Notes & Reviews:
Firma Melodiya presents a programme of Russian chamber lyric compositions sung by the outstanding Hibla Gerzmava. The singer’s new programme fully unveils an arguably most vivid and rich period of Russian music of the late 19th and the first quarter of the 20th centuries in its chamber vocal perspective. The featured recordings include romances by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Myaskovsky and Prokofiev. Hibla Gerzmava is accompanied by pianist Yekaterian Ganelina, an Honoured Artist of the Republic of Abkhazia and an owner of many diplomas as the best concertmaster of prestigious international competitions, who has performed with the singer in Russia and abroad for many years now.
American Record Guide, March/April 2015
I generally enjoyed listening to this recording of 30 Russian songs sung by the soprano Hibla Gerzmava. Thus this recording is recommended for someone who enjoys listening to several pleasant songs from the late 19th into the 20th Century.