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GREAT RUSSIAN SYMPHONIES (10-CD Box Set)

The word ‘symphony’ is used to describe an extended orchestral composition in Western classical music. By the eighteenth century the Italianate opera sinfonia—musical interludes between operas or concertos—had assumed the structure of three contrasting movements, and it is this form that is often considered as the direct forerunner of the orchestral symphony. With the rise of established professional orchestras, the symphony assumed a more prominent place in concert life between 1790 and 1820 until it eventually came to be regarded by many as the yardstick by which one would measure a composer’s achievement.

The symphony came late to Russia. The first attempts at a Russian Nationalist symphony were made in the late nineteenth-century by Balakirev and his acolytes, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as by Tchaikovsky, whose symphonies (despite his European leanings) have a distinctly Russian flavour. In their wake followed numerous composers, from Glazunov to Myaskovsky, similarly instilling their music with the melodies of their homeland. In the years that followed Russian politics had an unmistakable impact on the Russian symphonists, as Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (among others) went into exile whilst composers such as Shostakovich vented their political frustrations through the medium of music—his Leningrad Symphony being a prime example.



Disc 1

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
1.   Play with flash player I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima 00:18:59
2.   Play with flash player II. Andantino in modo di canzona 00:09:52
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro 00:05:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco 00:09:15

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  Symphony No. 2 in B Minor
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:06:59
6.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Prestissimo. Trio: Allegretto 00:05:31
7.   Play with flash player III. Andante 00:07:50
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro 00:06:19


Disc 2

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
1.   Play with flash player I. Andante - Allegro con anima 00:15:09
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza 00:13:38
3.   Play with flash player III. Valse: Allegro moderato 00:05:39
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivo 00:12:19
  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (3rd version, 1880)
5.   Play with flash player Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (3rd version, 1880) 00:19:03


Disc 3

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique"
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 00:18:54
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegro con grazia 00:08:40
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro molto vivace 00:09:21
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso 00:10:49
  1812 Overture, Op. 49
5.   Play with flash player 1812 Overture, Op. 49 00:15:32


Disc 4

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100
1.   Play with flash player I. Andante 00:14:05
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegro marcato 00:08:58
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio 00:13:30
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro giocoso 00:10:31

Myaskovsky, Nikolay Yakovlevich

  Symphony No. 24 in F Minor, Op. 63
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro deciso 00:12:38
6.   Play with flash player II. Molto sostenuto 00:11:04
7.   Play with flash player III. Allegro appassionato 00:11:14


Disc 5

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
1.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:18:01
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto 00:05:12
3.   Play with flash player III. Largo 00:15:34
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro non troppo 00:12:50

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, "Classical"
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:04:50
6.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:04:42
7.   Play with flash player III. Gavotte: Non troppo allegro 00:01:49
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Molto vivace 00:04:23


Disc 6

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegretto 00:25:43
2.   Play with flash player II. Moderato (Poco allegretto) 00:11:27
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio 00:18:11
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro non troppo 00:19:57


Disc 7

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

  Symphony No. 2, Op. 9, "Antar"
1.   Play with flash player I. Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegretto - Adagio - Allegretto - Largo 00:09:36
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegro 00:04:16
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro risoluto 00:05:15
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegretto - Adagio 00:09:15
  Scheherazade, Op. 35
5.   Play with flash player I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship 00:10:44
6.   Play with flash player II. The Kalender Prince 00:11:33
7.   Play with flash player III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess 00:10:44
8.   Play with flash player IV. Festival at Baghdad - The Sea 00:12:51


Disc 8

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
1.   Play with flash player I. Largo: Allegro moderato 00:20:44
2.   Play with flash player II. Allegro molto 00:10:41
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio 00:14:46
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro vivace 00:11:55
  Utyos (The Rock), Op. 7
5.   Play with flash player Utyos (The Rock), Op. 7 00:14:33


Disc 9

Scriabin, Alexander

  Symphony No. 3, Op. 43, "Le Poeme Divin"
1.   Play with flash player I. Lento 00:01:36
2.   Play with flash player II. Luttes (Struggles) 00:25:37
3.   Play with flash player III. Voluptes (Delights) 00:13:44
4.   Play with flash player IV. Jeu divin (Divine Play) 00:11:10
  La Poeme de l'extase (The Poem of Extasy), Op. 54, "Symphony No. 4"
5.   Play with flash player La Poeme de l'extase (The Poem of Extasy), Op. 54, "Symphony No. 4" 00:24:10


Disc 10

Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich

  Symphony No. 6 in C Minor, Op. 58
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro appassionato 00:11:05
2.   Play with flash player II. Theme and Variations 00:11:04
3.   Play with flash player III. Intermezzo: Allegretto 00:04:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Andante maestoso - Moderato maestoso - Scherzando - Allegro pesante - Allegro moderato 00:11:03

Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich

  Symphony No. 1 in G Minor
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:14:18
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante commodamente 00:07:12
7.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo - moderato assai 00:08:14
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:09:16

Total Playing Time: 12:04:36






Composer(s):
Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich; Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich; Myaskovsky, Nikolay Yakovlevich; Prokofiev, Sergey; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich; Scriabin, Alexander; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Conductor(s):
Anichanov, André; Anissimov, Alexander; Golovschin, Igor; Kuchar, Theodore; Leaper, Adrian; Petrenko, Vasily; Schwarz, Gerard; Wit, Antoni; Yablonsky, Dmitry

Orchestra(s):
Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Moscow Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra; Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Larionoff, Maria; Lokalenkov, Dmitri

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.501059

Barcode: 730099105941

Release Date: 04/2012

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