Mikhail Ivanovich 
Delos International Celebrates The Glinka Bicentenary 
Delos is excited to introduce this premiere installment of The Complete Songs and Romances of Mikhail Glinka. Joining our critically acclaimed Shostakovich and Prokofiev Song Cycles, Delos offers this extraordinary volume just in-time for the composer’s 200th Birthday Celebration. With songs set to the poetry of Pushkin and Goethe (to name but a few), this important release brings the passion and pathos which infuse all of Glinka’s compositions. Born near Smolensk in 1804, and best-known for his operas Life for the Czar and Ruslan and Lyudmila, Glinka’s prodigious talents were well regarded in the European musical capitals of his day. In St. Petersburg his achievements in vocal composition were universally recognized and the mix of songs, monologues and romances that inspire this significant recording make this release perfect for classical connoisseurs and casual classical consumers alike.
Parting With Petersburg, a vocal cycle 
How Sweet It Is To Be With You… 
Declaration – I Love You, Pretty Rose… 
To Her 
The Pretty One
You’ll Soon Forget Me… 
Whenever I Hear Your Voice…
The Grace Cup 
Margaret’s Song From Goethe’s Faust 
O Lovely Maid 
The Gulf of Finland
Ah, Would I Knew Before… 
Don’t Say Your Heart Aches…