Zara Dolukhanova - Leider, Songs , Arias, Duets

This fascinating compilation salutes the art of a remarkable singer

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Sergey Rachmaninov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, César Cui, Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, (Clément Philibert) Léo Delibes, (Abraham) Louis Niedermeyer, Gioachino Rossini, Manuel de Falla, Hugo (Filipp Jakob) Wolf, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky, Alexander Scriabin, Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Georges Bizet, Jacques Offenbach, Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Giordani, Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Antonio Caldara, Salvatore Cardillo, Nikolay Karlovich Medtner, Giovanni Pergolesi, Giacomo Carissimi, Giuseppe Verdi, Benedetto Marcello

Genre:

Vocal

Label: Guild

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

Stereo
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Catalogue Number: GHCD2281/4

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(4) Lieder Richard Strauss Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(12) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(5) Songs César Cui Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(14) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(A) Charm of Lullabies Nina Svetlanova
Zara Dolukhanova
Benjamin Britten Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Komm, liebe Zither Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Ave Maria, 'Ellens Gesang III' Berta Kozel
Franz Schubert Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(25) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
César Cui Composer
(14) Songs Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Als Luise die Briefe Berta Kozel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Bonjour, Suzon! Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(Clément Philibert) Léo Delibes Composer
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
(4) Lieder Richard Strauss Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(7) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Pietà, Signore Zara Dolukhanova
(Abraham) Louis Niedermeyer Composer
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Rudolf Barshai
(Die) Schöne Müllerin Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Franz Schubert Composer
(6) Songs Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Alexander Dolukhanian
Zara Dolukhanova
Exsultate, jubilate Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Rudolf Barshai
Soirées musicales Gioachino Rossini Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Anton Ossipovich Bernard
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
(7) Canciones populares españolas Manuel de Falla Composer
Nina Svetlanova
Zara Dolukhanova
Goethe Lieder Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Hugo (Filipp Jakob) Wolf Composer
(23) Songs of various nationality Valentin Berlinsky
Rostislav Dubinsky
Alexander Yerokhin
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Beautiful Girls Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky Composer
(14) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Romance Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Alexander Scriabin Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(7) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(2) Mélodies hébraïques Maurice Ravel Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Nina Svetlanova
Frauenliebe und -leben Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Robert Schumann Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(7) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(Die) Loreley Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Franz Liszt Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Douce mer Berta Kozel
Georges Bizet Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Oh! quand je dors Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Franz Liszt Composer
(7) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(Les) Contes d'Hoffmann, '(The) Tales of Hoffmann' Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Ivan Kozlovsky
Samuel Samosud
(6) Duets Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
(4) Duets Johannes Brahms Composer
Andrei Ivanov
Zara Dolukhanova
Georgi Borisovich Orentlikher
Caro mio ben Giuseppe Giordani Composer
Rudolf Barshai
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
(Der) Glückliche Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Franz Liszt Composer
(4) Lieder Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Richard Strauss Composer
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
(10) Romances Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev Composer
Alexander Dolukhanian
(12) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Berta Kozel
Come raggio di sol Antonio Caldara Composer
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Rudolf Barshai
(12) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Mörike Lieder Zara Dolukhanova
Hugo (Filipp Jakob) Wolf Composer
Berta Kozel
Wiegenlied Franz Schubert Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Mezza notte Alexander Dolukhanian
Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(4) Lieder Zara Dolukhanova
Richard Strauss Composer
Berta Kozel
Core 'ngrato Zara Dolukhanova
Salvatore Cardillo Composer
Berta Kozel
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(2) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Composer
Berta Kozel
(12) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Berta Kozel
(8) Lieder aus Letzte Blätter Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Richard Strauss Composer
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Du bist die Ruh Zara Dolukhanova
Franz Schubert Composer
Berta Kozel
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Berta Kozel
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Se tu m'ami Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Giovanni Pergolesi Composer
Rudolf Barshai
(12) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Take my heart away Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Vittoria, mio core! Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Giacomo Carissimi Composer
Rudolf Barshai
Schwanengesang, 'Swan Song' Zara Dolukhanova
Franz Schubert Composer
Berta Kozel
Così fan tutte Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Aleksei Kovalyov
(3) Lieder Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Richard Strauss Composer
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Soirées musicales Anton Ossipovich Bernard
Zara Dolukhanova
Gioachino Rossini Composer
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Composer
(12) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Berta Kozel
(23) Songs of various nationality Alexander Yerokhin
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Valentin Berlinsky
Rostislav Dubinsky
An Chloe Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
(6) Songs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Ridente la calma Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Ave Maria (Ave Regina) Rudolf Barshai
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Zara Dolukhanova
Mezza notte Zara Dolukhanova
Alexander Dolukhanian
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(7) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(12) Songs Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(6) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Alexander Dolukhanian
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
(7) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
(6) Songs Berta Kozel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
(12) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Quella fiamma Zara Dolukhanova
Benedetto Marcello Composer
Rudolf Barshai
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
(6) Songs Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Composer
Berta Kozel
Zara Dolukhanova
(Die) Forelle Franz Schubert Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
(14) Songs Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Goethe Lieder Hugo (Filipp Jakob) Wolf Composer
Zara Dolukhanova
Berta Kozel
These four well-filled records encompass something near the whole range of one of Russia’s best-loved and most versatile singers. She was, in fact, not Russian at all but Armenian, born in 1918, and married to a compatriot, Alexander Dolukhanian, one of the most sensitive of the several excellent pianists who accompany here. Unusually, she began her career as a mezzo (there is a magnificent low G on show in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Not a word’, recorded in 1948), but in her mid-forties she lifted her voice into the soprano range. She celebrated the 30th anniversary of her stage début, according to the very thorough author of the booklet-note, Larry Friedman, with a recital containing only one song she had ever sung before.

Very little here seems beyond her. Two Britten Charm of Lullabies songs are included perhaps as curiosities, but her vocal range and her remarkable intelligence take her a long way into many other areas. Her sensitivity to German Lied is by no means common among Russian-trained singers, and it is more than a curiosity to hear her, even in Russian, singing Schumann’s Frauenliebe und –leben. There is only a badly rushed ‘Er, der herrlichste’ to set against beautifully sensitive, warmly phrased performances of ‘Süsser Freund’ and ‘An meinem Herzen’. In Schubert, she lightens her voice attractively for a charming Wiegenlied, and she has a nice shot at Die Forelle, though she is more at home with a performance that warms the over-familiar Ave Maria back into life. She responds with heartfelt delight to a Strauss group, especially Allerseelen and Morgen!. One of the most beautiful of all the performances here is of one of the most beautiful of all Liszt’s songs, Oh, quand je dors. She hurls herself with splendid abandon into the proud phrasing of Falla’s Seven Spanish Popular Songs.

In the Russian repertory, she includes Cui (a pretty song about lilacs), Taneyev (the charming ‘Let it sound no more’), Arensky, Dargomïzhsky, Scriabin and Medtner as well as Tchaikovsky (16 songs) and Rachmaninov (nine songs). Of course she is more on home ground here, but not so strikingly so as to make her seem exclusively a national singer. She brought something individual and valuable to almost everything she did, and these carefully restored recordings, with remarkably little in the way of extraneous noise, make a fascinating compilation of the art of a remarkable singer.

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