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Lourie - Songs and Choruses Import

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  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Lourie
  • Audio CD (17 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Brilliant Classics
  • ASIN: B003BLFZGE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,257 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Plaisanterie/Pleasantry
  2. Commémoration
  3. Ocarina
  4. Langueur/Languor
  5. Tchastouchka
  6. Tu Es Pesant, Souvenir D'amour, (You Are Heavy, Memory of Love) - Various Performers
  7. On M'a Jeté Tant De Pierres?, (They Have Thrown So Many Stones at Me) - Various Performers
  8. Quasi Valse
  9. Deux Mazurkas Pour Piano, Op. 7 - Vladimir Skanavi
  10. Incantations, (Extraits Du, 'Poemè Sans Héros'- Poem Without Heroes)
  11. Lamentations De La Vierge: Texte Francais Du XIII Siècle, (The Virgin's Lament: 13th Century Text) - Various Performers
  12. Trois Rois Mages/Three Wise Kings
  13. Dans Les Champs Tu T'éloignas/In the Fields You Went Away - Natalia Gerassimova/Russian Chamber Choir
  14. Une Vie Qui Se Consume Dans Le Choeur/A Life That Is Spent in the Choir - Natalia Gerassimova/Russian Chamber Choir
  15. Du Royaume Du Sommeil/From the Realm of Sleep - Natalia Gerassimova/Russian Chamber Choir

Product Description

BRIL 9175; BRILLIANT CLASSICS - Inghilterra; Classica contemporanea Vocale

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Format: Audio CD
This is a re-release of the 1994 Le Chant Du Monde Saison Russe recording. Like the original the booklet contains no sung texts or translations. However most of the song tracks except 12 (13'35 a medieval French text) and 13 (2'00, Three Magi by Alexander Blok) are poems of Lourie's lover Anna Akhmatova which are widely published - "Chotki" (Четки, Rosary beads) and "Golos muzi" (Голос музы, Voice of the Muse). Natalia Gerassimova is joined by a choir for an a cappella version of the final 19'40" cantata of 1919 "V kumirnyu zolotovo sna" (В кумирню золотого сна, In the Sanctuary of a Golden Dream) after texts by Alexander Blok. The title comes from the fourth line of Blok's 1908 poem "Dusha! kogda ustanesh' verit'" ("Душа! Когда устанешь верить" "Soul, when you get tired, believe"). There appears to have also been a "symphonic" version of this cantata conducted in 1920 by Serge Koussevitzky, but here the choir sings alone. The work is interesting enough to hope that another recording - with Blok's full texts and translations, and perhaps Lourie's second 1919 setting of Blok from "Bolotnyi popik" (Болотный попик, The Little Swamp Priest 1905) will one day appear on disc. In the meantime good to have the 1994 recording back in print.
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