The Boston Globe published a list of classical music album reviews yesterday, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky‘s newest release “Pushkin Romances” was included as one of them. There is quite a lot of high praise in this short review.
From The Boston Globe:
By Harlow Robinson
“… Using his burnished, manly voice mostly to ravishing effect, Hvorostovsky strikes a felicitous balance between classical restraint and bottomless wintry despair. Especially fine are his refined, musically astute readings of Rimsky-Korsakov’s dreamy “The Clouds Begin to Scatter,’’ Tchaikovsky’s rustic ballad “Nightingale’’ and the bleakly nostalgic “The Crimson Forest Sheds Its Attire’’ by Soviet composer Georgi Sviridov. Its last verse (“I drink alone . . . ’’), delivered in a near-whisper, will reduce even the most jaded listener to tears…”