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The Tsar - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 10/29/1996 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62683   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovModest MussorgskyLev KnipperPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Allen RogersJennie TourelGary Karr
Conductor:  Eugene OrmandyEmil TchakarovClaudio AbbadoAndre Kostelanetz,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraSofia National Opera OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/01/1965 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Harris 
2. Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
3. Symphony no 4 in D major, Op. 41 "Poem of the Komsomol Fighter": Meadowland by Lev Knipper
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/21/1963 
Venue:  Salt Lake City, Utah 
4. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Allen Rogers (Piano), Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano), Gary Karr (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1965 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
5. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1957 
Venue:  Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 
6. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian": 4th movement, Finale - Moderato assai by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
7. Tsar's Bride: Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
8. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Johannes Somary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
9. The Red Poppy, Op. 70: Russian Sailors' Dance by Reinhold Gliere
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1927; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1957 
Venue:  Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 
10. Snow Maiden: Suite - Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880/1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1964 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
11. Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
12. Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1, Op. 10: Procession of Sardar by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1966 
Venue:  Philadephia Hotel, Pennsylvania 
13. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dance no 2 by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/25/1976 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario 
14. Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/27/1979 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
15. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Tsar's farewell and departure by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
16. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 4, Trépak by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1991 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
17. Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/13/1966 
Venue:  Philadelphia Hotel, Pennsylvania 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1880). 
18. 1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
19. Two Guitars by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
20. Dark Eyes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
21. The Seasons, Op. 67: no 13, Coda de l'Été [Autumn] by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/13/1971 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 

Sound Samples

Flight of the Bumblebee from Tsar Saltan
Dawn Over the Moscow River from Khovanshchina (Instrumental)
Autumn from The Seasons for Orchestra, Op. 67
Meadowland (Cavalry of the Steppes) from Symphony No.4 (Instrumental)
None but the Lonely Heart, Op.6 No.6 (vocal)
Nocturne (Instrumental)
IV. Finale (Coda: Presto) from Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" (Instrumental)
Two Guitars (Russian Gypsy Folksong) (Instrumental)
Overture to The Tsar's Bride (Instrumental)
Overture to Ruslan und Ludmyla (Instrumental)
Dark Eyes (Instrumental)
Russian Sailor's Dance from The Red Poppy
Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden (Instrumental)
Sabre Dance from Gayne Ballet
Procession of the Sardar from Caucasian Sketches, Op.10 (Instrumental)
Polovstian Dance No. 2 from Prince Igor (Instrumental)
The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition (Instrumental)
Farewell of the Tsar from Tsar Sultan Suite, Op.57 (Instrumental)
Trépak from The Nutcracker Suite (Instrumental)
Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair (Instrumental)
1812 Overture, Op.49 (Finale)

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