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Russian Arias, Vol. 1

Russian Arias, Vol. 1

The Classical Shop
release date: February 1998

Originally recorded in 1997

Artists:

Philharmonia Orchestra


Gennady Rozhdestvensky


Sergej Larin

tenor

Ambrosian Opera Chorus



Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Richard Smoker

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Russian

Total Time - 73:46
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Russian Arias, Vol. 1

 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

(1840-1893)
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1 

Lensky`s arioso from Eugene Onegin (Act II)

2:46
  'Where, O where have you gone...'  
2 

Monsieur Triquet`s song from Eugene Onegin (Act II)

4:59
  'Monsieur Triquet, favour us with a couplet...'  
3 

Lensky`s aria from Eugene Onegin (Act I)

7:04
  'I love you, I love you Olga...'  
 

NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

(1844-1908)
4 

Song about the Mayor from May Night (Act I finale)

4:24
  'Hey there! Boys!'  
5 

Levko`s song from May Night (ActI)

6:22
  'The sun is low, evening is approaching...'  
 

SERGE RACHMANINOFF

(1873-1943)
6 

Pimen's monologue from Boris Godunov

5:12
  'Just one last tale...'  
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

7 

Andrey`s aria from Mazeppa (Act III)

9:11
  'In bloody battle, on the field of honour...'  
 

ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH DARGOMYZHSKY

(1813-1869)
8 

The Prince`s cavatina from Rusalka (Act III)

6:42
  'Involuntarily I am drawn...'  
 

NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

9 

Song of the Hindu Merchant from Sadko (Scene 4)

4:05
  'Do not count the diamonds in caves of stone...'  
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

10 

Vakula`s song-arioso from Cherevichki (Act III)

4:13
  'Does your heart, maiden...'  
 

MIKHAIL GLINKA

(1804-1857)
11 

Bayan's second song from Ruslan and Lyudmila (Act I)

4:35
  'There is a deserted island...'  
 

ALEXANDER PORFIRYEVICH BORODIN

(1833-1887)
12 

Vladimir`s cavatina from Prince Igor (Act II)

5:57
  'Slowly the day was fading...'  
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

13 

Herman's arioso from The Queen of Spades (Act I)

2:36
  'I do not know her name...'  
14 

Herman`s arioso from The Queen of Spades (Act I)

3:10
  'Forgive me, divine creature...'  
15 

Herman's song from The Queen of Spades (Act III)

2:30
  What is our life? A game!'  


One of the opera-world’s most exciting young voices presents a glorious recital, encompassing popular and lesser-known tenor arias.

Sergej Larin, one of the leading Russian tenors of our day, presents this recital of his native repertoire, with a selection which ranges from the popular Eugene Onegin to less well-known arias from Sadko and May Night.

Recital discs of this kind with the luxury of a full chorus and orchestra, are comparatively rare. Needles to say, the Phlharmonia Orchesta and the versatile Ambrosian Opera Chorus (as heard on literally hundreds of opera CDs) perform vividly under the baton of the legendary Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

It is not surprising that many composers drew on Russia’s highly colourful folk-legends as inspiration for operas. It was Glinka who first set these fantastic fairy stories with Ruslan and Lyudmila in 1842, and he also set another precedent. Although the here was usually assigned to the bass or baritone voice, the role for the tenor was frequently given to, for example, a young lover, or secondary roles (in Ruslan, the tenors take the roles of the Finnish Magician and the Bard). Although the Russian tenor tradition was to encompass powerful dramatic roles, lyricism remained at its centre. It was Tchaikovsky who was able to write some of the most yearningly lyrical passages for the tenor voice, of which the four operas on this disc serve as fine examples. If any composer was able to conjure up magical and exotic images then it was Rimsky-Korsakov; his striking orchestral palette - which was an inspiration for may composers - was used to great effect in the two ’magical’ operas on this album. May Night an Sadko, which give the tenor a chance to sing folk, love and heroic songs. Borodincombines historical epic and exoticism in Prince Igor, from which we hear Vladimir’s tender love song. Boris Godunov is an early but effective work by Rachmaninov, and consists of two monologues after Puskins dramatic poem, and deserves to be better known.

 

 

               ’Classic CD Choice’

Performance *****       Sound *****

Michael Scott Rohan - Classic CD  - September 1998


"... Almost every number is a highlight here ... The English Orchestra is in the sure hands of one of Russia’s top conductors and Chandos’s sound safely encompasses some great vocal outbursts."

John H North - Fanfare - July/August 1998


Performance *****   Sound *****

Claire Wrathall - BBC Music Magazine - August 1998


"Larin’s is one of the most sheerly beautiful tenor instruments to have emerged, not just out of Russia but from anywhere ..."

David Nice - Hi-Fi News & Record Review - August 1998


"...He [Larin] has the dramatic, penetrating quality of a classic Russian tenor, but something of lyrical Italian warmth as well ..."

Classic FM Magazine - June 1998


"... Chandos’s recital, cleverly selected, sticks to the Russian repertoire but still manages to demonstrate the extraordinary range of roles he [Larin] is prepared to take on ... Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s control of the Philharmonia ensures a totally authentic Russian sound throughout."

John Higgins - The Times - 16 April 1998


"... The programme, as you see, is full of plums ... The orchestra here make a notable contribution to the recitals sucess..."

JBS - Gramophone - May 1998





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