Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano

Tscho Theissing, violin, vocals (tracks
4, 5, 11), tibetan chimes (track 5)

Arkady Shilkloper, horn, flugelhorn, alphorn
(track 11), melodica (track 4), “bloche” (track 2)

Miki Skuta, piano, melodica (track 7)

Georg Breinschmid, bass, “kaftan” (track 2)

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1.

Gopak
T: Lev Mei, Taras Shevchenko | M: Modest Mussorgsky | arr. Tscho Theissing

5:17

2.

Pesnja Mefistofelja v pogrebke Auerbacha | Flohlied | Mephisto's Song
T: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust) | M: Modest Mussorgsky | arr. Tscho Theissing

3:39

3.

Ozornik | Der Bengel | The Mischief-Maker
T: Modest Mussorgsky | M: Modest Mussorgsky | arr. Tscho Theissing

2:36

4.

Prelude, Groove and Drift – A Modest Fantasy
M: Tscho Theissing, Modest Mussorgsky (from "Khovanshchina", "Boris Godunov" and “Night on Bald Mountain”) | arr. Tscho Theissing

10:01

5.

Serenada | Serenade
T: Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov | M: Modest Mussorgsky (Songs and Dances of Death), Tscho Theissing | arr. Tscho Theissing

9:29

6.

Lapse
M: Miki Skuta (a meditation on the first and the last three piano chords of "Trepak")

3:06

7.

Trepak
T: Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov | M: Modest Mussorgsky (Songs and Dances of Death) | arr. Tscho Theissing

6:51

8.

Il sogno della bambola
M: Tscho Theissing

4:42

9.

S kukloj | Mit der Puppe | With the Doll
T: Modest Mussorgsky | M: Modest Mussorgsky (The Nursery) | arr. Tscho Theissing

2:14

10.

Savishna at the Great Gate
M: Tscho Theissing

2:49

11.

Svetik Savishna | Schöne Sawischna | Darling Savishna
T: Modest Mussorgsky M: Modest Mussorgsky, Tscho Theissing | arr. Tscho Theissing

13:32

12.

Ballets russes
M: Tscho Theissing (quoting a theme from "Khovanshchina" by Modest Mussorgsky)

3:05

13.

Modest Reflections
M: Georg Breinschmid

4:20

14.

Ballets russes Finale
M: Tscho Theissing

0:38

 

Total time:

72:27

Concept by Tscho Theissing

Produced by Preiser Records, Elisabeth Kulman & Tscho Theissing

Recorded Aug. 30 – Sep. 3, 2009 at Studio Wavegarden, Mitterretzbach, Austria, by Christoph Burgstaller

Recording producer: Michael Williams

Edited, mixed and mastered by Michael Williams, Christoph Burgstaller and Tscho Theissing (with help from Elisabeth Kulman and Georg Breinschmid) at Clipwerk, Vienna

Photos by Julia Wesely - www.julia-wesely.com

Graphic design by Lili Schagerl - www.lilischagerl.at

Video by Barbara Weissenbeck/Filmwerkstatt Wien - www.filmwerkstatt.com

Thanks to

John Wolf Brennan for helping to create this program together with the ensemble Pago Libre 2006,

Helena Lazarska for her spontanous enthusiasm for Mussorgsky Dis-Covered and for inviting us to festivals in Poland 2007,

Christoph Preiser, who immediately after a live performance in Vienna 2009 proposed to record this CD,

Michael Williams for his really sensitive ears – and for his convincing “hoi-hois” on track 4 together with Alex Vesely and Tscho Theissing,

Walter Moore for his inspiring encouragement and Georg Monitzer for his continous support.