Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade & Russian Easter Festival Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade & Russian Easter Festival Overture


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

first release on CD

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult


In his most famous orchestral composition, Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov, like Beethoven in his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony before him, was more interested in evoking feelings and impressions than in spoon-feeding listeners a pre-digested program. So the titles he provided for its four movements, were indicative rather than based on particular stories from the Arabian Nights.

Pierre Monteux’s recording, taped in Kingsway Hall in June 1957 was first issued on RCA (at the time when the label had a collaborative release arrangement with Decca). Since then the recording has repatriated to Decca who first issued it on LP in 1970 and then on CD in 1988 as part of its ‘Weekend Classics’ series. It is now restored to circulation as part of Eloquence’s on-going exploration of the recorded legacy of Monteux.

That same year, Rimsky-Korsakov also completed the Russian Easter Festival Overture, also known as ‘Bright Holiday’, in keeping with the Russian Orthodox name for Easter. Many of the melodies heard in this work were taken from the Obikhod, a collection of liturgical chants dating back many centuries, and first published in 1772. Rimsky-Korsakov had a deep appreciation for Russia’s pagan and early Christian history.

Sir Adrian Boult’s recording of the Overture also hails from 1957, and like Monteux’s Schehrazade first appeared on RCA. Decca released it in 1971 as part of its Eclipse series. This is its first release on Decca CD.

“The London Symphony Orchestra plays extremely well … Hugh McGuire is an admirable violin soloist – I was especially trateful to hear those long and very high E’s at the end so securely held… Monteux’s very great perception of the wizardry of the scoring is in its own way the equal of Beecham’s and he is specially notable for the way he builds each movement. The recording is splendid…” Gramophone Magazine, November 1958 (Scheherazade)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4808889

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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade & other works

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade & other works


Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34


Lorin Maazel’s recording of the Coq d’Or Suite is considered one of the glories of the fabled Decca Sound and was first reissued on CD as part of Decca’s ‘Legends’ series. This set marks the first international release on CD of his recording of the composer’s Arabian Nights ‘fantasy’, Scheherazade as well as the Capriccio espagnol. To complete this 2CD set of all of Maazel’s Rimsky-Korsakov recordings for Decca is his thrilling, grand performance of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4806627

(CD - 2 discs)

$14.50

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5


Rimsky Korsakov:

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


Presto CD

DG - 4375422

(Presto CD)

$17.25

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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition


Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Prelude

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Pictures at an Exhibition

orch. Ravel

Rimsky Korsakov:

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


Presto CD

Decca - 4172992

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Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, etc.

Rimsky Korsakov:

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Symphony No. 1

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 'Antar'

Symphony No. 3 in C


DG 2CD - 4595122

(CD - 2 discs)

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Rimsky Korsakov: Great Orchestral Works

Rimsky Korsakov: Great Orchestral Works


Rimsky Korsakov:

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

May Night Overture

Sadko (tone poem), Op. 5

Snow Maiden Suite

The Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 'Antar'

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


Presto CD

Philips Duo - 4426052

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$26.75

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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49, etc.

Borodin:

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Rimsky Korsakov:

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Marche slave, Op. 31


DG - 4299842

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Rimsky Korsakov: Dubinushka Op. 62, etc.

Rimsky Korsakov:

Dubinushka Op. 62

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Snow Maiden Suite

Pan Voyevoda Suite

The Maid of Pskov: Suite

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov

Regis - RRC1145

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$7.50

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Rimsky Korsakov: Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 'Antar', etc.

Rimsky Korsakov:

Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 'Antar'

May Night Overture

The Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Christmas Eve Suite

Dubinushka Op. 62

Sadko (tone poem), Op. 5

Snow Maiden Suite


Fantasy and folklore are the subject of this 2CD collection of orchestral pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov recorded between 1953 and 1963 by the Suisse Romande Orchestra and Ernest Ansermet. We encounter Antar, disillusioned son of a slave who rises to become a Bedouin chief and dies in the arms of a fairy queen. We meet a Tsarina consigned to sea in a barrel with her son who transforms himself into a bumblebee; a witch who steals the moon; and a maiden who is immune from the power of the sun, thanks to her father, Winter, who is enemy of the sun! Antar represents Decca's first stereo recording and the booklet note includes an account of the making of this seminal document. The thrilling sound in many of the recordings is complemented by conducting of swiftness and astuteness, and above all, plenty of colour.

“The Tsar Saltan suite shows Ansermet and the Decca engineers in glittering form... The Christmas Eve suite is played with much affection and that mixture of spontaneity and remarkably graphic orchestral palette which made Ansermet's performances special... The sound [in The Snow Maiden] is remarkably warm and richly coloured” Penguin Guide

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4800827

(CD - 2 discs)

$14.50

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Overtures & Dubinushka

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Overtures & Dubinushka


Rimsky Korsakov:

May Night Overture

The Tsar's Bride Overture

Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 28

The Maid of Pskov: Overture

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Dubinushka Op. 62

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34


Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful Capriccio espagnol reflects a Russian fascination with distant lands, evoking sunny climes and exotic dancing in one of the composer’s most popular and uplifting scores. Steeped in the cultural nationalism of the ‘Mighty Handful’, the Overtures are linked to deeply Russian themes and tales, portraying dramatic life amongst the Tsars with brilliant orchestration and inspired use of folk or liturgical melodies. This release follows the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Seattle Symphony ‘spectacular’ (MusicWeb International) recording of Scheherazade (8572693).

“the Seattle Symphony's performances for Gerard Schwarz don't just sparkle, as you would expect at this kind of super-charged Amercian technical level. Their brilliant response is also strongly characterised at every point: Capriccio espagnol here has a dark and spicy pungency that makes it something more than just a pretty Spanish postcard...It's genuinely difficult to imagine better performances. This is a delicious orchestral feast.” Classic FM Magazine, December 2011 *****

Naxos - 8572788

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$8.50

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