Songs for Maya

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Songs for Maya

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002660 / MEL CO 0746
  • Release: 2021

This unusual album has a very personal touch. The concert-less lockdown months inspired Olga Peretyatko and Semyon Skigin to make a daring experiment – to record lullabies by various composers in different languages.

Twenty-two lullabies (from Sleep, Little One, Go to Sleep attributed to Mozart to Gershwin’s Summertime), including the familiar tunes of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Paolo Tosti’s Ninna Nanna, as well as much less known songs by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Gounod, Wagner, Dvořák, Reger, Wolf, Bizet, de Falla, and Ives. Olga Peretyatko sings ‘lullaby’ romances by Balakirev and Grechaninov, And the Little Bird by Giacomo Puccini, Star by Pimenta, and Japanese (Yamada Kōsaku) and Chinese (Zhang Jianchun) lullabies.

The original track Mantra created by the artists and performed in sixteen languages of the world is a semantic core of the album. The idea, music and lyrics come from the co-authors, who thus joined the centuries-old tradition, because the first lullabies were something like magical incantations, that is, in fact, they were mantras.

Olga Peretyatko regularly appears on the stage of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres as a guest soloist. She has won the Franco Abbiati, Echo Klassik and Opus Klassik awards. Her collaborator on the album is pianist and accompanist Semyon Skigin, the singer’s long-term ensemble partner and the creator of the unique anthology of Russian vocal music that received the Gramophone Award in 1995 and the Cannes Award in 1996.

Track list

  • 1 Schlafe, Mein Prinzchen, KV. 350
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter)
    03:37
  • 2 Liederalbum für die Jugend, Op. 79: No. 13, Der Sandmann
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Robert Schumann - Hermann Kletke)
    02:48
  • 3 Cradle Song "Sleep, Baby"
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Mily Balakirev - Alexander Arsenyev)
    02:26
  • 4 In Folk Tone, Op. 73: No. 1, Dobrú Noc
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Antonín Dvořák - Traditional)
    03:13
  • 5 Dors, Mon Enfant, WWV 53
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Richard Wagner - Unknown)
    02:17
  • 6 Serenade
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Charles Gounod - Victor Hugo)
    04:32
  • 7 114 Songs: No. 93, Berceuse
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Charles Ives - Unknown)
    01:32
  • 8 Ninna Nanna
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Francesco Paolo Tosti - Gabriele D’Annunzio)
    03:24
  • 9 Ost-Nord Folks Lullaby
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Zheng Jian Chun - Unknown)
    03:14
  • 10 Porgy and Bess, Act I Scene 1: Clara's Lullaby "Summertime"
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (George Gershwin - Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward)
    03:01
  • 11 Chūgoku Chinou no Komoriuta
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Yamada Kosaku - Unknown)
    03:06
  • 12 6 Gesänge, Op. 47: No. 6, Bei der Wiege
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Felix Mendelssohn - Karl Klingemann)
    03:28
  • 13 Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52, Maria Wiegenlied
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Felix Mendelssohn, Max Reger - Martin Boelitz)
    02:14
  • 14 6 Lieder für Eine Frauenstimme: No. 4, Wiegenlied im Sommer
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Hugo Wolf - Роберт Рейник)
    03:22
  • 15 5 Songs, Op. 1: No. 5, Berceuse
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Alexander Gretchaninov - Mikhail Lermontov)
    01:57
  • 16 Berceuse Sur un Vieil Air
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Georges Bizet - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore)
    05:38
  • 17 5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4, Wiegenlied
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Johannes Brahms - Bettina von Arnim, Clemens Maria Brentano)
    01:57
  • 18 E l‘uccellino
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Giacomo Puccini - Renato Fucini)
    01:27
  • 19 7 Canciones Populares Espanolas: No. 5, Nana
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Manuel de Falla - Traditional)
    01:32
  • 20 6 Romances, Op. 16: No. 1, Cradle Song
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Apollon Maykov)
    04:47
  • 21 Estrela Brasilianisches Wiegenlied
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Altino Pimenta - Altino Pimenta)
    02:24
  • 22 Luar de Meu Bem
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Cláudio Santoro - Vinicius de Moraes)
    03:09
  • 23 Lullaby Mantra
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin - Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin)
    08:50