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Ostrovok 'The islet', Op 14 No 2

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The isle
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A second setting of Bal'mont's The Islet, after Shelley's The Isle (Op 14 No 2), by Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), is dedicated to the composer's sister-in-law Sofia Satina. This delicate setting of 1896 admirably portrays a picture of tranquil nature and reveals the composer's quality of tenderness.

from notes by Edward Morgan © 2001


English Poets, Russian Romances


Track 19 on CDA67274 [2'38]

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