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Medtner Songs

DCD34177 (2 discs)

DDD
24-bit stereo
NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 75'35"/68'15" - TT 143'50"
Tracks: 31 + 23
Booklet pages: 60
© 2018 Delphian Records Ltd
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Medtner Songs published on 28 March 2018

Listen: Medtner: Arion (Six Poems after Pushkin, Op 36) (CD2 track 8, 0:01-0:55)

Ekaterina Siurina, soprano (CD1 tracks 20 and 28, CD2 tracks 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15 and 18)
Justina Gringytė, mezzo-soprano (CD1 tracks 5, 10, 12, 13, 16, 21, 25 and 26, CD2 tracks 9, 14 and 22)
Oleksiy Palchykov, tenor (CD1 track 22, CD2 tracks 2-4, 7, 12, 13, 19 and 21)
Robin Tritschler, tenor (CD1 tracks 4, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, CD2 tracks 17 and 20)
Rodion Pogossov, baritone (CD1 tracks 1, 2, 7, 9, 19, 23, 24, CD2 tracks 1 and 23)
Nikolay Didenko, bass (CD1 tracks 3, 11, 18, 27, 29-31, CD2 track 16)
Iain Burnside, piano

Nikolai Medtner:

CD1

from Three Romances, Op 3
1 By the gate of a holy cloister
2 I have outlived my desires

from Nine Songs after Goethe, Op 6
3 Wandrers Nachtlied [II]
4 Mailied
5 Elfenliedchen
6 Im Vorübergehn
7 Aus Claudine von Villa-Bella
8 Aus Erwin und Elmire I

Two Poems, Op 13
9 Winter Evening
10 Epitaph

from Twelve Songs after Goethe, Op 15
11 Wandrers Nachtlied I
12 Selbstbetrug
13 Vor Gericht
14 Meeresstille
15 Glückliche Fahrt

from Six Poems after Goethe, Op 18
16 Mignon
17 Das Veilchen
18 Jägers Abendlied

from Eight Poems, Op 24
19 Day and Night
20 The Willow (Why are you bending your head?)
21 Twilight
22 I am struck dumb
23 A whisper, a shy breath

from Seven Poems, Op 28
24 Unexpected Rain
25 Whenever I hear birdsong
26 The Butterfly
27 I sit, thoughtful and alone

from Seven Poems after Pushkin, Op 29
28 The Singer
29 Lines Written During a Sleepless Night
30 The Rose
31 The Incantation

CD2

from Six Poems, Op 32
1 The Echo
2 I loved you
3 Can I ever forget that sweet moment? (Waltz)

from Six Poems after Pushkin, Op 36
4 The Angel
5 The Flower
6 As soon as roses wilt
7 Spanish Romance
8 Arion

from Five Poems, Op 37
9 Sleeplessness
10 Tears
11 Waltz

from Four Poems, Op 45
12 Elegy
13 The Cart of Life
14 Our Time

from Seven Poems, Op 46
15 Geweihter Platz
16 Im Walde
17 Winternacht

from Seven Songs on Poems by Pushkin, Op 52
18 The Raven
19 Serenade

from Eight Songs, Op 61
20 Reiselied
21 What is my name to you?
22 If life deceives you
23 Midday

Recorded 22-23 March, 31 May, 1, 7 and 8 June 2016 and 17-19 April 2017 in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland

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