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Russian Arias / Podles, Orbelian, Philharmonia Of Russia


Release Date: 04/02/2002 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3298   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievAlexander BorodinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Ewa Podles
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic OrchestraSpiritual Revival Choir of Moscow
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Ewa Podleś is a rarity today; a genuine contralto who has the ability to soar up to the high mezzo range with the agility to sing Rossini arias. On this disc, she performs Russian arias with brilliance. Her treatment of the music is highly sensitive, and her voice is simply magnificent. This recording is a must for all lovers of great singing." - Bob Rose, Fanfare, Issue 27:2 (Nov/Dec 2003) "Ewa Podleś is a rarity today; a genuine contralto who has the ability to soar up to the high mezzo range with the agility to sing Rossini arias. On this disc, she performs Russian arias with brilliance. Her treatment of the music is highly sensitive, and her voice is simply magnificent. This recording is a must for all lovers of great singing." - Bob Rose, Fanfare, Issue 27:2 (Nov/Dec 2003) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: Field of the Dead by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1939; USSR 
Language: Russian 
2. Prince Igor: Now the daylight dies "Konchakovna's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Language: Russian 
3. Maid of Orleans: Adieu, forêts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
4. Moscow: Voina's Arioso by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Russia 
Language: Russian 
5. Songs and dances of death by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1877; Russia 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Arranger: Dmitri Shostakovich. 
6. Not for Love Alone: Varvara's Limericks and Dance by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961/1971; USSR 
Language: Russian 
7. Oedipus rex: Nonne erubescite, reges, clamare by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra,  Spiritual Revival Choir of Moscow
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1927; France 

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