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Minuvshiye dni 'Time long past', Op 14 No 4

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1924
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The Ukrainian composer Boris Lyoatoshinsky (1895-1968) first qualified in 1918 as a lawyer at Kiev University before turning to the study of music at the Conservatory in the same city, with the celebrated composer Glière. He taught there before moving to Moscow in the 1930s to teach, and his own compositions cover the full range of musical genres, including five symphonies, two operas, choral and chamber works, as well as numerous songs. Both songs represented here are settings of Bal'mont's translations of Shelley. Time long past from the 1924 settings of four Shelley/Bal'mont poems, is an elegy upon the evanescence of all that is dear to mankind, with its constantly repeated haunting, funereal motif.

from notes by Edward Morgan © 2001

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English Poets, Russian Romances
CDA67274Vocal CDs for £2.50

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Track 20 on CDA67274 [3'09] Vocal CDs for £2.50

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