NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950): 3 Sketches, Op. 8, ARTHUR LOURIÉ (1892-1966): Greek Songs to Texts of Sappho translated by Ivanov, VISSARION SHEBALIN (1902-1963): 5 Fragments from Sappho, Op. 5, ALEXANDER GRECHANINOV (1864-1956): At the Well, Op. 73, Roman Sonnets, Op. 160.
Catalogue Number: 09O088
Label: Northern Flowers
Reference: NF/PMA 99103
Description: Ivanov was a Symbolist poet but 17 of the 28 items here are settings of his Sappho translations, the biggest group the 18 minutes from Lourié which have a marked Impressionistic style while the remainder are set in a conservative Romanticism as exemplified especially by Myaskovsky's 1908 set. Russian (Cyrillic)-English texts. Mila Shkirtil (mezzo), Yuri Serov (piano).