Shostakovich: Songs for Bass Voice and Orchestra

Thomas Sanderling, Conductor

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley is one of the leading singers and dramatic interpreters of his generation. This is his debut recording with Ondine, already having many award-winning performances on CD and DVD.

In recital, Finley regularly works with Julius Drake and has performed cycles by Barber, Britten, Ives, Ravel and Schumann.

Thomas Sanderling enjoys a close relationship with the Shostakovich family and still works in close collaboration with Irina Shostakovich. It was Irina who provided the manuscript for the orchestral version of the Romances on Verses by British Poets, and expressly wished Sanderling to make the first ever recording of this version.

April 2014

Six Romances on Verses by English Poets
  • Sir Walter Raleigh to His Sonne
  • Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast…
  • Macpherson’s Farewell
  • Jenny
  • Sonnet LXVI
  • The King’s Campaign
Anne Laurie, Scottish Ballad
Suite on Poems by Michelangelo
  • Verità (Truth)
  • Mattina (Morning)
  • Amore (Love)
  • Distacco (Separation)
  • Ira (Wrath)
  • Dante
  • All’Esule (To the Exile)
  • Creatività (Creativity)
  • Notte (Night)
  • Morte (Death)
  • Immortalità (Immortality)
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