By Ina Kancheva, Ludmil Angelov, Christo Tanev, and Kamelia Kader. By Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) and Pauline Viardot (1821-1910). Classical. Listening CD. Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0303).
Item Number: NX.TOCC0303
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) was one of the most extraordinary women in the history of music. Daughter of the Spanish tenor Manuel Garcia and sister of the mezzo-soprano Maria Malibran, she studied piano with Liszt and counterpoint and harmony with Reicha, made her debut, also as a mezzo, at the age of sixteen and went on to inspire composers of the stature of Berlioz, Chopin, Gounod, Meyerbeer, Saint-Saens, Schumann and Wagner, and she was no mean composer herself, as these passionate songs demonstrate. Twelve of them are arrangements of mazurkas by her good friend Frederic Chopin; the others set some major poems in Russian, a language she spoke fluently.
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