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Russian Settings of Robert Burns

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Russian Settings of Robert Burns

Songs to Verses by Robert Burns
Two Songs to Verses by Robert Burns
Six Romances for Bass Nos. 2-4
Song-Cycle to Verses by Robert Burns
From Five Songs to Verses by Robert Burns

Vassily Savenko, bass-baritone
Alexander Blok, piano

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.