Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition & Khachaturian, Kabalevsky, Shchedrin & Rachmaninov

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition & Khachaturian, Kabalevsky, Shchedrin & Rachmaninov

A Russian orchestral showcase from Vasily Petrenko and the award willing Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present a programme of Russian orchestral classics – with some surprises.

Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Khachaturian’s sumptuously romantic suite from his ballet ‘Spartacus’ with its famous ‘Adagio’ keep company

with Kabalevsky’s fizzing overture to his opera ‘Colas Breugnon’ and Schehedrin’s ‘Naughty Limericks plus a wistful Rachmaninov song in beautiful orchestral arrangement.

Tracklisting

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture

 

Khachaturian: Spartacus Ballet Suite

  • Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Variations of Aegina and Bacchanalia
  • Scene and Dances with Crotalums
  • Dance of Gaditanae and Victory of Spartacus
  • Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 ‘Tschastuschi’ (Naughty Limericks)

 

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

  • I. Promenade [1]
  • II. Gnomus
  • III. Promenade [2]
  • IV. Vecchio castello
  • V. Promenade [3]
  • VI. Tuileries
  • VII. Bydlo
  • VIII. Promenade [4]
  • IX. Ballet of the unhatched chicks
  • X. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
  • XI. The Market at Limoges
  • XII. Catacombe
  • XIII. Con mortuis in lingua mortua
  • XIV. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yagá)
  • XV. The Great Gate at Kiev
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