Nicolai Ghiaurov: Russian Songs and Arias | Australian Eloquence ELQ4805557

Nicolai Ghiaurov: Russian Songs and Arias

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4805557

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th March 2015

Contents

Works

Anonymous

Bandura
Dubinushka
Dvenadsat' Razboynikov
Ei, Ukhnyem
Nochenka
Ochi Chornye
Proshchai Radost
Stenka Razin
Utyos
Vdolj Po Peterskoy
Vtyomnon Lesye

Borodin, Alexander

For the Shores of Your Distant Homeland
Prince Igor
» Greshno tait, ya skuki ne lyublyu
» Zdorov-li, Knaz?

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Chervyak (The Worm)
Nochnoi defir stroont efir (The night zephyr stirs the air)
Starij Kapral (The Old Corporal)

Glinka, Mikhail

A Life for the Tsar, op.4
» Chuyut Pravdu (Act 4)
The night review

Mussorgsky, Modest

Boris Godunov
» Smirennii inok

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Aleko
» Ves tabor spit

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Sadko
» A Skaly Groznyje Drab'atsa S R'ovem Volny

Rubinstein, Anton

Melodya
The Demon
» Ja tot, katoramu vnimala

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Lyubvi fse vozrasti pokorni 'Gremin's aria'
Iolanta, op.69
» Gospod Moi, Yesli Greshen Ya
Romances (6), op.6
» no.2 Not a word, O my friend
» no.6 None but the Lonely Heart
Romances (6), op.38
» no.1 Don Juan's Serenade
» no.2 It was in early spring
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball
Romances (7), op.47
» no.5 Blagoslavlyayu vas, lesa 'I Bless you, Forests'

Artists

Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Zlatina Ghiaurov (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Edward Downes

Works

Anonymous

Bandura
Dubinushka
Dvenadsat' Razboynikov
Ei, Ukhnyem
Nochenka
Ochi Chornye
Proshchai Radost
Stenka Razin
Utyos
Vdolj Po Peterskoy
Vtyomnon Lesye

Borodin, Alexander

For the Shores of Your Distant Homeland
Prince Igor
» Greshno tait, ya skuki ne lyublyu
» Zdorov-li, Knaz?

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Chervyak (The Worm)
Nochnoi defir stroont efir (The night zephyr stirs the air)
Starij Kapral (The Old Corporal)

Glinka, Mikhail

A Life for the Tsar, op.4
» Chuyut Pravdu (Act 4)
The night review

Mussorgsky, Modest

Boris Godunov
» Smirennii inok

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Aleko
» Ves tabor spit

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Sadko
» A Skaly Groznyje Drab'atsa S R'ovem Volny

Rubinstein, Anton

Melodya
The Demon
» Ja tot, katoramu vnimala

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Lyubvi fse vozrasti pokorni 'Gremin's aria'
Iolanta, op.69
» Gospod Moi, Yesli Greshen Ya
Romances (6), op.6
» no.2 Not a word, O my friend
» no.6 None but the Lonely Heart
Romances (6), op.38
» no.1 Don Juan's Serenade
» no.2 It was in early spring
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball
Romances (7), op.47
» no.5 Blagoslavlyayu vas, lesa 'I Bless you, Forests'

Artists

Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Zlatina Ghiaurov (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Edward Downes

About

This 2CD set includes all Nicolai Ghiaurov's Russian recital material – in opera, art song and popular/folk song – for Decca, from the stunningly recorded 1962 and 1964 Russian arias with the LSO and Edward Downes and the recital of art songs by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glinka, Rubinstein and Dargomizhsky with his first wife Zlatina Ghiaurov.

For thirty years, from 1960 to 1990, Nicolai Ghiaurov was an indispensable figure on the international operatic scene. His voluminous base, incisive delivery and imposing presence meant that he was in demand in every centre of opera. His range of roles stretched from Mozart and Rossini through Verdi and Puccini and many parts in the French nineteenth-century repertory to the rewarding roles written for basses in Russian opera.

Avuncular and a great colleague on stage, Ghiaurov also made a record with a traditional Russian ensemble. It includes the song Stenka Razin, which later achieved mass popularity in its Seekers hit 'The Carnival Is Over'.

‘the Bulgarian bass shows himself a mighty master of the long, weighty phrase. […] The recording is strong, the accompaniment by Edward Downes most helpful. A fine record of a ‘new’ and noble basso’ - Gramophone, May 1963 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky arias: CD 1: 1–5)

‘considerable stature and presence and that rolling majestical gravity in the voice … The recording is exceptionally vivid’ - Gramophone, March 1965 (Glinka, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: CD 1: 6–9)

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