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LEONID MAXIMOV
contemporary Russian pianist

RITA AHONEN
contemporary Finnish mezzo-soprano



Songs on poems by Aleksandr Pushkin

Alexey Verstovsky (1799-1862)  "Old husband" (Gypsies)
1:59 ➢ Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)  "The night"
5:02 ➢ Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)  "Spanish romance"

recorded in 1999



Yuri Shaporin (1887-1966)  "Incantation" Op 10~4
2:42 ➢ Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)  "The white-sided magpie"
4:49 ➢ Varvara Gaigerova (1903-1944)  "Sleeplessness" Op 29~2

recorded in 1999




Songs by Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)
on poems by Aleksandr Pushkin

recorded in 1999


"I gave up my hopes" Op 3~2
1:30 ➢ "I loved You" Op 32~4
4:03 ➢ "Serenade" Op 52~6



"Spanish Romance" Op.36~4
2:02 ➢ "Rose" Op 29~6
3:47 ➢ "Echo" Op 32~1




Georgi Sviridov (1915-1998)  3 songs from the song-cycle "Six Pushkin songs"

recorded in 1999










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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