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RACHMANINOV “THE BELLS” (Op. 35) CANTATA: “SPRING” (Op. 20) & SONG: “VOCALISE” (Opus 34, No.14)

RACHMANINOV “THE BELLS” (Op. 35) CANTATA: “SPRING” (Op. 20) & SONG: “VOCALISE” (Opus 34, No.14)
RACHMANINOV “THE BELLS” (Op. 35) CANTATA: “SPRING” (Op. 20) & SONG: “VOCALISE” (Opus 34, No.14)

RACHMANINOV “THE BELLS” (Op. 35) CANTATA: “SPRING” (Op. 20) & SONG: “VOCALISE” (Opus 34, No.14)

USSR Symphony
Evgeni Svetlanov
Sergei Yakovenko, baritone
Alexei Maslennikov, tenor
Galina Pisarenko, soprano
Yurlov Russian Choir

Catalogue Number: ALC 1314
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 69:25 ADD stereo 1973/84
Barcode: 5055354413148
Price: £6.99

 




“always something special about a Russian performance. The slavonic fervour and natural intensity of the singing, both solo and choral, give a gripping added immediacy here to The Bells … an added edge is the inclusion of the stirring cantata called Spring: an immediately attractive piece quite superbly sung by its baritone soloist, Sergei Yakovenko – indeed, the whole performance is unforgettable, both dramatically and vocally” (Gramophone) “1st choice ‘Bells’ in survey” Oct 2009 all recordings (Gramophone) “a compellingly attractive purchase” (MusicWeb)

 

“The Bells” Poem for Orchestra, Chorus, Soloists
Yurlov Russian Choir /Yuri Ukhov (1-4)/Stanislav Gusev (5)

    • [1] Allegro ma non tanto 6.48
    • [2] Lento 13.19
    • [3] Presto 8.51
    • [4] Lento lugubre 12.41

“Spring” Cantata for baritone, chorus, Orchestra

    • [5] “Spring” (text: V.Nekrasov) 17.54

“Vocalise” Song, orchestrated by V. Klin

  • [6] “Vocalise” 8.52