From Treasury of Russian Songs (2014)

From Treasury of Russian Songs (2014)
Music on this CD covers only a small part of the Russian songs treasury that reveals to us its Soul – so original and subtly. Each song is a unique facet of Russian choral music's living Spirit. For a brief moment, it's giving the opportunity to experience the depth, vastness and eternal riddle of Russian soul.

In addition to folk songs, You will hear works written by the outstanding Russian composer Georgy Sviridov, that was created on the basis of ancient songs of Kursk province. Composer's gentle and innovative approach to choral folklore is truly unique - his songs are shaped, bright, spiritually and artistically perfect.

Russian song is a living creation of the Russian people and integral part of the great Russian culture, it is a national symbol of Russia in the modern world. Popular wisdom says: "The Soul of the Russian people lives in Russian songs".

1. Ah! There You, Wide Steppe (Ah, Ty Step Shirokaya)
2. In the Dark Forest (V Tiemnom Lese)
3. In the Smithy (Vo Kuznitse)
4. Ah! There is Not One Road in the Field (Ah! Ne Odna Vo Pole Dorozhen'ka)
5. On a Little Mountain (Na Gorushke)
6. Hey, the Garden (Uzh, ty sad)
7. Tula's Button Аccordion (Tul'skaya Garmon')
The male quartet: Sergey Godin (tenor), Vitaly Serebryakov (tenor), Alexei Koltsov (baritone), Andrey Kryzhanovsky (bass)
8. A Bell Rattles Monotone (Odnozvuchno Gremit Kolokol'chik)
Soloist - Sergey Godin (tenor)
9. Our Life is Short (Nasha Zhizn' Korotka)
Soloist - Andrey Kryzhanovsky (bass)
10. Kalinka
Soloist - Borislav Molchanov (tenor)
Georgy Sviridov. Three Old Songs of Kursk Region:
11. Girl Walks Near Danube (Khodit Devka Okolo Dunau)
12. Nightingale Instigated the Cuckoo (Solovei Kukushechku Spodgovarival)
Soloists: Irina Nikolskaya (mezzo-soprano), Elena Gridasova (mezzo-soprano)
13. Three Soaps (Tri Myla)
14. Steppe, Steppe Around (Step', Da Step' Krugom)
Soloist - Alexei Reiter (bariton)
15. Young Maiden in the Feast (Ya Vechor Mlada)
Soloist - Eugenia Sorokina (soprano)
16. Sten'ka Razin (Iz-za Ostrova Na Strezhen')
Soloist - Andrey Kryzhanovsky (bass)
17. Peddlars (Korobeyniki)
Soloist - Vitaly Serebryakov (tenor)

Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir Conductor - Vladimir Minin
Instrumental ensemble of The Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra Artistic Director - Vladimir Andropov

Sound Director and mastering: Pavel Lavrenenkov
The recording was made in the State House of broadcasting and audio recording on October 5th, 7th and 9th, on November 23d, on December 13th, 2014