DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY, baritone
IVARI ILJA, piano
Operatic superstar Dmitri Hvorostovsky has become the supreme interpreter of the Russian Romance, with its rich resource of music and poetry. In this generous program the great baritone soars vocally and plumbs emotional depths as he delivers definitive performances of a wide range of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces.
“The sheer beauty of Hvorostovsky’s voice approaches legendary status” San Francisco Examiner • “…some of the most beautiful and eloquent sounds that can currently be heard from any human throat… His voice is redolent of luxury: beautiful tone, pinpoint intonation, elegant, and impassioned delivery.” The New York Times
None but the Lonely Heart / Net, tol’ko tot, kto znal Night / Noch At Bedtime / Na son Griadushchiyi I Opened the Window / Rastvoril ya okno, My Genius, My Angel, My Friend / Moy geniy, moy angel, moy drug Not a Word, O My Friend / Ni slova, o drug moy Why? / Otchevo? To Forget So Soon / Zabit’ tak skoro The Heroic Deed / Podvig Death / Smert I Should like in a Single Word / Khotel bi v edinoye slovo Oh, If Only You Could / O, esli b ti mogla The Love of a Dead Man / Lyubov’ mertvetsa On the Golden Cornfields / Na nivi zhyoltiye Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches / Skazhi, o chom v teni vetvey The Fearful Moment / Strashnaya Minuta Reconciliation / Primiren’ye Does the Day Reign / Den’ li tsarit Frenzied Nights / Nochi bezumniye Serenade (O Child, beneath thy window) / Serenada “O, ditty” It Was in The Early Spring / To bilo ranneyu vesnoy Dusk Fell on the Earth / Na zemlyu sumrak pal I Bless You, Forests / Blagoslavlyayu vas, lesa Don Juan’s Serenade / Serenada Don-Zhuana