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Tchaikovsky: Ballet Music; Glazunov: Les Sylphides / Lenárd, Yablonsky, Mogrelia

Release Date: 03/31/2009 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8507009   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Dmitry YablonskyAndrew MogreliaOndrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony OrchestraCzecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra KosiceCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The orchestra is full of interesting colors, and, under Yablonsky gives the familiar melodic material considerable direction and shape. There is something wonderfully human about the interpretive ideas that makes these performances so interesting." -- Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2003

"Let me say immediately that this new complete Swan Lake is thoroughly recommendable, and most enjoyable, both as a performance and recording. The Russian State Symphony Orchestra is obviously thoroughly at home in this glorious music. So is their excellent conductor, Dmitry Yablonsky, whose tempi can hardly be faulted.Throughout the four acts, Tchaikovsky's magnificent score is presented spontaneously and
Read more excitingly, vividly underlining the coherence of this masterpiece. The Russian solo playing is consistently impressive: Act 2's 'Dances of the Swans' (with fine solo violin and cello contributions) are as vivid as the national dances of Act 4. The orchestra is set back realistically and the effect is always convincing, suitably brilliant with good range and atmosphere and arresting climaxes (the Russian trumpets are especially striking)." -- Ivan March, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Chopiniana, Op. 46 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 

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