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Boris Lyatoshynsky: Ozymandias And Other Romances For Low Voice And Piano

Lyatoshynsky / Savenko / Blok
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 53   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily SavenkoAlexander Blok
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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The Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshynsky (1895–1968) studied with Glière at the Kiev Conservatory, where he remained as a much-loved teacher for the rest of his life. Lyatoshynsky’s songs – a neglected part of his output – meld intense Scriabinesque expressionism with elements of Ukrainian folksong in a language that embraces both the lyrical and the dramatic. His setting of Shelley’s Ozymandias, with its warning of the impermanence of power, was a brave act in the Soviet Union of 1924. The Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshynsky (1895–1968) studied with Glière at the Kiev Conservatory, where he remained as a much-loved teacher for the rest of his life. Lyatoshynsky’s songs – a neglected part of his output – meld intense Scriabinesque expressionism with elements of Ukrainian folksong in a language that embraces both the lyrical and the dramatic. His setting of Shelley’s Ozymandias, with its warning of the impermanence of power, was a brave act in the Soviet Union of 1924. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Romances (5), Op. 5 by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
2. The Sun by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
3. Romances, Op. 57 by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
4. Ozymandias, Op. 15 by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USSR 
5. Romances (2), Op. 37 by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
6. Romances (4). Op. 27: no 2, Three Springs by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
7. Romances (4), Op. 27: no 3, There on the Shore by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
8. Romances (5), Op. 31: no 1, Your Eyes are like the Sea by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
9. Romances (5), Op. 31: no 3, Boundless Plain by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
10. Romances (5), Op. 31: no 4, Why do do you never laugh? by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
11. Romances (2), Op. 32: no 2, Recurring Dreams by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
12. Romances (4), Op. 14: no 3, Good Night by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)
13. Romances (3), Op. 6 by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Vassily Savenko (Bass Baritone), Alexander Blok (Piano)

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