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Russian Images 2 / Vassily Savenko, Alexander Blok

Album Summary

>Glinka, Mikhail : A farewell to St Petersburg
>Glinka, Mikhail : Stanzas
>Glinka, Mikhail : Doubt (Someniye), song for voice, harp & violin, G. ix108
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : A tear trembles, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/4
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : My Genius, My Angel, My Friend
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Frenzied Nights, Op. 60, no 6
>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : A Dream (Snovideniye), for voice & piano, Op. 17/3
>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Romances (6) for voice & piano, Op. 27
>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Was it so long ago to enchanting strains? (Davno l' pod volshebnye zvuki), for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Taneyev, Sergei : Dense forests (Lesa dremuchiye), for voice & piano, Op. 26/5
>Taneyev, Sergei : And the foes stood trembling (I drognuli vragi), for voice & piano, Op. 26/8
>Taneyev, Sergei : Winter Journey (Zimni put'), for voice & piano, Op. 32/4
>Medtner, Nikolai : Poems (8) for voice & piano, Op. 24
>Medtner, Nikolai : Poems (7) for voice & piano, Op. 28
>Medtner, Nikolai : The Call (Zaklinaniye), song for voice & piano, Op. 29/7
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Muse, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Arion, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/5
>Mosolov, Alexander : Romances (3) for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

'An excellent follow-up to the successful first disc. Vassily Savenko is a very special singer' (Classic CD)

'Recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'Savenko and Blok respond well to the texts of these songs, among them several rarities' (Gramophone)



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>Glinka, Mikhail : A farewell to St Petersburg
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Glinka, Mikhail : Stanzas :: Here is the place of the secret meeting (Stansï), song for voice & piano, G. x173
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Glinka, Mikhail : Doubt (Someniye), song for voice, harp & violin, G. ix108
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Alexei Kropotov (Cello); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : A tear trembles, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/4
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : My Genius, My Angel, My Friend
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Frenzied Nights, Op. 60, no 6
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : A Dream (Snovideniye), for voice & piano, Op. 17/3
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Romances (6) for voice & piano, Op. 27 :: 6. I have seen death (Ya videl smert')
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Was it so long ago to enchanting strains? (Davno l' pod volshebnye zvuki), for voice & piano, Op. 49
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Dense forests (Lesa dremuchiye), for voice & piano, Op. 26/5
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : And the foes stood trembling (I drognuli vragi), for voice & piano, Op. 26/8
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Winter Journey (Zimni put'), for voice & piano, Op. 32/4
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Medtner, Nikolai : Poems (8) for voice & piano, Op. 24 :: Twilight (Sumerki)
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Medtner, Nikolai : Poems (7) for voice & piano, Op. 28 :: 1. Unexpected Rain (Nezhdannyi dozhd')
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Medtner, Nikolai : The Call (Zaklinaniye), song for voice & piano, Op. 29/7
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1890-93.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Muse, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/1
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Arion, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/5
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Mosolov, Alexander : Romances (3) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949