Valery Aleksandrovich Gavrilin (1939—1999) is the distinguished Russian composer, having lived in the last third of the 20th century. His creative work is considered to be the kind of brilliant and original side of the world music art. Gavrilin’s music style may be recognized at once, it has imitators. Gavrilin’s music wins the hearts by its natural melodic sphere, modern national colouring, cordiality and sincerity, deep heartfelt compassion to the common people’s troubles and aspirations. This music is fine and serious, it’s smiling and sad, it’s intimately trusty with the kind of a grand soul inside it.
The “Compozitor • St Petersburg” Publishing House plans to issue V. A. Gavrilin’s Collected Works in 20 volumes during the near future.
Volume 12 — “The First German Notebook”, vocal cycle for baritone and piano to the poems by H. Heine; “The Second German Notebook”, vocal cycle for voice and piano to the poems by H. Heine.
G. BeIov. Introduction
Amiabi Iitv Нал Майе the Only Purport of My Creative Work
THE FIRST GERMAN NOTEBOOK. Vocal cvcle for baritone and рiаnо. Verses by Н. Heine
Autumn. Translated by V. Levik
Herald. Translated by S. Marshak
Talking Amongst the Paderbom Grassland. Translated by А. Pleshcheyev
Му Dear Friend. Translated by А. Globa
Kind Man. Translated by Yu. Tynyanov and V. Gavrilin
Hans and Greta. Translated by P. Karaban
THE SECOND GERMAN NOTEBOOK. Vocal cycle fоr voice and рiano. Verses by H. Heine
1. Are You Cross Indeed?
2. Blue Hussars Blow
3. As Far As I Tarried
4. То Your Snow-White Bosom
5. Oh, If You Become My Spouse
6. Oh, God, Where is This Girl
7. I Had а Dream, I Was the God
8. Orchestral Trumpets Are Rumbling
9. Blue Hussars Are Blowing
10. I Left You in the Middle of July
11. Voice as Tender as the Last Time