Ja vas ljubil

  • Recorded: 2019
  • Record Place: unknown
  • First Release: 2019
  • (P) 2019 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Vocal


  • music by: Boris Šeremetěv
  • original lyrics by: Alexandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
  • bass: Jozef Benci
  • piano: Jana Nagy-Juhász


Jozef Benci, Jana Nagy - Juhasz

Russian Romances

Catalogue Number: SU 4262-2
Published: 14th June 2019
Genre: Vocal
Format: 1 CD
Jozef Benci - bass, Jana Nagy-Juhász - piano

In the 19th century, composers sought inspiration in poetry, the simplicity and modesty of folk songs. Romances reflecting on loneliness, betrayed love and the misery of the abandoned occupied a special position in Russian lyric poetry in the first half of the 19th century, represented by A. S. Pushkin and other writers. Based on the Romantic poets' works, composers expressed their own intimate feelings, as well as muted defiance. One of the first to have written romances was Mikhail Glinka, the founder of the Russian nationalist music school. A whole generation of his successors, including P. I. Tchaikovsky, embraced the genre, creating numerous romances, mainly set to contemporary Russian poetry. Especially noteworthy among such works is M. P. Mussorgsky's cycle Songs and Dances of Death, made up of four pieces depicting the horror and bizarreness of death, referred to by the composer as "danse macabre".
Jozef Benci is a highly esteemed opera and oratorio singer, a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, who has worked with the Czech Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek, performed with Edita Gruberová and other renowned artists. Owing to his robust, yet highly sensitively led voice, a remarkable sense for songs' intimate nature, as well as an immaculate diction, he is a brilliant performer of Russian romances.

The profundity and emotionality of Russian romances encompassed in Jozef Benci's voice
Mikhail Glinka
Somnenije 04:49
Mikhail Glinka
Ne iskushaj menja bez nuzhdy 03:54
Mikhail Glinka
K Molli 03:48
Mikhail Glinka
Ne govori, chto serdcu bol'no 02:27
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ne sprashivaj 03:35
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nam zvjozdy krotkije sijali 03:53
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Na son grjadushchij 03:40
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Noch' 05:01
Boris Šeremetěv
Ja vas ljubil 02:31
Aleksandr L'vovich Gurilyov
Uletela ptashechka 01:38
Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky
Ja pomniu gluboka 03:32
T. A. Kiui
Carskoselskaja statuja 01:31
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Piesni i pljaski smerti
Kolybel`naja 05:41
Serenada 04:32
Trepak 05:29
Polkovodec 05:55