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Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Schwarz, Berlin Radio Symphony


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573581   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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When the 21 year old Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No.1 in E Minor was premièred in December 1865 it was hailed in some quarters as the first truly Russian symphony. The leader of "The Five", Balakirev, favoured the use of eastern themes in the search for a personal symphonic path for national music and Rimsky seemed to signal an alternative to the German-influenced music of Anton Rubinstein. He completed Symphony No.3 in C Major in 1874. Again it was cast in a thoroughly Russian manner, full of vivacious romanticism and revealing
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op. 1 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2.
Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 32 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866-1873; Russia 

Customer Reviews

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 Worth a Listen July 3, 2016 By William Muthig (Milan, OH) See All My Reviews "The Naxos recording of Rimsky-Korsakov Symphonies No. 1 and 3 is certainly worth a listen. If these works were performed more frequently so that people could be better acquainted with them, they would probably move up on the popularity scales. The First Symphony is of particular interest. Its Russian themes carry the work and this reviewer found it more enjoyable than the more familiar Symphony No.2 ("Antar"). The performances of these two works by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is solid and the recording is quite good." Report Abuse
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