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Autolithograph and watercolour. Our Library Collections Catalogues Services. The Department's holdings contains many famous print series like the Illustrated Bible , published early in the seventeenth century in Amsterdam by the Dutch engraver and publisher Claes Jansz Visscher, called Piscator. There is a rare atlas, issued in sixty-six volumes by the Dutch publisher Pieter van der Aa between and , the Galerie agreable du monde Pleasurable Gallery of the World which contains views and maps of cites in Europe, Asia and Africa.

The "English School" albums from the former collection of the Counts Sheremetev contain prints by these major European printmakers of the eighteenth century executed in a variety of techniques and styles. Among the gems of the library are the 23 published albums of the French Royal Collection, conceived by Louis XIV and recording all works of art created or acquired in his time, as well as 16 volumes containing etchings of architectural monuments and fantasies by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francesco Piranesi, a real masterpiece of Italian eighteenth-century art.

The National Library of Russia is especially fortunate in possessing Russian prints of the eighteenth - twentieth centuries.


Among the most valuable items from the eighteenth century are several illustrated coronation albums of empresses of Russia: Anna Ivanovna, Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine the Great, as well as the series of views of Russian towns, and well-known The Plan of the Capital City of St. The Prints Department also holds one of the largest publications of engravings in Russia - Atlas of Kruzenshtern's Circumnavigation.

This atlas, issued in in St. Petersburg, contains plates to Kruzenshtern's account of his voyage around the world.

Anna Netrebko: Russian Album, Netrebko/ Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/ Gergiev

Holdings include treasures from the Golden Age of Russian lithography such as albums of views of St. Petersburg, published in the s by Alexandre Pluchart, and Scenes from Popular Life made in by Ignatii Shchedrovskii, the graphic artist, lithographer and painter. There's next to no characterisation, with distraught Marfa in Rimsky's The Tsar's Bride sounding very much like virginal Iolanta in Tchaikovsky's eponymous opera.

Above all, the soft-focus feel of much of it steers the whole thing perilously close to the operatic equivalent of easy listening.

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Fleming's album, on the other hand, is the finest thing she has done on disc. Yes, we are occasionally aware of the slightly self-conscious nature of her artistry, but the combination of vocal beauty and technical dexterity deployed over an immense stylistic range is breathtakingly compelling.

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Flimsy coloratura waltzes by Gounod are placed alongside the ecstatic, mysticoerotic outpourings of Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane. Gergiev, meanwhile, seems incredibly happy exploring music beyond his core repertoire.

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