Russian Masterworks (The Best of Russian Classical Music)

Russian Masterworks (The Best of Russian Classical Music)

Various Artists and Orchestras (please see Album Info)

Naxos 2014

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Russian Masterworks (The Best of Russian Classical Music)

Artists and Orchestras:

Maria Lettberg (piano), Vladimir Grishko (tenor), Ilya Kaler (violin), Denes Varjon (piano), Jeffrey Biegel (piano), Boris Berman (piano), Dinara Alieva (soprano), Maria Larionoff (violin), Idil Biret(piano), Mikhail Svetlov (bass), Pavlina Dokovska (piano), Eugen Antoni (tenor), Raisa Palmu (soprano), Erja Wimeri (contralto)

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia National Opera Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ukraine State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ukrainian S, Michail Jurowski, Atanas Margaritov, Andre Anichanov, Michael Halasz, Gerard Schwarz, Vladimir Sirenko, Camilla Kolchinsky, Theodore Kuchar, Robert Craft, Dmitry Yablonsky, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Eric-Olof Soderstrom, Jean-Claude Casadesus

Tracklisting

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5
Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5: Overture

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina
Khovanshchina: Act I: Introduction

Reinhold Gliere: The Red Poppy, Op. 70 (Complete Ballet)
The Red Poppy: Russian Sailors’ Dance

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71
The Nutcracker: Danse arabe

Alexander Porfir’yevich Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor
Symphony No. 2 in B Minor: I. Allegro

Alexander Scriabin: 8 Etudes, Op. 42
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, Act II: Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82
Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo

Sergey Prokofiev: Ala i Lolli Suite, Op. 20, “Skifskaya syuita” (Scythian Suite)
Alai Lolli Suite, Op. 20, “Skifskaya syuita” (Scythian Suite): II. The Evil God and Dance of the Pagan Monster

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition*
Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo

Cesar Cui: 25 Preludes, Op. 64
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major: Larghetto

Dmitry Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Prelude

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Symphony of Psalms: I. Psalm 38, verses 13 and 14

Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar’s Bride)
Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar’s Bride): Act II: Aria: V Novgorode (In Novgorod)

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: IV. Finale – Allegro con fuoco

Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Scheherazade, Op. 35: I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship

Sergei Rachmaninov: 13 Preludes, Op. 32
13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 10 in B Minor: Lento

Alexander Porfir’yevich Borodin: Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor)
Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor): Act II: Polovtsian Dances – Ulyetay na kril’yahk vyetra (Fly away on the wings of the wind) (version for chorus)

Alexander Porfir’yevich Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno: Andante

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs and Dances of Death)
Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs and Dances of Death): No. 2. Serenade

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: II. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 “Vespers”
All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, “Vespers”: Canticle of Simeon

Sergey Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: VII. Alexander’s Entry into Pskov

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