Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Village Scenes (Dedinské scény, 1924)

  1. 1) I. Pri habaní (Haymaking)

    1.12

  2. 2) II. Pri neveste (At the Bride)

    1.34

  3. 3) III. Svatba (Wedding)

    2.41

  4. 4) IV. Ukoliebavka (Lullaby)

    4.50

  5. 5) V. Tanec mládencov (Lads’ Dance)

    2.02

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): The Nursery (Detskaya, 1868-1872)

  1. 6) I. S nyanej (With Nanny)

    1.56

  2. 7) II. V uglu (In the corner)

    1.52

  3. 8) III. Zhuk (The Beetle)

    2.25

  4. 9) IV. S kukloj (With a doll)

    2.03

  5. 10) V. Na son gryadushchij (Bedtime prayer)

    1.57

  6. 11) VI. Poyekhal na palochke (Riding on a hobby-horse)

    3.37

  7. 12) VII. Kot Matros (Sailor, the Cat)

    2.22

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. 13) Meine Liebe ist grün (Op. 63, No. 5)

    1.42

  2. 14) Nachtigall (Op. 97, No. 1)

    2.36

  3. 15) Verzagen (Op. 72, No. 4)

    2.59

  4. 16) Bei dir sind meine Gedanken (Op. 95, No. 2)

    1.54

  5. 17) Von ewiger Liebe (Op. 43, No. 1)

    4.45

  6. 18) Anklänge (Op. 7, No. 3)

    2.10

  7. 19) Das Mädchen spricht (Op. 107, No. 3)

    1.21

  8. 20) Meerfahrt (Op. 96, No. 4)

    3.11

  9. 21) Der Schmied (Op. 19, No. 4)

    1.09

  10. 22) Ach, wende diesen Blick (Op. 57, No. 4)

    2.09

  11. 23) O wüsst’ ich doch den Weg zurück (Op. 63, No. 8)

    3.52

  12. 24) Mädchenlied (Op. 107, No. 5)

    1.24

  13. 25) Unbewegte, laue Luft (Op. 57, No. 8)

    4.00

  14. 26) Vergebliches Ständchen (Op. 84, No. 4)

    1.59

CD information

SONGS ON LOVE, LONGING AND INNOCENCE

On her third PENTATONE album Nostalgia, Magdalena Kožená presents Bartók’s Village Scenes, Mussorgsky’s The Nursery and a selection of Brahms songs, together with acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman. Sung in Slovak, Russian and German, these songs on love, longing and innocence show three master composers transforming folk traditions into their unique musical styles. Kožená demonstrates her vocal mastery once more, and this recording with Bronfman is the result of a two-decades-spanning congenial artistic partnership.

Nostalgia is star mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená’s third album as part of her exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE, after having presented the baroque cantatas recital album Il giardino dei sospiri and the songs in chamber-musical setting project Soirée in 2019. Yefim Bronfman, whose commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike, makes his PENTATONE debut.

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