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Elena Obraztsova, Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998): Romances & Songs after Alexander Blok; Icon, for chorus; Cast off Russia / Elena Obraztsova, mz; Georgy Sviridov, piano

Album Summary

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Romances and Songs To Verses by Blok for mezzo-soprano & piano
>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Songs from Hard Times after Alexander Blok
>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Russia Cast Adrift (Otchalivshaya Rus'), for voice & piano
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

To the 100th anniversary of the great Russian composer Georgy Sviridov Firma Melodiya presents an album of his romances and songs performed by Elena Obraztsova. This album showcases the fruit of creative collaboration between Georgy Sviridov and Elena Obraztsova, one of the best Russian female singers of the 20th century. Although Obraztsova performed on the most famous operatic stages of the world, she devoted as much attention to chamber singing. She who sang with the greatest conductors of the century made up an ideal ensemble with Sviridov. The programme features some of the romances and songs from the cycle St. Petersburg Songs set to Blok's poems, the poem Cast Off Russia to Yesenin's poems and an excerpt from the chorus cycle Songs from Hard Times based on Blok's verses. The performers are the best choirs of Moscow (the Moscow Chamber Choir led by Vladimir Minin and the chamber line-up of the Yurlov Republican Academic Capella) and the renowned singer Makvala Kasrashvili. The piano is played by Georgy Sviridov. The tracks were recorded in the Firma Melodiya studios and live at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1980 and at the Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society in 1983.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society (05/29/1983); Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (05/29/1983); Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society (12/23/1980); Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (12/23/1980); Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society (1983); Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (1983).



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Works Details

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Romances and Songs To Verses by Blok for mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Yelena Obraztsova (Mezzo-soprano); Georgy Sviridov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Minin
  • Ensemble: Moscow Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Songs from Hard Times after Alexander Blok :: Icon, chorus
  • Performer: Yelena Obraztsova (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980-1981

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Russia Cast Adrift (Otchalivshaya Rus'), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Yelena Obraztsova (Mezzo-soprano); Georgy Sviridov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977