Rachmaninov Romances, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s new album and his first for the Finnish label Ondine, is now available for digital download.
On this new recording, the star baritone performs 26 Russian art songs by Sergei Rachmaninov, accompanied by his longtime collaborator Ivari Ilja. Their programme includes such songs as “Spring waters,” Op.14/11 and “In the silence of the mysterious night,” Op.4/3. This digital release includes two exclusive bonus tracks: “Lilacs” (Siren’), Op. 21/5, and “The raising of Lazarus” (Voskreshenije Lazarja), Op. 34/6. The physical album will be released internationally 31 January 2012.
Preview tracks from iTunes are available here.