Nikolai Myaskovsky: Vocal Works, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0355
EAN/UPC: 5060113443557
Release Date: 2021-10-01
Composer: Nikolai Myaskovsky
Artists: Elizaveta Pakhomova, Marina Dichenko, Tatiana Barsukova

The dignified bearing and quiet wisdom of Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881–1950) gained him the sobriquet of ‘the conscience of Russian music’ – and those qualities are reflected in the unemphatic strength of his music. His orchestral, chamber and instrumental works are regaining the currency they once enjoyed, but his large corpus of songs, many of them understated masterpieces, has yet to attract systematic attention – a situation this series hopes to remedy. The pairing here of his late Violin Sonata with his last two song-cycles for soprano and piano mirrors the Moscow concert in 1947 when all three were given their first performances.

Elizaveta Pakhomova, soprano
Tatiana Barsukova, soprano
Marina Dichenko, violin
Olga Solovieva, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Notebook of Lyrics, Op. 72 (1946)* Poems by Mira Mendelson

  1. I Will I forget you?
  2. II Like a sail that flashes at times…
  3. III Cloudless April Day
  4. IV So often at night…
  5. Two settings of Robert Burns translated by Mira Mendelson

  6. V My Heart’s in the Highlands
  7. VI My Bonnie Mary
  8. Romances on Verses by Mikhail Lermontov, Op. 40 (1935–36)*

  9. I A Cossack Lullaby
  10. II I go out alone on the road…
  11. III No, it is not you whom I love so ardently…
  12. IV To the Portrait
  13. V The Sun
  14. VI They loved each other…
  15. VII In an Album
  16. VIII Romance
  17. IX She sings…
  18. X Don`t cry, don`t cry, my child..
  19. XI From an Album
  20. XII Forgive me! We will not meet again…
  21. Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 70 (1946–47)**

  22. I Allegro animato
  23. II Theme (Andante con moto e molto cantabile), Twelve Variations and Coda


1 review for Nikolai Myaskovsky: Vocal Works, Volume One

  1. :

    ‘Marina Dichenko, a highly gifted violinist from Kharkov, has performed widely in both America and Europe. Pianist Olga Solovieva, a Muscovite, has played extensively in Europe. She picked up the Best Accompanist award at the 2000 Tchaikovsky Competition, as well as silver medals in several international record awards and the first prizes in the Pure Sound for recordings of Russian music.

    The 28-page booklet contains very well translated informative notes and full song text translations from Russian into English. This outstanding release is highly recommended. For me, it is one of the finest discs this year.’

    —Gregor Tassie, MusicWeb International

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