Sviridov: Music for Chamber Orchestra / Serov, St. Petersburg State Symphony
The composer's Russia Adrift is becoming something of a classic outside his native homeland. I was delighted to come across this recording of an arrangement for mezzo-soprano and orchestra; it's just as powerful as the original version. In addition, we have a beautiful three-movement 'small cantata' to words by Pasternak, Smeg idyot, from 1965, in which the choir's show their mettle, and from Music for Small Orchestra, from a year earlier, a work that undoubtedly has its own strength of character. This is an important addition to the ever-increasing Sviridov discography.
Catalog Number: 8573685
Composer: Gyorgy Sviridov
Conductor: Yuri Serov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rimsky-Korsakov Music College Female Choir, St. Petersburg Radio and Television Children's Choir Boys, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Mila Shkirtil, Nikolai Mazhara, Sergei Voloshchuk