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Russian Settings of Robert Burns - Shostakovich, Denisov, Levitin, etc / Savenko, Blok

Album Summary

>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (9), for bass & piano
>Denisov, Edison : Songs (2) to Verses by Robert Burns, for voice & piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a)
>Levitin, Yuri : Song-Cycle to Verses by Robert Burns, Op. 51, for voice & piano
>Khrennikov, Tikhon : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (5), for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Robert Burns enjoyed a particular following in both Imperial and Soviet Russia as an idealized "people's poet." In the mid-20th century Samuel Marshak's best-selling translations of Burns came to rival Pushkin in popularity, and provided a fresh stimulus to Soviet composers.



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>Svirido, Georgy Vasilevich : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (9), for bass & piano
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Denisov, Edison : Songs (2) to Verses by Robert Burns, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a) :: 2. V poly
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a) :: 3. McPher
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a) :: 4. Jenny
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Levitin, Yuri : Song-Cycle to Verses by Robert Burns, Op. 51, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Khrennikov, Tikhon : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (5), for voice & piano :: 1. Zastol'naya (A Toast
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Khrennikov, Tikhon : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (5), for voice & piano :: 2. Luchshy paren (The Bonniest Lad
  • Performers: Alexander Blok (Piano); Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Khrennikov, Tikhon : Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (5), for voice & piano :: 5. V polyakh, pod snegom i dozhdyom (In Snow
  • Performers: Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone); Alexander Blok (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (09/06/2002/09/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern