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Chopin, Fauré, Falla, Glazunov, Et Al / Nina Kotova, Et Al


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462612   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei RachmaninovAlexander GlazunovFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Nina Kotova
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kotova has a dense, rich, liquid tone, applied here to mostly slow, pretty, and often mournful music. Many of these pieces invite a cellist to go over the top with some histrionics. Kotova's Dark Blue and Reminiscence both memorialize her father, Ivan Kotov, a double-bass virtuoso who died when Kotova was a girl, and the deep trauma of this is as clear from the very "Russian" music as from Kotova's notes. She fortunately shows restraint; there is an element of reserve in her melancholy that results in a truly attractive, if narrowly focused, recital... [T]here is zip to the well-known Stravinsky and Falla ballet excerpts, and Kotova's own Catwalk suite in three movements, so named because, after leaving the Soviet Union and losing Read more her state-owned cello, she turned to international modeling to afford an instrument to play on (newspaper articles about her on the Internet seem, predictably, to find this aspect of her biography mesmerizing), has a pop/dance element that is not without charm to go with the requisite archness and irony.

-- David K. Nelson, FANFARE [1/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1. Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (c1888) 
2. Songs (6), Op. 4: no 4, Sing not to me, beautiful maiden by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Nina Kotova 
3. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Nina Kotova
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
4. Elégie for Cello and Piano in D flat major, Op. 17 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: David Cullen 
5. Raymonda, Op. 57: Entrance to Act 1, Scene 2 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Nina Kotova 
6. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 7 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: David Cullen 
7. Pétrouchka: Danse russe by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Nina Kotova 
8. Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9. Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Walter Mnatsakanov 
10. El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Walter Mnatsakanov 
11. Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11: no 1, Prelude in B minor by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Nina Kotova 
12. Sketches from the Catwalk by Nina Kotova
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13. Dark Blue by Nina Kotova
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14. Reminiscence by Nina Kotova
Performer:  Nina Kotova (Cello)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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