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Russian Songs / Ekaterina Sementchuk, Larissa Gergieva


Release Date: 06/13/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 911881   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander GlazunovSergei Taneyev,   ... 
Performer:  Ekaterina SementchukLarissa Gergieva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Born in Minsk, Ekaterina Semenchuk studied at the Minsk Music School, the Byelorussian Music Academy, and the Mariinsky Theatre's Academy for Young Singers. She went on to win two prizes at the Dvorák Competition (opera and song), achieved similar success at the International Obraztsova Competition (the Hope award and the prize for the best performance of works by contemporary Russian composers), and was a finalist in the Plácido Domingo Operalia and Cardiff Singer of the World Competitions. Her operatic roles so far include Preziosilla and Curra in La forza del destino, Pauline in Pique Dame at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Carmen at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Dallas Opera Read more (Myung-Whun Chung) and in Warsaw (with Jose Cura), Marina in Boris Godunov, and Olga in Eugene Onegin at Aix-en-Provence (Daniel Harding), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Valery Gergiev) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She has sung the mezzo-soprano part in Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. She gave her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall, and toured North America in recital with her accompanist, Larissa Gergieva, before returning to the major venues in Europe (Lisbon, Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris). Ekaterina Semenchuk will shortly be appearing again in several of her existing roles at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Pique Dame) and the Royal Opera House in London (Eugene Onegin), and will also sing Sonya in War and Peace at the Metropolitan Opera. This recording is her first recital of Russian songs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 3, For long there has been little consolation in love by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
2. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 5, Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
3. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 2, Night by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
4. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
5. Mélodies (2), Op. 27: Oriental Romanza by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
6. Romances (5), Op. 4: no 4, Mélodie espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1885; Russia 
7. Romances (10), Op. 17: no 10, The world is asleep by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
8. Romances (10) from Ellis's Immortelles, Op. 26: no 6, Stalactites by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; Russia 
9. Romances (10) from Ellis's Immortelles, Op. 26: no 7, Fountains by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
10. Songs (6), Op. 27: no 1, At bedtime by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
11. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 3, Dusk fell on the earth by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
12. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 4, Sleep, poor friend by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
13. Children's Songs (16), Op. 54: no 8, The cuckoo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Russia 
14. Songs, Op. 6: no 2, Human tears by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
15. That my grief were with you, Op. 28 no 3 by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
16. Songs, Op. 50: no 1, The Night March by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
17. Songs, Op. 46: no 3, The Melancholy of Love by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
18. Mélodie orientale by Alexander Grechaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
19. Snowflakes, Op. 47: no 7, The night by Alexander Grechaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
20. Snowflakes, Op. 47: no 9, The snowdrop by Alexander Grechaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
21. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
22. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 2, Child, thou art as beautiful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
23. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 5, The dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
24. The flower has faded by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
25. Songs (6), Op. 57: no 4, Sleep by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
26. Songs (6), Op. 63: no 5, The fires in the rooms were already out by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
27. Songs (6), Op. 57: no 6, Only thou alone by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Larissa Gergieva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 

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