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Content

Dmitri Shostakovich
Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Boanarroti
Franz Liszt
3 Sonetti del Petrarca (1st version)


Artists
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Ivari Ilja, piano

Genres
Vocal
Chamber

Features

Booklet with liner notes in English and German and the song texts in the original Russian (transliteration) and in English


Format:
CD

Released:
November 2015

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1277-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195127728

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Track listing

CD
58:53
Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Bonarroti, Op. 145
39:40
1
Truth
5:15

2
Morning
3:00

3
Love
4:41

4
Separation
1:55

5
Wrath
1:48

6
Dante
3:33

7
To the Exile
4:24

8
Creativity
2:34

9
Creativity
2:34

10
Night
3:34

11
Death
5:19

12
Immortality
3:34


3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 270a (1st version)
19:04
13
Pace non trovo (Sonetto 104)
6:45

14
Benedetto sia il giorno (Sonetto 47)
6:36

15
līvidi in terra angelici costumi (SOnetto 123)
5:43



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Press review

Hvorostovsky offers searching readings of these rugged, jagged songs which are full of resignation and bittersweet regret, of loss and separation (...). There are few things finer than Hvorostovsky in full flight.
Mark Pullinger, Gramophone, December 2015, Editor's Choice

Complete description

Ondine's fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.


Shostakovich's setting on the poems by Michelangelo is the composer's final masterpiece and among the greatest achievements in 20th century Russian vocal music. The work in 11 movements is filled with deep meaning. In his work Shostakovich, already seriously at that point, contemplates the themes of life and death.


Liszt's three Sonnets by Petrarch are based on the love poems by the Italian Renaissance writer. Liszt wrote numerous sketches for the work and also completed several versions of it. For a good reason Liszt was very satisfied with his work: "I think they have come out exceptionally well, and are more perfect in form than anything I have published until now."


Dmitri Hvorostovsky is recognized as one of the leading and most charismatic baritones of our time, performing internationally at such opera houses as the New York Met, and partnering regularly with singers Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann. 


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