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Glazunov: Symphony 5, The Seasons / Serebrier, Royal Scottish NO


Release Date: 09/28/2004 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 61434   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"I’ll state right away that Serebrier beats all of the currently available recordings. He does this through energy, a confident sense of style, a sure hand at bringing out inner voices, and an orchestra that has become the equal of any in the UK—and that’s saying something... As the Symphony No. 5 was the most popular of these works in Glazunov’s œuvre, The Seasons became his celebrated ballet score. Serebrier gives it a symphonic treatment, with an emphasis on virtuosity and detail. The snarling brass in the third Winter variation are finely delineated, while the upper strings in the waltz from Summer have an open-hearted warmth that surely came to these Glasgow Scots by way of Leningrad. I find Spring too brisk, but Autumn’s Bacchanale Read more has all the brilliance one could desire, and its Petit Adagio provides just the right sense of suppleness and repose...the sound quality is exceptionally spacious and well defined. Dare we hope for a Glazunov cycle from Serebrier?" - Barry Brenesal, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 55 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/2004 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 32 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
The Seasons, Op. 67 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/2004 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 37 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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