Russian Romances | Melodiya MELCD1002319

Russian Romances

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002319

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd March 2015

Contents

Works

Cui, Cesar

Poems (25) by Pushkin, op.57
» no.17 La statue de Tsarskoie Selo

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Night's soft breeze

Glinka, Mikhail

How sweet it is to be with you
I recall a wonderful moment
To her
Venetian night
V krovi gorit ogon zhelanya (The fire of longing burns in my heart)

Medtner, Nikolai

Poems (2), op.13
» no.1 Winter evening

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.1 Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not
» no.2 Morning
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden
Songs (6), op.8
» no.4 I fell in love, to my sorrow
Songs (12), op.14
» no.1 Fate
» no.9 She is as Lovely as the Noon
» no.11 Spring Waters
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs
Songs (15), op.26
» no.3 Let us rest

Rubinstein, Anton

Desire
The night

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.38
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball
Romances (6), op.63
» no.6 O Child! Beneath Your Window
Romances (12), op.60
» no.7 The gypsy song

Artists

Elena Zaremba (mezzo-soprano)
Antonina Kadobnova (piano)

Works

Cui, Cesar

Poems (25) by Pushkin, op.57
» no.17 La statue de Tsarskoie Selo

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Night's soft breeze

Glinka, Mikhail

How sweet it is to be with you
I recall a wonderful moment
To her
Venetian night
V krovi gorit ogon zhelanya (The fire of longing burns in my heart)

Medtner, Nikolai

Poems (2), op.13
» no.1 Winter evening

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.1 Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not
» no.2 Morning
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden
Songs (6), op.8
» no.4 I fell in love, to my sorrow
Songs (12), op.14
» no.1 Fate
» no.9 She is as Lovely as the Noon
» no.11 Spring Waters
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs
Songs (15), op.26
» no.3 Let us rest

Rubinstein, Anton

Desire
The night

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.38
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball
Romances (6), op.63
» no.6 O Child! Beneath Your Window
Romances (12), op.60
» no.7 The gypsy song

Artists

Elena Zaremba (mezzo-soprano)
Antonina Kadobnova (piano)

About

Firma Melodiya presents an album of classical Russian romances performed by Elena Zaremba.

One of the best Russian mezzo-sopranos of her generation, the singer began her career at the Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR in the mid-1980s. She conquered the world of opera, performing at some of the best theatre and festival venues with Russian, Italian, French and German repertoire and taking part in productions with prominent soloists and conductors. Only recently has she turned to chamber vocal music for the first time.

Russian romance is a special genre demanding not only professional skills. Stage and life experience, a subtle sensation of music and poetry, complete understanding between a singer and an accompanist – all this is needed to fully grasp this sphere of vocal art. Elena Zaremba’s performances with chamber programmes confirm that romance is not respite from the operatic stage for her but a new step in her vocal and dramatic career.

The album covers a hundred years of the evolution of Russian romance – Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Rubinstein, Cui, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner.

This programme was born through collaboration with Antonina Kadobnova, a remarkable pianist and concertmaster. A prize-winner of international competitions, she is very active as both a solo performer and accompanist, performing with well-known and young vocalists.

These recordings of Russian romances were made by Elena Zaremba and Antonina Kadobnova in 2011.

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