Mapleshade

Symphony No.2 and No.3

RACHMANINOV, THE IMPASSIONED SONGWRITER:

Svetlana Furdui, mezzo soprano
Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano

Until I heard Svetlana sing, I didn't even know about the other Rachmaninov, composer of the most brilliant songs of the Romantic era and the first to let piano and voice contribute equally to a song's drama. For our session, Svetlana—arguably the most committed and expressive interpreter of these songs—picked 21 gems that are especially close to her heart. She's an almost effortlessly powerful and dramatic mezzo soprano who's recorded with the Dallas Symphony and performed with more than 15 opera companies worldwide. She brought along Natalya Medvedovskaya, a young genius pianist-composer who's one of the very few accompanists able to match Svetlana's power and drama. Between the biggest voice we've ever had in the studio and the way Natalya got the biggest sound I've ever heard from our 1911 Steinway, the session produced truly formidable dynamics. And they're all on the CD, pristinely captured by Mapleshade's two-mike, two-track minimalism. (#11982)

Svetlana Furdui, Mezzo Soprano
Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Piano

 

TRACK LISTING:

1.
At Night In My Garden Opus 38, 1 - 1:39
2.
No Prophet I Opus 21, 11 - 1:20
3.
As Fair As Midday Opus 14, 9 - 2:25 - Listen To Sample
4.
Lilacs Opus 21, 5 - 1:41
5.
In the Silence of Secret Night Opus 4, 3 - 2:41 - Listen To Sample
6.
My Child Opus 8, 2 - 1:39
7.
Loneliness Opus 21, 6 - 1:56
8.
I Wait For You Opus 14, 1 - 1:42
9.
A Dream Opus 8, 5 - 1:19
10.
Daisies Opus 38, 3 - 2:32
11.
They Answered Opus 21, 4 - 1:38
12.
Oh, Do Not Grieve Opus 14, 8 - 2:54
13.
Night Is Sorrow Filled Opus 26, 12 - 1:56
14.
I Was With Her Opus 14, 4 - 1:20
15.
The Water Lily Opus 8, 1 - 1:20 - Listen To Full Song
16.
How I Suffer Opus 21, 12 - 1:45
17.
A Soldier’s Wife Opus 8, 4 - 1:50
18.
All Was Taken From Me Opus 26, 2 - 0:56
19.
Oh, Do Not Leave Opus 4, 1 - 1:49
20.
Summer Nights Opus 14, 5 - 2:02
21.
Morning Opus 4, 2 - 1:44
22.
Spring Torrents Opus 14, 11 - 2:08
   
Total Time 42:13

 

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