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Balakirev Symphony 2 / in Bohemia / Etc

  • By Evgeni Svetlanov
  • Release 11/06/2021
  • Media Format CD
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Price: €14.20

Product Notes

[Symphony 2] "an attractive piece- I am inclined to think the Svetlanov account is finer (than) Rozhdestvensky... Svetlanov plays with great élan, driving the Cossack scherzo on, and drawing almost risky sweetness from the orchestra in the Andante.... The USSR orchestra has much to recommend it: their strings certainly have greater sonority and weight though the brass and wind are not always to Western tastes.. some of the material of the scherzo was actually intended for the First Symphony. Yet the ideas are very engaging... [Overture] "In some ways the most striking is the Overture... beautifully orchestrated, with a lucidity which owes much to Glinka and even outdoes him. It should be better known to us" (Gramophone)

Details

Orchestras: USSR Symphony Orchestra
Title: Balakirev Symphony 2 / in Bohemia / Etc
Release Date: 11/06/2021
Label: Alto
Media Format: CD
UPC: 5055354414299
Item #: 2404413X
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