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Russian Colours / Zhislin, Camerata Tchaikovsky


Release Date: 06/19/2020 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: 100136  
Composer:  Alexander GlazunovAnton ArenskyPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Borodin,   ... 
Performer:  Yuri Zhislin
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the huge success of their debut album on Orchid Classics, Yuri Zhislin and Camerata Tchaikovsky return with a sumptuous programme of Russian delights. This release boasts richly Romantic works by composers from the different musical schools of thought blossoming in 19th-century and early 20th-century Russia. Borodin was one of the nationalist ‘Russian Five’, and the ‘Nocturne’ from his String Quartet No. 2 is one of his most stunning creations. Tchaikovsky was more influenced by German music, but also drew upon folk styles closer to home, as in his moving Andante cantabile from his String Quartet No. 1. Both Rachmaninov and Arensky were deeply influenced by Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninov’s famous Vocalise is a beautiful song without Read more words, and Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky are a graceful tribute to his hero. All but the Arensky piece have been specially arranged by Yuri Zhislin for this recording. Camerata Tchaikovsky’s debut on Orchid met with considerable acclaim: “Their richly confident playing is startlingly good: taut, precise and immaculately phrased” – The Guardian. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E flat major, Op. 109 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Yuri Zhislin (Viola)
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for viola and string orchestra 
2.
Quartet for Strings No 2 in A minor, Op. 35: I. Moderato by Anton Arensky
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for string orchestra 
3.
Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a by Anton Arensky
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
4.
Quartet for Strings No 2 in A minor, Op. 35: III. Andante sostenuto by Anton Arensky
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for string orchestra 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for string orchestra 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for string orchestra 
7.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Notes: arr. Yuri Zhislin for string orchestra 

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