Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:59 am

Here are a pair of volumes of vocal works by Yuri Alexandrov, who studied under V. Shebalin and H. Litinsky and later worked for the state publishing house in Moscow. A works list can be found at:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... JCk5AbuQew

We've previously seen some of his piano compositions, i.e. a set of 24 preludes and his Poem-Sonata. I've not encountered much of his music in recording but this Youtube channel features a handful of his works for violin/piano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8xgNR8Tb4

Yuri Mikhailovich ALEXANDROV
Romances (8) on poems by M. Lermontov, for mixed chorus and piano (1966); 1. Pine, 2. Mountain Peaks, 3. The Cliff, 4. Warrior's Grave, 5. Feast, 6. Pan, 7. Thunderstorm, 8. Sail
Alexandrov, Yu. - Romances (8) on poems by Lermontov, for mixed chorus and piano (1966).pdf

Romances, for voice and piano (pub. 1982)

contents:
- Romances (5) on poems by F. Tyutchev; 1. Midday, 2. Autumn Evening, 3. Sea Horse, 4. Like the ocean..., 5. Last Love
- The Cliff (words by M. Lermontov)
- Thunderstorm (words by M. Lermontov)
- I open a volume... (words by V. Tushnova)
- Do not meet... (words by. Yu. Drunina)
- You come! (words by. Janka Kupala, translated from Belarusian by M. Komissarova)
Alexandrov, Yu. - Romances, for voice and piano (pub. 1982).pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:46 am

According to the biographical details at the front of this volume, this composer studied under Nikolai Peiko at the Gnesin Institute and is the grand-niece of Nikolai Medtner. We've previously seen her Sonata-Poema on Vietnamese folk themes, some pedagogical works, and a couple of romances.

Tatyana Borisovna NAZAROVA-MEDTNER
Vocal Works, for voice and piano (pub. 1984)

contents:
- Newly-Fallen Snow (words by S. Yesenin)
- Awakening (words by S. Yesenin)
- My Spring Will Pass (words by I. Bunin)
- The Winter Day Will Fade Away (words by I. Bunin)
- A Song about the Truth (from the opera 'Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich', words by. A. K. Tolstoy)
- Bylina Guslyara (from the opera 'Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich', words by. A. K. Tolstoy)
- To the suffering of a stranger... (words by A. K. Tolstoy)
- Since love, so without reason... (words by A. K. Tolstoy)
- Skylark (words by S. Marshak)
- Viva, Tenderness and Courage! (words by Yu. Kamenetsky)
- Romances (5) from a Japanese Notebook; 1. How I love songs (folk poem, translated by V. Markova), 2. Summer Evening (folk poem, translated by V. Markova), 3. Hurricane (folk poem, translated by A. Mamonov), 4. Suffering (folk poem, translated by V. Markova), 5. Boy-Farmer (folk poem, translated by V. Markova)
- Picture-Joke (words by Z. Uspensky)
- Road (words by L. Tatyanicheva)
- Time (words by L. Tatyanicheva)
- The Urals in Summer (words by L. Tatyanicheva)
- Thundercloud (words by L. Tatyanicheva)
- After a Thunderstorm - Duet (words by I. Snegovoy)
- You are a victim of life's alarms (words by A. K. Tolstoy)
- Good Morning (words by S. Yesenin)

Nazarova-Metner - Vocal Works, for voice and piano (pub. 1984).pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby mballan » Thu May 24, 2018 7:43 am

Rustem Mukhamet-Khazeyevich Yakhin (1921-1993)

Includes various solo songs, an album of romances and a choral work.

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Yakhin R - Romance 'How Wonderful are the Spring Gardens' for Voice & Piano.pdf

Yakhin R - Romance 'I Cannot Forget I...' for Voice & Piano.pdf

Yakhin R - Romance 'I Have Not Found Such Words Yet...' for Voice & Piano.pdf

Yakhin R - Romance 'In the Showers of Spring' for Voice & Piano.pdf

Yakhin R - Romance 'The Star' for Voice & Piano.pdf

Yakhin R - Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 109 for Voice & Piano.pdf


Yakhin R - Sounds of Fury for Solo Voice & Choir a capella.pdf


Yakhin R - Romances for Voice & Piano.pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby Emil Borisovich Sernov » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:37 am

Matvei Gozenpud (1903-1961)
2 Romances, Op.14
1. In the forest (Merezhkovsky) 2. Three Springs (Pushkin)

Gozenpud M - Op 14 Two Romances.pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 am

Rostislav Grigoryevich BOIKO (BOYKO)
Romances, for voice and piano (pub. 1983)

includes:

Vocal Cycle on poems from Avetik Isaakyan's 'Spring Mirage', op. 23
Notebook I - For Friends:
1. Sad Willow (trans. by T. Spendiarov)
2. Wounded in My Heart (trans. by V. Zvyagintsev)
3. Sleepless Night (trans. by V. Lyubin)
4. Go to Sleep (trans. by N. Pavlovich)
5. Old Poplars (trans. by K. Arsenyev)
Notebook II - In the Spring
6. I'm in the shadow of the branches... (trans. by B. Sadovsky)
7. Emerald-Songs (trans. by S. Mar & V. Bryusov)
8. First Tears (Forest Violet) (trans. by V. Zvyagintsev)
9. My dream is the last wave (trans. by T. Spendiarov)
10. To a son (trans. by N. Pavlovich)
11. Black Eagle (trans. by A. Blok)

Romances (9) on poems by Sergei Yesenin
1. Above the window a month..., op. 26, no. 1
2. A snowstorm cries, op. 26, no. 2
3. Fragrant Cherry, op. 26, no. 3
4. I have never been on the Bosphorus, op. 26, no. 4
5. Silent roses run across the fields, op. 26, no. 5
6. Destination Desired (Air clear and blue...), op. 26, no. 6
7. Farewell, op. 26, no. 7
8. About Blue Eyes, op. 38, no. 3
9. Sing me that song..., op. 54, no. 9

Romances (5) on poems by Heinrich Heine
1. I'm called the beautiful Ilse... (trans. by V. Zorgenfreya) , op. 27, no. 1
2. Forgotten Dreams (trans. by A. Blok), op. 27, no. 2
3. Youth is Over (trans. by V. Levik), op. 73, no. 1
4. Over the foamy sea, enveloped in meditation... (trans. by S. Marchak), op. 73, no. 2
5. The star fell into the abyss (trans. by V. Kolomiytsev), op. 73, no. 4

Romances (5) on poems by Alexander Pushkin
1. Lile, op. 38, no. 6
2. I survived my desires, op. 38, no. 7
3. A gift is vain, a gift is random, op. 74, no. 1
4. God help you, my friends..., op. 74, no. 2
5. To Sea

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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:32 pm

Here's a Soviet-era collection of romances on Tyutchev's poetry. A number of the pieces composed before the Soviet era have been available in other editions, but the Rakov, Matveyev, and Finkelstein works are less common.

Selected Romances on the Words of F. Tyutchev, for voice and piano (pub. 1986)

contents:

Sergei Ivanovich DONAUROV - I Met You
Pyotr Ilich TCHAIKOVSKY - As Over the Burning Ashes, op. 25/2 (1875)
Pyotr Ilich TCHAIKOVSKY - Mignon's Song (from Goethe), op. 25/3 (1875)
Nikolai Nikolayevich TCHEREPNIN (CHEREPNIN) - Quiet Night, op. 8/3
Sergei Vasilyevich RACHMANINOV - I Remember that Day, op. 34/10 (1912)
Sergei Vasilyevich RACHMANINOV - The Fountain, op. 26/11 (1906)
Nikolai Karlovich MEDTNER - Houses for Thought, Wave after Wave, op. 24/3 (1911)
Nikolai Karlovich MEDTNER - Spring Tranquility, op. 28/5 (1913)
Nikolai Karlovich MEDTNER - I Sit Thoughtfully and Alone, op. 28/6 (1913)
Nikolai Petrovich RAKOV - Still Longing for Desires
I. FINKELSHTEIN (FINKELSHTEYN) - Nature Has Not Yet Awoken
Mikhail Alexandrovich MATVEYEV (MATVEEV) - I Looked, Standing Above the Neva
Mikhail Alexandrovich MATVEYEV (MATVEEV) - What are You Driving Over the Waters

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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby parag » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:31 pm

Thank you Caos... you have been sharing some real gems lately!

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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Another set of songs based on Sergei Yesenin's poetry. Molchanov was a student of Anatoly Alexandrov's who was very prolific as a composer of stage works, vocal works, and film scores. More info at:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... CDMQ7gEwAA

Kirill Vladimirovich MOLCHANOV
Romances (3) on words by S. Yesenin, for voice and piano (1972); 1. Edge You are My Abandoned (?), 2. Talyanochka, 3. Tanya was Good

Molchanov - Romances (3) on words by S. Yesenin, for voice and piano (1972).pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Russia & the Soviet Union

Postby caostotale » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:01 am

Dmitri Borisovich KABALEVSKY
Selected Romances and Songs, for medium voice and piano (pub. 1974)

includes:

Cheerful Songs (7) (words by S. Marshak), op. 41 (1944); 1. Cheerful King, 2. Kaby river and lake..., 3. Nautilus (Korablik), 4. Tale of the Old Woman, 5. Nail and Horseshoe, 6. Piglets, 7. The Key to the Kingdom

Joke Songs (4), op. 42 (1945); 1. Conversation from First Class (words by S. Marshak), 2. Rams (words by S. Mikhalkov), 3. The Miller, the Boy, and the Donkey (Oriental Fairy-Tale) (words by. S. Marshak), 4. Bedbugs (words by S. Mikhalkov)

Russian Folk Songs (2), op. 43 (1945); 1. I thought something to ruin the husband and wife..., 2. In the settlement in the new...

Serenades (2), from the music to the radio-show 'Don Quixote' (words by S. Bogomazov) (1944); 1. Serenade of the Beauties, 2. Serenade of Don Quixote

Romance of Benvolio, from the music for the play 'Romeo & Juliet' (1955)

Song of the Birch, from the operetta 'Song of Spring' (words by Ts. Solodar), op. 58 (1957)

Eightlines (3) of Rasul Gamzatov (trans. by N. Grebnev), op. 74 (1963); 1. Where, goryanka, is your drink?, 2. The young man from our village..., 3. How many young men were valient...

Romances (5) on poems by Rasul Gamzatov (trans. by N. Grebnev), op. 76 (1963-64); 1. The heart, which loves, 2. That, which passes..., 3. How are you living?, 4. Asking at love, 5. The Apex

Kabalevsky - Selected Romances and Songs, for medium voice and piano (pub. 1974).pdf
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