Valentina Levko - Star Of The Bolshoi

Release Date: 5/28/2013
Catalog Number: BRI9406
Number of Discs: 11

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Valentina Levko was another in the glorious line of Russian 20th-century contraltos who in some ways defined the sound of Russian opera for ears, both Eastern and Western, which were often discovering the rich tradition of Russian opera for the first time through recordings. Levko's name, however, unlike compatriots such as Elena Obratzova, never travelled as far or as well. Committed to her contract at the Bolshoi, she spurned several opportunities to make a name for herself in the West, with the lucrative recording contracts that would surely have followed. And yet hers was, as this important set reveals, a voice and dramatic presence firmly in the mould of greats of the past such as Zara Dolukhanova.

The set is carefully curated by themes, thereby revealing Levko's remarkable versatility. Arias from Bolshoi classics by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky sit alongside Western operas by Ponchielli, Verdi and others; her ability to scale her voice to an intimate environment results in warmly idiomatic recordings of art song by Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The pleasure she took in the popular song of her own country also resulted in many recordings with the Ossipov Folk Orchestra, but her facility extended to folk songs of many languages, as the last CD reveals. Perhaps most remarkably of all, the first CD reveals a natural interpreter of Bach and Handel.

An extensive booklet note discusses her life and career; for anyone interested in Russian voices, this set will be essential.

Other information:
- A true discovery for many western ears: Valentina Levko, star contralto of the Bolshoi!
- This set features an unrivalled breadth of recordings: Levko in a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from moving Baroque arias by Bach and Handel, through the art songs of Schubert and Brahms, towards great opera scenes from Prince Igor, Ruslan & Ludmilla, Ivan Susanin, Queen of Spades, Rossini, Verdi, the songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, and a superb collection of Russian folk songs.
- "In a career of 50 years, I have rarely encountered such a voice, rounded, youthful, with an uncommon timbre and astonishing warmth" , thus said the legendary Sol Hurok, one of the most famous American Impresarios, who introduced Valentina Levko in the New York Met. Although she frequently toured the world, her real home was Russia, where she reigned for more than 40 years, and 25 years as the star contralto of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Works on This Recording
1. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Lubotsky (Violin)
Conductor: Adolf Bruk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1689 ; England
3. Aria di Chiesa by Alessandro Stradella
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
4. Bella rosa by Andrea Falconieri
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
5. Vado ben spesso by Giovanni Bononcini
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
6. Siroe, Rè di Persia, HWV 24: Son stanco...Deggio morire by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1728 ; London, England
7. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ; London, England
8. Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen": Dignare by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1743 ; London, England
9. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Juozas Domarkas
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ; London, England
10. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 9, Du lieber Heiland du by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Juozas Domarkas
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
11. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 4, Bereite dich, Zion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Juozas Domarkas
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
12. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Qui sedes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Catone in Utica: Confusa, smarrita by Leonardo Vinci
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Adolf Bruk
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727-1728 ; Rome, Italy
15. Se tu m'ami by Alessandro Parisotti
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
16. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 5, Aufenthalt by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Irina Sherbina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1864-84 ; Austria
23. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 1, Gestille Sehnsucht by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Austria
24. Elégie by Jules Massenet
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1869 ; France
25. Vasco da Gama: Ouvre ton coeur by Georges Bizet
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859-1860 ; France
26. Si vous aimez! by Georges Bizet
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
27. E se un giorno tornasse by Ottorino Respighi
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Podolskaya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1919 ; Italy
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vera Podolskaya (Piano)
29. Work(s) by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Liya Mogilevskaya (Piano)
Period: Romantic
30. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9c, La maja dolorosa III "De aquel majo amante" by Enrique Granados
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910-1911 ; Spain
31. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9b, La maja dolorosa II "¡Ay! majo de mi vida" by Enrique Granados
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910-1911 ; Spain
32. Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9a, La maja dolorosa I "¡Oh! muerte cruel" by Enrique Granados
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Selivokhina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910-1911 ; Spain
33. Canciones populares españolas (7) by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
34. Song of the Rose by Thibault de Champagne
Performer: Anna Litvinenko (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Igor Boguslavsky (Viola)
35. Shepherd Boy by Thibault de Champagne
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Litvinenko (Piano), Igor Boguslavsky (Viola)
36. Semiramide: Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Italy
37. La Gioconda: Voce di donna by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Italy
38. Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
39. Quella fiamma by Benedetto Marcello
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
40. Ombra felice...Io ti lascio, K 255 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Adolf Bruk
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
41. Symphony no 3 in D minor: O Mensch, gib acht by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
42. Plaisir d'amour by Giovanni Battist Martini
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical
43. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 ;
44. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Juozas Domarkas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
45. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
46. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
47. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
48. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
49. A Life for the Tsar: My poor horse fell in the field "Vanya's Aria" by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1836 ; Russia
50. Russlan and Ludmilla: Ratmir's Aria by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
51. Russlan and Ludmilla: Romance of Ratmir by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
52. Rogneda: Varangian Ballad by Alexander N. Serov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
53. Khovanshchina: Mysterious forces "Marfa's prophecy" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872-1880 ; Russia
54. Khovanshchina: I walked all through the meadows "Marfa's Aria" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872-1880 ; Russia
55. Snow Maiden: Third Song of Lel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
56. Tsar's Bride: Lyubasha's Song by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
57. Tsar's Bride: Scene of Lyubasha and Gryaznoy by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
58. Tsar's Bride: You will pay "Lyubasha's Aria" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Russia
59. Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Je crains de lui "Countess' Scene" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Russia
60. Prince Igor: Now the daylight dies "Konchakovna's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1887 ; Russia
61. Prince Igor: Is that you, my Vladimir? by Alexander Borodin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
62. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 7, Was I not a little blade of grass? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
63. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 6, Does the day reign? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
64. Songs (7), Op. 47: no 1, If I had only known by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Russia
65. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 4, The sun has set by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
66. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 3, In this moonlight by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
67. Songs (6), Op. 73: no 2, Night by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
68. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
69. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 2, Not a word, O my friend by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
70. Songs (6), Op. 63: no 6, O child, beneath thy window by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Russia
71. Songs (6), Op. 57: no 2, On the golden cornfields by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Russia
72. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Amid the din of the ball by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
73. Songs (6), Op. 28: no 4, He loved me so much by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Russia
74. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 1, Reconciliation by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Russia
75. Songs (12), Op. 60: no 7, Gypsy's song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Russia
76. A prayer by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916 ; Russia
77. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 3, Brooding by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
78. Songs (6), Op. 8: no 1, The waterlily by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
79. Songs (6), Op. 4: no 1, Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
80. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 14, The ring by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Russia
81. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Russia
82. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 4, The migrant wind by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912 ; Russia
83. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 3, Twilight by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Grigory Zinger (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Russia
84. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 9, She is as lovely as the noon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
85. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 7, Believe me not by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Grigory Zinger (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
86. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 3, For long there has been little consolation in love by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
87. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 2, The isle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Russia
89. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 2, He took all from me by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Malter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Russia
90. Songs (12), Op. 14: no 8, Oh, do not grieve by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Julia Selivokhina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
91. Songs (6), Op. 4: no 3, In the silence of the night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Grigory Zinger (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Russia
92. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 10, Before the icon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Grigory Zinger (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Russia
93. No, it's not you I love so fervently by A. Shishkin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
Period: Romantic
94. Elegy by Mikhail Yakovlev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
95. Morning's Fog by Arkady Abaza
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
96. All is quiet by Tatyana Tolstaya
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
97. Prayer by Pyotr Bulakhov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
98. Bright is the night by Nikolai Shishkin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
100. Why does the heart beat so loud? by Boris Borisov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
101. I shall tell you nothing by Tatyana Tolstaya
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Sazonov (Guitar)
102. I remember the evening by César Cui
Performer: Vera Podolskaya (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Russia
103. Step away by Vladimir [comp] Sokolov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
104. The plane-trees are slumbering by Alexander Blumental-Tamarin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
105. No, he didn't love me by Alfonso Guercia
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
106. Not for nothing I was afraid meeting you by Piotr Bulakhov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Folk Quintet
107. Stars in the sky by Boris Borisov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Fedor Kondenko (Guitar)
108. The Little Bell by Alexey N. Verstovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
109. Embrace and Kiss by Mily Balakirev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Nikolai Nekrasov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Russia
110. I feel sorry for you by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
111. Oh, do not kiss me by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
112. Girl's melancholy by Alexander Gurilyov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
113. Do not scold me by Alexander Diubuk
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
114. Old Husband, Cruel Husband by Alexey N. Verstovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827 ; Russia
115. Russian Carriage-and-Three by Pyotr Bulakhov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
116. Red Sarafan by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
117. Prince Kholmski: Song of Ilinichna by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
118. Oh, if I had known by Traditional
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
119. Songs (10), 1896: no 5, I loved him by Mily Balakirev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Russia
120. Reminder by Alexander E. Varlamov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
Period: Romantic
121. I loved you by Boris S. Sheremetiev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
122. Over the fields by Ekaterina Gorina
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sergei Kolobkov
123. Poems (5) of Bal'mont, Op. 36: no 1, Incantation of fire and water by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ;
124. Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116: Ocean-Sea by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
125. Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116: Song about the beaver by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Abram Stasevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
126. Russian Song by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Nikolai Kalinin
127. Serenade from Ruy Blas by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Gazis Dugashev
128. In deep dark woods by Vladimir A. Vlasov
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Gazis Dugashev
129. The Motherland readied its son by Alexander Dolukhanyan
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
130. Ancient Russian Fortress by Alexander Dolukhanyan
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
131. The Volunteers: The Years Fly by Mark Fradkin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Vitaly Gnutov
132. A Simple Story: Song of Love by Mark Fradkin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Vitaly Gnutov
133. Reminiscence by Nina Illutovich
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Nikolai Misailov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concert Ensemble
134. Song of Words by Alexander Fliarkovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
135. Be the One by Alexander Fliarkovsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
136. Vocalise by Yuri Strzhelinsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
137. Snowfall by Yuri Strzhelinsky
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
138. Song of a Young Mother by David Toradze
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano), Josef Bedersky (Violin)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
139. May I tell you something by Yevgeni Ptichkin
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
140. Sleeping Mountains by Giya Kancheli
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Silantyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Variety Orchestra
141. Land of Our Fathers: Sufferings of Love by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
142. Land of Our Fathers: Be Afraid of Black Eyes by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
143. Land of Our Fathers: Exile by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1950 ;
144. Land of Our Fathers: A Smoke of Fatherland by Gyorgy Sviridov
Performer: Irina Sherbina (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
145. Three Octaves by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer: Dmitri Kabalevsky (Piano), Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
146. Il bacio by Luigi Arditi
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; Italy
147. Work(s) by Various
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
148. Russlan and Ludmilla: Ratmir's Aria by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
149. Russlan and Ludmilla: Romance of Ratmir by Mikhail Glinka
Performer: Valentina Levko (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
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