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Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Excerpts from Invisible City of Kitezh / Temirkanov

Rimsky-korsakov / St Petersburg Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 320  
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although he was counted amongst Mily Balakirev's 'Mighty Handful' (which dedicated itself to pursuing a more purely Russian art music, as opposed to the Austro-German musical dominance of the era), both works on this recording show how Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was able to draw influences from beyond Russia into his own unique compositional approach: the scenes from his opera 'The Invisible City of Kitezh' take on a dramatic, Wagnerian influence, whilst 'Sheherazade' is suffused with orientalism as it conjures images from the Thousand and One Nights. Although he was counted amongst Mily Balakirev's 'Mighty Handful' (which dedicated itself to pursuing a more purely Russian art music, as opposed to the Austro-German musical dominance of the era), both works on this recording show how Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was able to draw influences from beyond Russia into his own unique compositional approach: the scenes from his opera 'The Invisible City of Kitezh' take on a dramatic, Wagnerian influence, whilst 'Sheherazade' is suffused with orientalism as it conjures images from the Thousand and One Nights. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya: Hymn to Nature by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1907 
2. Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya: Wedding Procession, Tartar Invasion by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya: Massacre at Kerzhentz by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Russia 
4. Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 

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