V0094. NINA KOSHETZ: Songs by Moussorgsky, Tschaikowsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Gretchaninoff, Varlamov, Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Martini, Ponce, Sadero (Amuri, amuri), Ravel, Chopin, Koshetz, etc.; Arias from Sadko, Demon (both c.1916), Dobrynia Nikititch, Sorochinski Fair, Pique Dame & Prince Igor. (England) 2-Opal CDS 9855, recorded 1916-41. Transfers by Ward Marston. Notes by Edward Hagelin Pearson. Very long out-of-print, Final copy! - 727031985525
"Koshetz was one of the most individual and eloquent sopranos to come out of Russia after the 1917 revolution. Bringing all the advantages of her Russian training to the West, she emigrated to the US and very soon established an appreciable reputation. In 1928, Victor recorded a substantial number of discs, all of which are included here….She turns Litvinne’s arrangement of Chopin’s E-Major Étude into a haunting, unforgettable experience. The same is true of Gretchaninoff’s 'Lullaby' and 'Snowdrop'. Koshetz next recorded for Schirmer, 1939-40. Here she proves a wonderful interpreter of songs by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikowsky…."
- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE, March, 2007
"Surely this must have been one of the most sensuous voices of all the Russian sopranos of that era."
- Vivian A. Liff, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2005