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Russian Sacred Hymns, Folk Songs, and Romances; recordings from 1920-1930

Feodor Shalyapin, bass, accompanied by various choirs and orchestras
Trinity-St. Serguis Monastery
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The great Russian basso, Fyodor Chaliapin (Shalyapin) (1873-1938), was a legendary opera singer in his time. Possessing a voice of great expression, he also added naturalistic acting to his roles, transforming the approach prevalent in opera at the time. He was equally famous in Russia and abroad, meeting with enormous success in New York, London, Paris, Milan and throughout the world. He and Rachmaninioff were life-long friends, a relationship that mutually enriched both musicians. Throughout his illustrious career, Chaliapin was equally at home on the operatic stage and as a solo performer in the recital hall. After emigrating from the Soviet Union in 1921, he also sang as a soloist with various Russian church choirs. The present CD contains recordings made in the 1920s and 1930s, in a variety of genres—sacred solos, Russian folk songs, and classical romances.


No. Composer Title Sheet Music Time Buy
1 Alexander Gretchaninoff Litany of Fervent Supplication
2 Artemy Vedel Open to Me the Doors of Repentence
3 Strokin, M. Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant
4 Alexander Arkhangelsky The Creed
5 Russian Folk Song The Twelve Robbers
6 Russian Folk Song Down the Mother Volga River
7 Russian Folk Song Stenka Razin
8 Russian Folk Song Rise, Rise Fair Sun
9 Russian Folk Song Song of the Volga Boatmen
10 Russian Folk Song Ahh Thou Night
11 Russian Folk Song Little Cudgel
12 Russian Folk Song Hey Vanka
13 Russian Folk Song Farewell, Happiness
14 Russian Folk Song Masha is Forbidden
15 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Prophet
16 Modest Musorgsky The Flea
17 Russian Folk Song Nightwatch
18 Alexander Dargomyzhsky The Old Corporal
19 Manykin-Nevstruev The Pilgrim
20 Mikhail Glinka Doubt