Vishnevskaya sings Russian Songs


Vishnevskaya sings Russian Songs
Galina Vishnevskaya
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802096
Barcode
00028948020966
Format
1-CD
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TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

MUSSORGSKY
1-4 Songs and Dances of Death

TCHAIKOVSKY
5 Net, tolko tot, kto znal (None but the lonely heart), Op. 6 No. 6
6 Ni slova, o drug moj (Not a word, beloved), Op. 6 No. 2
7 Ne ver, moy drug (Do not believe it, my friend), Op. 6 No. 1

PROKOFIEV
8-12 Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova

TCHAIKOVSKY
13 Otchevo? (Why?), Op. 6 No. 5
14 Zachem ty mne prisnilasja (Why did I dream of you?), Op. 28 No. 3
15 Sred shumnovo bala (Amid the noise of the ball), Op. 38 No. 3
16 Na nivy zhjoltyje (On the golden fields), Op. 57 No. 2
17 Serenada (Serenade), Op. 63 No. 6
18 Noch’ (Night), Op. 73 No. 2

Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano
Mstislav Rostropovich, piano

Recording information

Executive Producer: Wilma Cozart-Fine (1–12)
Recording Producers: Harold Lawrence (1–12); John Mordler (13–18)
Recording Engineers: Robert Eberenz (1–12); Kenneth Wilkinson, Gordon Parry (13–18)
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, July 1961 (1–12); Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk, UK, July 1968 (13–18)

Reviews

‘Intensity is the keynote of these performances. Mme Vishnevskaya has a rich dramatic voice of characteristically Slavonic timbre, highly charged emotionally … she is invaluably aided by accompaniments of infinite sensibility by her husband’ (Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky: 1961 recordings) Gramophone

‘The engineers deserve special praise for the spacious recording they have given to the singer’s large voice in this first-rate recording. … I have only room to praise with equal warmth the beautifully sung and played group of Tchaikovsky’s lovely songs – still so neglected. Here Vishnevskaya has most grateful vocal lines and pours forth her voice gloriously’ (Tchaikovsky: 1968 recordings) Gramophone