A Russian Romance

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Label: CHRISTOPHORUS
Catalog: CHR77350
Format: CD

Evgeny Polikanin, baritone; Mikhail Chesnokov, Vasily Chichin, tenor; Andrey Kolesnikov, Valery Obuhkov, bass; Don KosakenChor Russland (Don Cossack Choir Russia); States Soloists Ensemble 'Philarmonia'; Marcel Nicolajevich Verhoeff, direction

How young we were - The Rustling of the Birches - Mussorgsky-Fantasy - Life's good - Brothers - Life's good! Evening Song - Tomski's song from Pique Dame - Medley on Russian Composers' Themes - Strelzy Chorus from the Opera Khovanshchina - Do not hurry - A Cossack once rode across Danube river - You are my Melody - Concert Piece based on A. Joyce's Valse Autumn Dream - Russian Fields - A Russian Romance

Russian romantic songs provide an inexhaustible source of poetic figures and wonderful melodies. All major Russian composers have occupied themselves with this genre and the tradition of the classical romance can even be observed in the works of Soviet artists.
Here the Don Cossack Choir present a harmonious combination of vocal and instrumental works and reward the listener with a fascinating series of typical works by Russian composers offering prime examples of the immense spectrum of Russian vocal lyricism, as only they can.

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