'There is no shortage of superb Russian singers right now, but Vassily Savenko is something rather special. Superb recital exploring a wide repertoire'
'Russian Song -
Robert Layton, Classic FM Magazine
Savenko can turn his firm, strong voice around these eloquently, and he responds vigorously and without caricature to such as that old Chaliapin stalwart, Mussorgsky’s ‘Song of the Flea’ ‘Alexander Blok, a strong and sympathetic pianist throughout’
‘An equally excellent follow-
‘This second disc by Vassily Savenko contains many unusual songs. (He) has sung throughout the recital with sympathetic treatment of the musical settings. Alexander Blok proves to be a pianist of sensitivity and dexterity. This disc is particularly valuable for the Arensky, Taneyev and Mosolov songs’
International Record Review
‘Vassily Savenko invests every one of these romances with passionate urgency’
Martin Anderson, Fanfare
English Poets/Russian Romances: ‘This interesting new issue features Russian translations
of English poets. From Glinka to Kabalevsky, Vassily Savenko brings out its variety
using all the colours of his rich bass-
John Allison, BBC Music Magazine
‘This recital of Russian songs from Ukrainian bass-
Martin Anderson, Fanfare
RD CD 00116:
Oh, The Mist Has Fallen
In this recording VASSILY SAVENKO wishes to reflect the rich folk culture of Russia and Ukraine close to his heart...
DDD 0017 Sacred Chants
Vassily Savenko & Boyan Ensemble of Kiev
A disc reflecting the grandeur of Orthodox Liturgy: Vassily Savenko is the inspiring soloist.
VI CD 1405
The Troika Bells
‘A beautiful collection of Old Russian Romances, both moving and uplifting -
Tchaikovsky, My Genius My Angel, My Friend
Rachmaninov The Islet Op14 No2
Oh, the mist has fallen, Wind in the field, Ukrainian folk song
Nikolaev-Strumsky, Great Doxology
Fomin-Podrevsky - The Long Journey
Russian Images 2
English Poets, Russian Romances
Russian settings of Robert Burns
Dynamic (Italy) CDS430/1-
Oprichnik: …The Cagliari Lyric Theater chorus and orchestra perform handsomely under master Tchaikovskian Gennady Rozhdestvensky's idiomatic conducting.
Victor Carr Jr
Ukrainian Boris Lyatoshynsky (1895–1968)
studied with Glière at the Kiev Conservatory where he remained as a much loved teacher for the rest of his life.
His songs melded intense Scriabinesque expressionism with elements of Ukrainian folksong.
Romances for low voice and piano
“Burns to set the heather afire... an exhilarating experience...performed by the
Mirare France MIR059
Nikolai Medtner Fairy Tales for the piano and Romances
Meridian Records CDE 84399:
Mussorgsky & Rimsky-
Track 03 The Horse
‘Savenko's smooth and attractive voice is well suited to this repertoire... Michael Dussek is an excellent accompanist’.
American Record Guide
“Vassily Savenko is a suave and
accomplished singer…and his phrasing
BBC Music Magazine, 09 1999
The Messenger Rimsky-Korsakov
Sviridov, Robin Track 4
Boris Berezovsky piano, Yana Ivanilova soprano, Vassily Savenko bass