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Rachmaninov- Throughout the silence of the night
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Olga Makarina
, soprano
Igor Uoriash, piano


Sonetta del Petrarca No. 104,
Pace non trovo;
Sonetta del Petrarca No. 47,
Benedetto si il giorno;
Sonetto del Petrarca No. 123,
I vidi in terra angelici costume;


How Soon Do We Forget; Lullaby;
It happened in the early spring; Canary


Throughout the silence of the night; Lilacs;
They answered; I have fallen in love for better or worse;
Dream; Do not sing, Beautiful, for me;
How lovely it is here; Island; Dreams;
I long for you;
For this new CD, Olga Makarina has chosen a program of songs by three composers not usually recognized for their work in the genre. In fact, each of the composers, Franz Liszt, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov are best known for their splendid orchestral compositions. Nevertheless, Tchaikovsky wrote over one hundred songs while Liszt’s and Rachmaninov’s output come in at just a bit below this number. The songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov cover a wide range of emotions, and the Russian language lends itself to that wonderful melancholy, that bitter-sweet sensation of desperation tinged with hope that can make these songs so overwhelmingly touching and communicative. Her 2001-02 season included her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges.