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Kuzmin: Sacred Songs / Serov, Karelia State Symphony


Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573192  
Composer:  Mikhail Kuzmin
Performer:  Lyudmila Shkirtil
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony OrchestraPetrozavodsk State University Male Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The great twentieth-century Russian poet, Mikhail Alexeevich Kuzmin, was for much of his early life also passionately devoted to composition. Masterpieces of the vocal miniature, his Sacred Songs for voice and orchestra are settings of his own words based on studies of ancient Russian music. His incidental music for Masquerade is notable for a heartfelt Romance and a closing chorus which draws upon traditional Russian church music. The Society of Honoured Bell Ringers displays Mahlerian and Mozartian influences whilst greater harmonic complexity can be savoured in Kuzmin’s edgier music for Der deutsche Hinkemann. The great twentieth-century Russian poet, Mikhail Alexeevich Kuzmin, was for much of his early life also passionately devoted to composition. Masterpieces of the vocal miniature, his Sacred Songs for voice and orchestra are settings of his own words based on studies of ancient Russian music. His incidental music for Masquerade is notable for a heartfelt Romance and a closing chorus which draws upon traditional Russian church music. The Society of Honoured Bell Ringers displays Mahlerian and Mozartian influences whilst greater harmonic complexity can be savoured in Kuzmin’s edgier music for Der deutsche Hinkemann. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Society of Honoured Bell Ringers by Mikhail Kuzmin
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra
2.
Masquerade: Polka by Mikhail Kuzmin
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra
3.
Masquerade: Nina's Romance by Mikhail Kuzmin
Performer:  Lyudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra
4.
Masquerade: Waltz by Mikhail Kuzmin
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra
5.
Masquerade: Final Chorus by Mikhail Kuzmin
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra,  Petrozavodsk State University Male Choir
6.
Sacred Songs by Mikhail Kuzmin
Performer:  Lyudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra
7.
Hinkemann the German by Mikhail Kuzmin
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karelia State Symphony Orchestra,  Petrozavodsk State University Male Choir

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