Élégie / Anita Rachvelisshvili
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
TRACKLISTPYOTR ILYCH TCHAIKOVSKY: 1. 6 Romances, Op. 6: No. 6 None but the Lonely Heart NET, TOL’KO TOT, KTO ZNAL op. 6/62. 6 Romances, Op. 73: No. 2 Night NOCH’ op. 73/23. 6 Romances, Op. 25: No. 1 Reconciliation PRIMERENYE op. 25/1SERGEI RACHMANINOFF4. 6 Romances, Op. 8: No. 2 Child, you are Beautiful as a Flower DITYA, KAK TSVETOK TY PREKRASNA op. 8/25. 6 Romances, Op. 8: No. 4 I Fell in LovePOLYUBILA YA op. 8/46. 12 Romances, Op. 21: No. 7 How Fair This Spot ZDES’ KHOROSHO op. 21/77. 6 Romances, Op. 4: No. 4 Do not Sing to me, my Beauty NE POY, KRASAVITSA, PRI MNE op. 4/48. 12 Romances, Op. 14: No. 8 Oh, do not Mourn Me! O, NE GRUSTI PO MNE! op. 14/8OTAR TAKTAKISHVILI9. Sun of Haying MonthMZEO TIBATVISPAOLO TOSTI10. Non t'amo più!I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE11. IdealePERFECTION12. TristezzaSADNESSHENRI DUPARC13. ÉlégieELEGY14. Chanson triste SONG OF SORROW15. La vie AntérieureA FORMER LIFEMANUEL DE FALLA7 Canciones populares EspañolasSEVEN SPANISH FOLK SONGS16. No. 1 El paño morunoTHE MOORISH CLOTH17. No. 2 Seguidilla murcianaSEGUIDILLA FROM MURCIA18. No. 3 AsturianaASTURIANA19. No. 4 JotaJOTA20. No. 5 NanaLULLABY21. No. 6 CanciónSONG22. No. 7 PoloPOLO
Anita Rachvelishvili’s second album Élégie showcases her in the song repertoire to which she has a special connection despite being best known as a star of the world's greatest opera houses. Riccardo Muti has called the Georgian singer “without doubt the best Verdi mezzo-soprano today on the planet”, but here she reveals another side to her art. The repertoire is notable for its variety featuring five languages (Russian, Georgian, Italian, French and Spanish) and, correspondingly, five very different repertoire traditions. "I really love this repertoire. It gives one more colours and more possibilities for expressing emotions with the voice", says Anita Rachvelishvili. Echoing her debut album of operatic arias on Sony, she introduces listeners to a great if internationally neglected Georgian composer, in this case Otar Taktakisvili, heard in The Sun of October, a setting of the distinguished Georgian poet Galaktion Tabidze. As well as Rachmaninov's setting of the Pushkin poem Oh never sing to me again and Tchaikovsky's None but the lonely heart.