Mark Reizen - Russian & Ukranian Songs          (Aquarius AQVR 307)
Item# V1748
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description

Mark Reizen - Russian & Ukranian Songs          (Aquarius AQVR 307)
V1748. MARK REIZEN: Russian and Ukranian Songs. (Russia) Aquarius AQVR 307, recorded 1937-52. - 4607123630921


“Certainly one of the most sonorous, expressive and beautifully-controlled bass voices ever to have been recorded was that of Mark Reizen. He was a legend in his own lifetime in Russia and, at the age of 90, he was still able to make a remarkable stage appearance, singing Prince Gremin in EUGEN ONÉGIN….This material in its original 78rpm form will be very difficult to find, and this compilation is a worthy tribute to one of the greatest bass singers of the 20th century.”

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2010

“A superb singer and powerful actor with a highly expressive, rich voice of astonishing color and range, [Reizen’s] forte was legendary, but he also had a pianissimo so expressive it could stop a rehearsal to allow Natalia Shpiller singing opposite him to regain her composure, while the rest of the cast were drying their eyes.”