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Songs By Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Etc / Ewa Podles, Garrick Ohlsson


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 27   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinSergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyKarol Szymanowski,   ... 
Performer:  Garrick OhlssonEwa Podles
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Polish contralto Ewa Podles is an indomitable singer with a big, earthy, intensely expressive voice and an artistic personality to match. She has won an almost cultish following for her portrayals of operatic roles from Rossini to Strauss. You might think her oversize artistry would be unsuited to song literature, but she has a thriving recital career. The illustrious Wigmore Hall in London has joined the roster of institutions issuing recordings of live performances. A new release offers Ms. Podles in a recital from January 2008 with the superb American pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Wigmore Hall is an intimate space, and it cannot have been easy for recording engineers to capture Ms. Podles's force-of-nature voice. If the size of her Read more live sound does not come through so faithfully here, the vibrancy of her singing most certainly does."

-- Anthony Tommasini, New York Times [4/5/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 14, The ring, B 103 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
2.
Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 10, The warrior, B 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
3.
Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 16, Lithuanian song, B 63 no 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
4.
Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 8, Handsome lad, B 143 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
5.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 9, She is as lovely as the noon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
6.
Zemfira's Song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1855-1860; Russia 
7.
Songs (7), Op. 47: no 7, Was I not a little blade of grass? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
8.
Masques (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Poland 
9.
Songs and dances of death by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1877; Russia 

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