We presented the debut studio album of Ksenia Chubunova, young singer with such a rare type of voice — dramatic mezzo-soprano. The album’s contents is unusual. As the first part we have chosen 5 songs of Sergey Rachmaninov in honor of his 145th birth anniversary. In the second half you will hear a rarely perfomed song cycle of Richard Wagner, dedicated to Mathilde Wesendonck. Music of this album is fraught with love and bright feeling.
Piano part was performed by Dmitry Maximenko, our resident artist, and his play completes the richness of voice with colourfull nuances.
This record was made Smart Audio Recording Studio using excellent analog audio hardware and vintage microphones in March, 2019. Mastering was performed on Studer A80 using SM900 tape.
Ksenia Chubunova Is a young Russian mezzosoprano, currently living, working and studying in Berlin (Master of opera performance, University of arts). She took master-classes with Marjana Lipovsek, Eva Marton, Jennifer Larmore ,Deborah Polaski, Alessandro Amoretti, Giulio Zappa, Marina Prudenskaya. Ksenia is a prize-winner of several international competitions, scholar of Wagner Stipendium Bayreuth and AIDS-Gala-Stiftung (both – 2019). In 2017 she sang Marchesa Melibea in ‘Viaggio a Reims (Udk, conductor – E.Fresis). Participant numerous concerts and festivals in Russia, Germany, Italy and Turkey.
С.В. Рахманинов/S.V. Rachmaninov
1. «О нет, молю, не уходи» (op.4, No.1) / “O net, molu ne uhody”
2. «Давноль мой друг» (op.4, No.6) / “Davnol’ moy drug”
3. «В молчании ночи тайной» (op.4, No.3) / “V molchanii nochi taynoy”
4. «О не грусти по мне» (op.14, No.8) / “O ne grusti po mne”
5. «Утро» (op.4, No.2). / “Utro”
Fünf Lieder nach Gedichten von Mathilde Wesendonk (WWV 91, 1858)
1. Der Engel
2. Stehe still! 3. Im Treibhaus – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde 4. Schmerzen 5. Träume
Ksenia Chubunova — mezzo-soprano,
Dmitry Maximenko — piano,
Artem Anokhin — sound producer.
Recorded & Mastered
March, 2019, SmartAudioRecording lab.