The Compozitor Publishing House (St Petersburg) calls your attention to the four parts, united byу the title “Old Russian Romance. 111 masterpieces”.
“Old romance” is the set expression capable itself to evoke in one's mind some vivid and distinct pictures connected with the whole age's life. Though the authors of this genre are not known too well or sometimes simply forgotten, their miniature creations are very often aroused in our conscience already together with the first sounds or words. “Old romance”, however, is also the kind of special disposition, an attitude to reality, utterly independent of the time. Whenever these small masterpieces are created, all of them become the part of our musical life today. That's why the romances in this exact edition are located according to the Russian alphabet succession, but not to the chronology.
This edition is useful both for professional musicians and just music-lovers. This material is to be appreciated especially as the manual for working in the vocal and concertmaster classes.
So, savour of the “Old romance” and let your heart “moan plaintively” and your “eyes grow sad with the tear” “in the beams of purple sunset”.
V. SEMYONOV. Drive, Coachman!.. Words bу К. Ostapenko (Music text example)
К. SIDOROVICH. Little Bell. Words by I. Makarov
М. SLONOV. You Are not the Ideal of the Beauty... Words bу the unknown author
V SOKOLOV. Go Away From Me! Words bу I. S.
А. SPIRO. Crazy Nights. Words bу А. Apukhtin
А. SPIRO. Portrait. Words bу M. Lermontov
А. TITOV. You Are Everything for Me... Words bу К. S. Sh.
А. TITOV. I don't Need Anything in the World... Words bу the unknown author
А. TITOV. I Knew Her as а Lovely Child. Words bу D. Minayev
M. А. TITOV. Expectation. Words bу the unknown author (Music text example)
N. А. TITOV. Bouquet. Words bу V. Semyonov
N. А. TITOV. Come, Heart... Words bу the unknown author
N. А. TITOV. То Mortheus. Words bу А. Pushkin
N. А. TITOV. Love's Dream. Words bу P. Vyazemsky
N. А. TITOV. Are We Parting for а Long Time... Words bу V. Gorchakov
N. А. TITOV. You don't Wont to Understand Me... Words bу M. Ofrosimov
N. А. TITOV. Flower. Words bу the unknown author
N. А. TITOV. The Blue Scarf. Words bу M. Markov
N. А. TITOV. Don't Ask Why... Words bу А. Pushkin (Music text example)
N. S. TITOV. Talisman. Words bу А. Pushkin
N. S. TITOV. What's in My Name for You?.. Words bу А. Pushkin
T. TOLSTAYA. All Is Silent. Words bу Т. Tolstaya
T. TOLSTAYA. I won't Say Anything to You... Words bу А. Fet
M. TOLSTOY. We Come out Into the Garden... Words bу А. V. Tolstaya
P. FALBINOV. How Wonderful Those Eyes Are... Words bу N. Dulkevich
YA. FELDMAN. Coachman, do not Hurry the Horses... Words bу N. Ritter