Robert Burns enjoyed a particular following in both Imperial and Soviet Russia as an idealised 'people’s poet’. In the mid-twentieth century Samuel Marshak’s best-selling translations of Burns came to rival Pushkin in popularity and provided a fresh stimulus to Soviet composers – some of whom may have seen Burns’ radical views as a useful cloak for their own non-conformist views.
Vassily Savenko, bass-baritone
Alexander Blok, piano
Two Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (1951)
Three Songs from Six Romances for Bass, Op. 62 (1942)
Song-Cycle to Verses by Robert Burns, Op. 51 (1956)
Three Songs from Five Songs to Verses by Robert Burns (1944)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0039EAN/UPC: 5060113440396Release Date: 12.01.2009Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich,
Georgy Sviridov Artists: Alexander Blok,
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