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Track(s) taken from CDA67773

Ya zdes, Inezilya 'Here I am, Iñesilla'

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Joan Rodgers (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Recording details: January 2009
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2009
Total duration: 2 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: Aleksandr Pushkin at the Seashore (1896) by Leonid Osipovic Pasternak (1862-1945)
Pushkin Museum, Moscow / Bridgeman Art Library, London

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'A treasure trove of Russian song that will reward repeated listening for years … delivered by a first-rate soprano already with a distinguished track record in the repertoire, themed on the verse of Russia's most favourite poet, is a more than attractive prospect' (Gramophone)

'No non-Russian singer has done more for Russian song than Rodgers … Martineau is an exemplary partner in an attractive programme that fans of Russian song and Rodgers will not want to miss' (The Sunday Times)
I am here, Inezilla was written in 1834, which was in many ways a critical year for him. His father having died, Glinka left Berlin and his musical studies there, returning to Russia where he began work on his opera A Life for the Tsar, which was to bring him overnight success. This popular romance is an exuberant serenade set in the romantic Spain that meant so much to the composer.

from notes by Edward Morgan © 2001

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