ANTON RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894): The Night, Op. 44, From Op. 78: The Prisoner, Hebrew Melody, Scene from "The Gypsies", Wish, Op. 8, From Op. 36: The Dagger, A Crow Flies, The Singer, From Op. 48: The Dove and the Passerby, The Mountaintops, The Cloud, Angel, 5 Serbian Songs, Op. 107, Serenade, From Op. 101: If You Love, If I Only Knew, Azra, Op. 32, Ballad.
Catalogue Number: 11K050
Label: Northern Flowers
Reference: NF/PMA 9960
Description: Russian song is rare enough on disc; Rubinstein's œuvre is true Records International material! Only Glinka and Dargomyzhsky preceded him in this new genre and Rubinstein follows them in creating both lyrical, heartfelt and melodious pieces for domestic use and more declamatory, dramatic pieces in the style of the lied. Transliterated Russian-English texts. Mila Shkirtil (mezzo), Mikhail Lukonin (baritone), Yuri Serov (piano).