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Russian Adagios /Svetlanov, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 938   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aram KhachaturianTikhon KhrennikovSergei ProkofievNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Far from the traditional image of Russian music as a stately exercise in pomp comes this excellent recording of RUSSIAN ADAGIOS. Like its name implies, this disc contains slow movements of Russian composers, from the theatrical as well as symphonic repertoire. Under Russian conductor Yevgeny Svetlanov, these pieces shine with depth and lyricism. Particularly beautiful and sublime are the "Petit Adagio" from Alexander Glazunov's ballet 'The Seasons' which connects with emotions that bridge style periods, and the Adagio from Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' which highlights the brilliance of Russian 20th-century composition which broke from the official mold. Finally, there is the "Pas D'Action" from'Sleeping Beauty' of Tchaikovsky which never fails Read more in its melodic wonder. This is a recording that gets at the heart of Russian music, which is worth the exploration. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1950-1954 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2. Hussar Ballade: Adagio by Tikhon Khrennikov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3. Cinderella, Op. 87: Adagio by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4. Pan Voyevoda: Nocturne by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5. Raymonda, Op. 57: Act 2 - Entr'acte by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6. Raymonda, Op. 57: Act 3 - Entr'acte by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 18, Act 2 - Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 9a, Act 1 - Pas d'action "'Rose' Adagio" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14a, Act 2 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10. The Seasons, Op. 67: no 15, Petit adagio by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Spartacus: Act II: Crassus and Aegina: Adagio
Gusarskaya ballada (A Hussar's Ballad), Op. 25: Adagio
Cinderella, Op. 87: Act III: The Prince Recognizes Cinderella, "Adagio"
Pan Voyevoda, Op. 59: Pan Voyevoda: Nocturne
Raymonda, Op. 57: Act II: Entr'acte
Vremena goda (The Seasons), Op. 67: Autumn: Petit Adagio
Raymonda, Op. 57: Act III: Entr'acte
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II: Panorama
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II: Pas d'action: Adagio
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Act II: Pas de deux: The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy

Customer Reviews

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 Masterpiece of Mood May 2, 2014 By B. Wilson (Sebastopol, CA) See All My Reviews "I am thrilled to find an entire CD composed of this artistic genre. While presenting several Russian composers, it allows one to basque in the adagio ballet movements, never losing the marvelous melodies and the soaring instrumentation." Report Abuse
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