Mikhail Kollontay
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From the Poetry of Ancient Egypt

five romances for soprano and harp (piano)

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op.18 (1979)

Dedication: to Galina Pisarenko

Other author(s): Ancient Egypt's lyrics; translations in Russian 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, Oktyabr'sky Hall, about 1980

Edition/Recordings:
score: "Musyka"
record: Melodiya, 1982, “Vocal works of young Moscow composers.” C 10-17371-2. Performed by Galina Pisarenko (soprano) and Olga Erdeli (harp)

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Mikhail Kollontay, 2008-2017