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Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphonic Works / Evgeny Svetlanov [4-CD Set]

Rimsky-korsakov
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002130   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Melodiya presents a set of symphonic works by the classical Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
"A wizard of the orchestra!.. A magician of orchestral sounds!.. How many unforgettable pages from Rimsky-Korsakov's scores arise as I say it! The wonderful composer created a bright orchestral style which we with good reason call "Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestra", wrote the patriarch of the 20th century Russian conducting school Evgeni Svetlanov. The composer developed various genres of symphonic music for forty-five years.

"Conventional" four-movement symphonic cycles; one-movement programme overtures, fantasia on folk themes and "symphonic pictures" in the vein of the founder of the
Read more New Russian School Mily Balakirev; Capriccio espagnol continuing Glinka's line; individual orchestra pieces composed "in case"... Rimsky-Korsakov did not come at once to the genre of symphonic suite, the most organic for his creative individuality, in which he created Antar and Scheherazade, two masterpieces of Russian orchestra music. Rimsky-Korsakov's works are performed by the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evgeni Svetlanov. The recordings were made in the late 1960's - early 1980's in the heyday of the orchestra and its outstanding leader. - Naxos Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 1 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2.
Symphony no 2, Op. 9 "Antar" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1875; Russia 
3.
Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 32 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866-1873; Russia 
4.
Skazka, Op. 29 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
5.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
6.
Sadko, Op. 5 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1892; Russia 
7.
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
8.
Overture on Russian themes, Op. 28 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1880; Russia 
9.
On the tomb, Op. 61 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Russia 
10.
Fantasia on Serbian themes, Op. 6 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
11.
Dubinushka, Op. 62 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905-1906; Russia 
12.
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 

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