Russian Legacy | CD2250-53
Arias - Duets - Lieder - Folk songs
Guild inaugurates with this release a Russian Legacy series devoted to the great Russian singers who rival many of the famed voices who are well-known and much-cherished by western audiences. The first in this series is devoted to the vocal art of Georgi Vinogradov, a lyric tenor whom John Hughes writing in Opera on Record, “a neglected tenor who rivals the best Russian has produced . . . with a sad, wistful quality that is a joy to hear . . . The voice is almost erotic in its sensuality, heartbreaking in its sadness.” Much praised by other critics, including the famous Alan Blyth. This album is the ultimate collection of Vinogradov’s extremely rare recordings. With releases to come featuring Dolukhanova, Lisitsian, Kozlovsky, Reizen and Archipova, this Guild series can truly be said to open — A whole new world of singing.