Along with our new release, Pushkin Romances, Tuesday also marked the release date for a re-issue from our distributor Naxos of the LP edition of Carol Rosenberger’s album “Water Music” of the Impressionists! Check out all the fascinating information about this recording on our 37-for-37 series blog as told from Carol Rosenberger herself! Then purchase your copy of this limited edition LP!
Also, WQXR in New York City is featuring Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s newest release on Delos, “Pushkin Romances” on their Full Rotation program this week, and where is what they had to say:
Hvorostovsky casts a wider net than Netrebko with songs by Borodin, Cui, Glinka, and Rachmaninoff, as well as lesser-known figures like Georgi Sviridov and Alexander Dargomyzhskiy. All of the seventeen songs are settings of Pushkin, who was the go-to poet for composers of the late 19th century. Hvorostovsky has the liquid timbre characteristic of Russian baritones, which particularly shines in simple strophic numbers like Glinka’s “I Recall a Wonderful Moment,” and Cui’s ardent “I loved you,” as well as more complex dramatic monologues like Medtner’s “To a Dreamer” and Rachmaninoff’s languorous “Don’t Sing to Me, Fair Maiden.”
Check out their show information and how to listen here: WQXR.org