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Shchedrin: Carmen Suite, Etc / Rachlevsky, Kremlin Co


Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2207   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Misha Rachlevsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rodion Shchedrin is a unique figure in contemporary Russian music, and not merely with respect to his immense talent. His art is a profound reflection of the two most significant aspects of Russian life and the Russian spirit: its ancient, native, peasant roots and its modern reality, which has been marked by revolutions, wars, totalitarianism, by great strides in culture and the arts, by space exploration, as well as by an inextinguishable hope in the future. The immensity and countless dimensions of Shchedrin's musical universe are particularly bewildering for those critics and musicologists who would like to find a "label" in order to classify him. Stylization of any kind is foreign to Shchedrin. Whether his Russian landscapes or his Read more symphonies, all employ sophisticated 20th century compositional techniques. The source of his inspiration is deeply rooted in tradition and yet, he also possesses astounding daring with respect to challenging his great predecessors. Another essential ingredient of Shchedrin's music is his profound religiousness, something which marked his works long before it became the vogue among his contemporaries. The originality of his music is based in part on the combination of an inventive, traditional craft with precise, uncompromising, logical constructs. His music has won over performers and audiences around the world just as it will win over your customers with this fine combination of the old (The Carmen Suite) and the new (Russian Photographs and Velicanie). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Carmen-Suite (after Bizet) by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Misha Rachlevsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/17/2001 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 42 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2. Russian Photographs by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Misha Rachlevsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/17/2001 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Velichanie by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Misha Rachlevsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/17/2001 
Venue:  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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