Seven albums of romances, arias and songs that comprise the present collection constitute the core of the repertoire of the great Russian singer, Eugene Nesterenko. His powerful, magnificient, soul penetrating bass is widely known not only in Russia but in the whole world.
Almost all arias by Russian composers as well as most difficult opera parts by Mozart. Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Berlioz, Dvorak, Debussy, Bartok are mastered by this genius of a singer and became a foundation of his glory.
His concert repertoire comprises nearly 500 hundred romances and songs; he is the first performer of a considerable number of works by D. Shostakovich and G. Sviridov.
Some of the popular romances songs in the present collection are transposed to convenient keys for bass, this, together with the rarely performed works included into the collection undoubtedly would arouse the interest towards it among musicians.
Being not mere couple of albums but highly organized compilation, this collection helps the performer to compile a logically accomplished concert program.
A. Boito. ARIA OF MEPHISTOPHELE. From the prologue of the opera “Mefistofele”
H. Berlioz. MEPHISTOPHELE'S SONG OF THE FLEA. From the dramatic legend “The Damnation of Faust”
H. Berlioz. SERENADE OF MEPHISTOPHELE’ (WITH FURIES’ CHOIR). From the dramatic legend “The Damnation of Faust”
A. C. Gomes. ARIA OF DUCA D’ARCOS. From the opera “Salvator Rosa”
A. Dvořák. ARIA OF WATER-SPRITE. From the opera “Mermaid”
C. Debussy. MONOLOGUE OF ARKEL. From the opera “Pelleas and Melisande”