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Russian Colours / Zhislin, Camerata Tchaikovsky [Vinyl]


Release Date: 07/17/2020 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: ORC100137  
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, presented here in Orchid’s first ever vinyl release. The programme boasts richly Romantic works by composers from the different musical schools of thought blossoming in 19th-century and early 20th-century Russia. Tchaikovsky was much 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 words, and Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky are a graceful tribute to his Read more hero. All works on the recording but the Arensky piece have been specially arranged by Yuri Zhislin, including a wonderful new transcription of Glazunov’s concerto for alto saxophone, made for viola and string orchestra. 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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
7.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Yuri Zhislin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 

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