MILY BALAKIREV (1837-1910): Complete Romances.
Catalogue Number: 05K063
Reference: DE 3376
Description: Since all 43 of them are here, there's no need to take up space listing them, is there? Balakirev's career was interrupted by illness and he wrote nothing for more than a decade. His later songs are strikingly larger in scale, full of the grandness of nature and a philosophical contemplation unlike the more traditional songs of love and regret from the first half of his career which, however, contain several striking works like Hebrew Melody and Georgian Song. 2 CDs. Transliterated Russian-English texts. Margarita Alaverdian (soprano), Lyubov Sokolova (mezzo), Alexander Gergalov (baritone), Georgy Seleznev (bass), Yuri Serov (piano).