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Valentina Levko - Star Of The Bolshoi

Bach / Levko,Valentina
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9406   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachHenry PurcellAlessandro StradellaAndrea Falconieri,   ... 
Performer:  Valentina LevkoMark LubotskyGrigory ZingerLiya Mogilevskaya,   ... 
Conductor:  Adolf BrukJuozas DomarkasAlexander LazarevKurt Masur,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraMoscow Philharmonic Chamber EnsembleBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valentina Levko was another in the glorious line of Russian 20th-century contraltos who in some ways defined the sound of Russian opera for ears, both Eastern and Western, which were often discovering the rich tradition of Russian opera for the first time through recordings. Levko's name, however, unlike compatriots such as Elena Obratzova, never travelled as far or as well. Committed to her contract at the Bolshoi, she spurned several opportunities to make a name for herself in the West, with the lucrative recording contracts that would surely have followed. And yet hers was, as this important set reveals, a voice and dramatic presence firmly in the mould of greats of the past such as Zara Dolukhanova.

The set is carefully
Read more curated by themes, thereby revealing Levko's remarkable versatility. Arias from Bolshoi classics by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky sit alongside Western operas by Ponchielli, Verdi and others; her ability to scale her voice to an intimate environment results in warmly idiomatic recordings of art song by Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The pleasure she took in the popular song of her own country also resulted in many recordings with the Ossipov Folk Orchestra, but her facility extended to folk songs of many languages, as the last CD reveals. Perhaps most remarkably of all, the first CD reveals a natural interpreter of Bach and Handel.

An extensive booklet note discusses her life and career; for anyone interested in Russian voices, this set will be essential.

Other information:
- A true discovery for many western ears: Valentina Levko, star contralto of the Bolshoi!
- This set features an unrivalled breadth of recordings: Levko in a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from moving Baroque arias by Bach and Handel, through the art songs of Schubert and Brahms, towards great opera scenes from Prince Igor, Ruslan & Ludmilla, Ivan Susanin, Queen of Spades, Rossini, Verdi, the songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, and a superb collection of Russian folk songs.
- "In a career of 50 years, I have rarely encountered such a voice, rounded, youthful, with an uncommon timbre and astonishing warmth" , thus said the legendary Sol Hurok, one of the most famous American Impresarios, who introduced Valentina Levko in the New York Met. Although she frequently toured the world, her real home was Russia, where she reigned for more than 40 years, and 25 years as the star contralto of the Bolshoi Theatre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Lubotsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Adolf Bruk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
3. Aria di Chiesa by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
4. Bella rosa by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
5. Vado ben spesso by Giovanni Bononcini
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
6. Siroe, Rè di Persia, HWV 24: Son stanco...Deggio morire by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; London, England 
7. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
8. Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen": Dignare by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1743; London, England 
9. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Juozas Domarkas
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
10. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 9, Du lieber Heiland du by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Juozas Domarkas
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
11. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 4, Bereite dich, Zion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Juozas Domarkas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
12. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Qui sedes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
13. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
14. Catone in Utica: Confusa, smarrita by Leonardo Vinci
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Adolf Bruk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1728; Rome, Italy 
15. Se tu m'ami by Alessandro Parisotti
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
16. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 5, Aufenthalt by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
17. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
18. Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
19. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
20. Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Irina Sherbina (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
21. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
22. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 
23. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 1, Gestille Sehnsucht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
24. Elégie by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1869; France 
25. Vasco da Gama: Ouvre ton coeur by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; France 
26. Si vous aimez! by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
27. E se un giorno tornasse by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Podolskaya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1919; Italy 
28. Echo by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Podolskaya (Piano)
29. Work(s) by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
30. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9c, La maja dolorosa III "De aquel majo amante" by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
31. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9b, La maja dolorosa II "¡Ay! majo de mi vida" by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
32. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9a, La maja dolorosa I "¡Oh! muerte cruel" by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
33. Canciones populares españolas (7) by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
34. Song of the Rose by Thibault de Champagne
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Litvinenko (Piano), Igor Boguslavsky (Viola)
35. Shepherd Boy by Thibault de Champagne
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Litvinenko (Piano), Igor Boguslavsky (Viola)
36. Semiramide: Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
37. La Gioconda: Voce di donna by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
38. Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
39. Quella fiamma by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
40. Ombra felice...Io ti lascio, K 255 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Adolf Bruk
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
41. Symphony no 3 in D minor: O Mensch, gib acht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
42. Plaisir d'amour by Giovanni Battist Martini
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Period: Classical 
43. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
44. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Juozas Domarkas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
45. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
46. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
47. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
48. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
49. A Life for the Tsar: My poor horse fell in the field "Vanya's Aria" by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1836; Russia 
50. Russlan and Ludmilla: Ratmir's Aria by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
51. Russlan and Ludmilla: Romance of Ratmir by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
52. Rogneda: Varangian Ballad by Alexander N. Serov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
53. Khovanshchina: Mysterious forces "Marfa's prophecy" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
54. Khovanshchina: I walked all through the meadows "Marfa's Aria" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
55. Snow Maiden: Third Song of Lel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra
56. Tsar's Bride: Lyubasha's Song by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Grigory Zinger (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
57. Tsar's Bride: Scene of Lyubasha and Gryaznoy by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
58. Tsar's Bride: You will pay "Lyubasha's Aria" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 
59. Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Je crains de lui "Countess' Scene" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
60. Prince Igor: Now the daylight dies "Konchakovna's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
61. Prince Igor: Is that you, my Vladimir? by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
62. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 7, Was I not a little blade of grass? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
63. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 6, Does the day reign? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
64. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 1, If I had only known by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
65. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 4, The sun has set by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
66. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 3, In this moonlight by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
67. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 2, Night by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
68. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
69. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 2, Not a word, O my friend by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
70. Songs (6), Op. 63: no 6, O child, beneath thy window by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
71. Songs (6), Op. 57: no 2, On the golden cornfields by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
72. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Amid the din of the ball by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
73. Songs (6), Op. 28: no 4, He loved me so much by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
74. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 1, Reconciliation by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
75. Songs (12), Op. 60: no 7, Gypsy's song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
76. A prayer by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
77. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 3, Brooding by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
78. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 1, The waterlily by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
79. Songs (6), Op. 4: no 1, Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
80. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 14, The ring by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
81. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
82. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 4, The migrant wind by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; Russia 
83. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 3, Twilight by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
84. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 9, She is as lovely as the noon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
85. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 7, Believe me not by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
86. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 3, For long there has been little consolation in love by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
87. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 2, The isle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
88. Night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Russia 
89. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 2, He took all from me by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexander Malter (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
90. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 8, Oh, do not grieve by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Julia Selivokhina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
91. Songs (6), Op. 4: no 3, In the silence of the night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
92. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 10, Before the icon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
93. No, it's not you I love so fervently by A. Shishkin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
94. Elegy by Mikhail Yakovlev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
95. Morning's Fog by Arkady Abaza
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
96. All is quiet by Tatyana Tolstaya
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
97. Prayer by Pyotr Bulakhov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
98. Bright is the night by Nikolai Shishkin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
99. Gate by Alexander Obukhov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
100. Why does the heart beat so loud? by Boris Borisov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
101. I shall tell you nothing by Tatyana Tolstaya
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Sazonov (Guitar)
102. I remember the evening by César Cui
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Podolskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Russia 
103. Step away by Vladimir Sokolov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
104. The plane-trees are slumbering by Alexander Blumental-Tamarin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
105. No, he didn't love me by Alfonso Guercia
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
106. Not for nothing I was afraid meeting you by Piotr Bulakhov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Folk Quintet
107. Stars in the sky by Boris Borisov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
108. The Little Bell by Alexey N. Verstovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
109. Embrace and Kiss by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolai Nekrasov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Russia 
110. I feel sorry for you by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
111. Oh, do not kiss me by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
112. Girl's melancholy by Alexander Gurilyov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
113. Do not scold me by Alexander Diubuk
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
114. Old Husband, Cruel Husband by Alexey N. Verstovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Russia 
115. Russian Carriage-and-Three by Pyotr Bulakhov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
116. Red Sarafan by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
117. Prince Kholmski: Song of Ilinichna by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
118. Oh, if I had known by Traditional
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
119. Songs (10), 1896: no 5, I loved him by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
120. Reminder by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
121. I loved you by Boris S. Sheremetiev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
122. Over the fields by Ekaterina Gorina
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sergei Kolobkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
123. Poems (5) of Bal'mont, Op. 36: no 1, Incantation of fire and water by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921 
124. Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116: Ocean-Sea by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
125. Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116: Song about the beaver by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
126. Russian Song by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolai Kalinin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
127. Serenade from Ruy Blas by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gazis Dugashev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
128. In deep dark woods by Vladimir A. Vlasov
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gazis Dugashev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
129. The Motherland readied its son by Alexander Dolukhanyan
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Emin Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
130. Ancient Russian Fortress by Alexander Dolukhanyan
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Emin Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
131. The Volunteers: The Years Fly by Mark Fradkin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
132. A Simple Story: Song of Love by Mark Fradkin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vitaly Gnutov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
133. Reminiscence by Nina Illutovich
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolai Misailov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concert Ensemble
134. Song of Words by Alexander Fliarkovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
135. Be the One by Alexander Fliarkovsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
136. Vocalise by Yuri Strzhelinsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
137. Snowfall by Yuri Strzhelinsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
138. Song of a Young Mother by David Toradze
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Josef Bedersky (Violin)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
139. May I tell you something by Yevgeni Ptichkin
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
140. Sleeping Mountains by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
141. Land of Our Fathers: Sufferings of Love by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
142. Land of Our Fathers: Be Afraid of Black Eyes by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
143. Land of Our Fathers: Exile by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
144. Land of Our Fathers: A Smoke of Fatherland by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
145. Three Octaves by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Dmitri Kabalevsky (Piano)
146. Il bacio by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Italy 
147. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)

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