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Glazunov: Stenka Razin, Etc / Järvi, Scottish Natl Orch


Release Date: 02/18/1997 
Label:  Chandos Enchant Catalog #: 7049   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...If anything the sound in the Glazunov piece is even fuller and more vivid, and there the players seem even more committed, quite uninhibited by the brassiness of much of the writing. In such a performance this quarter-hour piece makes an attractive and colourful bonus, outshining the relatively few previous accounts we have had. Written when Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov's favourite pupil, was only 20, it has all the energy of youth and thrives from uninhibited treatment like this. The recording lives up to the superlative standards set by Chandos in its recordings of the SNO, full and spacious, atmospheric yet detailed.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1987, reviewing the original release of Stenka Razin, Chandos 1191] Read more />
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So considerable was Glazunov’s technical armoury and familiarity with earlier Russian idioms that he could turn out quantities of polished compositions with or without the benefit of solid thematic material. Stenka Razin remains an impressive score, while The Sea is strongly atmospheric; but neither the slight yet immaculately manicured Spring nor the Middle Ages suite leaves much impression beyond that of impeccable academicism. Committed performances, however, even though the sound is cloudy.
Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 3 (out of 5)

-- George Hall, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Stenka Razin, Op. 13 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  SNO Center, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 15 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Fantasy for Orchestra in E major, Op. 28 "The Sea" by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 16 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Spring, Op. 34 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra in E major, Op. 79 "From the middle ages" by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
Length: 23 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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