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 Offer 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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 Offer 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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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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Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 & Symphonic Poems

USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov

Svetlanov and his Moscow musicians are at their best in these red-blooded and characterful performances of three colourful scores, with Tamara – dramatic and luscious – the best available. 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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Romantic Piano Concertos

Akiko Sagara (piano), Michael Ponti (piano), Maria Littauer (piano), Felicja Blumental (piano), Rena Kyriakou (piano), Martin Galling (piano), Hans Kann (piano), Roland Keller (piano), Jerome Rose (piano), Bart van Oort piano · Gil Sharon violin, Siegfried Stöckigt (piano), Marylène Dosse (piano),...

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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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Ikon Volume 2

Holst Singers, Stephen Layton

Those wary of an English choir's sensibilities in music almost from another planet should head stright to Tolstiakov's Blagoslovi and Rimsky-Korsakov's Our Father for blissful reassurance of... More…

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English Poets, Russian Romances

Vassily Savenko (bass-baritone), Alexander Blok (piano)

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