Mikhail Kollontay
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From the Poetry of Ancient Egypt

five romances for soprano accompanied by harp or piano

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op.18 (1979)

Dedication: to Galina Pisarenko

Other author(s): lyrics from ancient Egyptian poetry, translations by Anna Akhmatova and Vera Potapova

Scoring:
soprano and harp or piano

Movements:
1. Lamentation at Burial (transl. by Vera Potapova)
2. Waiting for a Welcome (Anna Akhmatova)
3. To the Night (Potapova)
4. Gloryfying the Scribes (Akhmatova)
5. Soothe Your Heart (Akhmatova)

Theatralization: impossible

Duration: 8′

Performance: Galina Pisarenko (soprano), Olga Erdeli (harp); Moscow, October Hall of the House of Unions, February 9, 1981

Edition/Recordings
score: Романсы и песни советских композиторов для голоса в сопровождении фортепиано. // М., "Музыка", 1986.

audio: Melodiya, 1982, “Vocal works of young Moscow composers.” C 10-17371-2. Performed by Galina Pisarenko (soprano) and Olga Erdeli (harp) [LP]

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