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Valentin Silvestrov - Silent Songs
Valentin Silvestrov - Silent Songs
Performer: Valentin Silvestrov
Title: Silent Songs
Label: ECM New Series
Country: Germany
Released: 2004
Style: Contemporary
Cat: ECM 1898/99
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1771 mb | MP3 size: 1930 mb | WMA size: 2870 mb
Genre: Classical

1Winter Evening (Pushkin)6:00
2I Will Tell You With Unswerving Frankness (Mandelstam)3:36
3La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Keats)6:59
4My Lashes Are Pricking4:28
5What Meaning Has My Name For You? (Pushkin)2:31
6The Oaks Drink From A Cold Vessel3:45
7Choral. A Vengeful God (Tyutchev)2:10
8 IV. Five Songs After Poems By Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Tyutchev, Osip Mandelstam And Vasily Zhukovsky
9 Silent Songs
10The Isle (Shelley)3:52
11 II. Eleven Songs After Poems By Alexander Pushkin, Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Tyutchev, Perce Bysshe Shelley And Sergei Yesenin
12Farewell, O World, O Earth (Shevchenko)5:03
13 III. Three Songs After Poems By Mikhail Lermontov
14Mountain Summits4:51
15When The Cornfield, Yellowing, Stirs4:31
16 I. Five Songs After Poems By Yevgeny Baratynsky, John Keats, Alexander Pushkin And Taras Shevchenko
17White, A Solitary Sail (Lermontov)4:20
18For The Thunderous Grandeur Of Ages To Come3:25
19Song Can Tend The Ailing Spirit (Baratynsky)3:25
20Elegy. Verses Composed At Night, At A Time Of Insomnia (Pushkin)3:38
21I'm Drinking To Mary (Pushkin)4:23
22Postludium. Those Sweet Companions (Zhukovsky)3:18
23I Met You (Tyutchev)6:06
24I Don't Know When1:38
25Swamps And Marshes (Yesenin)4:52
26Ode. Schubert On Water (Mandelstam)3:52
27There Were Some Storms And Blizzards (Baratynsky)3:36
28I Set Out On The Road Alone5:31
29O Melancholy Time (Pushkin)3:09
30Meditation. It's Time, My Friend, It's Time! (Pushkin)4:30
31Something Tender, Blue, Unspoken (Yesenin)5:51
32 Four Songs After Osip Mandelstam
33Winter Journey (Pushkin)5:21
34Autumn Song (Yesenin)4:25


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ECM 1898/99, 982 1424, ECM New Series 1898/99Valentin Silvestrov Stille Lieder ‎(2xCD, Album)ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New SeriesECM 1898/99, 982 1424, ECM New Series 1898/99Germany2004
ECM 1898/99, B0003446-02Valentin Silvestrov Silent Songs ‎(2xCD, Album)ECM New Series, ECM New Series, ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1898/99, B0003446-02US2004


  • ArtworkSascha Kleis
  • Baritone VocalsSergey Yakovenko
  • EngineerPiotr Kondrashin
  • Photography ByVladimir Mishukov
  • PianoIlya Scheps (tracks: 1-1 to 2-12), Valentin Silvestrov (tracks: 2-13 to 2-16)
  • ProducerManfred Eicher


Recorded 1986 in Moscow.


  • Barcode: 602498214244



Silvestrov: Silent Songs - Valentin Silvestrov, Sergey Yakovenko, Ilya Scheps. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Valentin Silvestrov's four-part Silent Songs is like no other song cycle you've heard. Completely eschewing overt expression, drama, and vocalism, lasting nearly two hours in performance, and remaining always as soft as humanly possible, it drifts through the air in an irresolute haze - never competing for your attention, but never allowing you to forget it's there. Valentin Silvestrov. Silent Songs, 2004. Autumn Song, 04:25. Winter evening, 06:00. Farewell, o world Farewell, o earth, 05:03. What is my name to you. Valentin Silvestrov Silent Songs. Label: ECM New Series ECM 189899. Format: 2 CD , Album. Country: Germany. Five Songs After Poems By Yevgeny Baratynsky, John Keats, Alexander Pushkin And Taras Shevchenko. Song Can Tend The Ailing Spirit Baratynsky. Not enough data Average Rating n n m av m n m AV where: av trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received. AV the site mean average rating. Your feedback for Valentin Silvestrov: Silent Songs. Silvestrov: Silent Songs, 1. Five Songs - There Were Some Storms And Blizzards by Sergey Yakovenko & Ilya Scheps. Listen Now . Five Songs - La Belle Dame Sans Merci. by Sergey Yakovenko & Ilya Scheps. Five Songs - La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Sergey Yakovenko & Ilya Scheps. Five Songs - O Melancholy Time by Sergey Yakovenko & Ilya Scheps. Валентин Васильович Сильвестров - Four Songs after Osip Mandelstam: My lashes are Vasylyovych Silvestrov Ukrainian: Валентин Васильович Сильвестров born 30 September 1937 in Kiev Kyiv Ukrainian SSR is a Ukrainian composer and pianist of contemporary classical music. Silvestrov was born on 30 September 1937 in Kiev, Ukraine. He began private music lessons at age 15. He studied piano at the Kiev Evening Music School from 1955 to 1958, then at the Kiev Conservatory from 19581964 composition under Borys Lyatoshynsky, harmony and counterpoint under Levko Revutsky. Five Songs - There Were Some Storms And Blizzards. Sergey Yakovenko Ilya Scheps. Five Songs - O Melancholy Time Sergey Yakovenko Ilya Scheps

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There is a US variant of this release. Additional catalog number: B0003446-02
Honestly, this is the album which I always keep in my mind and I always listen to it. The songs composed in four parts based on the poems of famous Russian poets such as Alexander Pushkin. The voice of Sergey Yakovenko is amazingly beautiful and Piano performance of Ilya Scheps is totally well-done. The enthusiastic work of the composer is the way he put the poems on the music accurately. The most adorable pieces are "La Belle dame sans merci", "Winter journey" and "I will tell you with unswerving frankness" I would believe. This project recorded in the late 80's in Moscow, then, it released in 2004 by ECM record label.

This music mesmerisingly reminds my childhood and my past memories, I do not know how and why!? but, while I am listening to the silent songs my brain flashbacks into the whole images and sounds that I passed through my life, and sometimes, the feel of sadness, loneliness and love. Maybe the atmosphere or the culture that the composer came from caused the feel I have, in other words, the eastern Europ and Russian musicians such as Arvo Part, Peteris Vasks and Giya Kancheli they have the same feel in their music either in my mind.

Finally, I want to say that, after numerous range of music genres that I have listened and experienced, I certainly believe, music is the combination of recognition and curiosity. people could possibly find themselves in the music just like looking right into the mirror and find their own images.