Glinka: Overtures & Dances (CD)

Alto
$9.99
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SKU:
ALC1312
Artist:
Evgeni Svetlanov

 “An eminently recommendable survey of Glinka’s orchestral output … playing of the USSR Symphony is expert and idiomatic” (Penguin Guide) “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) “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)

Ruslan & Lyudmila

  • [1] Overture (Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra) 5:05
  • [2] Chernomor’s March 4:20

Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar)

  • [3] Overture 9:24 

Spanish Overtures

  • [4] No.1 (Jota Aragonese) 9:08
  • [5] No.2 (Summer Night in Madrid) 9:01

(Fantasia on Spanish Themes)

  • [6] Waltz-Fantasia 8:44

Prince Kholmsky: Incidental music to N.Kukolnik’s tragedy

  • [7] Overture 6:43
  • [8] Entr’Acte to Act II 3:34
  • [9] Entr’Acte to Act III 3:28
  • [10] Entr’Acte to Act IV 3:41
  • [11] Entr’Acte to Act V 3:33
  • [12] Premiere Polka in B flat major 8:25

(Orchestrated M.Balakirev)

Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine

“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.”

MusicWeb International

“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.”

Penguin Guide

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

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