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Borys Hmyrya

Borys HMYRIA. Opera and chamber singer.

He was called "Borys the Great", his talent was considered miraculous, his voice was regarded to be a perfect bass, and his vocal mission was believed to be ideal and unsurpassed by anyone up to date. People's Artist of the USSR (1951). Winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1952). Holder of the Order of Lenin (1960)

Borys Hmyria was born into a poor family in Lebedyn Sumy region. After leaving a primary school, the 11-year old boy had to work. He earned his living doing odd jobs. In 1930, he entered Kharkiv Civil Engineering Institute and, later the Kharkiv Conservatoire. He took vocal classes from a well-known teacher P. Holubiev, who was a follower of the famous Federico Bugamelli. At the same time, he started to perform on the stage of the Kharkiv Opera Theatre. The unique artistic individuality of the virtuoso was shaped by the best samples of the Ukrainian, Russian and world music culture. Characteristic features of the performing style of Borys Hmyria are profound psychologism in presenting the expressive content of a musical work, good articulacy, exceptional artistic talent, exquisitely polished details, striking self-control, and high vocal and artistic culture. In 1940-57, the artist's creative life was linked with the Kyiv Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after T. Shevchenko. In Borys Hmyria's versatile opera heritage the central genre directions took shape, namely heroic epic, psychological and philosophic, and tragic. Among his best parts are Taras (M. Lysenko's Taras Bulba), Kryvonis (K. Dankevych's Bohdan Khmelnytsky), Susanin (M. Glinka's Ivan Susanin), Boris (M. Musorgsky's Boris Godunov), Salieri (M. Rymsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri), Mephistopheles (C. Gounod's Faust), and Ruschak (H. Maiboroda's Milana).

B. Hmyria's repertoire included about 600 chamber vocal compositions, among which there are 75 arias and 545 romances of well-known Ukrainian, Russian and foreign composers, and folk songs. This rich vocal heritage is recorded on 200 gramophone records, which had been replicated over 120 times, circulations amounting from 100 thousand to 600 thousand copies. Today, it is possible to produce more than 50 CDs covering the singer's versatile repertoire. The creative heritage of the artist also includes 150 manuscripts of popular scientific and artistic articles, diaries, letters, musical notes, and scores with composers' dedications. B. Hmyria's singing can be heard in all countries of the world, on all continents.

His name can be proudly mentioned among such world-renowned singers as Maria Callas, Kathleen Ferrier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Feodor Chaliapin and others

information, photo from: http://www.borys-hmyria.narod.ru/

Albums:

Borys Hmyrya. Fenomenal'ne mystetstvo. (Fenomenal art)


This disc is a certain illustration of the variety of his creative activity, of his capability to take the high art behind political and geographic bounds. Here you can find Ukrainian folk songs, Russian romances and opera arias.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Ukrainian folk songs and romances.


It will be surprising if you are not excited with the tenderness and deepness of his voice and with the nuances he plays with, as well as the way he pierces the wind in which he sounds.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Arias.


His heritage contains, for example, 44 opera parts. And every time it is a complete reincarnation, penetration and even trying to understand, expressed not only in make-up and clothes, but also in the intonation of sounding.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. German Classics.


In the repertoire of B. Hmyrya, there are more than 100 pieces by foreign composers. Among them, opera parties 10, arias 21, romances 67 and a few folk songs. The singer was proud of this, because he realized that, while mastering the heights of the world art, he enriched his people as well...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Za myr na Zemli. (For the Peace on Earth)


The military theme is a special page in life and work of Borys Hmyrya, taking into account his forced stay in the territory of Ukraine occupied by fascists (1941-1944)... Only a crystal clear person could perform pieces by soviet composers on military topics in that way.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Russian Classics Masterpieces.


What is the secret of the unique attractiveness of Hmyrya's art for the wide audience of listeners?.. Hmyrya captures with his sincerity and the depth of the truth of life, which he conveys in infinitely diverse tints and semi-tone...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. From the Treasury of the World Performing Arts.


The love theme in songs by Grieg-Andersen, as well as in folk poetry, are closely linked with nature. And this is understandable. Only in nature and through it you can find the purity and lyrical originality of the feeling that permeated music by Grieg and poetry by Andersen ...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Great Kobzar in My Heart. (premium edition). /digi-pack/.


Basically, this CD is a second release of "For the Great Kobzar", copies of which have long been sold out but. The first and, perhaps, the most valuable difference is that the new publication is a collection of restored records.
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Velykomu Kobzarevi. /premium, digi-pack/. (To the Great Kobzar)


The disk "To the Great Kobzar" is small in size but a valuable present for all the fans on the occasion of Taras Shevchenko's 200th anniversary. This is a special and wonderful recording. Special because especially for this release archive records were restored, and it was done as diligently and well as it is currently possible...
Domestic price: 162.63UAH, International price: $14.92USD

Borys Hmyrya, NAOFI. Ukrainian folk songs. /cassette/.


Audio cassette/ ..A wonderful and unique voice. Not only because this bass-cantante, possessors of which are scarce in the world, is defined as an ideal one. Its power is in its lightness..
Domestic price: 119.03UAH, International price: $10.92USD

Borys Hmyrya, National Honored Bandurist Capella. Ukrainian folk songs. /cassette/.


Audio cassette/ ..As he himself used to say, the variety art presented Ukrainian folk songs too one-sidedly only facetious and everyday songs were performed. Now you will feel how the interweaving of his wonderful voice and the Kapella performance raise a Ukrainian song high up to the skies revealing peoples soul..
Domestic price: 119.03UAH, International price: $10.92USD

Borys Hmyrya. Ukrainian folk songs and romances. /cassette/.


Audio cassette/ ..His singing was appreciated even in those countries which he did not visit in his life. At his concerts people applauded with tears in their eyes. It would be easier to count the halls in which he was not invited to perform than the halls in which he was invited to perform..
Domestic price: 108.13UAH, International price: $9.92USD

Songs:

Masterpieces of Choral Singing. Conducted by Pavlo Muravsky. Golden Collection.


...the mastery performance of these choirs can be compared with academic examples of the world choir music in particular, thanks exactly to Muravskyi...
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Vyno, zhinky ta pisni. Golden Collection. (Wine, Women and Songs)


The theme of today's disc is close to, as a minimum, half of human population of the planet. Judging by everything, it was also close to the performers represented here these songs are performed with appreciable enthusiasm.
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

Chary ukrajinskoji pisni. Ukrainian mp3 Collection. (Charms of the Ukrainian Song)


...the single gradually turns into the plural, and all through the process of the transformation we - stay in the space of extraordinary harmony and beauty. If you listen to all of that at one go, it will appear hardly possible to say for sure in which form of performance Ukrainian songs sound better, more expressive - in the solo or the polyphonic one.
Domestic price: 228.03UAH, International price: $20.92USD

Golden Pages of the Ukrainian Opera. Golden collection.


It's nice that now within the framework of the "Golden Collection" it is possible to hear at least a small portion of truly exciting opera recordings. And, as is often the case with collections of this series, the disc contains real rarities: the oldest recording presented here was made back in 1940!
Domestic price: 151.73UAH, International price: $13.92USD

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