Soul of a Bell (2017)

Rostovskaya, Sidorovitch, Sheremetev, Alexandr Varlamov, Traditional, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Rubinstein, GLINKA, Tchajkovsky, Musorgsky, Arensky

Olesya Rostovskaya

Our recording invites you to come with us up into the bell-tower and hear the carillon from within – to hear what the carillonist hears while playing.

Recording the sound of a bell is very difficult. On the one hand, loud volume is one of the bell’s key expressive features. But on the other, the unique nature of each bell and the richness of its timbre is at its best when the volume is of a medium or low resonance as a result of a gentle and delicate strike. This is what we have been striving to achieve by experimenting with various different approaches.

You will find yourself surrounded by the sound of the beautiful Petit & Fritzen bells. We introduce the carillon as it can never be heard during a concert standing at the base of the tower.

 

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Olesya Rostovskaya

Olesya Rostovskaya was born in 1975. After graduating from The Russian Central Music School (1993 ? 2000), she completed her study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with specialization in composition (class of Professor and Head of CMC Composition Dept - Albert Leman) and in 2001 with specialization in organ (class of Professor Oleg Yanchenko). She began to play the thereminvox in 1999. In 2003, she began to play in the Russian bell tradition. In 2006 she began to play the carillon. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University in 2008 as carillonneur. In 2009, she graduated from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen (class of Professor Jo Haazen). Olesya works as a composer for symphony and chamber orchestras, different ensembles, choir, organ, carillon, thereminvox, vocal, music for theater, radio, electro acoustic music, which has been performed in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, West Europe and USA. Olesya is also an active performer with authentic, classical and contemporary repertoire and improvisations. She has recorded a CD “Soul of a Bell: Russian Carillon Music”, she appeared in a series of radio programs, “Don Carillon”, and she presented carillon at different musical conferences and symposiums. Olesya presented Russian carillon guild on the World Carillon Congresses in USA and in Belgium. Olesya’s music has received the following awards: Sacred music contest (1996), First National Young Composers Contest (1999), “New Generation Music” contest (2000), Massalitinov’s National Music Contest (2005), Piano Improvisation Contest (2006), Russian Artiada (2010). She is a member of Russian Composers Union, the Russian Association of Electro-Acoustic Music, the Association of Russian Organ Art and the Russian Carillon Foundation.
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Soul of a Bell (2017)

Rostovskaya, Sidorovitch, Sheremetev, Alexandr Varlamov, Traditional, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Rubinstein, GLINKA, Tchajkovsky, Musorgsky, Arensky

Olesya Rostovskaya

Cables: Gotham
Digital Converters: Merging Technologies Hapi
Editing Software: Pyramix v_10
Headphones:: Stax SR 407 with SRM 006tS tube amplifier
Microphones: Neumann KM130, Izmeritel M-101 & M-233 with Oktava-Electron-Design electronics, MicW N101, MicWM215
Recording Engineer: Alexey Pogarskiy
Recording location: St Peter and St Paul Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia
Recording Software: Pyramix v_10
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Welcoming Peal
Rostovskaya
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Ave Maria
Rachmaninov
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Girls Song from Christmas Eve
Rimsky-Korsakov
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Song of the Indian guest from Sadko
Rimsky-Korsakov
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Lenten Peal
Rostovskaya
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Nothing but the steppe all around
Traditional
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Oh arrowwood
Traditional
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A Red Sarafan
Alexandr Varlamov
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I Loved You
Sheremetev
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Monotonously Rings the Little Bell
Sidorovitch
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Wedding Peal
Rostovskaya
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Elegy B-dur
Rostovskaya
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Elegy E-dur
Rostovskaya
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Elegy h-moll
Rostovskaya
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Valse de Taninges
Rostovskaya
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Trinity Peal
Rostovskaya
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Basso Ostinato
Arensky
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An Old Castle from Pictures at an Exibition
Musorgsky
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An Old French Song from Children Album
Tchajkovsky
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A German Song from Children Album
Tchajkovsky
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A Magic Moment I Remember
GLINKA
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Night
Rubinstein
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Great Feasts Peal
Rostovskaya
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