—— Anna Netrebko's first live solo album and first Lieder album is accompanied by star conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim. This was the concert event of the Salzburg Festival 2009. Netrebko's all-Russian recital is accompanied by Barenboim's masterful, idiomatic playing. Anna's voluptuous voice surrenders completely to the haunting, soulful melodies of songs by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and others. In The Still Of Night showcases Netrebko's artistry and deep connection to art songs from her homeland. This recording is a natural follow-up to her Grammy ®-nominated Russian Album. This album will be released in the U.S. as a Deluxe Version, packaged in a beautiful hardcover book which contains additional texts, full translations of song texts, exclusive pictures and press quotes.
2009年Salzburg音乐节的现场录音一张。这也是Anna Netrebko的第一张钢琴伴奏的艺术歌曲集。Netrebko原籍俄罗斯，在语言上有着别的歌剧女伶不可及的特殊优势，所以这台演奏会别具特色地挑选了两位俄罗斯作曲家的作品（里姆斯基-科萨科夫和柴可夫斯基）。她的Russian Album在发行后也颇受好评。
. . . when I hear Anna Netrebko sing, live, I don't want her to stop . . . Remember the days of rapturous standing ovations, when people were really driven crazy by the sound of a voice? That's the kind of voice Netrebko has . . . She is also a stage animal . . . she is fuelled by sheer talent and instinct . . . I'd take Netrebko over anyone out there, any time.
(1844 - 1908)
Of all the great Russian nationalist composers of the latter part of the 19th century, Nikolai Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakoff (Russian: Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov)stands second only to Mili Balakirev in his practical influence on the music created and preserved in that period. In so far as his own music is concerned, while some pieces have remained immensely popular, the bulk of his achievement is rarely heard today. Many people see him as the logical link between Modest Mussorgsky and Igor Stravinsky.
PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
(1840 - 1893)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky(Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайковский, tr. Pëtr Il'ich Chaikovskiy) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.
Anna Yuryevna Netrebko (Russian: Анна Юрьевна Нетребко) born September 18, 1971 (age 38) in Krasnodar, Russia, is an operatic soprano. She now holds dual Russian and Austrian citizenship and currently resides in Vienna.
While a student at the Saint Petersburg conservatoire, Netrebko worked as a janitor at Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. Later, she auditioned for the Mariinsky Theatre, where conductor Valery Gergiev recognized her from her prior work in the theater. He subsequently became her vocal mentor. Under Gergiev's guidance, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22, as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She went on to sing many prominent roles with the Kirov Opera, including Amina in La sonnambula, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor.
In 1994, she sang the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with the Riga Independent Opera Avangarda Akadēmija under conductor David Milnes.
In March 2006, Netrebko applied to become an Austrian citizen, receiving her citizenship in late July. According to an interview in the Austrian weekly news, she will live in Vienna and Salzburg. This has led to some backlash in Russia. Netrebko cites the cumbersome and humiliating process of obtaining visas (as a Russian citizen) for her many performances abroad as the main reason for obtaining Austrian citizenship.
In March 2007, Netrebko announced that she would be an ambassador for SOS Children's Village in Austria, and be a sponsor for the Tomilino village in Russia.
In April 2008, Netrebko announced that she and her fiancé, Uruguayan baritone Erwin Schrott, had married. Their son Tiago Aruã Schrott was born on 5 September 2008 in Vienna.
Daniel Barenboim (born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine-born pianist and conductor. He lives in Berlin and holds citizenship in Argentina, Israel, and Spain. He also holds a passport issued by the Palestinian Authority. Barenboim first came to prominence as a pianist but is now perhaps better known as a conductor. Barenboim is often considered to be one of the greatest pianists in both the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been central to bringing classical music to a much wider audience.
He is also known for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Sevilla-based orchestra of young Arab and Jewish musicians that he co-founded with the late Palestinian-American scholar and activist Edward Said (whom Barenboim called his best friend).
Barenboim has been an outspoken critic of the Israeli settlements and of Israel's government since Rabin. He is also a supporter of Palestinian rights. In 2001, he sparked a controversy in Israel by conducting the music of Wagner in concert, as such a performance had not been staged in Israel since its inception and was informally taboo.
SALZBURG MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of music and drama. It is held each summer (for five weeks starting in late July) within the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In modern time there is also an annual Salzburg Easter Festival held by the same organization.
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1. Four Songs, Op.40 - No.3 O Chem V Tishi Nochey
2. Four Songs, Op.27 - No.4 Prosti! Ne Pomni Dney Naden'ya
3. Vesnoy, Op.43 - No.2 Ne Veter, Veya S Vïsotï
4. Vesnoy, Op.43 - No.1 Zvonche Zhavoronka Pen'ye
5. Four Songs, Op.3 - No.4 Na Kholmakh Gruzii
6. Six Songs, Op.8 - No.5 V Tsarstvo Rozï I Vina
7. Four Songs, Op.26 - No.4 Pesnya Zyuleyki
8. Four Songs, Op.2 - No.2 Plenivshis' Rozoy, Solovey
9. Four Songs, Op.42 - No.3 Redeyet Obklakov Letuchaya Gryada
10. Two Songs, Op.56 - No.1 Nimfa
11. Two Songs, Op.56 - No.2 Son V Letnyuyu Noch'
PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
12. Shest' Romansov (Six Romances), Op.57 - No.1 Skazhi, O Chom V Teni Vetvey
13. Zabït Tak Skoro (1870)
14. Dvenadtsat' Romansov (Twelve Romances), Op.60 - No.6 Nochy Bezumnïye
15. Shest' Romansov (Six Romances), Op.6 - No.5 Otchevo?
16. Shest' Romansov (Six Romances), Op.63 - No.6 Serenada
17. Shest' Romansov (Six Romances), Op.16 - No.1 Kolïbel'naya Pesnaya
18. Sem' Romansov (Seven Romances), Op.47 - No.7 Ya Li V Pole Da Ne Travushka Bïla
19. Shest' Romansov (Six Romances), Op. 73 - No.5 Sred Mrachnïkh Dnei
20. Sem' Romansov (Seven Romances), Op.47 - No.6 Den Li Tsarit?
21. Ciganské Melodie (Gypsy Melodies), Op.55 - Sung In German - 4. Als Die Alte Mutter
22. Vier Lieder, Op.27 - 2. Cäcilie