Three Russian musicians - the pianist and great
connoisseur of Russian vocal music and professor of the St.-Petersburg
Conservatoire Irina Sharapova
and two talented Russian singers - soloist of a Prague National
Opera Sergej Ljadov (tenor) and
Igor Gavrilov (bass) were united
in the realization of the unique project "Two Centuries of Russian
The project is intended to present the remarkable
phenomenon of world culture - Russian classical
romance (Art Song, Lied). Classical music lovers around the world
will get acquainted with popular and unknown chamber vocal masterpieces
of Russian composers from the beginning of XIX - end XX centuries
- Tchaikovsky, Glinka,
Over several years, musicians plan to record on
CD hundreds of chamber vocal works
by more than 50 Russian classical and contemporary composers.
Many well-known Russian singers will be involved in these recordings
apart from the founders of the project.
The musicians, in parallel with their work in the
recording studio, have performance cycles
of Russian Romances's concerts in many cities of the world.
Besides, the musicians is offering master
classes and coaching sessions under the auspices of the project
"Two Centuries of Russian Classical Romance" with the goal of
popularizing Russian vocal chamber music.
The uniqueness of the project "Two centuries of
Russian Classical Romance" consists not only in the volume of
musical material performed, but also in most detailed representation
of the project on the Internet. At the web-site www.ruvoclassic.com
all amateurs of classical music can find not only information
on the preparation and release of the CD, and time-tables and
programs of concerts, but also can study the biographies of Russian
composers and poets, and read brief translations of romances and
the history of their creation.
On the site for studying the romances are offered
short MP3 and Real-audio fragments of them (20-30 seconds). For
a small payment it is possible to download complete copies of
the CD or separate romances in mp3-format. And, of course, by
means of the internet it is possible not only to buy the already
recorded CD, but also to order it prior to manufacture.
All the material about the two hundred year history
of Russian classical Romance assembled on the web-site is planned
to be released on several multimedia CD's.
The project "Two centuries of Russian Classical
Romance" is carried out by RUVO-classic