Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35


This disc marks the beginning of an new recording relationship between Chandos Records and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conducting this performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ever popular symphonic suite Sheherazade is Peter Oundjian, who this season celebrates his tenth year as Music Director of the Orchestra. After a recent performance of the work, the Toronto Star praised Oundjian and the ‘remarkably polished’ TSO for their ‘élan and dynamic punch’.

Many composers have drawn inspiration from the collection of folklore known as the Arabian Nights but none has captured the imagination so vividly as Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov in Sheherazade, composed in 1888. In the story, Sheherazade escapes the murderous intent of her husband, the Sultan Schariar, by entertaining him with fascinating tales every evening for 1001 nights. Rimsky-Korsakov’s four movements allude to individual episodes and images from the stories in dazzling orchestral colour.

The suite opens with a stern and strident brass theme representing the bloodthirsty Sultan. A winding melody for solo violin that returns throughout the work represents the answering voice of Sheherazade. The kaleidoscopic second movement has the character of a scherzo while the third is tender and lyrical. The finale is a boisterous and exuberant carnival, calmed by the return of Sheherazade’s theme which brings the work to a serene conclusion.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

Live from the Annecy Classic Festival 2013


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Denis Matsuev (piano)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35


St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov

In its fourth edition, the Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov.

Temirkanov conducts the orchestra in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours - a journey through One Thousand and One Nights.

Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev (winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the "Siberian Bear" as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No. 2 virtuously and passionately.

Including 8-minutes bonus (Verdi: La Forza del destino - Overture)

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 1080/60i - Full HD, 16:9

Sound format Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo

Region code: All (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 150 mins

German FSK: 0

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EuroArts - 2075064

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

orch S. Lyapunov

Erkin:

Kocecke: Dance Suite

Ippolitov-Ivanov:

Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, No. 2 'In the Village'

Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, No. Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, No. 4 ‘The Procession of the Sardar’

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35


The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Sascha Goetzel, have over the course of the past five years, built a formidable reputation as one of the most creative and exciting orchestras in Europe. Two earlier CDs for ONYX were extremely well received by critics around the world and the new release will not disappoint. Since it was founded, BIPO has worked to develop not only as an orchestra, but as a showcase for music from different traditions – a multicultural mosaic where each little stone is carefully placed with the utmost respect for its neighbour, making a unique contribution to its surroundings. This new recording explores the eastern musical roots of Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, identifying elements from the eastern side of the Bosphorus which have impinged on the Western cultural background of these composers. For the first time the BIPO introduce original oriental instruments on a Scheherezade recording: between the first and second movements the oud plays a traditional melody; the violin solo recitatives are accompanied by the qanin instead of the harp; throughout the work a variety of Turkish and Arabian percussion instruments are delicately incorporated to support Rimsky-Korsakov's Arabic rhythm-writing.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“[Scheherazade] is a work that well demonstrates the orchestra's virtues, which include not only a fine set of principals who have their individual voices in the brighly hued scoring but an overall warmth of tone and precision of ensemble and intonation that are hard won by newly formed orchestras. This is an attractive performance, vigorous of impulse and...pleasingly sensuous.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

“the interludes work beautifully as palate-cleansers and serve to throw the music which surrounds them into sharper relief...The Borusan forces offer some of the most vital, vivid orchestral playing I’ve heard in a long time, whether throwing new light on an established warhorse or introducing us to relative rarities – I urge you to give them a whirl.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 4th August 2014

“It might not be the ultimate performance ofScheherazade, but the exotic interpolations refresh this overplayed work and the many solo passages are played with panache.” The Observer, 27th July 2014 ***

“As always, Goetzel’s orchestra buckles down with a boisterous energy that disarms criticism.” The Times, 25th July 2014 ****

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scenes from The Invisible City of Kitezh & Sheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scenes from The Invisible City of Kitezh & Sheherazade


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia: excerpts


Although he was counted amongst Mily Balakirev's 'Mighty Handful' (which dedicated itself to pursuing a more purely Russian art music, as opposed to the Austro-German musical dominance of the era), both works on this recording show how Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was able to draw influences from beyond Russia into his own unique compositional approach: the scenes from his opera 'The Invisible City of Kitezh' take on a dramatic, Wagnerian influence, whilst 'Sheherazade' is suffused with orientalism as it conjures images from the Thousand and One Nights.

“this Scheherazade is absolutely marvellous, one of the best available. If you think you have heard the score so often that it has become jaded, this is a recording to make you think again.” MusicWeb International, 28th May 2013

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Les Ballets Russes Vol. 8

Les Ballets Russes Vol. 8


Prokofiev:

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

Kirill Karabits

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Jermolaj Albiker (violin)

Alejo Perez


Continuing with Haenssler’s fascinating series Les Ballets Russes, this next volume presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite.

Hänssler - Les Ballets Russes - HAEN93289

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Andris Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Yefim Bronfman at the Lucerne Festival, 5th September 2011

Andris Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Yefim Bronfman at the Lucerne Festival, 5th September 2011


Beethoven:

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Andris Nelsons


Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after young conductors on the international scene today and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent in Summer 2011 when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival.

This concert, available on DVD and Blu-ray features, amongst a programme of Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven and Dvořák, the Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Piano Concerto and Chopin’s Etude in F major.

Andris Nelsons is a regular conductor with many of the world’s top orchestras.

Total: 110 minutes

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Stereo

16:9, HD

“every gesture and expression dovetails with what we hear. Subtle yet soaring, these orchestral performances are shaped by a conductor who enjoys every second of his job, and equally enjoys the musicians before him - the superb Concertgebouw players, peerless in technical finesse and the elegant colouring of phrase and line.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2012 ***

“Nelsons is engrossed in the music, and it’s impossible not to succumb to his obvious and infectious enthusiasm...That’s one of the unexpected joys of this concert; everyone is clearly having fun...A delightful overture, a competent concerto, and a Scheherazade to die for.” MusicWeb International, July 2012

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C Major - 710204

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Fritz Reiner conducts Rimsky Korsakov & Stravinsky

Fritz Reiner conducts Rimsky Korsakov & Stravinsky


Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Stravinsky:

Le Chant du Rossignol


“Reiner's magnificent (1956) Scheherazade stands out among the many superb RCA recordings made in Chicago in the 1950s...Sidney Harth, the orchestral leader, naturally balanced, plays most seductively...The Stravinsky coupling also shows the conductor and orchestra at their finest, and this is a CD that should be in everyone's collection.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Sony Originals - 88697700362

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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade


Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35


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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35, etc.

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49


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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35, etc.

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34


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