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Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna, Act I Songs / Isokoski, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1249   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Edward ArutyunyanEvgeniya DushinaDmitry IvancheyVladimir Avtomonov,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Students ChoirMoscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sergei Rachmaninov’s (1873-1943) rarely heard, unfinished opera Monna Vanna was the only major score he took with him into exile in the USA after the 1917 revolution. + This new recording is based on Gennadi Belov’s new edition and conducted by an iconic artist and Russian music expert Vladimir Ashkenazy. + The second part of this disc features Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski singing seven Rachmaninov songs (including the hauntingly beautiful Vocalise), accompanied on the piano by Mr. Ashkenazy. Sergei Rachmaninov’s (1873-1943) rarely heard, unfinished opera Monna Vanna was the only major score he took with him into exile in the USA after the 1917 revolution. + This new recording is based on Gennadi Belov’s new edition and conducted by an iconic artist and Russian music expert Vladimir Ashkenazy. + The second part of this disc features Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski singing seven Rachmaninov songs (including the hauntingly beautiful Vocalise), accompanied on the piano by Mr. Ashkenazy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Monna Vanna: Act 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Edward Arutyunyan (Tenor), Evgeniya Dushina (Soprano), Dmitry Ivanchey (Tenor),
Vladimir Avtomonov (Baritone), Mikhail Golovushkin (Bass)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Students Choir,  Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
2.
Songs (15), Op. 26: no 10, Before my window by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
3.
Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
4.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 5, Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 4, The Pied Piper by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Russia 
6.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
7.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 7, How fair this spot by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
8.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 5, A dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 

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