Songs by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Musorgsky, and Szymanowski Masques

Ewa Podles, Garrick Ohlsson

  • Total Time: 78 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0027

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  • Ewa Podles contralto
  • Garrick Ohlsson piano

“I want my singing to have drama, to send a message, sometimes people cry when they hear me – this is what’s important. I want people to love me or hate me because of the emotion of my singing” Ewa Podles

Wigmore Hall Live presents a Russian and Polish recital by Ewa Podles. Widely regarded as the world’s leading contralto, Ewa Podles is a true great singer of our time.

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall on 23 January 2008, this release marked Ewa Podles’ return to Wigmore Hall after sixteen years.

Accompanying Podles is the distinguished pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose solo performance of Szymanowski’s Masques, “was a mastery display of sustained and imaginative virtuosity, matching the singer’s” Opera Now

Track Listing

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)

Masques Op. 34

Modest Musorgsky (1839-1881)

Songs and Dances of Death

Sergey Rachmaninov

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