PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Evening, Autumn, Child's Song, Blessed is he who smiles, Why does the sound of the revels grow silent?, Much too soon in the season, Old French Air, Down, Nature and Love, Before sleep, A golden cloud slumbered, A greeting to Anton Rubinstein, The Nightingale, It is not the cuckoo, Night, Hymn to Cyril and Methodius, A Legend, Neapolitan Air.
Catalogue Number: 08N047
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: These secular choruses are among the first of their genre written by a Russian composer and vary in mood from joyful and celebratory to misty autumnal pieces of lethargic melancholy. Solo tenors and sopranos appear in a few and three have piano accompaniment. Texts available on-line. Moscow Academy of Choral Singing; Victor Popov. Original 1998 Russian Season release.