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Sviridov: Music for Chamber Orchestra / Serov, St. Petersburg State Symphony


Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573685  
Composer:  Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Nikolai MazharaSergei VoloshchukMila Shkirtil
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony OrchestraRimsky-Korsakov Music College Female ChoirSt. Petersburg Radio and Television Children's Choir Boys
Number of Discs: 1 
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The composer's Russia Adrift is becoming something of a classic outside his native homeland. I was delighted to come across this recording of an arrangement for mezzo-soprano and orchestra; it's just as powerful as the original version. In addition, we have a beautiful three-movement 'small cantata' to words by Pasternak, Smeg idyot, from 1965, in which the choir's show their mettle, and from Music for Small Orchestra, from a year earlier, a work that undoubtedly has its own strength of character. This is an important addition to
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Works on This Recording

1.
Snow is Falling by Gyorgy Sviridov
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,  Rimsky-Korsakov Music College Female Choir,  St. Petersburg Radio and Television Children's Choir Boys
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
2.
Music for Chamber Orchestra by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Nikolai Mazhara (Piano), Sergei Voloshchuk (Horn)
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
3.
Russia Cast Adrift by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer:  Mila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 

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