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Russian Overtures / Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra


Release Date: 04/18/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439892   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mikhail GlinkaAlexander BorodinDmitri ShostakovichSergei Prokofiev,   ... 
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Prince Igor Overture is warmly played... Shostakovich's Festive Overture...is one of the least ironic, openly exuberant pieces which Shostakovich ever wrote, and it is played with brisk cheerfulness here... Pletnev is at his most successful with the more reflective introduction to Semyan Kotko, and with the beautiful evocation of dawn over the Moscow River that opens Khovanshchina. Tchaikovsky's almost unknown early overture is a curiosity. It is not hard to observe some of the features that were to distinguish Tchaikovsky's style, with hindsight, but who could have had the foresight to see the genius that would charge them? The overture is eloquently played by a conductor and orchestra with much potential.

-- John
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Works on This Recording

1. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 10 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4. Semyon Kotko Suite, Op. 81a: Introduction by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Overture by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1969; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6. Tsar's Bride: Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7. Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8. Overture in F major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9. Overture solennelle, Op. 73 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall 
Length: 9 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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