This review is from: Russian Song (Audio CD)
Svetlana de Loutchek has the perfect pitch of a Russian nightingale. An oh-so-pure crystalline, ultra-luminous voice, clearer than sunlight. She sings in duet (or trio) with herself on a medley of more than 20 Russian folk songs. I think it's one of the finest renditions ever recorded of these traditional favourites. Basically because they are minimalist, uncluttered by electro-noise, or raucous interference.
They are bright, naif and a searingly refreshing window into the Orthodox-inspired musical ballads of "old Russia".
EVEN IF YOU DISLIKE "FOLK", BUY THE CD. IT WILL CAPTIVATE YOU!
Her father, Anton de Loutchek, emigrated to France (from the Ukraine?) in the 1950's. On the CD, she duets with her brother, Pascal, who is a talented instrumentalist. The only minor complaint is that her dialect is somewhat Ukrainian. A track of hers called Chanson de Louba features on a CD by Michel Legrand.