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Slavic Opera Arias / Piotr Beczala

Beczala,Piotr
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 814101  
Composer:  Alexander BorodinAnton ArenskyAntonín DvorákStanislaw Moniuszko,   ... 
Performer:  Piotr BeczalaKatarzyna Bak
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are deeply felt performances which time and again reveal great artistry...this is one of the few tenor recitals of these last years that should be in everyone’s collection.

"Due to his warm, full timbre, which reminds one somewhat of Sandor Konya, his secure, flexible top notes, as well as his linguistic ability, Beczala is convincing..." - Gerhard Persché, Opernwelt

"These are deeply felt performances which time and again reveal great artistry...take the first track on this CD: the well-known aria from Vladimir in Borodin’s Igor. This is already a classic performance ending on a hauntingly beautiful pianissimo; worthy of the Björling recording...this is one of the
Read more few tenor recitals of these last years that should be in everyone’s collection." - Jan Neckers, www.operanostalgia.be

In both the Italian and the French repertoires, Piotr Beczala has already enjoyed success among public and press alike at all the great opera houses of the world. This Polish tenor also excels in the Slavic repertoire, though international trends in programming have meant that this phenomenon has received far less recognition than he deserves. Exceptions that prove the rule have been Beczalals successes as the Prince in Dvorák’s Rusalka at the Salzburg Festival and as Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Met in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and elsewhere. Beczala’s recital here naturally includes highlights from the aforementioned works, but he also offers proof of the rich possibilities – hitherto largely ignored – that this repertoire offers for a tenor to display both vocal grace and melancholy. He is accompanied by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra from Warsaw under the direction of its chief conductor, Lukasz Borowicz.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prince Igor: Daylight is fading "Vladimir's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
2.
Rafael, Op. 37: My heart trembles with passion by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
3.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Vidino divná, presladká by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
4.
Raftsman: Aria(s) by Stanislaw Moniuszko
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Warsaw, Poland 
Notes:  Plynq tratwy po Wisle 
5.
Haunted Manor: Aria(s) by Stanislaw Moniuszko
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Poland 
6.
Halka: Aria(s) by Stanislaw Moniuszko
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1857; Poland 
Notes:  Szumia Jodly na gor szczycie 
7.
Legenda Baltyku: Aria(s) by Feliks Nowowiejski
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Czy ty mnie nie kochasz  
8.
Aleko: Young Gypsy's Song by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
9.
Sadko: Aria(s) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Notes: Ne zh'yest' almazov 
10.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Aria(s) by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Notes: Az uzris, komus koupil nevestu ... Jak mozná verit 
11.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Katarzyna Bak (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1879 
12.
Iolanta, Op 69: No! The charms of a voluptuous beauty by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
13.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68: What is our life? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
14.
Janek: Aria(s) by Wladyslaw Zelenski
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes:  Gdy slub wezmiesz z twoim Stachem  

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