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Borodin: Symphonies 1-3, Polovtsian Dances / Davis, Bernstein


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802097  
Composer:  Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew DavisSaulius SondeckisLeonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony OrchestraSt. Petersburg Camerata of the Hermitage MuseumNew York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic do In the Steppes of Central Asia, but the remainder of the program (Notturno aside) is the familiar Davis/Toronto set, long a mainstay of the Sony catalog. Now everyone has his own favorite recording of the Second Symphony (I personally like Martinon on Decca), and there are many very good recordings of it. But truth be told, Davis’ version is really quite good, and the rest of the performances are too, even if they don’t offer the last word in brilliance either interpretively or sonically. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a more or less complete Borodin orchestral music collection you don’t have very many options, and this set remains quite recommendable.

-- David Hurwitz,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1876; Russia 
3.
Symphony no 3 in A minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Camerata of the Hermitage Museum
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
5.
In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
6.
Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
7.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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