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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Luisi, Philharmonia Zurich

Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 106  
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Bartlomiej Niziol
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zurich
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the greatest musical creations of Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is undoubtedly his Scheherazade symphonic suite. The work, which is based on the famous tales of Princess Scheherazade of the Arabian Nights, has now been interpreted by the Philharmonia Zurich with its general music director Fabio Luisi at the rostrum. And one of its Zurich Opera House performances –with the ensemble “in top form”, to quote the Neue Zürcher Zeitung – has now been committed to recording. “Concertmaster Bartlomiej Niziol, who, with his solo violin, embodies the figure of Scheherazade as she tells her life story, plays his prominent part with impeccable intonation and great creative freedom; and Fabio Luisi conducts with a keenly emotional Read more air and, with deftly-varied drive and restraint, brings the whole tale to outstanding dramatic life.” Read less

Works on This Recording

Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Bartlomiej Niziol (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zurich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 

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