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Track(s) taken from CDA67105

Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe 'Mephistopheles' song of the flea'

First line:
Zhil byl korol' kogda-to 'Once upon a time a king'
author of text
translator of text
based on Mephistopheles' song from Faust

Vassily Savenko (bass), Alexander Blok (piano)
Recording details: October 1998
Studio 1, Russian State Broadcasting House, Moscow, Russia
Produced by Sasha Volkov
Engineered by Sasha Volkov
Release date: June 1999
Total duration: 3 minutes 23 seconds

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Anatoli Safiulin (bass), Nikolai Demidenko (piano)


'Savenko is a suave and accomplished singer, his phrasing beautifully shaped. Beautiful and evocative songs' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Vassily Savenko is something rather special … superb recital exploring a wide repertoire … An ideal introduction to the wealth of Russian song' (Classic CD)

'A voice of great expressive eloquence and power, rich in sonority and depth. A debut recital of great quality' (Classic FM Magazine)

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