Sviridov: Songs & Romances / Elena Obraztsova

Release Date: 2/12/2016
Label: Melodiya
Catalog Number: MELCD1002420
Composer: Gyorgy Sviridov
Conductor: Vladimir Minin
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Georgy Sviridov, Firma Melodiya releases an album of his songs and romances performed by Elena Obraztsova. The album displays the collaboration between Sviridov and Obraztsova, one of the most celebrated Russian singers of the 20th century. Although Obraztsova has performed under the greatest conductors and on the most famous operatic stages of the world, she has devoted as much attention to chamber works. This program features some of the songs from the cycle St. Petersburg Songs set to Blok’s poems, and an excerpt from the chorus cycle Songs from Hard Times based on Blok’s verses. The Moscow Chamber Choir directed by Vladimir Minin and the chamber singers of the Yurlov Republican Academic Capella are the outstanding choirs featured on this album. The tracks were recorded in studio, live at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1980, and at the Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society in 1983.
Works on This Recording
1. Spring by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
2. The Weathercock by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
3. Over the Mountains and Forests by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
4. Morning in Moscow by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
5. When We Were Saying Goodbye by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
6. Bride by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
7. Wind Has Brought in from the Distance by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
8. Lullaby by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Makvala Kasrashvili (Soprano), Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
9. Don't Lure Me, Freedom by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
10. Under the Embankment, in a Ditch Unmown by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
11. Tsarina and Tsarevna by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
12. Songs from Hard Times: Icon by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Vladimir Minin
13. Autumn by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
14. I Have Left Parental Home by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
15. Open the Blue Gates of Day, Heavenly Guard by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
16. Cast off Russia by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; USSR
17. Where Are You Leading Me, Silvery Road? by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
18. Simonet, Pyotr... Where Are You? Come by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
19. Where Are You, Where Are You, Paternal Home by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
20. There, Beyond the Milky Hills... by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
21. Blows, Blows the Hors of Death! by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
22. Owl's Autumn Call by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
23. Oh, I Trust, I Trust, There Is Happiness! by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
24. Oh Motherland, a Happy and Eternal Hour! by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov (Piano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
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