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Victoria Ivanova


There are voices that sound unearthly, heavenly. Victoria Ivanova possessed such a voice of angel. But her angel was flying on the wings of extraordinary vocal mastery. Ivanova's special secret lied in her ability to hide the art - by art. For her the highest standard of the vocal skill was the state of bliss that the artist experienced and was supposed to impress on a listener. Victoria Ivanova was born in 1924 in Moscow to a family of military doctor. Graduated from the Gnessin Special School of Music where she studied piano, then Gnessin College of Music where she studied under the tutorship of O.F. Slavinskaya-Fedorovskaya and eventually from the Gnessin Institute of music including the post-graduate courses. Since 1951 she was a soloist of the Moscow Philarmonic Society. Victoria Ivanova died in 2002.
Even when she was a student of music in 1946 Ivanova began making recordings on the radio. She gained wide popularity in the country. Her voice on the radio became a voice of the whole epoch of 1950s - 1960s. Ivanova acquired her own audience of grateful listeners and they still remain her admirers.
Ivanova's vast repertoire included Russian and European baroque, classical and romantic music. She sang Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, but also Mahler whose music was not often performed in the Soviet Union. With great triumph she sang a vocal part of Mahler Symphony No 4 in Paris.
This CD represents only a small part of Ivanova great legacy. But it brings a great satisfaction to see that her art is reappearing again after some years of near oblivion. Ivanova's partners in these recordings were her accompanist G. Zinger, instrumental ensemble under the direction of Adolf Gotlib, Alexei Liubimov, and piano trio - Alexei Liubimov, piano, Oleg Kagan, violin, and Natalia Gutman, cello.
Mikhail Segelman
Marina Eliyanova

1. АntonioVivaldi (1678-1741). Aria 3.54
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
2 The Smell of Roses. Book 1, No 7 ((Hob. 31). Lyrics by R. Burns,
Russian translation by S. Ginsberg 1.52
3. The Shepherd. (Hob. 31a) 4.48
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
4 Das Blumchen Wunderhold, ор. 52, № 8. Lyrics by G.Burger,
Russian translation by S.Mashistov 2.03
5 Sehnsucht. , ор. WoO 134. Lyrics by J.Goete 2.32
6 Neue Liebe, Neues Leben, ор.75, №2. Lyrics by J.Goete,
Russian translation by А.Romm 3.13
Ludwig van Beethoven. Folk songs from different countries.
7 Russian folk song 2.15
8 Venetian folk song ( "La gondolette") 1.55
9 Ukranian folk song 3.38

10 Ludwig van Beethoven. The Sweetest Lad Was Jamie, from the album "25 Schottische Lieder" ор. 108, № 1 2.44

11 Ludwig van Beethoven. Thy Ship Must Sail, My Henry Dear, From the album "20 Irrische Lieder": № 20 3.07
Robert Schumann (1810-1856).
12 In der Fremde, ор.39, №1 (from the vocal cycle Liederkreis).
Lyrics by J.Eichendorf, Russian translation by A.Efremenkov 2.07
13 Der Nussbaum, ор.25, №3 (from the vocal cycle Myrten).
Lyrics by J.Mozer, Russian translation by A.Efremenkov 2.56
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
From the vocal cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Lyrics from the book of German folk songs published by L.J.von Arnim and K.Brentano.
14 Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? 2.06
15 Das irdische Leben 2.20
16 Rheinlegendcher 3.04
17 Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen? 6.29
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
18 An Mignon, ор.19, №2. Lyrics by J.Goete, Russian translation by S.Marshak 2.49
19 Die Taubenpost (from the vocal cycle Schwanengesang).
Lyrics by N.Seidl, Russian translation by S.Zayanitsky 3.26
20 Auf dem Wasser zu singen, ор.72. Lyrics by L.G. von Stollberg,
Russian translation by A.Plescheyev 3.41
21 Greisengesang, ор.60, № 1. Lyrics by F.Ruckert,
Russian translation by N. Zabolotsky 5.46
22 Der Jungling an der Quelle, D300. Lyrics by J.G. von Salis,
Russian translation by L. Chudova 1.41
23 Ave Maria, ор.52, № 6. (Ellen's Gesang III). Lyrics by W. Scott
( from the poem The Lady of the Lake). German translation by A.Stork 5.23
Total: 74.05

Recorded: 23.04.1964 (1); 26.06.1964 (23); 13.05.1966 (22); 18.05.1968 (12-13); 23.03.1969(18); 27.07.1969 (19); 21.03.1969 (20); 26.03.1969 (21); 20.07.1970 (4); 27.07.1970 (5-6);
15.06.1970 (10); 15.06;1971 (2-3, 7-9, 11); 1974 (14); 26.06.1974 (15); 31.08.1974 (16-17)

Victoria Ivanova, soprano
Chamber Ensemble, A.Gotlieb, conductor (1, 23)
Trio: A.Lubimov, piano, O.Kagan, violin, N.Gutman, cello (2-3, 7-11)
A.Lubimov, piano (14-17)
G.Zinger, piano (4-6, 12-13, 18-22)





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