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Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops - Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet; Shostakovich: Hamlet; Glazunov: Carnaval Overture (1999)

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Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops - Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet; Shostakovich: Hamlet; Glazunov: Carnaval Overture (1999)

Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops - Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet; Shostakovich: Hamlet, incidental music; Glazunov: Carnaval Overture (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 67:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | 09026-63308-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1969

Arthur Fiedler's recording of Shchedrin's Carmen Ballet is excellent in every way. The composer's imaginative rescoring of several sections of Bizet's opera for strings and percussion is a superb reorchestration exploiting a full range of percussion timbre that reveals an incredible array of views of the score that continually delight the listener. The Ballet, composed as a vehicle for his celebrated wife- prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya - is an extraordinary orchestration which invites the listener to explore new and very different colors with music originally scored for Bizet's classically constituted orchestra of the opera pit. While the disk also includes the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" by Shostakovich and Glazunov's Carnival Overture, it's the Shchedrin performance that makes the disk worth any price for the listener who values discovering new things in music well known in an earlier guise.

Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set

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Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set

Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set
Beethoven - Shostakovich - Wagner - Mozart - Tchaikovsky - Mussorgsky - Glinka - Glazunov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.5 Gb | Scans included | Time: 09:57:02
Genre: Classical, Orchestral | Label: Erato | # 2564-69890-5

This compilation covers 20 years of live recordings made by conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the then-named Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for Erato. Mravinsky led that orchestra for nearly 50 years, from 1938 until his death. His last recording was that of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, made in 1984, found on Disc 3 here. His interpretations of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky were highly regarded, so it's not surprising that several of their symphonies are here. There are also symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven in this set; tone poems by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky; and orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, Glinka, and Glazunov. The final disc contains a rare recording of a rehearsal led by Mravinsky, something few outsiders were ever allowed to witness. Even though he was an elder statesman of Russian music at the time of these recordings, there is still precision and energy in his interpretations.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No. 6, Scenes de Ballet op. 52 (1987)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No. 6, Scenes de Ballet op. 52 (1987)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 6, Scenes de Ballet op. 52 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 68:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodia | # MEL 46005-2 | Recorded: 1987

While the Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58, of 1896 by Alexander Glazunov is not the most personally characteristic of his eight completed symphonies – the optimistic Third or the Olympian Fifth are more typical of his confident symphonic aesthetic – it is arguably the most typically Russian of his symphonies. Part of the reason for this is the scoring – violins in octaves above massed brass at its climaxes à la Tchaikovsky and gorgeously colorful woodwind writing in its central movements – part of it is the themes – ardent and powerful with a yearning quality characteristic of fin de siècle Russian symphonies – but most of it is the furious tone of the opening movement.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 3 (1987)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 3 (1987)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 3; Lyric Poem (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 65:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodia | # MEL 46008-2 | Recorded: 1987

Alexander Glazunov composed his Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 33, in 1890. The symphony is dedicated to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and was first performed in St. Petersburg in December 1890 under the baton of Anatoly Lyadov. The symphony is considered a transitional work, with Glazunov largely eschewing the influences of Balakirev, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov inherent in his earlier symphonies for the newer influences of Tchaikovsky and Wagner. Because of this change, the Third has been called the "anti-kuchkist" symphony in Glazunov's output (kuchkist kuchka, the shortened Russian name for the nationalist music group The Five"). He would tone down these new influences in his subsequent symphonies as he strove for an eclectic mature style.

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Glazunov: From the Middle Ages, Scenes de Ballet; Lyadov: Musical Snuffbox (1990)

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Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Glazunov: From the Middle Ages, Scenes de Ballet; Lyadov: Musical Snuffbox (1990)

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Glazunov: From the Middle Ages, Scenes de Ballet; Lyadov: Musical Snuffbox (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 53:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8804 | Recorded: 1989

While the Middle Ages Suite is interesting, the real gem on this disk is the Scenes de Ballet. In this score, Glazunov matches the pinnacle of ballet music writing that he reached in his ballet The Seasons. Many listeners will recognize some of the numbers in this piece, because they tend to crop up in various "new" ballet productions that are patched together by choreographers such as Peter Maartens and Mikhail Baryshnikov – plus their occasional inclusion in the figure-skating routines presented by those great Russian and Ukrainian skaters every time the Winter Olympics comes around.

Vladimir Fedoseyev, USSR RTV Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

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Vladimir Fedoseyev, USSR RTV Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

Vladimir Fedoseyev, USSR RTV Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 76:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodia | # MEL 46047-2 | Recorded: 1981

Alexander Glazunov was one of the most important Russian romantic composers, but didn’t belong to the “Mighty Handful” or “The Five”, whose strongly nationalistic tendencies he respected, but did not embrace. Glazunov’s music is of “western” charm, lyricism and inner passion. His symphonies, still somewhat neglected in favour of those of his compatriot Tchaikovsky, are brilliantly orchestrated and full of sweeping romantic grandeur, a true discovery for those not acquainted with these Russian master pieces!

Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

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Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988)
Oscar Shumsky, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8596 | Time: 00:56:32

There are many different musical "Seasons" aside from Vivaldi's, and next to Haydn's oratorio of the same name, this is probably the most famous example. The complete ballet is of modest length–only 40 minutes or so–and the autumn "Bacchanal" contains what is probably the catchiest tune that Glazunov ever wrote. You'll probably think that you've heard it before, but can't quite figure out where. Neeme Jarvi is always at his best in big, splashy Romantic pieces, and this performance is no exception. He whips the orchestra up to a fine frenzy where necessary, and given Chandos's fine sound and a sensible coupling, you're in for some good listening.

Andreas Brantelid, Bengt Forsberg - Russian Tales: Myaskovsky, Glazunov (2020)

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Andreas Brantelid, Bengt Forsberg - Russian Tales: Myaskovsky, Glazunov (2020)

Andreas Brantelid, Bengt Forsberg - Russian Tales: Myaskovsky, Glazunov (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 54:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573985 | Recorded: 2019

Nikolay Myaskovsky was one of the most prolific and influential composers in 20th-Century Russian musical life. These two works come from the beginning and end of his distinguished career: the warmly expressive First Cello Sonata recalling the style of Rachmaninov, and the equally romantic Second Cello Sonata revealing the subtle influence of folk music typical of Myaskovsky's later years. Alexander Glazunov both absorbed and continued the great Romantic lineage with his poignant Chant du Ménestrel and the Iberian evocations for the Sérénade espagnole from Two Pieces.

Li-Wei Qin, Michael Halász, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Russian Cello Concertos (2019)

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Li-Wei Qin, Michael Halász, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Russian Cello Concertos (2019)

Li-Wei Qin, Michael Halász, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Russian Cello Concertos: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 70:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.573860 | Recorded: 2017

Russian composers have made a significant contribution to the repertoire of music for cello and orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, deftly scored for an 18th-century orchestra, reveals his admiration for Mozart whereas the Pezzo capriccioso is full of ripe charm. in the year of Tchaikovsky’s death, Rimsky-Korsakov composed the attractive Serenade, Op. 37 and his student, Glazunov, both absorbed and continued the great Romantic lineage with his own sonorous and beautiful Concerto ballata, the poignant Chant du ménestrel, and the iberian evocations of the Sérénade espagnole from Deux Morceaux.

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

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Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Osian Ellis, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto, Harp Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 62:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 006-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1971

Of the rarities presented in this unusual Russian music collection, the most tantalizing is Gliére’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra. Judging by the slight surface noise, it sounds as if this transfer could have been made from an LP. No matter, the sound is fine, and Joan Sutherland sings radiantly, pouring out beguiling tone throughout her range, while her trademark trills are put to good use by Gliére’s vocal writing, which isn’t particularly original, especially considering it was composed in 1943. The same can be said for Gliére’s 1938 Harp Concerto: beguiling solo writing set against standard-fare 19th-century orchestral accompaniment.

I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)

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I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)

I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:31 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: 9622

This Chandos release is the second such prizewinners’ showcase from Yuli Turovsky’s Orford International Competition, the winners being invited to commit their respective concertos to disc with I Musici de Montreal. The result is an attractive coupling of three lesser-known works performed with freshness and enthusiasm. The programme makes a logical sequel to last year’s Glazunov/Arensky coupling, although the Glazunov will not be to everyone’s taste. The Yamaha piano is hard-edged and uneven in tone, and it is used by Herskowitz to hammer home the musical arguments in the grand manner.

Sviatoslav Richter - Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Sviatoslav Richter Melodiya Edition, Vol. 8) (1995)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Sviatoslav Richter Melodiya Edition, Vol. 8) (1995)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Sviatoslav Richter Melodiya Edition, Vol. 8) (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:01 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: 29468

These early recordings (1950-52) were made while Sviatoslav Richter was still playing this kind of virtuoso Russian music, an area he largely abandoned later in his life. If you enjoy the trivial Rimsky and Glazunov concertos, you'll get a real kick out of the colorful virtuosity of these performances, pretty well conveyed by the recordings although they don't really do justice to Richter's tone. But Richter did make another recording of the Prokofiev, with Karel Ancerl, which is currently available on Supraphon and has a much better orchestra. In either case, the pianist gives this insouciant music all the juice it needs.

Michail Jurowski, Orchestra of The Teatro alla Scala, Olesia Novikova, Friedemann Vogel - Glazunov: Raymonda (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Michail Jurowski, Orchestra of The Teatro alla Scala, Olesia Novikova, Friedemann Vogel - Glazunov: Raymonda (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Michail Jurowski, Orchestra of The Teatro alla Scala, Olesia Novikova, Friedemann Vogel - Glazunov: Raymonda (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11483 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 20,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4333 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 8,25 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

The last great work from the glorious era of the Imperial ballets has never before been performed by the La Scala ballet. Its La Scala premiere marks the most faithful version of Raymonda yet to the original, which met with triumphant success in St. Petersburg in 1898.