Melody for Love | MSR Classics MS1647

Melody for Love


Label: MSR Classics

Cat No: MS1647

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th October 2017



Olga Senderskaya (soprano)
Bella Steinbuck (piano)
Lenny Sendersky (soprano saxophone)


Charles, Ernest

Let My Song Fill Your Heart ('Viennese Waltz')

Dvorak, Antonin

Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) (7), op.55 B104
» no.4 Als die alte Mutter (Songs my mother taught me)

Gershwin, George

I Got Rhythm

Grieg, Edvard

Songs (6), op.25
» no.2 En svane

Machavariani, Aleksey

You Full of Beauty

Obradors, Fernando

Del cabello mas sutil

Poulenc, Francis

Les Chemins de l'amour

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden
Songs (6), op.8
» no.5 The Dream
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies
Songs (12), op.14
» no.1 I Wait For Thee
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

In Spring (4), op.43
» no.2 Not the wind blowing from the heights

Sanderson, Ernest

Song of Love

Sendersky, Lenny

Melody for Love

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.57
» no.1 Tell me what in the shade of the branches

Zeira, Mordechai

Layla, Layla


Olga Senderskaya (soprano)
Bella Steinbuck (piano)
Lenny Sendersky (soprano saxophone)


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. Petersburgís 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. Senderskayaís operatic debut was in the role of Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakovís The Tsarís Bride at the Theatre in St. Petersburg. She has since sung the roles Adele from Straussís Die Fledermaus, Lisa from Leharís Das Land des Lachelns, Micaela from Bizetís Carmen, Donna Anna from Mozartís Don Giovanni and Amaltea in Rossiniís MosŤ in Egitto at the Rossini Opera Festival, conducted by Roberto Abbado. Senderskaya was a member of El Centre de Perfeccionament PlŠcido 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 Rossiniís William Tell at the Xacobeo Classics Festival in La CoruŮa as well as the title role in Rossiniís Semiramide at De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Gent. In the concert setting, she has performed Rossiniís Petite Messe Solennelle, Beethovenís Choral Symphony and Vaughan Williamsís 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 NorrkŲping, 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.

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