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 13 — “Evening” (“Little Album”) vocal cycle for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano to the verses by A. Shulgina, H. Heine, so as folk traditional and V. Gavrilin’s. “Three Songs of Ophelia” from the tragedy “Hamlet” by W. Shakespeare for voice and piano; “Satires”, two character songs for voice and piano to the verses by A. Grigulis.
G. Belov. Introduction
Three Vocal Cycles: So Different Ones...
Evening (Little Album)
Vocal cycle for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano
1. Verses by A. Shulgina
2. Verses by V. Gavrilin
3. Verses by H. Heine. Translated to Russian by V. Levik
4. Verses by V. Gavrilin
5. Verses from the German folk song
6. Verses by V. Gavrilin
7. Verses by A. Shulgina
8. Verses by A. Shulgina
9. Verses by V. Gavrilin
10. Verses by A. Shulgina
Three Songs of Ophelia From the tragedy “Hamlet” by W. Shakespeare
For voice and piano
1. Hearing the Voice of Dear Franz. Vocalise
2. Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day. Translated by B. Pasternak
3. He is Dead and Gone. Translated by B. Pasternak
Two character songs for voice and piano. Verses by A. Grigulis
1. Canine Hymn
2. Hymn of the Streetwalker