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Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Etc / Mata, Dallas Symphony


Release Date: 06/06/2000 
Label:  Rca Red Seal Hp Catalog #: 63586   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyModest MussorgskyPaul DukasGeorge Enescu,   ... 
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This collection of popular orchestral showpieces is fully worthy of the High Performance label. The late Eduardo Mata conducts a wonderfully varied late-19th/early-20th century program in readings that are fresh and vivid, with the Dallas Symphony playing with a robustness that is a trademark of great American orchestras. Listen to the perfectly blended yet powerful brass choir in Night on Bald Mountain, or those nimble and naughty woodwinds in the Sorcerer's Apprentice, or the wildly galavanting strings in Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. Even Bolero, which I hardly pay any attention to anymore, held my interest in Mata's handsome and colorful reading. Mata's Tchaikovsky Capriccio is fine too, but why
Read more open an orchestra spectacular disc with a work that begins so solemnly? RCA's 24/96 remastering makes these very early (1980-81) digital recordings sound nearly as warm and full as those of today. Lots of fun to be had here.

--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1981 
Venue:  Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX 
Length: 15 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1981 
Venue:  Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX 
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3. L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1981 
Venue:  Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1981 
Venue:  Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1980 
Venue:  Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX 
Length: 14 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Capriccio italien, Op. 45
A Night on Bald Mountain
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Romanian Rhapsody, Op. 11, No. 1
Boléro

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