillusioned, song for voice & piano, TN ii/53/1
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Do you remember the evening?, song for voice & piano, TN ii/53/3
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Letter to K. S. Stanislavsky, song for voice & piano, TN ii/56
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : From the Gospel of St John, song for voice & piano, TN ii/57
  • Performers: Sergei Leiferkus; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915