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War, Peace, Love and Sorrow

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Asmik Grigorian, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Helikon Opera Chorus, Constantine Orbelian

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War and Peace, Op. 91  
1
Scene 1: Svetlaje vesenneje nebo
Sergei Prokofiev; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Asmik Grigorian; Irina Shishkova; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
11:47
Mazeppa, TH 7  
2
Act II: O, Marija, Marija!
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
5:27
Iolanta, Op. 69, TH 11  
3
Scene 6: Aria: Kto mozhet sravnit'sia s Matil'doi moe
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
2:36
The Queen of Spades, Op. 68, TH 10  
4
Act I: Odnazhdy v Versale au jeu de la Reine
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Mikhail Guzhov; Igor Morozov; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
5:42
5
Act III: Yesli b milye devitsy
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Helikon Opera Chorus; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
2:17
The Demon  
6
Scene 6: —
Anton Rubinstein; Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Asmik Grigorian; Vadim Volkov; Helikon Opera Chorus; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian
26:03
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:52
Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to his Russian roots and the traditions with which he grew up while reprising some of his favourite parts, trying new ones and introducing a diverse group of complicated, colourful and relatively unfamiliar characters. The album, made in Moscow over five consecutive days in October 2015, features scenes and arias from five operas by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein. Some of these roles have never been performed by Hvorostovsky on stage, while other numbers have either never been recorded by him or were recorded long ago. The remarkable outburst of creative energy during those five days brought out an entirely new vocal palette in Hvorostovsky's already outstanding singing.

"Some of the most meaningful roles I’ve sung, some of my favourite new roles. Good friends, good colleagues."
- Dmitri Hvorostovsky
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Delos Studio Masters

Recorded October 2015, Mosfilm Studios, Moscow
Executive Producer: Carol Rosenberger
Producer/Engineer: Gennady Papin
Editing: Elena Sych
Coaching: Svetlana Efimova
Cover and tray photo: Vladimir Semenikhine
Art design and layout: Lonnie Kunkel
Text editor: Anne Maley
Booklet and libretto editor: Lindsay Koob

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