(arr.) DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Rossini: The Alpine Shepherdess, Beethoven: Scottish Drinking Song, Bizet: Habanera from Carmen, Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (1821-1910): Mother, what is love?, Leoncavallo: Arlecchino's Serenade from Pagliacci, Mussorgsky: Gopak, Khivrya's Song and Parasyal's Dumka from Sorochintsy Fair, Rimsky-Korsakov: Song of the Varangian Guest from Sadko, Alexander Gurilyov (1803-1858): I Shall Tell Mama, The Little Sarafan, Ippolitov-Ivanov: I Sit on a Rock, Semyon Gulak-Artemovsky (1813-1873): Duet of Karas and Odarka from A Cosssack beyond the Danube, Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869): Fever, Grenada Clothed in Mist, Olga's Song from Rusalka, Comic Song from Rogdana, Alexei Verstovsky (1799-1862): Gypsy Song, David Pritzker (1900-1978): Girl's Song, Isaak Dunaevsky (1900-1955): Anyuta's Song from The Merry Fellows, Sing for us, wind from The Children of Captain Grant, March of the Pioneers from The Beethoven Concerto, Song of the Sea, Dmitri Pokrass (1899-1978): Farewell, Daniil Pokrass (1905-1954) and Dmitri Pokrass: Those are not Storm Clouds from Sons of a Working People, Yuri Milyutin (1903-1968): Do not touch us from Mitka-Lelyuk, Matvei Blanter (1902-1990): Shchors's Song.

Catalogue Number: 01N059

Label: Toccata Classics

Reference: TOCC 0121

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: During the siege of Leningrad, Shostakovich arranged a number of songs - operatic arias, classical romances and popular Soviet hits - for voices, violin and cello. The musicians were trucked out to the front lines where they performed these sometimes cheeky, sometimes sentimental, sometimes defiant and folksy numbers for the cold and hungry troops. Eight different singers and four different string players perform here. World Premiere Recordings. Cyrillic-English texts. Soloists of the Russian Conservatory Chamber Cappella; Nikolai Khondzinsky.

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