Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

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Anatole Fistoulari conducts Ippolitov-Ivanov & Glière

Anatole Fistoulari conducts Ippolitov-Ivanov & Glière


The Red Poppy, Op. 70: suite


Caucasian Sketches

London Philharmonic Orcheestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Recording producer: Christopher Whelan (The Red Poppy); unknown (Caucasian Sketches)

Recording engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (The Red Poppy); Cyril Windebank (Caucasian Sketches)

Recording location: Kingsway Hall, London, United Kingdom, September 1956 (The Red Poppy), March 1957 (Caucasian Sketches)

Many famous conductors had unusual lives, but the life of Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995) was more unusual than most. When he was just seven, he conducted a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony in his native city of Kiev. At thirteen, he conducted Saint-Saëns’s Samson and Delilah in Bucharest. While a young man, he travelled throughout Europe and North America, accompanying bass Feodor Chaliapin and conducting the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Escaping the European mainland in World War II, he came to England, where he soon married Gustav Mahler’s sole surviving daughter, Anna, and was named principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He became a British citizen in 1948.

He recorded extensively for Decca and the Glière and Ippolitov-Ivanov pieces were taped by the Decca recording team and issued by RCA in 1957 as part of a reciprocal arrangement the two companies had at the time. This is their first appearance on Decca as well as on CD.

The suite from Glière’s The Red Poppy is drawn from a three-act ballet, its music full of backward glances towards Rimsky-Korsakov and others, and containing a spirited account of the popular ‘Russian Sailor’s Dance’. Ippolitov-Ivanov took an active interest in Russia’s ethnic minorities and he brings to this music several of the influences that pervaded his time in Georgia. The popularity of the first set of Caucasian Sketches (recorded here) has eclipsed that of the second.

“plenty of colour and glitter in this recommendable performance” Gramophone Magazine (Caucasian Sketches)

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Kodály: Dances of Galánta and Marosszék

Kodály: Dances of Galánta and Marosszék


Caucasian Sketches


Dances of Galánta

Dances of Marosszék

Háry János Suite

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DG Westminster - 4712672

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The Art of Artur Rodzinski

The Art of Artur Rodzinski



El Corpus Christi en Sevilla (from Iberia, book 1)

Triana (from Iberia, book 2)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Carmen Suite No. 1

Carmen Suite No. 2


Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances


Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'


El sombrero de tres picos - Suite

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

Le Chasseur maudit


Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture


Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'


Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2


Caucasian Sketches


Dances of Galanta

Dances of Marosszék

Háry János Suite


Pictures at an Exhibition

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Khovanshchina: Prelude


Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33b


Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Rimsky Korsakov:

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


Guillaume Tell Overture


Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'


Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Strauss, J, II:

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture


Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Tannhäuser: Overture

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

New York Philharmonic

Philharmonia Orchestra

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Outstanding performances of de Falla's, Granados’ and Albeniz’s works.

Unmistakable quality of a past standard of excellence that is hardly matched today.

Rodzinski's austere conducting and his vitality and precision refined and developed some of the major orchestras of the time.

These Rodzinski’s memorable recordings include theMaestro’s farewell to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at his last recording session for Westminster/

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