Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

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Rimsky Korsakov: Suites & Overtures

Rimsky Korsakov: Suites & Overtures


Rimsky Korsakov:

Dubinushka Op. 62

Le Coq d'Or Suite

Snow Maiden Suite

Pan Voyevoda Suite

The Maid of Pskov: In the Woods, Tsar’s Hunt and Storm

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


USSR Symphony, Evgeni Svetlanov

“..excellent performances of some captivatingly colourful music. (Russian Easter Festival) splendidly exuberant playing from players who naturally have the stuff of the music in their bones...marvellous gravity and resonance. …(Dubinushka) only a trifle, but quite a rare one. Rimsky-Korsakov heard the song during the 1905 “revolution” - both his liberal instincts and his musical invention were fired …scored by the master hand and very effective (The Golden Cockerel) excellently played under Svetlanov (he has a marvellously strangled trumpet for the cock-crow)” Gramophone Magazine

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Alto - ALC1345

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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)

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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

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Rimsky Korsakov: Orchestral Works

Rimsky Korsakov: Orchestral Works


Rimsky Korsakov:

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Sadko (tone poem), Op. 5

May Night Overture

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico, Enrique Bátiz

Presto CD

Resonance - CDRSN3044

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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

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

May Night Overture

The Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Christmas Eve Suite

Dubinushka Op. 62

Sadko (tone poem), Op. 5

Snow Maiden Suite


Decca - E4434642

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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)

$12.25

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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Igor Markevitch


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First Choice - September 2005

Presto CD

Philips - 4426432

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Concertgebouw Lollipops

Concertgebouw Lollipops


Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Eduard van Beinum

Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Bernard Haitink

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Eduard van Beinum

Dvorak:

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Bernard Haitink

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Antal Doráti

Franck, C:

Les Eolides - Symphonic Poem

Willem van Otterloo

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Bernard Haitink

Grieg:

Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34

Eduard van Beinum

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture

Eduard van Beinum

Rimsky Korsakov:

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Igor Markevitch

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Bernard Haitink

Schubert:

Marche Militaire, D733 No. 1

orch. Guiraud

Paul van Kempen

Sibelius:

Finlandia, Op. 26

Eduard van Beinum

Sousa:

Semper Fidelis

Antal Doráti

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Eduard van Beinum

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Paul van Kempen

Strauss, R:

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Eugen Jochum

Thomas, Ambroise:

Mignon Overture

Eduard van Beinum

Verdi:

La Forza del Destino: Sinfonia

Bernard Haitink


Concertgebouworkest

This highly appealing collection of light-orchestral classics gathers up eighteen years in the history of one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras during the golden age of the LP.

Ever since its foundation in 1883, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam has been blessed with a hall that, to all intents and purposes, belongs to them. Unlike many of their rivals, they not only perform but rehearse and record in the hall. The hall’s own superb acoustic has always been a further attraction for record companies, and between 1950 and 1968 microphones were frequently set up to record the orchestra.

Those microphones mostly belonged to Decca and to the fledgling local Philips company, and on the podium were not only its music directors – during this period, Eduard van Beinum and, from 1961, Bernard Haitink – but also celebrated guest conductors. There were long-established maestros and friends of the orchestra such as Eugen Jochum, Paul van Kempen and Willem van Otterloo, but also younger, dynamic maestros including Antal Doráti.

When recording sessions went well, and the main works were in the can ahead of schedule, the time was not wasted, but filled with shorter pieces. These would both conveniently fill out a short-measure LP and be guaranteed enticements to the ever-growing market of consumers, though in some cases, the reserve pieces were only released on a 45-rpm record, which sometimes disappeared from the catalogue after a short period.

Many of those recordings, often made on the hoof with a delightful spontaneity that shines through even now, are gathered on this set for the first time. Typical of them is The Stars and Stripes Forever. This was put on tape one day in September 1958 without rehearsal, played straight through, and at the end Van Beinum addressed the orchestra: ‘Now that, gentlemen, is a recording!’

Sometimes the juxtapositions of conductor and repertoire are immediately arresting: not only Van Beinum in Sousa but Haitink in Glinka and Verdi. The waltz-suites from Der Rosenkavalier play to Jochum’s under-rated strengths as an operatic conductor. Igor Markevitch conducts the Polovtsian Dances and Russian Easter Festival Overture to the manner born.

The booklet includes an informative and insightful note by Niek Nelissen, as well as cover illustrations of the LPs and EPs that gave rise to this unique collection.

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Australian Eloquence - ELQ4825650

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Anthology of Russian Symphony Music, Vol. 57

Anthology of Russian Symphony Music, Vol. 57


Rimsky Korsakov:

Sinfonietta on Russian Themes in A minor, Op. 31

Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 28

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

From Homer, Op. 60. Prelude-cantata

Nina Isakova, Glafira Koroleva, Margarita Miglau, Republican Russian Academic Choir Capella


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Melodiya Anthology of Russian Symphony Music - MELCO0265

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