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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Russian Easter Festival / Ozawa


Release Date: 05/08/2002 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438941   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal des Musikvereins, Vienna 
Length: 41 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Grosser Saal des Musikvereins, Vienna 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Up close and personal October 26, 2013 By Barron H. (Austin, TX) See All My Reviews "I really cant find any flaws in the playing here. Scheherezade is recorded live, and though I have heard many live recordings from the VPO done in the Musikverein, this one is miked up a bit too close. Some may prefer that - I literally feel as if I am at the podium - soundstage and imaging are that close. That is the only reason I gave the four stars: I prefer to hear more of the hall - which is the great "instrument" played by the whole orchestra and enjoy the sounds as they bounce off the walls and ceilings. When an orchestra like this is miked too close in a hall like this, I feel a bit "ripped off". The Russian Easter Overture is NOT recorded live, but in an audience free hall and sounds much better. It is, by far, the best performance of this unusual work I have ever heard. Ozawa really knows when to bring out the large brass sound and doesnt overuse this power. It is a gem. Both pieces are well done, and I will keep and continue to listen to this cd again and again. It is not a waste of money or time." Report Abuse
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