Russian Images, Vol. 1

Russian Images, Vol. 1

Vassily Savenko (bass), Alexander Blok (piano)


The songs on this disc are drawn from Vassily Savenko's recital series entitled 'Russian Images'—a kaleidoscope of songs and romances by some of Russia's best-known composers. The simple tunes are strong and lyrical and range from serious, romantic ballads such as Tchaikovsky's I bless you, forests, set to poems by Tolstoy, to the unusual: 'Listen you blockhead! … if one of them bites us we'll squash it right away!', text from Mussorgky's satirical song Mephistopheles' Song of the flea.

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