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Vocal Masterworks - Regina Resnik - Song Recital


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60784   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gasparo SpontiniPierre GaveauxJoaquin TurinaPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Richard WoitachRegina Resnik
Conductor:  Jorge Mester
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Regina Resnik's recital disc reissued here was recorded in 1967 and 1968. It illuminates her consummate musicianship and dedication to her art. With conductor Richard Woitach at the piano, she creates track after track of immense beauty and interest. Resnik has always been a dramatic and thoughtful performer on the operatic stage; it is most refreshing to hear her sing small-scale works for voice and piano. Her command of language is particularly astute in the Russian selections of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, and in her Spanish set by Turina.
She also sings her heart out in five Mahler songs, four of which are from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn.' The fifth, "Hans und Grete," has a text by Mahler himself which contains a humorous allusion to
Read more the famous fairytale duo. Resnik's handling of this material is both touching and colorful, further emphasizing her vast artistic ability. The inclusion of an excerpt from Menotti's 'The Medium' with Resnik singing one of Madame Flora's arias about the old, scheming, now-repentant woman is a nice programmatic end to the disc. Resnik is able to conjure both scorn and compassion from the listener--not an easy feat. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les riens d'amour by Gasparo Spontini
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1806; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
L'enfant prodigue: Dieu d'Israël by Pierre Gaveaux
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1811 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Homenaje a Lope de Vega, Op. 90 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
4.
Poems (3), Op. 81: no 2, Tu pupila es azul y cuando ries... by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
5.
Sonetos (3), Op. 54: no 2, Vade retro! by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
6.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Amid the din of the ball by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
7.
Poems (5) of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27: no 5, The King with grey eyes by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
8.
Poems (5) of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27: no 3, Memories of the sun by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
9.
Songs (7), Op. 47: no 6, Does the day reign? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
10.
Songs (7), Op. 47: no 7, Was I not a little blade of grass? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
11.
Poems (5) of Bal'mont, Op. 36: no 5, The pylons by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
12.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 5, Das irdische Leben by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1893; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 4, Nicht wiedersehen! by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 3, Hans und Grethe by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 2, Erinnerung by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 10, Lob des hohen Verstandes by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
The Medium: Afraid, am I afraid? Madam Flora afraid! by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jorge Mester
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Plaintes de Marie Stuart by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  Richard Woitach (Piano), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
19.
Le Grillon by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Woitach (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 

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