WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for classical.net!

Classic Library - Borodin: Symphonies No 1-3


Release Date: 10/12/2004 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 62321   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews


Borodin's First Symphony isn't especially interesting, but his Second is a masterpiece, tightly constructed, brilliantly orchestrated, and tunefully delightful. It's really the only work of its period to rank with the symphonies of Tchaikovsky (along with, possibly, Balakirev's First), and Tjeknavorian's performance of it, indeed of all three works, is outstanding. He doesn't fuss with or manipulate tempos or textures, preferring instead to keep the music moving energetically and allowing the musicians of the National Philharmonic to inject as much color and vitality as possible. The scherzo flashes by like lightning, the slow movement is aptly seductive, and the finale dazzles. As I suggested, the other
Read more two works are less obviously successful, but the performances are no less adept. Produced by Charles Gerhardt, we can expect fine sonics, and that's just what RCA delivers. In this music, you won't find better. [11/17/2004]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in E flat major by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Russia 
2. Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1876; Russia 
3. Symphony no 3 in A minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook