Ekaterina Levental, born in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, one of the republics of the former Soviet Union and now living and working in Amsterdam, presents an impressive anthology of the finest and most delicate songs of the late Romantic period of the so-called Russian Silver Age. The co-operation with pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren results in an enchanting program of breathtaking beauty.
Rachmaninov, Sergei: Lilacs opus 21/5; How fair this place opus 21/7; On the death of a linnet opus 21/8; In the mysterious silence of the night opus 4/3; Do not sing, my beauty, to me opus 4/4; Yesterday we met opus 26/13; Dream opus 8/1;
Tchaikovsky, Pjotr: Ah! If you only knew opus 60/3; Cradle song opus 16/1; Don’t believe my friend opus 6/1; Amid the din of the ball opus 38/3; Only one who knows longing (Mignon’s song) opus 6/6; Lullaby in a storm opus 54/10; The flower opus 54/11;
Mussorgsky, Modest: Songs and Dances of Death: Lullaby; Serenade; Trepak; Field marshal;