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Sviridov: Russia Cast Adrift / Orbelian, Hvorostovsky, St. Petersburg State Symphony, Syle of Five


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 1631  
Composer:  Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony OrchestraStyle of Five
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While greatly revered in Russia, the profound and beautiful music of neo-romantic composer Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998) is hardly known beyond his homeland's borders. His predominantly vocal output reflects his strong affinity for many of the finest Russian poets, who inspired him to compose highly idiomatic music to match the emotional intensity and expressive passion of their verses. Thus did Sergei Yesenin's vivid and moving poetry spark the creation of the stunning twelve-song cycle Russia Cast Adrift. Legendary baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky developed especially strong personal and artistic bonds with Sviridov in the composer's final years, compelling Sviridov to composer specifically for him. Dmitri infuses Sviridov's songs with the same Read more emotional intensity, musical insight and sheer vocal glory that have distinguished his many earlier Delos releases. Joining Dmitri in this world premiere recording of the orchestral version are his long-time collaborators Constantine Orbelian, conducting the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, and the Russian folk music ensemble Style of Five. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Russia Cast Adrift by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,  Style of Five
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
2.
Petersburg: The Virgin in the City by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,  Style of Five
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 

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