Natalya Romaniw & Lada Valesova – Arion – Voyage of a Slavic Soul (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Natalya Romaniw & Lada Valešová – Arion – Voyage of a Slavic Soul (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:09 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
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Soprano Natalya Romaniw and pianist Lada Valeová take us on a journey through Slavic song on this sumptuous album. Welsh-born soprano Natalya Romaniw is of Ukrainian descent, roots she explores in this recital, which is dedicated to her Ukrainian grandfather. The generous programme encompasses a wealth of music by Russian and Czech composers. Dvorák’s Love Songs, Op. 83, are at the heart of the album, and his idiomatic Czech style influenced Janácek, from whom we hear a selection of Moravian Folk Songs. Novák in turn was fascinated by Moravian folk music and was influenced by Janácek; Novák’s gift for melody shines in Romaniw’s interpretations of his songs. From Russia, meanwhile, we hear magical, almost operatic music from Rimsky-Korsakov, powerful passion from Tchaikovsky, and some of Rachmaninov’s most exquisite songs. Natalya Romaniw is often noted for the Slavic character of her voice, a quality heard to full effect on this recording.

Tracklist

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908):

1 4 Romances, Op. 27: No. 1, Softly the Spirit Flew up to Heaven
2 2 Songs, Op. 56: No. 1, The Nymph
3 2 Songs, Op. 56: No. 2, Summer Night’s Dream

Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160:

4 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 1, Oh, That Longed-For Happiness
5 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 2, So Many a Heart Is as Though Dead
6 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 3, Around the House Now I Stagger
7 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 4, I Know, with Sweet Hope
8 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 5, Over the Landscape a Light Slumber Reigns
9 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 6, In the Woods by the Stream
10 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 7, In That Sweet Power of Your Eyes
11 Love Songs Op. 83, B. 160: No. 8, Oh Dear, Matchless Soul

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893):

12 12 Romances, Op. 60, TH 106: No. 12, The Gentle Stars Shone for Us
13 7 Romances, Op. 47, TH 103: No. 6, Does the Day Reign?
14 6 Romances, Op. 6, TH 93: No. 5, Why?

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943):

15 6 Songs, Op. 4 (Excerpts): No. 4, Sing Not, O Lovely One
16 6 Songs, Op. 4 (Excerpts): No. 5, The Harvest of Sorrow
17 12 Songs, Op. 21: No. 7, How Fair This Spot
18 12 Romances, Op. 14: No. 11, Spring Waters
19 14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 5, Arion

Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928): Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, JW V/2 (Excerpts):

20 Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, JW V/2 (Excerpts): No. 1, Love
21 Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, JW V/2 (Excerpts): No. 16, Constancy
22 Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, JW V/2 (Excerpts): No. 30, Rosemary
23 Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, JW V/2 (Excerpts): No. 50, Musician

Vítězslav Novák (1870 – 1949): A Tale of the Heart Op. 8:

24 A Tale of the Heart Op. 8: No. 1, Melancholy Song
25 A Tale of the Heart Op. 8: No. 2, Is It a Dream?
26 A Tale of the Heart Op. 8: No. 3, Evening
27 A Tale of the Heart Op. 8: No. 4, Autumn Mood
28 A Tale of the Heart Op. 8: No. 5, When the Day Ends

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