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Russian Dances / Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra


Release Date: 07/26/1994 
Label:  Chandos Collect Catalog #: 6598   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovAlexander GlazunovSergei ProkofievDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Snow Maiden: Suite - Dance of the Tumblers by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880/1895; Russia 
2. Scènes de ballet, Op. 52: no 6, Danse orientale by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
3. Scènes de ballet, Op. 52: no 7, Valse by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
4. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 1, Op. 64a: no 1, Folk Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
5. Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 "Tea for Two" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USSR 
6. Spartacus Suite no 3: Dance of the Greek slave by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955-1957; USSR 
7. Mlada: Redowa by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Russia 
8. Mlada: Lithuanian Dance by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
9. Mlada: Suite - Indian Dance by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
10. Masquerade: Waltz by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
11. Gayaneh: Lezghinka by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
12. Pushkin Waltzes (2), Op. 120 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
13. Bluebird Pas-de-deux by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Notes: This selection is an arrangement of an excerpt from Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty.' 
14. Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118: Maidens' Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1953; USSR 
15. Raymonda, Op. 57: Grand Waltz by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
16. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
17. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14a, Act 2 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

Sound Samples

The Snow Maiden: Snegurochka (): Dance of the Tumblers
Scenes de ballet, Op. 52: VI. Danse orientale
Scenes de ballet, Op. 52: VII. Valse
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II Scene 3: Folk Dance
Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (orchestral transcription of Youmans' Tea for Two): Taiti Trot (Tahiti Trot), Op. 16 (arr. of V. Youmans - Tea for Two)
Spartacus Suite No. 3: Spartacus: Dance of a Greek Slave
Mlada: Redowa - A Bohemian Dance
Mlada: Lithuanian Dance
Mlada: Indian Dance
Masquerade Suite: Masquerade: Waltz
Gayane: VIII. Lezghinka
Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120: No. 1. Allegro espressivo
Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120: No. 2. Allegro meditativo
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (arr. I. Stravinsky): The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux (arr. I. Stravinsky)
Wedding Suite from The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 126: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118: Wedding Suite, Op. 126: III. Maiden's Dance
Raymonda, Op. 57: Act I: Grande Valse. Pizzicato.
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Russian Dance (Trepak)
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Pas de deux

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent, But What Orchestra Made This Recording? November 22, 2012 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Chandos' famous sonic brilliance is on full display in this superb program of Russian dances, which are mostly excerpted from operas and ballets. Selections by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky make up this re-issue, which was originally recorded in the 1980's. Neeme Jarvi's excellent direction is easily recognizable in the program's wide variety of moods, tempos, and atmospherics, ranging from the fire of Khachaturian's Gayaneh to the gentle introspection of Prokofiev's Pushkin Waltzes. This disk provides compelling musical evidence of the Russian genius for integrating gloriously melodic content into the demands of ballet and operatic scores. I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this wonderful high energy recording. Highly recommended! Only one question: which orchestra recorded this program, the London Philharmonic Orchestra or the Royal Scottish National Orchestra? The CD booklet identifies both orchestras. What gives?" Report Abuse
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