Glinka: Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture (Russlan and Ludmilla Overture)

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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 & Russian Orchestral Works

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 & Russian Orchestral Works


Borodin:

Prince Igor Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Prelude & Dance of the Persian Slaves

Berliner Philharmoniker

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


Solti’s 1956 recordings of the Tchaikovsky Second and Fifth symphonies included on this collection are his only recordings of them. He never recorded a complete cycle, although, in the 1970s he recorded the Fifth and Sixth. Both symphonies were recorded with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. The story behind his recording of Russian orchestral favourites is an interesting one. In 1959 he recorded this program with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1966 he recorded a near-identical program with the London Symphony Orchestra. The Berlin recording was not issued on LP until July 1973, held back to make room for the LSO program. The ‘Dance of the Persian slaves’ was issued on CD by Decca in 1998, but this is the first integral release internationally on Decca CD. This release forms part of a mini-series on Eloquence of, in the main, Solti’s early recordings.

“Solti’s hurricane-like Tchaikovsky Serenade has to be heard to be believed – the finale almost flies off with the gale” Penguin Guide

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Glinka: Overtures & Dances

Glinka: Overtures & Dances


Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Ruslan & Lyudmila: Chernamor's March

Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar): Overture

Spanish Overture No. 1 'Capriccio brillante on the Jota Aragonese'

Spanish Overture No. 2 'Summer Night in Madrid'

Valse-Fantaisie in B minor for orchestra, G. ii213

Prince Kholmsky – Incidental Music

Premiere Polka in B Flat Major


USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov

“firm and lively as one would expect from Svetlanov and a Russian orchestra very much on home ground. The recordings do full justice to Glinka's beautiful scoring. An enjoyable record, not to by missed by lovers of Russian music.” Gramophone Magazine

“all done with tremendous character and verve: the Waltz-Fantasie, written for one of the many young ladies who turned the composer's head , is unfurled with just the right amount of insouciance and lashings of charm.” MusicWeb International

“An eminently recommendable survey of Glinka's orchestral output ... playing of the USSR Symphony is expert and idiomatic.” Penguin Guide

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Voyage Russe

Voyage Russe


Glière:

Russian Sailors' Dance from The Red Poppy

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35: excerpts

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a


Alliage Quintett

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Tchaikovsky: Overture Solennelle 1812 & Marche slave

Tchaikovsky: Overture Solennelle 1812 & Marche slave


Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian March

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Kabalevsky:

Colas Breugnon Overture

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Marche slave, Op. 31

Suite No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43: Marche Miniature


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Romantic Russia

Romantic Russia


Borodin:

Prince Igor Overture

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

(completed and orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov)

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Prelude

(completed and orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov)

A Night on the Bare Mountain

(arranged Rimsky-Korsakov)


“A sizzling account of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances is the centrepiece here. Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture is equally electrifying, yet there is tenderness, too, in Musorgsky's Khovanshchina Prelude. Solti fires up vintage LSO/Kingsway Hall performances.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2006 *****

“This arrangement by Rimsky-Korsakov (the serene ending to the piece is nowhere to be found in Mussorgsky's original, and actually uses music from his opera Sorochintsy Fair) is the version [of Night on a Bare Mountain] most familiar to many. Georg Solti conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a vivid performance full of heaving lower strings and snarling brass.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, September 2014

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Presto CD

Decca Rosette Collection - 4765310

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Malmö Symphony Orchestra - A Portrait

Malmö Symphony Orchestra - A Portrait


Alfvén:

Vallflickans dans från Bergakungen (Dance of the Herdmaiden from The Mountain King)

Bizet:

Carmen Suite No. 1

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Larsson, L-E:

Dagens stunder (The Hours of the Day)

(incorporating Pastoral Suite, Op.19)

Rosenberg, H:

Overture to Marionetter (The Marionettes)

Satie:

Two Gymnopédies

(orch. Claude Debussy)

Shostakovich:

Festive Overture, Op. 96

Svendsen:

Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26

Anton Kontra (violin)


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Glazunov, Glinka & Liadov: Orchestral Works

Glazunov, Glinka & Liadov: Orchestral Works


Glazunov:

The Seasons, Op. 67

Concert Waltz No. 1 in D, Op. 47

Concert Waltz No. 2 in F Major, Op. 51

Ouverture solennelle, Op. 73

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Kamarinskaya

Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar): Overture

Valse-Fantaisie in B minor for orchestra, G. ii213

Spanish Overture No. 1 'Capriccio brillante on the Jota Aragonese'

Liadov:

Baba-Yaga, Op. 56

Kikimora, Op. 63

Russian Folksongs (8), Op. 58

Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

(arr. Glazunov)


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Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra - 75th Anniversary

Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra - 75th Anniversary

Selected works by Nielsen, Debussy etc.


Beethoven:

Incidental Music to Leonore Prohaska, WoO964

Brahms:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Haydn:

Symphony No. 91 in E flat major

Lumbye:

Drømmebilleder

Mozart:

Divertimento in E flat, K252

Nielsen:

Maskarade

Ved en ung kunstners baare (At the bier of a young artist)

Little Suite in A minor for strings, Op. 1 (FS6)

Riisager:

Concertino for Trumpet and Strings

Little Overture for Strings

Saeverud:

Galdreslåtten, Op. 20

Stravinsky:

Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra


George Eskdale (trumpet)

Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra Wind Soloists, Nicolai Malko, Issay Dobroven, Launy Grondahl, Thomas Jensen, Erik Tuxen, Fritz Busch, Mogens Wöldike

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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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Russian Visionaries from Glinka to the Firebird

Russian Visionaries from Glinka to the Firebird


Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Danish RO, Issay Dobrowen

In the Steppes of Central Asia

London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates

Chopin:

Mazurka No. 33 in B major, Op. 56 No. 1

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Danish RO, Issay Dobrowen

The Lark

Vassily Sapellnikov (piano)

Mussorgsky:

On the southern shore of the Crimea (Gurzuf)

Alexander Kaminsky (piano)

Pabst:

Kolykol'naya pesna, Op. 18 No. 1

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Prokofiev:

Pieces (10), Op. 12: No. 1 - March

Michael Zadora (piano)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Sadko (tone poem), Op. 5

New York Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky

Scriabin:

Mazurka in F sharp, Op. 25 No. 7

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Poème in F sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Poème, Op. 69, No.1

Vladimir Sofronitsky (piano)

Stravinsky:

Fireworks, Op. 4

New York Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Erica Morini (violin)

New York Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Georg Szell

Aveu Passioné in E minor

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Rêverie du soir (No. 1 from Morceaux (6), Op. 19)

Konstantin Igumnov (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Alfred Hoehn (piano)

Stuttgart RSO, Wilhelm Buschkoetter

The Seasons, Op. 37b: November (Troika)

Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Berlin Staatsoper Orchestra, Oskar Fried


In 1850 Russia had one major composer and several piansts but within sixty years their music scene dominated the world's concert halls. We bring to light Stravinsky enrapt in a state of ecstacy while conducting a work by his mentor Rimsky-Korsakov. Our latest expedition follows pioneers who sought to either imitate Western music or excavate native Pagan, Mythic, and Central Asian sources. When Tchaikovsky's violin concerto hit Vienna, a critic wrote: "We know that in contemporary literature there have started to appear works whose authors love to reproduce in detail the most repulsive physiological phenomena, including foul smells. One might describe literature of that kind as stinking. Well, Tschaikowsky has shown us that there can also be stinking music." Musorgsky instead deprecated Westerners: "A German, when he thinks, starts by analyzing, then demonstrates, while our Russian brother starts by demonstrating, and only then amuses himself by analyzing." Performances include lost recordings by Erica Morini, Georg Szell, Alfred Hoehn, Rachmaninoff, Issay Dobrowen, Albert Coates, Michael Zadora, Konstantin Igumnov, Alexander Kamensky, Oskar Fried, Igor Stravinsky himself, and Vladimir Sofronitsky. Sounds and text follow a path that not only overturned the West's musical hegemony but became a risk to a Soviet regime that tried to recast them into obedient fodder for their obligatory Socialist Realism cult.

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