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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Tsar Saltan Suite / Barenboim, Chicago SO


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 469452   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Samuel Magad
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This excellent-sounding, extremely well played Scheherazade is trying to achieve something different. Barenboim slows down the tempo and plays for atmosphere to remind us of the Arabian Nights and the exoticism of Rimsky's source. This thrice-familiar work, almost totally relegated to pop concerts nowadays, is a masterpiece of orchestration. Barenboim makes us hear that; not a single bar is routine or cliché.

-- Gramophone
This excellent-sounding, extremely well played Scheherazade is trying to achieve something different. Barenboim slows down the tempo and plays for atmosphere to remind us of the Arabian Nights and the exoticism of Rimsky's source. This thrice-familiar work, almost totally relegated to pop concerts nowadays, is a masterpiece of orchestration. Barenboim makes us hear that; not a single bar is routine or cliché.

-- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Samuel Magad (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1993 
2.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1993 

Featured Sound Samples

Scheherazade: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite: III. The Three Wonders

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