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Rimsky-korsakov: Scheherazade, Etc / Mackerras, London So


Release Date: 06/25/1990 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80208   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Kees Hülsmann
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mackerras...delivers a thrilling bravura account of Capriccio espagnol, lushly opulent in the variations, glittering in the exotic Scena a canta gitano, and carrying all before it in the impetus of the closing Fandango asturiano. Telarc's digital recording is very much in the demonstration class.

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 Edition, [p. 1084]
Mackerras...delivers a thrilling bravura account of Capriccio espagnol, lushly opulent in the variations, glittering in the exotic Scena a canta gitano, and carrying all before it in the impetus of the closing Fandango asturiano. Telarc's digital recording is very much in the demonstration class.

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 Edition, [p. 1084]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Kees Hülsmann (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A desert island disc April 28, 2016 By Keith Anderson (Kingston, TAS) See All My Reviews "I have several versions of these popular pieces. This is probably the best. The playing is exciting but not contrived. The high notes on the violin during the coda of the fourth movement of Scheherazade are unbelievably ethereal. The climaxes are crystal clear, and examples of the best of Telarc technology. People seeking only one version should probably buy this; those already having other versions are unlikely to regret adding this to their collection. The capriccio too is probably one of the happiest versions available." Report Abuse
 A magical recording January 28, 2013 By Gail M. (Goleta, CA) See All My Reviews "Mackerras, London Symphony Orchestra, and Telarc together have produced a great CD of these popular pieces. The playing emphasizes the fantasy and sublety in Scheherazade more than most other performances, and the Capriccio is a hearty extra. The recording is tranparent and well balanced,matching the conductor's vision very well. Easily recommended without qualification." Report Abuse
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