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TO 0018

Balakirev: Russian Folksongs

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra


Konstantin Krimets


Svetlana Nikolayeva

mezzo soprano

Joseph Banowetz

piano

Alton Cung Ming Chan

piano

Olga Kalugina

soprano

Pavel Kolgatin

tenor

Venue:

Studio No. 5, Moscow State Broadcasting and Radio House, Moscow


Mesquite Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas



Producer:

Matthew Bowers


Pavel Lavrenenkov


Martin Anderson

(Executive)

Engineer:

Luba Doronina


Jim Jackson



Record Label
Toccata

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 76:39
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MILY ALEXEYEVICH BALAKIREV

   
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Grande Fantaisie sur airs nationals Russes, Op. 4

18:16
  pour Le Pianoforte avec accompagnement d'Orchestre  
 Joseph Banowetz piano
 Konstantin Krimets
  13 September 2004  
 

30 Songs of the Russian People

61:12  
2 No. 1: dukhovnaya, 'Dormition of the Mother of God' 0:51
3 No. 1: dukhovnaya, 'Dormition of the Mother of God' 1:10
4 No. 2: dukhovnaya, 'Egoriy the Brave' 1:14
5 No. 2: dukhovnaya, 'Egoriy the Brave' 1:11
6 No. 3: dukhovnaya, 'Lazar' 0:51
7 No. 3: dukhovnaya, 'Lazar' 1:01
8 No. 4: dukhovnaya, 'The Last Judgement' 1:31
9 No. 4: dukhovnaya, 'The Last Judgement' 0:52
10 No. 5: dukhovnaya, 'The Book of the Dove' 0:35
11 No. 5: dukhovnaya, 'The Book of the Dove' 1:02
12 No. 6: bylina, 'The King's Sons from Krakow' 0:58
13 No. 6: bylina, 'The King's Sons from Krakow' 1:47
14 No. 7: bylina, 'Kostruk' 0:42
15 No. 7: bylina, 'Kostruk' 0:42
16 No. 8: bylina, 'Nikita Romanovich' 1:00
17 No. 8: bylina, 'Nikita Romanovich' 1:55
18 No. 9: bylina, 'Grisha Otrepyev' 0:42
19 No. 9: bylina, 'Grisha Otrepyev' 0:58
20 No. 10: bylina, 'Vasiliy Okulyevic' 0:42
21 No. 10: bylina, 'Vasiliy Okulyevic' 0:54
22 No. 11: bylina, 'The Razvoinik Brothers and their Sister' 0:53
23 No. 11: bylina, 'The Razvoinik Brothers and their Sister' 2:15
24 No. 12: bylina, 'Birds and Animals' 0:45
25 No. 12: bylina, 'Birds and Animals' 0:22
26 No. 13: wedding song, 'They said: Fedot-ot doesn't drink beer…' 0:44
27 No. 13: wedding song, 'They said: Fedot-ot doesn't drink beer…' 0:47
28 No. 14: wedding song, 'There were no winds…' 1:09
29 No. 14: wedding song, 'There were no winds…' 0:45
30 No. 15: wedding song, 'Are you, my river, little river…' 2:07
31 No. 15: wedding song, 'Are you, my river, little river…' 0:45
32 No. 16: wedding song, 'Oh, drinking berry…' 0:45
33 No. 16: wedding song, 'Oh, drinking berry…' 0:34
34 No. 17: wedding song, 'Many, many by a damp oak tree…' 0:43
35 No. 17: wedding song, 'Many, many by a damp oak tree…' 0:58
36 No. 18: wedding song, 'Mummy wasn't hoping' 1:18
37 No. 18: wedding song, 'Mummy wasn't hoping' 2:05
38 No. 19: wedding song, 'My girlfriends, dear girlfriends…' 1:03
39 No. 19: wedding song, 'My girlfriends, dear girlfriends…' 0:55
40 No. 20: wedding song, 'Oh you geese, you geese…' 1:00
41 No. 20: wedding song, 'Oh you geese, you geese…' 0:36
42 No. 21: wedding song, 'Grape harvest' 1:00
43 No. 21: wedding song, 'Grape harvest' 1:02
44 No. 22: wedding song, 'There is a tree on a hill' 0:24
45 No. 22: wedding song, 'There is a tree on a hill' 0:53
46 No. 23: khorovodnaya, 'I went into the garden' 0:53
47 No. 23: khorovodnaya, 'I went into the garden' 0:30
48 No. 24: khorovodnaya, 'Our wide street' 0:43
49 No. 24: khorovodnaya, 'Our wide street' 0:55
50 No. 25: khorovodnaya, 'Utushnaya' 0:22
51 No. 25: khorovodnaya, 'Utushnaya' 1:13
52 No. 26: protyazhnaya, 'Rowanberry and Raspberry' 1:13
53 No. 26: protyazhnaya, 'Rowanberry and Raspberry' 0:47
54 No. 27: protyazhnaya, 'What a heart' 1:01
55 No. 27: protyazhnaya, 'What a heart' 1:08
56 No. 28: protyazhnaya, 'It's enough for you, my dear, to walk in the field' 1:08
57 No. 28: protyazhnaya, 'It's enough for you, my dear, to walk in the field' 1:01
58 No. 29: protyazhnaya, 'Oh you, winter' 0:41
59 No. 29: protyazhnaya, 'Oh you, winter' 0:37
60 No. 30: protyazhnaya, 'She became, she became a colonel's wife' 0:52
61 No. 30: protyazhnaya, 'She became, she became a colonel's wife' 0:53


Mily Balakirev (1837–1910) – the leader of the group of Russian composers known as ‘the Mighty Handful’ – was influenced by folksong from the very start of his career. His expansive Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs for piano and orchestra is one of his very first compositions, written when he was seventeen. And the 30 Folksongs of the Russian People for piano duet, folksong-arrangements from the other end of his career, show his deep understanding of the sources, which he endows with dignity and colour. Each of his arrangements is preceded on this CD by the original folksong, illuminating Balakirev’s perceptive approach to this fascinating material.
 

‘This interestingly-planned and generously-filled disc spans Balakirev’s career […] Joseph Banowetz, taking the lion’s share of the piano playing, is a sympathetic interpreter both of Balakirev’s Romanticism and his proto-modernism […] this is a delightful disc.’

Calum MacDonald
 

BBC Music Magazine

‘With first-rate singing and playing and excellent recording, this disc contains an attention-grabbing recital lasting almost eighty minutes, and is a welcome addition to the growing catalogue of fascinating material to be found on Toccata Classics.’

Peter Joelson

Classical Source

GRAMMY NOMINATED – CHAMBER MUSIC CATEGORY 2007


               CD Spotlight
‘...both concept and execution of this album are to be applauded. […] Those who wish to drink at the well of Slavic music should add it to their collection’

Paul Sarcich

Music & Vision Daily - 31 October 2007

‘...engrossing listening. Here is a very unusual recording of the utmost fascination for anyone with a love of Russian music. […] The results are gripping […and] the detailed individual commentaries …provide a more than adequate guide to these haunting songs and their astonishing originality.’

John Warrack
 

Gramophone - May 2008

                  Download Round-up March 2010

‘ ...most interesting … enterprising Toccata release’

Brian Wilson

MusicWeb - March 2010

"Toccata Classics’ production of this CD is to be commended. For variety, three singers render the folksongs: soprano Olga Kalugina gives lively and fresh-faced characterisation to her pieces, while mezzo Svetlana Nikolayeva at times tries to imbue perhaps a little too much gravitas into
proceedings, tending to overproduce for the material. Tenor Pavel Kolgatin has a choral rather than operatic voice and brings a bucolic innocence which is entirely in place. Duo pianists Banowetz and Alton Chung Ming Chan have the flexibility and lightness of touch needed for
folk settings.”
 
“…. Both concept and execution of this album are to be applauded. Those who wish to drink at the well of Slavic music should add it to their collection.”
Paul Sarcich
 

CD Spotlight

‘...This disc includes some lovely pure singing and world music folk fans need to hear this as well as Balakirev and Russian music enthusiasts. Congratulations to Martin Anderson and his collaborators in Russia’

Rob Barnett
 

MusicWeb - January 2008



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