Songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

March 17, 2018, 4:30 pm

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A program of heartfelt and passionate songs by two of Russia’s finest composers. The recordings are by Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicolai Gedda, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Boris Christoff and Eileen Farrell.

Music

“None But the Lonely Heart” by Peter Tchaikovsky
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf with Gerald Moore, piano
EMI (1956)

“O Cease Your Singing Maiden Fair” by Sergei Rachmaninoff 
Nicolai Gedda with Gerald Moore, piano
(EMI 1965)

“Pimpinella‐A Florentine Song” by Peter Tchaikovsky 
Anna Netrebko with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor
(DGG 2006)

“In the Silence of the Night” by Sergei Rachmaninoff 
Dimitri Hvorostovsky with Oleg Boshniakovich, piano
(PHILIPS 1990)

“At the Ball” by Peter Tchaikovsky  
Galina Vishnevskaya with Mstislav Rostropovich, piano
(EMI 1975)

“To the Children” by Sergei Rachmaninoff 
Eileen Farrell with George Trovillo, piano
(TESTAMENT 1957)

“Berceuse” by Peter Tchaikovsky   
Boris Christoff with Alexandre Labinsky, piano
(EMI 1960)