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The Royal Edition - Russian Orchestral Music / Bernstein


Release Date: 02/11/2010 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 47607   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Mikhail GlinkaAlexander BorodinReinhold GliereMikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernstein's charisma is effectively demonstrated in a collection of Russian music... [P]redictably energetic...are Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture and Glière's Russian Sailors' Dance from The Red Poppy... But the highlights are lyrical, with Bernstein suitably atmospheric in a fine account of Borodin's In the steppes of Central Asia and giving a coolly poised reading of the beautiful Prelude to Khovantschina of Mussorgsky (with glowing orchestration from Rimsky-Korsakov).

-- Gramophone [7/1985]

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...Prokofiev's Scythian Suite, which [Bernstein] does well; I have not heard all the other available recordings but I should imagine that none
Read more surpasses this one in brilliance of colour, excitement and virtuosity.


-- Gramophone [10/1969, reviewing the original LP release of the Scythian Suite]

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These very popular examples of colourful Russian music are very well played and recorded in a style to emphasise brightness, thus enabling us to hear clearly some of the inner parts that are sometimes obscured.


-- Gramophone [12/1967, reviewing the original LP release of the Glinka, Mussorgsky, and Ippolitov-Ivanov works]
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Works on This Recording

1. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
2. In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
3. The Red Poppy, Op. 70: Russian Sailors' Dance by Reinhold Gliere
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1927; USSR 
4. Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1, Op. 10: In the Village by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
5. Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1, Op. 10: Procession of Sardar by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
6. Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
7. Scythian Suite, Op. 20 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USSR 
8. Love for Three Oranges: March, Op. 33b no 1 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Paris, France 
9. Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Wedding by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
10. Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
11. Age of Gold Suite, Op. 22a: Polka by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USSR 

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