Ernest Charles, Antonín Dvorák, George Gershwin, Edvard Grieg, Aleksey Machavariani, Fernando Obradors, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ernest Sanderson, Lenny Sendersky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mordechai Zeira

Bella Steinbuck, piano
Lenny Sendersky, soprano saxophone




“Here is a recital of varied repertory that should have fairly wide appeal, not least because the selections are generally well chosen both for their musical value and for their suitability to this fine soprano's voice. Listening to [Olga] singing on this disc, one quickly realizes she has the requisite vocal skills for a major operatic and concert career. She has a silken tone, strong upper and lower ranges, and an uncanny chameleonic manner of adapting with great artistic sensitivity to the varying styles of music offered here... Bella Steinbuck's accompaniment is fine throughout, as is Lenny Sendersky's in the three numbers that use (sparingly, I might add) his soprano saxophone. MSR's sound reproduction is excellent and will especially be welcomed by those listeners who like vivid, close-up miking techniques. Recommended!”
Robert Cummings, Classical Net [April 2018]
“A new recital by the Russian-born soprano Olga Senderskaya reveals a consistently beautiful voice and a fine interpretive personality... [Senderskaya] sings with a rich, even sound that expands easily from a gentle piano to a full-throated forte without losing quality or warmth. I hope to hear more from this very promising young singer.”
Altman, American Record Guide [January/February 2018]
“A great deal of care and preparation has obviously gone into this program which demands much of the singer, not only in terms of her vocal range but especially in respect to her ability to characterize each song, capturing the emotion, the essential human experience, in a lyric poem that may last but a couple of minutes. Much is demanded of the singer in these miniature musical masterworks, and in Senderskaya they find an ideal vocalist to bring out all their hidden beauties... [In these songs], Senderskaya lets the inherent emotion guide her as her voice soars with a beautiful bloom that never reveals the slightest strain or flaw... a wonderful recording debut for a singer with the promise of a great future.”
Phil Muse, Audio Society of Atlanta [October 2017]
“[Senderskaya’s voice] soars effortlessly above the piano... Senderskaya seems fairly comfortable in all the languages here, and her singing is effectively communicative of the songs’ words”
Mark J. Estren, InfoDad [October 2017]

Born in Russia, soprano Olga Senderskaya began musical her studies at the Yaroslavl Sobinov Music College, after which she joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. She later attended the St. Petersburg Conservatory and took part in master classes with Elena Obraztsova and Alexandra Shestakova. She was also invited by Romanian soprano Ileana Cotrubas¸ to study in Paris. Upon graduating from the St. Petersburg’s Conservatory, Senderskaya appeared as soloist in engagements in St. Petersburg, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin and Vienna. She has worked with numerous notable conductors, including Alberto Zedda, Zubin Mehta, Dmitri Jurowski, Xu Zhong, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Rani Calderon. Senderskaya’s operatic debut was in the role of Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride at the Theater in St. Petersburg. She has since sung the roles Adele from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Lisa from Lehar’s Das Land des Lachelns, Micaela from Bizet’s Carmen, Donna Anna from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Amaltea in Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at the Rossini Opera Festival, conducted by Roberto Abbado. Senderskaya was a member of El Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, and was invited to attend the Accademia Rossiniana at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. As a result, she was invited by Alberto Zedda to sing the role of Mathilde in Rossini’s William Tell at the Xacobeo Classics Festival in La Coruña as well as the title role in Rossini’s Semiramide at De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Gent. In the concert setting, she has performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra. A laureate of the Klaudia Taev International Competition in Estonia, Senderskaya won First Prize in the Gerda Lissner Opera Competition in New York, and an award at the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition in Norrköping, Sweden. She performs regularly in Shanghai and Israel, where she was a member of the IVAI 2012 and 2013 Summer Programs in Tel Aviv.

Born in Belarus, pianist Bella Steinbuck has performed on stages around the world, including in Germany, Italy, Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Japan. Steinbuck, who immigrated to Israel in 1994, performs in concert as a soloist and as accompanist and with numerous chamber ensembles, including the Stark Trio in Toronto and the Classic-Avant-Garde ensemble. Other notable engagements include performances as accompanist and soloist with the Three Israeli Tenors in Miami, in the Glenn Gould Studio finale of the EU Festival in Toronto and in the Christopher Summer Festival in Lithuania. Steinbuck has also performed with singer Amiram Zmany in New York, in recital with violinist Chloe Hanslip in the Sixth Eilat Chamber Music Festival and as a soloist at the International Festival of Arts in Minsk. She earned a Doctorate in piano from the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lenny Sendersky has earned a reputation on the Russian jazz scene as a visionary composer, performer and producer. Sendersky launched his international career living and performing in Denmark. Currently based in Israel, he has joined the jazz scene there, performing and successfully producing projects featuring Israeli, American and European jazz artists including Randy Brecker, Joe Locke,Tony Romano and Slava Ganelin.
I Am Waiting For You (M. Davidova)
Sing Not To Me, Beautiful Maiden (A. Pushkin)
Dream (F. Sollogub)
Daisies (I. Severyanin)

You Full of Beauty (D. Guramishvili)

Del Cabello más sutil (anon.)

Melody for Love (L. Sendersky)

Les Chemins de L’ amour (Jean Anouilh)

Lilacs (E. Beketova)

EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)
A Swan (H. Ibsen; trans. Wilhelm Henzen)

ANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Songs My Mother Taught Me (A. Heyduk)

Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches? (F. Sollogub)

Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights (A. Tolstoy)

Song of Love (F. Teshemaher)

Layla, Layla Hebrew Lullaby (Natan Alterman)

ERNEST CHARLES (1895-1984)
Let My Song Fill Your Heart (E. Charles)

I Got Rhythm (I. Gershwin)

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