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rachmaninov, sergei  -  Complete songs / joan rodgers, sergei leiferkus, maria popescu, alexandre naoumenko, howard shelley

 
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  • Label : Brilliant 8531
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  • Année : 2008
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Rachmaninov: Complete Songs / Leiferkus, Rodgers, Et Al

Release Date: 01/08/2008
Label: Brilliant Classics Catalog #: 8531 Spars Code: DDD
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus, Howard Shelley
Number of Discs: 3
Recorded in: Stereo


Works on This Recording

1. At the gate of the holy monastery by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890; Russia
Language: Russian
2. I shall tell you nothing by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890; Russia
Language: Russian
3. Again you leapt, my heart by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890; Russia
Language: Russian
4. C'était en avril by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; Russia
Language: Russian
5. Twilight has fallen by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; Russia
Language: Russian
6. Song of the disillusioned by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Language: Russian
7. The flower has faded by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Language: Russian
8. Do you remember the evening? by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Language: Russian
9. Songs (6), Op. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor),
Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890-1893; Russia
Language: Russian
10. Songs (6), Op. 8 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor),
Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Language: Russian
41. Songs (12), Op. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone),
Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894-1896; Russia
Language: Russian
42. Were you hiccoughing by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899; Russia
Language: Russian
43. Night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900; Russia
Language: Russian
44. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 1, Fate by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900; Russia
45. By a new grave by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Bass)
Period: Romantic
46. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 3, Twilight by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
47. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 4, They answered by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
48. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 5, Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
49. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 6, Loneliness by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
50. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 7, How fair this spot by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
51. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 8, On the death of a linnet by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
52. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 9, Melody by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
53. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 10, Before the icon by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
54. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 12, How painful for me by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
55. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 1, There are many sounds by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
56. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 2, He took all from me by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
57. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 3, Let us rest by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
58. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 4, Two partings by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
59. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 5, Beloved, let us fly by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
60. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 6, Christ is risen by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
61. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 7, To the children by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
62. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 8, I beg for mercy by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
63. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 9, Again I am alone by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
64. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 10, Before my window by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
65. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 11, The fountain by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
66. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
67. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 13, When yesterday we met by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
68. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 14, The ring by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
69. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 15, All things pass by by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Russia
70. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 11, No prophet I by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia
71. Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908; Russia
Language: Russian
72. From the Gospel of St John by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915; Russia
Language: Russian
73. A prayer by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916; Russia
Language: Russian
74. Songs (14), Op. 34 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Howard Shelley (Piano),
Alexandre Naoumenko (Tenor), Maria Popescu (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910-1912; Russia
Language: Russian
75. Songs (6), Op. 38 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916; Russia
Language: Russian


Notes and Editorial Reviews

Things couldn't be handier for the enthusiast. A gatefold card opens to reveal three CDs and a single booklet, which contains a brief two-page introduction and the transliterated texts. For song translations we are guided to a website. Thus the eighty-five songs are cogently presented and at a bargain price. You'll doubtless be aware that these are, as they say in horse racing or violin circles, ex-Chandos recordings and were recorded in 1994 and 1995 on three discs in the somewhat resonant surroundings of St. Michael's Church, Highgate.

Four singers undertook the honours - Joan Rodgers, Maria Popescu, Alexandre Naoumenko and Sergei Leiferkus. At the piano we have that resonant and resilient Rachmaninoff specialist Howard Shelley. The voice distribution was accomplished with sensitive awareness and not only does it make for a varied recital but also each song or group of songs is apportioned to a particular singer and the choice feels right.

Many of the songs embrace the sonorous romance of their Russian texts. Nothing shall I say to you is a brief but cogent example of this melancholy trait in the composer's settings. But it would be wrong to characterize the songs thus. April! for example is a suitably verdant and ringing celebration, sung, as in the case of Dusk was falling, by the valiant tenor Alexandre Naoumenko. He's a singer with rather Francophile vocal affiliations – a propensity to use the head voice and whose essentially light timbre is bolstered by some operatic heft when required. It's a youthful, ardent instrument though one occasionally prone to strain at the top of the tessitura. Note though the ardour of his way with the intermittently Hahn-like Sing not, O lovely one. Where he does strain, as in The Storm, one feels sympathetic; it's a tough song and his voice is not really suited to it.

Sergei Leiferkus has the nobility and gravitas for his election. He's imposing and sonorous in In the silence of the secret night, the third of the Op.4 set. Fate is a perfect Leiferkus vehicle. Its gravity, its echoes of the motto theme of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and the dignified curve of its melody line are all brought out with balanced awareness by the bass. Even the rather salon romance of the Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky sounds right.

Joan Rodgers is a Russian recital specialist. Occasionally her voice can be rather lost in the recorded sound – no fault of hers, this, it's an acoustical phenomenon. But that's a rare occurrence. She sings with passionate conviction throughout. And her pleading, yearning declamation in I await you is just as impressive. The simplicity and grace of, say, To My Children are however equally within her grasp.

Mezzo Maria Popescu has a finely produced voice – it's flexible and even of production. I have grown fond of sorrow is a moving song and it's most movingly sung. She sounds intimately attuned not only to the melodic curve of the settings but also to the sometimes morose but more often introspective intimacy of her chosen settings. Hers are consistently successful performances.

Shelley is an active agent throughout. He relishes those moments of soloistic asperity – and there are plenty – many reminiscent of the solo piano works. But he is beyond that a most sympathetic accompanist. Moments of overt humour are rare but there are some in The Pied Piper where Rodgers and Shelley gleefully explore the tripping avuncularity of the writing.

So, time for a conclusion. These decade-old recordings have stood the test of time. Certainly none of the voices – even Leiferkus's – quite measures up to the greatest exemplars of the Russian vocal school in this kind of repertoire. But in their more equalized and equable way they present a laudably consonant front. Shelley is outstanding. The set is something of a steal.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

Full Listing
At the gates of the holy cloister [3:04]
Nothing shall I say to you [1:49]
Again you are bestirred, my heart [2:09]
April! A festive day in the spring [2:04]
Dusk was falling [2:39]
Song of the disenchanted [2:59]
The flower died [3:19]
Do you remember the evening? [2:31]
O, no, I beg you, do not leave Op. 4, no. 1 (1890-93) [1:45]
Morning Op. 4, no. 2 (1890-93) [1:49]
In the silence of the secret night Op. 4, no. 3 (1890-93) [2:43]
Sing not, O lovely one Op. 4, no. 4 (1890-93) [4:20]
Oh, my field Op. 4, no. 5 (1890-93) [4:03]
It wasn't long ago, my friend Op. 4, no. 6 (1890-93) [1:49]
Water Lily Op. 8, no 1 (1893) [1:17]
My child, your beauty is that of a flower op 8, no. 2 (1893) [1:39]
Thoughts, reflection Op. 8, no. 3 (1893) [3:01]
I fell in love, to my sorrow Op. 8, no. 4 (1893) [2:19]
A dream Op. 8, no. 5 (1893) [1:22]
Prayer Op. 8, no. 6 (1893) [3:14]
I await you Op. 14, no 1 (1896) [1:46]
Small island Op. 14, no. 2 (1896) [2:11]
How fleeting is delight in love Op. 14, no. 3 (1896) [1:32]
I was with her Op. 14, no. 4 (1896) [1:16]
Summer Nights Op. 14, no. 5 (1896) [1:36]
You are so loved by all Op. 14, no. 6 (1896) [2:05]
Do not believe me, friend Op. 14, no. 7 (1896) [1:35]
Oh, do not grieve Op. 14, no. 8 (1896) [2:56]
She is as beautiful as midday Op. 14, no. 9 (1896) [2:35]
In my soul Op. 14, no. 10 (1896) [2:34]
Spring torrents Op. 14, no. 11(1896) [2:10]
It is time Op. 14, no. 12 (1896) [1:33]
Were you hiccoughing, Natasha? [1:33]
Night [3:10]
Fate Op. 21, no. 1 (1902) [7:09]
By a fresh grave Op. 21, no. 2 (1902) [1:47]
Twilight Op. 21, no. 3 (1902) [2:04]
They replied Op.21 no.4 (1902) [1:45]
Lilacs Op. 21, no. 5 (1902) [1:59]
Fragment from A. Musset Op. 21, no. 6 (1902) [1:53]
How peaceful Op. 21, no. 7 (1902) [2:07]
On the death of a siskin Op. 21, no. 8 (1902) [2:29]
Melody Op. 21, no. 9 (1902) [3:00]
Before the icon Op. 21, no. 10 (1902) [3:20]
I am not a prophet Op. 21, no. 11 (1902) [1:29]
How pained I am Op. 21, no. 12 (1902) [1:45]
There are many sounds Op. 26. no 1 (1906) [2:28]
All was taken from me Op. 26, no. 2(1906) [0:56]
We shall rest Op. 26, no. 3 (1906) [2:13]
Two farewells Op. 26, no. 4 (1906) [4:27]
Let us leave, my sweet Op. 26, no. 5 (1906) [2:18]
Christ is risen Op.26 no.6 (1906) [2:46]
To my children Op. 26, no. 7 (1906) [3:28]
I beg for mercy Op. 26, no. 8 (1906) [1:12]
I am alone again Op. 26, no. 9 (1906) [1:46]
At my window Op. 26, no. 10 (1906) [2:54]
The fountain Op.26 no.11 (1906) [1:22]
Night is sorrowful Op. 26, no. 12 (1906) [2:20]
Yesterday we met Op. 26, no. 13 (1906) [2:54]
The Ring Op. 26, no. 14 (1906) [2:32]
All passes Op. 26, no. 15 (1906) [2:32]
Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky [3:16]
The muse Op. 34, no. 1 (1912) [4:10]
In the soul of each of us Op. 34, no. 2 (1912) [2:15]
The storm Op. 34, no. 3 (1912) [3:36]
A passing breeze Op. 34, no. 4 (1912) [3:36]
Arion Op.34 no.5 (1912) [2:48]
The raising of lazarus Op. 34, no. 6 (1912) [2:14]
It cannot be Op. 34, no. 7 (1912) [1:35]
Music Op. 34, no. 8 (1912) [2:23]
You knew hin Op. 34, no. 9 (1912) [2:13]
I remember this day Op. 34, no. 10 (1912) [1:33]
The herald Op. 34, no. 11 (1912) [2:52]
What is happiness Op. 34, no. 12 (1912) [2:12]
Dissonance Op. 34, no. 13 (1912) [6:00]
Vocalise Op. 34, no. 14 (1912) [6:04]
From the gospel of St. John [1:22]
At the night in my garden Op. 38, no. 1 (1916) [1:48]
To her Op. 38, no. 2 (1916) [2:50]
Daisies Op. 38, no. 3 (1916) [2:15]
The pied piper Op. 38, no. 4 (1916) [2:30]
Sleep Op. 38, no. 5 (1916) [3:20]
'Au "Op. 38, no. 6 (1916) [2:21]
A prayer [2:33]
All glory to God [1:58]

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AllMusic Review by James Leonard [-]
Though the Brilliant label has released many wonderful recordings since it started doing business in 1996, most of them have been straight reissues of other labels' previous offerings. Not so with this three-disc set of all Rachmaninov's songs issued in 2007. While these are indeed Chandos' mid-'90s discs featuring soprano Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano Maria Popescu, tenor Alexander Naumenko, bass Sergei Leiferkus, and pianist Howard Shelley, they are programmed in a much different order here. Instead of being organized by singer as the original discs had been, the songs are organized chronologically. This not only provides a more cogent view of the Russian composer's songs, it permits a respite from hearing the same voice for very long. For most listeners, Rachmaninov's songs will be virtually unknown with only a few exceptions -- "Lilacs"; "Oh, How Lovely"; and, of course, "Vocalise" -- but these singers do a fine job of making the best case for all of them. Although some might object to a pinched quality in Naumenko's tone or a brazen cast to Leiferkus' timbre, Rodgers' lush tone and Popescu's voluptuous delivery are very appealing, and Shelley's sympathetic but virtuosic accompaniments are spot on. Though over the years there have been many outstanding recordings of Rachmaninov's songs, this Brilliant set is a strong entry among complete collections. Chandos' mid-'90s digital sound is warm, full, and colorful.

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