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Rachmaninov: Romances

> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by A. Chekhov) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 3. Mi otdokhnyom (We shall rest)
> Ti pomnish' li vecher (Do you remember the evening) - Ti pomnish' li vecher (Do you remember the evening?)
> 6 Songs, Op. 4 (text by D. Merezhkovsky) - 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 1. O net, molyu, ne ukhodi (Oh no, I beg you, do not leave!)
> 6 Songs, Op. 4 (text by M. Yanov) - 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 2. Utro (Morning)
> 6 Songs, Op. 4 (text A. Fet) - 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 3. V molchan'i nochi taynoy (In the silence of the mysterious night)
> 6 Songs, Op. 4 (text by A. Tolstoy) - 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 5. Uzh ti, niva moya (Oh you, my corn field!)
> 6 Songs, Op. 8 (text by H. Heine) - No. 2. Ditya kak tsvetok ti prekrasna (My child, you are beautiful as a flower)
> 6 Songs, Op. 8 (text by H. Heine) - No. 5. Son (A dream)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by A.V. Koltsov) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 4. Ya bil u ney (I was with her)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by M. Davidova) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 1. Ya zhdu tebya (I am waiting for you)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by L. Tolstoy) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 7: Ne ver' mne, drug (Do not believe me, my friend)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by N. Minsky) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 9. Ona, kak polden', khorosha (She is as beautiful as noon)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by F.I. Tyutchev) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 11. Vesenniye vodi (Spring waters)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by N. Minsky) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 10. V moyey dushe (In my soul)
> 12 Songs, Op. 14 (text by S.Y. Nadson) - 12 Songs, Op. 14: No. 12. Pora (It is time!)
> 12 Songs, Op. 21 (text by V. Hugo) - 12 Songs, Op. 21: No. 4. Oni otvechali (They replied)
> 12 Songs, Op. 21 (text by A.N. Apukhtin) - 12 Songs, Op. 21: No. 6. Otrivok iz A. Myusse (An excerpt from Alfred de Musset)
> 12 Songs, Op. 21 (text by G. Galina) - No. 7. Zdes' khorosho (How nice this place is)
> 12 Songs, Op. 21 (text by G. Galina) - No. 12. Kak mne bol'no no (How much it hurts)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by F.I. Tyutchev) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 2. Vsyo otnyal u menya (Everything I had)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by Y.P. Polonsky) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 13. Vchera mi vstretilis' (Yesterday we met)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by D. Rathaus) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 15. Prokhodit vsyo (Everything passes)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by I.A. Bunin) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 12. Noch' pechal'na (Sad night)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by T. Shevchenko) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 9. Ya opyat' odinok (Once again, I am alone)
> U vrat obiteli svyatoy (At the Gates of the Holy Abode) - U vrat obiteli svyatoy (At the gates of the holy cloister)
> 15 Songs, Op. 26 (text by D.S. Merezhkovsky) - 15 Songs, Op. 26: No. 6. Khristos voskres (Christ is risen!)

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Let us rest, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Do you remember the evening?
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 4
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Oh thou, my field, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : The dream, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Believe me not, friend, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/7
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : She is as lovely as the noon, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : In my soul, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/10
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Tis time, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 21
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Fragment from Musset, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : How Fair This Spot
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : How painful for me, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : He took all from me, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (15), Op. 26
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Night is mournful, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Again I am alone, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : At the gate of the Holy Abode, song for voice & piano,TN ii/50/1
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

For his first CD release on Ondine, star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has chosen art song repertoire of great intensity and emotion from his Russian home country: 26 featured romances by Sergei Rachmaninov include such popular songs as Spring waters, op.14/11 or In the silence of the mysterious night, op.4/3. Together with his longstanding duo partner, Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja, they have frequently performed many of these songs to great critical acclaim ("Mr. Hvorostovsky used the infinite shadings of his luxuriously dark and dusky voice to illuminate the yearning nuances of bitterness and regret. [... ] his admirable range of expressive and dynamic shadings [was] aptly mirrored by Ivari Ilja, an exemplary accompanist." - The New York Times). He has released numerous highly successful CD and DVD recordings on such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and Delos. The digital release of this album includes two more songs as special bonus tracks.

The Observer, 5th February 2012
This recording should come with the warning "too hot to handle", such is the combustible combination of Dmitri Hvorostovsky's heroic baritone with the flaming passion of intensely romantic Russian poetry...the listener is left quite drained but also lost in wonder at the beauty of the melodic line.

Gramophone Magazine, April 2012
Though Dmitri Hvorostovsky revisits repertoire he recorded in his 1991 'Russian Romantics'...he has little to fear from comparisons with his more svelte-voiced younger self...his long-admired breath control is, if anything, more impressive...his baritone has a far richer palette of vocal resources to call upon...This is as fine as any currently available single-disc collection of Rachmaninov songs.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2012
For all his famously silky tones and deep-brown vocal shading Hvorostovsky does shape the lines meaningfully, and his delivery suits these songs admirably...Not everyone needs to respond to the 'Russian soul', of course; but for those who do, this is a fascinating recital - even if it's best not listened to all in one go.

International Record Review, March 2012
This is still a full-throated, virile baritone of great beauty, capable of dramatic declaration. It verges on the over-heated, but it's impossible to approach this 'heart-on-the-sleeve' repertoire without anything less than total commitment...Ivari Ilja tackles Rachmaninov's elaborate piano accompaniments with equal commitment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011).



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Let us rest, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/3
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Do you remember the evening?
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/1
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 4
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 4
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Oh thou, my field, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/5
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/2
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : The dream, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/5
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Believe me not, friend, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/7
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : She is as lovely as the noon, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/9
  • Performers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone); Ivari Ilja (Piano)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : In my soul, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/10
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Tis time, song for voice & piano, Op. 14/12
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 21
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Fragment from Musset, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/6
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : How Fair This Spot
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : How painful for me, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/12
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : He took all from me, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/2
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (15), Op. 26
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (15), Op. 26
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Night is mournful, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/12
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Again I am alone, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/9
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : At the gate of the Holy Abode, song for voice & piano,TN ii/50/1
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (15), Op. 26
  • Performers: Ivari Ilja (Piano); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
  • Notes: Moscow State Conservatory, Great Hall (07/13/2011-07/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906