Glazunov - Orchestral Works Volume 18

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Glazunov - Orchestral Works Volume 18



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29th June 2009




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Glazunov - Orchestral Works Volume 18


Masquerade (Maskarad) - Incidental Music

Two Pieces, Op. 14

Pas De Caractère Op. 68

Romantic Intermezzo, Op. 69



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Glazunov’s beautifully scored incidental music for Lermontov’s play Masquerade has only survived in manuscript.

With characteristic genius, he illustrates both the glittering atmosphere and dances of splendid St Petersburg balls and depicts the horrifying descent into madness of the play’s protagonist, Evgeny Arbenin, who jealously poisons his innocent wife.

The shorter works on this disc likewise show Glazunov’s amazing command of orchestral resources, whether evoking an exotic oriental vision, the vivacious spirit of Hungarian music, in the Pas de caractère, or painting a mood of gentle romantic lyricism.

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Maskarad (Masquerade)

Act I: Tableau 2

Act I: Pantomime 1

Act I: Mazurka

Act I: Pantomime 3

Act I: Quadrille

Act I: Pantomime 4

Act I: Scene 2

Act I: Pantomime 5

Act I: Scene 3

Act I: Pantomime 6

Act I: Scene 4

Act I: Pantomime 7

Act I: Entrance 7

Act I: Pantomime 8

Act I: Scene 6: Galop

Act III: Tableau 8: Polonaise

Act III: Tableau 3: Chiming Clock

Act III: Tableau 6

Act III: Valse-Fantaisie

Act III: Tableau 9

Act III: Entr'acte

Act IV: Scene 1

Act IV: Entrance 6

Act IV: Pantomime 11

Act IV: Chorus

Act IV: Moderato

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: 2 Pieces, Op. 14

No. 1. Idylle

No. 2. Reverie orientale

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Pas de caractere, Op. 68

Pas de caractere, Op. 68

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Romantic Intermezzo, Op. 69

Romantic Intermezzo, Op. 69

The Guardian

24th July 2009

“The ballroom scenes are remarkable, particularly the second, in which chiming clocks count down the minutes to the murder, and the dance music distorts as Arbenin becomes increasingly anxious. Conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky, the performances are notably strong...”

The Telegraph

14th July 2009


“Those familiar with Glazunov’s ballets will feel at home here, for the music is crafted with his characteristic lyrical ease and graced with his scintillating scoring. The lilting Valse-fantaisie from Act 3 is a comparatively well-known concert bonbon in its own right, and the other miniatures on this disc echo Glazunov’s charm, command of colour and deftness of touch.”

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