English Poets, Russian Romances / Savenko, Blok

Album Summary

>Arensky, Anton : Vospominaniye (Recollection) suite for voice & piano, Op. 71
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sun of the sleepless (Nespyashchikh solntse), song for voice & piano, Op. 41/1
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : In moment to delight devoted (V porive nezhnosti serdechnoy), song for voice & piano, Op. 26/1
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Zuleika's Song (Pesnya Zyuleyki), song for voice & piano, Op. 26/4
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ya zdes, Inezilya (Here I am, Iñesilla)
>Glinka, Mikhail : Mary (Meri), song for voice & piano, G. x322
>Balakirev, Mily : Hebrew Melody
>Mussorgsky, Modest : King Saul Before the Battle (Pes'n Saula pered boyem), song for voice & piano
>Arensky, Anton : V al'bome (In an album) for voice & piano, Op. 49/4
>Arensky, Anton : Ya lask tvoikh strashus' (I fear thy kisses) for voice & piano
>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/1 "Ostrovok" (The Islet)
>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 "Mechty v odinochestve vyanut" (My thoughts arise and fade
>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/3 "Let It Sound No More"
>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/4 "Blazhennykh snov ushla zvezda" (The star of blessed drea
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
>Lyatos, Boris Mikolayovich : Minuvshiye dni (Time long past) for voice & piano, Op. 14/4
>Lyatos, Boris Mikolayovich : Ozymandiya (Ozymandias) Sonnet for voice & piano, Op. 15
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a)
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed (Shakespeare Sonnet 27), for voice & piano, Op. 52/2
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep (Shakespeare Sonnet 153), for voice & piano, Op. 52/5
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly (Shakespeare Sonnet 8), for voice & piano, Op. 52/7
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Notes & Reviews:

'Even more impressive than their two previous collections... a CD that merits a very strong recommendation' (Fanfare, USA)

'Russian composers have set many English poems to music, and here we have some of the best' (Classic FM Magazine)



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>Arensky, Anton : Vospominaniye (Recollection) suite for voice & piano, Op. 71
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sun of the sleepless (Nespyashchikh solntse), song for voice & piano, Op. 41/1
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : In moment to delight devoted (V porïve nezhnosti serdechnoy), song for voice & piano, Op. 26/1
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Zuleika's Song (Pesnya Zyuleyki), song for voice & piano, Op. 26/4
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1882

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ya zdes, Inezilya (Here I am, Iñesilla) :: Spanish Romance), song for voice & piano, G. x161
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Glinka, Mikhail : Mary (Meri), song for voice & piano, G. x322
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Balakirev, Mily : Hebrew Melody
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Mussorgsky, Modest : King Saul Before the Battle (Pes'n Saula pered boyem), song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1863

>Arensky, Anton : V al'bome (In an album) for voice & piano, Op. 49/4
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Arensky, Anton : Ya lask tvoikh strashus' (I fear thy kisses) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/1 "Ostrovok" (The Islet)
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 "Mechty v odinochestve vyanut" (My thoughts arise and fade
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/3 "Let It Sound No More"
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (10) for voice & piano, Op. 17/4 "Blazhennykh snov ushla zvezda" (The star of blessed drea
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (12), Op. 14
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Lyatos, Boris Mikolayovich : Minuvshiye dni (Time long past) for voice & piano, Op. 14/4
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lyatos, Boris Mikolayovich : Ozymandiya (Ozymandias) Sonnet for voice & piano, Op. 15
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a) :: no 6, Ko
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a) :: no 5, So
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed (Shakespeare Sonnet 27), for voice & piano, Op. 52/2
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953-1955

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep (Shakespeare Sonnet 153), for voice & piano, Op. 52/5
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953-1955

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly (Shakespeare Sonnet 8), for voice & piano, Op. 52/7
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953-1955