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 - Фридрих Вильгельм Готтер)
    03:37
  • 2 Liederalbum für die Jugend, Op. 79: No. 13, Der Sandmann 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Robert Schumann - Герман Клетке)
    02:48
  • 3 Cradle Song "Sleep, Baby" 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Mily Balakirev - Александр Арсеньев)
    02:26
  • 4 In Folk Tone, Op. 73: No. 1, Dobrú Noc 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Antonín Dvořák - Слова народные)
    03:13
  • 5 Dors, Mon Enfant, WWV 53 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Richard Wagner - Неизвестен)
    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 - Неизвестен)
    01:32
  • 8 Ninna Nanna 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Francesco Paolo Tosti - Габриеле д’Аннунцио)
    03:24
  • 9 Ost-Nord Folks Lullaby 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Zheng Jian Chun - Неизвестен)
    03:14
  • 10 Porgy and Bess, Act I Scene 1: Clara's Lullaby "Summertime" 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (George Gershwin - Айра Гершвин, Дюбос Хэйвард, Дороти Хэйвард)
    03:01
  • 11 Chūgoku Chinou no Komoriuta 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Yamada Kosaku - Неизвестен)
    03:06
  • 12 6 Gesänge, Op. 47: No. 6, Bei der Wiege 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Felix Mendelssohn - Карл Клингеман)
    03:28
  • 13 Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52, Maria Wiegenlied 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Felix Mendelssohn, Max Reger - Мартин Бёлиц)
    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 - Марселина Деборд-Вальмор)
    05:38
  • 17 5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4, Wiegenlied 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Johannes Brahms - Беттина фон Арним, Клеменс Брентано)
    01:57
  • 18 E l‘uccellino 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Giacomo Puccini - Ренато Фучини)
    01:27
  • 19 7 Canciones Populares Espanolas: No. 5, Nana 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Manuel de Falla - Слова народные)
    01:32
  • 20 6 Romances, Op. 16: No. 1, Cradle Song 
    Olga Peretyatko, Semjon Skigin (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Apollon Maykov)
    04:47