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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel

[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... More…

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à la russe

Alexandre Kantorow (piano)

an outstanding young artist at work...the early Tchaikovsky Scherzo brims over with panache and relish; and Islamey rivals even Berezovsky for the title of cleanest and most exhilarating account.... More…

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Hommage à Chopin

Jonathan Plowright (piano)

Most of these pieces are light, even frothy morceaux, and Plowright does not overstate the musical case for them beyond their obvious delights of refinement and dexterity. But he balances them... More…

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Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade

Sergei Levitin (violin)

Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

[Gergiev] bring[s] out Rimsky's crystalline solo textures, such as the passages for solo cello, horn and woodwinds in the first movement. And if tempos are slow in the first three movements,... More…

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Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Concerto & other orchestral works

Howard Shelley (piano)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vassily Sinaisky

Altogether the Chandos set offers a good introduction to Balakirev's orchestral work… More…

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Hyperion's new release is full of music that mixes Chopinesque grace with Russian-bear grandiosity. Driver is the sort of pianist who can handle both, delivering performances of poise, power... More…

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Avoiding salon platitudes, Kentner’s readings exude a rich, fin de siècle perfume. Islamey may be less dazzling than some more recent recordings, but it is beautifully laid out and thoroughly... More…

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Danse Macabre: Kent Nagano

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano

It is essentially a snapshot of Kent Nagano and his Montreal orchestra…the performances [are] for the most part smart and stylish…Tamara comes off best: Nagano generates a wonderfully gloomy... More…

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Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 & Symphonic Poems

USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

The LSO plays, as always, splendidly for Valery Gergiev. The general excellence and detail of their performance is remarkable. More…

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