Weinberg: Songs, Volume 1
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Mieczysław Weinberg: Complete Songs, Volume One

Catalogue Number: TOCC0078
EAN: 5060113440785
Release Date: 12 October 2008
Duration: 60:09

Children’s Songs, Op. 13
Beyond the Border of Past Days, Op. 50
Rocking the Child, Op. 110

Olga Kalugina, soprano
Svetlana Nikolaeva, mezzo soprano
Dmitry Korostelyov, piano

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96), the Polish-born composer who spent most of his life in the Soviet Union, was a close friend of Shostakovich, with whose musical language his own has much in common. Weinberg’s vast output includes 26 symphonies, seventeen string quartets and some 200 songs. The three song-cycles recorded here date from across Weinberg’s career. They demonstrate his extraordinary ability to create atmosphere, often from just a handful of notes, and encompass a wide range of emotion, from wartime suffering, through playfulness and protest, to maternal love.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 60:09
1-6 Children’s Songs, Op. 13, for soprano and piano, to poems of Itzhok Lejb Perez (1943)

Mieczysław Weinberg, composer
Olga Kalugina, soprano
Svetlana Nikolaeva, mezzo soprano
Dmitry Korostelyov, piano

(first recording)
13:35
1 No. 1, Introduction 1:13 play
2 No. 2, The Bread Roll 0:49 play
3 No. 3, Cradle Song 2:40 play
4 No. 4, The Hunter 1:37 play
5 No. 5, On the Green Mountainside 1:20 play
6 No. 6, Grief (The Orphan’s Letter) attacca Coda 5:56 play
7-16 Beyond the Border of Past Days, Op. 50: Song-cycle for mezzo soprano and piano, to poems of Alexander Blok (1943)

Mieczysław Weinberg, composer
Olga Kalugina, soprano
Svetlana Nikolaeva, mezzo soprano
Dmitry Korostelyov, piano

(first recording)
22:03
7 No. 1, Dedication 2:29 play
8 No. 2, War burns indomitably 1:29 play
9 No. 3, What for? 2:29 play
10 No. 4, Much has fallen silent 1:42 play
11 No. 5, The poor ignoramuses laughed 2:21 play
12 No. 6, A Spring Evening 2:06 play
13 No. 7, In the Twilight 1:11 play
14 No. 8, Someone was sighing at the grave 3:21 play
15 No. 9, A Voice 1:45 play
16 No. 10, Memory 3:10 play
17-27 Rocking the Child, Op. 110: Song cycle to poems of Gabriela Mistral (1943)

Mieczysław Weinberg, composer
Olga Kalugina, soprano
Svetlana Nikolaeva, mezzo soprano
Dmitry Korostelyov, piano

(first recording)
24:31
17 No. 1, The child was left alone 2:35 play
18 No. 2, And I am not alone 1:50 play
19 No. 3, Little feet, little hands 2:50 play
20 No. 4, Rocking the cradle 1:54 play
21 No. 5, Night 1:46 play
22 No. 6, A sorrowful mother 1:20 play
23 No. 7, The dew 2:09 play
24 No. 8, Meekness 1:06 play
25 No. 9, Fear 4:00 play
26 No. 10, A discovery 2:02 play
27 No. 11, My song 2:59 play

Artists

Mieczysław Weinberg

Mieczysław Weinberg, composer
[credit: Tommy Persson]

Olga Kalugina

Olga Kalugina, soprano

Svetlana Nikolaeva

Svetlana Nikolaeva, mezzo soprano

Dmitry Korostelyov

Dmitry Korostelyov, piano

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