Philip Ross Bullock


Philip Ross Bullock

Philip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, Fellow in Tutor in Russian at Wadham College, and Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). He read French, German and Russian at Durham University, before completing a DPhil in Russian Literature at Oxford, and held organ scholarships at both universities during his studies. His research has been supported by postdoctoral and mid-career fellowships from the British Academy, as well as research fellowships at the Institutes of Advanced Study in both Paris and Princeton. In 2009, he received a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Modern Languages and the Philip Brett Award of the American Musicological Association. He is the author of a number of books, including Rosa Newmarch and Russian Music in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England (2009), The Correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarchi, 1906-1939 (2011), and, most recently, Pyotr Tchaikovsky (2016). In addition to his academic work, he collaborates closely with a number of leading arts and cultural organisations, and has produced essays, given talks and provided translations for BBC Radio 3, ARTE, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Garsington Opera, WNO, Wigmore Hall, the Salzburg Festival and, of course, the Oxford Lieder Festival.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Angel i demon, 'Angel and Demon' (1898) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Babočka (1921) Op. 36 Sergei Prokofiev
Blagoslovlyayu vas, lesa ('I bless you, Forests') (1880) Op. 47 no.5 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Bogomater v gorode, 'Virgin in the city' (1975) Georgy Sviridov
Boljashchij dukh vrachuet pesnopen'e, 'Prelude: Song can tend the ailing spirit' (1974) Valentin Silvestrov
Broshennyi otets, 'An abandoned father' (1948) Op. 79 no.6 Dmitri Shostakovich
Cvetok, 'Die Blümlein' VWV: 1018 Pauline Viardot
Den' li carit ('Can it be day?') (1880) Op. 47 no.6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ditja, kak cvetok ty prekrasna, 'My child you are as beautiful as a flower' Op. 8 no.2 Sergei Rachmaninov
Don Zhuan serenade, 'Don Juan's Serenade' / Don Giovanni's Serenade (1878) Op. 38 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dover'sja mne, 'Trust me' Op. 23 no.3 Sergei Prokofiev
Drobitsya, i pleshchet, i brizzhet volna ('The wave breaks') (1897) Op. 46 no.1 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Gde ty, zvjozdochka ('Where art thou, little star? ') (1857) Modest Mussorgsky
Golos ptic (1921) Op. 36 Sergei Prokofiev
Gusi - lebedi ('Geese, Swans') (1917) Igor Stravinsky
I ruki l'nut k rukam, 'Hands cling to hands' Op. 68 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Ikalos li tebe, Natsha ('Did you hiccup, Natasha') (1899) TN ii/54 Sergei Rachmaninov
Iunoshu, gor’ko rydaia, 'A youth and a maiden' (1936) Op. 46 no.2 Dmitri Shostakovich
Ja li v pole da ne travushka (1880) Op. 47 no.7 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ja pokinul rodimyj dom, 'I have bid farewell to my native home' (1987) Georgy Sviridov
Ja prinës tebe vkradčivyj list (1921) Op. 36 Sergei Prokofiev
Ja videl inogda (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
Ja ‑‑ cvetok polevoj, ja ‑‑ lilija dolin ('Hebrew Song') (1867) Modest Mussorgsky
Jeshchjo v poljakh belejet sneg, 'Spring waters' (1896) Op. 14 no.11 Sergei Rachmaninov
Kak mne bol'no (1902) Op. 21 no.12 Sergei Rachmaninov
Kak sladko s toboju mne byt' ('How sweet is it to be with you') (1840) Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Kakoje schast'e (1910) Op. 34 no.12 1910-1912 Sergei Rachmaninov
Khoroshaja zhizn, 'The good life' (1948) Op. 79 no.9 Dmitri Shostakovich
Khotel by v jedinoje slovo ('Would like a single word') (1875) TH 100 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Klubitsa volnou ('Persian Song') Anton Rubinstein
Kogda volnuyetsya zhelteyushchaya niva ('When the ripening wheat fields gently stir') (1897) Op. 40 no.1 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Kol'co, 'The ring' Op. 26 no.14 Sergei Rachmaninov
Kolybel`naja pesnja, 'Lullaby' (1872) Op. 16 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Kolybel’naya, 'Lullaby' (1948) Op. 79 no.3 Dmitri Shostakovich
Krysolov (1916) Op. 38 no.4 Sergei Rachmaninov
Kukushka ('The Cuckoo') (1886) Op. 54 no.8 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Landysh (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
Lullaby (1875) Modest Mussorgsky
Margaritki, 'Daisies' (1916) Op. 38 no.3 Sergei Rachmaninov
Melodija (1902) Op. 21 no.9 Sergei Rachmaninov
Moi stikhi, 'To my verses' (1973) Op. 143 Dmitri Shostakovich
Moj genij, moj angel, moj drug ('My genius, My Angel, My Friend') (1855) TH 89 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Morskaja Carevna, 'The Sea Princess' (1868) Alexander Borodin
Music (1908) Op. 26 no.4 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev
My otdokhnyom, 'We shall rest' Op. 26 no.3 Sergei Rachmaninov
My sideli s toboj ('We sat with you') (1893) Op. 73 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Na kholmakh Gruzii ('On Georgia's Hills') (1866) Op. 3 no.4 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Na smert' chizhika (1902) Op. 21 no.8 Sergei Rachmaninov
Ne plach', moj drug (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
Ne poi krasavitsa (1893) Op. 4 no.4 Sergei Rachmaninov
Ne ukhodi, ne prostivshis' so mnoi, 'Do not leave me without saying farewell' Op. 68 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Ne ver' mne drug, kogda v izbytke gorja (1896) Op. 14 no.7 Sergei Rachmaninov
Ne ver' moj drug, ('Do not believe it, my friend') (1869) Op. 6 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ne veter, veja s vysoty (1897) Op. 43 no.2 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Ne zazhigaj ognja! (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
Nevesta, 'Bride' (1975) Georgy Sviridov
Ni otzyva, ni slova, ni priveta, ('No Response, no Word, no Greeting') Op. 28 no.5 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ni slova, o drug moj ('Not a word, o my friend') (1869) Op. 6 no.2 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Night (Romance - fantasia) (1864) Modest Mussorgsky
Noch'yu, 'Des Nachts', 'Night' (1863) VWV: 1056 Pauline Viardot
Nochnoj zefir ('Night zephyr') (1844) Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky
Noktjurn ('Nocturne') (1878) Op. 17 no.7 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev
Nyet tolko tot kto znal ('None but the lonely heart') (1869) Op. 6 no.6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
O chjom mechtajesh' ty? (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
O chjom v tishi nochej (1897) Op. 40 no.3 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
O, dolgo budu ja, v molchan'i nochi tajnoj, 'In the silence of the secret night' (1893) Op. 4 no.3 Sergei Rachmaninov
O, esli by ozerom byl ja nočnym Op. 76 no.5 Alexander Gretchaninov
O, net, molju, ne ukhodi!, 'Oh, no, I beg you, do not leave!' Op. 4 no.1 Sergei Rachmaninov
Ona, kak polden', khorosha, ‘She is as fair as midday’ Op. 14 no.9 Sergei Rachmaninov
Oni otvechali (1902) Op. 21 no.4 Sergei Rachmaninov
Otchego ('Why?') (1869) Op. 6 no.5 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Otchego, skazhi, dusha-devica ('Tell me, why, dear maiden') (1858) Modest Mussorgsky
Pesenka medvedya ('The bear's little song') (1917) Igor Stravinsky
Pesn' Saula pered boem ('King Saul') (1863) Modest Mussorgsky
Pesnja o nuzhde, 'Song of want' (1948) Op. 79 no.7 Dmitri Shostakovich
Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe, 'The Song of the Flea' Modest Mussorgsky
Plenivshis rozoj, solovey ('The Nightingale') (1866) Op. 2 no.2 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Po Griby ('Gathering mushrooms') (1867) Modest Mussorgsky
Pokinem, milaya, 'Beloved, let us fly' Op. 26 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
Poljubila ja ('The Soldier's Wife') (1893) Op. 8 no.4 Sergei Rachmaninov
Polkovodec ('Field marshal') (1877) Modest Mussorgsky
Predchuvstvie, 'Foreboding' (1936) Op. 46 no.3 Dmitri Shostakovich
Primiren'e ('Reconciliation') (1875) Op. 25 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ptichka, 'The Little Bird' Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Rodina slyshit, 'The motherland hears' (1951) Op. 86 Dmitri Shostakovich
Rodina, shchaslivyi i neiskhodnyi chas!, 'O my homeland, O joyful and eternal hour' (1987) Georgy Sviridov
Serenade (1875) Modest Mussorgsky
Serenade (1866) Op. 4 no.4 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Sinitsa, (La Mesange) (1863) Pauline Viardot
Siren', 'Lilacs' (1902) Op. 21 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
Skazhi, zachem ('Tell me, why?') Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Skazhy o chom v teni vetvej ('Oh say, what is it, in shady branches') (1884) Op. 57 no.1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sleza drozhit ('A tear trembles') (1869) Op. 6 no.4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Snova, kak prezhde ('Again, as before, alone') (1893) Op. 73 no.6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Snovidenije Op. 60 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Snovidenije Op. 60 Alexander Glazunov
Snovidenije César Antonovich Cui
Snovidenije Anton Arensky
Solovej ('The Nightingale') (1886) Op. 60 no.4 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Solovey i roza, 'The Nightingale and the Rose' (1965) Benjamin Britten
Son, 'A dream' (1893) Op. 8 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
Son, 'Dream' (1956) Op. 100 Dmitri Shostakovich
Son, 'Dreams' (1916) Op. 38 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
Spyashchaya Knyazhna, 'The Sleeping Princess' Alexander Borodin
Sred shumnovo bala ('Amid the din of the ball') (1878) Op. 38 no.3 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Stalaktity ('Stalactites') (1908) Op. 26 no.6 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev
Stantsy, 'Stanzas' (1936) Op. 46 no.4 Dmitri Shostakovich
Stolby (1921) Op. 36 Sergei Prokofiev
Sud'ba (1902) Op. 21 no.1 Sergei Rachmaninov
Sumerki, 'Twilight' Op. 21 no.3 Sergei Rachmaninov
The Stars (1863) VWV 1059 Pauline Viardot
Ti pomnish’li vecher (1893) Sergei Rachmaninov
Tilim-bom (1917) Igor Stravinsky
To bylo ranneju vesnoj ('It was early spring') (1878) Op. 38 no.2 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Trepak (1875) Modest Mussorgsky
Tu et Vous Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky
U mojego okna (1906) Op. 26 no.10 Sergei Rachmaninov
U mojego okna, 'Before my window' Op. 26 no.10 Sergei Rachmaninov
Uzh ty, niva moja, nivushka (1893) Op. 4 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
Uzh ty, niva moja, nivushka, 'The harvest of sorrow' (1893) Op. 4 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov
V moyey dushe (1896) Op. 14 no.10 Sergei Rachmaninov
V tishi i mrake tainstvennoj nochi (1894) Op. 38 Anton Arensky
Vchera my vstretilis', 'Yesterday we met' Op. 26 no.13 Sergei Rachmaninov
Vcherashnaya noch’ ('Last night') (1886) Op. 60 no. 1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Vljubljon ja, deva-krasota ('I'm in love, beautiful maiden') Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky
Voron, 'The Raven' Op. 52 Nikolai Medtner
Vozrozhdenie, 'Rebirth' (1936) Op. 46 no.1 Dmitri Shostakovich
Ya byl u nei, 'I came to her' (1896) Op. 14 no.4 Sergei Rachmaninov
Ya pomnyu chudnoe mgnovene ('I remember a wondrous moment') (1840) Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Yunosha i deva, 'The youth and the maiden' Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky
Zaklinanie vody i ognja (1921) Op. 36 Sergei Prokofiev
Zdes' khorosho, 'How fair this spot' (1902) Op. 21 no.7 Sergei Rachmaninov
Zhelten'kaja ptichka, 'Little yellow bird' Op. 68 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
`Eti letnije nochi, 'These summer nights' Op. 14 no.5 Sergei Rachmaninov

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