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Richard A. Kaplan
Fanfare, September 2008

[Kazarnovskaya’s] is distinctively a Slavic voice, unlikely to shock anyone who has ever owned an LP recording of a Russian opera. Some listeners might find Kazarnovskaya’s vibrato a bit too broad at higher dynamic levels, but for the most part she sings quite accurately and conveys sensitively and without resorting to caricature the admittedly limited emotional range of the texts, most of which deal with romantic love, particularly lost or unrequited. …Kazarnovskaya is satisfactory for filling in the gaps, and if you’re not allergic to Slavic sopranos, you may find this series very satisfying. …Accompanist Orfenova is as much an equal partner as the fairly limited piano parts allow; her postludes, a common characteristic of these songs, are almost always sensitive musical summations. © 2008 Fanfare Read complete review



John Warrack
Gramophone, July 2000

"Kazarnovskaya is an intelligent singer, and fortunate in her no less intelligent and sensitive accompanist. The two of them respond eloquently to the flying rhythms of 'This Moonlit Night,' and to the different subtleties of 'The sun has set.'"





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