Cart: empty
Показать меню

Elena Obraztsova. Russian Songs and Romances

Elena Obraztsova. Russian Songs and Romances

Elena Obraztsova. Russian Songs and Romances

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002332
  • Recorded: 1981
  • Release: 2015
     To the 75th anniversary of the great Russian singer of our time Elena Obraztsova, Firma Melodiya presents the singer's concert recorded on 29 July 1980 in Moscow.

The concert at the Column Hall of the House of Unions took part within the cultural programme of the Olympic Games. The singer was accompanied by the Academic Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments conducted by Nikolai Nekrasov. The programme comprised old Russian romances.

The singer turned to this genre when she was at the peak of her acting and singing career after she shone in classical Russian and foreign repertoires on the world's best opera stages for many years. Brilliant Carmen and Azucena, Santuzza and Marina Mniszech, she was always a singer who deeply sensed and understood the Russian soul.

The legendary Nadezhda Obukhova whose art Obraztsova admired so much was a wonderful performer of old romances. However, Obraztsova never imitated Obukhova at all.

"Departing from music and poetic text, I try to diversify the timbre palette so that some certain emotional colouring could be created using purely vocal means".

From the height of her mastery and experience of the heroines she had sung and lived on stage – the bright, strong and tragic ones – Obraztsova creates exciting and memorable characters in the genre of romance as well.

The audience did not want the singer to leave the stage for a long time. The crowd blocked the street expecting Obraztsova to walk out from the staff entrance and gave her a new, even more enthusiastic ovation. The concert has been shown many times on TV, and the recording sold many copies in a flash. Today that recording is again available for the singer' numerous fans.

More...


  • 1
     
    An Old Waltz
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Nikolay Listov - Mikhail Ruderman)
    02:50
  • 2
     
    Tis Not You I Love so Ardently
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Alexey Shishkin - Mikhail Lermontov)
    03:34
  • 3
     
    The Moonlit Night
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Mikhail Shishkin - Nikolay Yazykov)
    03:59
  • 4
     
    Misty Morning
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Victor Abaza - Ivan Turgenev)
    04:12
  • 5
     
    I Won’t Tell You Anything
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Tatyana Tolstaya - Afanasy Fet)
    02:45
  • 6
     
    All Is Quiet
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Tatyana Tolstaya - Tatyana Tolstaya)
    02:29
  • 7
     
    Why Does My Heart
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (arr. Yakov Prigozhiy)
    02:46
  • 8
     
    A Sad Maiden
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Aleksander Gurilyov - Aleksey Koltsov)
    03:18
  • 9
     
    Prayer
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Pyotr Bulakhov - Mikhail Lermontov)
    02:26
  • 10
     
    I Haven’t Forgotten You with Years
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Pyotr Bulakhov - Leonid Zhodeiko)
    02:15
  • 11
     
    Calm, so Calm
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov
    03:09
  • 12
     
    My Old Husband
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Alexey Verstovsky - Alexander Pushkin)
    02:17
  • 13
     
    Short-Lived Dreams
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov (Pyotr Ladyzhensky - D. Rotgauz, G.Ratgauz)
    03:00
  • 14
     
    A Deep-Red Shawl
    Elena Obraztsova, The USSR TV and Radio Russian Folk Orchestra, Conductor Nikolai Nekrasov
    03:22

  • Total time: 42.28

Back to the section
  • Julia Igonina and “Partita”: The Seasons Julia Igonina and “Partita”: The Seasons "Firma Melodia" presents Vivaldi/Akhunov – The Seasons project performed by Julia Igonina and Partita.

    May 29, 2014

  • Anniversary Melodia Anniversary Melodia's room in iTunes To "Firma Melodia's" 50th Anniversary iTunes prepared special room, where the most interesting and memorable releases are collected.

    April 25, 2014

  • To "Firma Melodia" 50th Anniversary To "Firma Melodia" 50th Anniversary Soon "Firma Melodia" will celebrate it's 50th Anniversary. Our friends and partners from all over the world sending their greetings and congratulations. Look for articles in Luxembourg classical music magazine "PIZZICATO" and German magazine "OperaLounge".

    April 17, 2014