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Russian Music / Sir Simon Rattle

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Borodin, Alexander : Symphony no 2 in B minor
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Scythian Suite, Op. 20
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Zeitgestalten, for orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 14 for soprano, bass, strings & percussion, Op. 135
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Notes & Reviews:

This 8 CD set contains 20th century Russian masterpieces including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto 2, Prokofiev's Symphony 5 and the 10th Symphony of Shostakovich as well as Classic Warhorses from Mussorgsky and Borodin. This set is the perfect companion to the Rattle Edition Stravinsky box set released last year - fans will want to own both!



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Works Details

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (12/29/2007-12/31/2007)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Borodin, Alexander : Symphony no 2 in B minor
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (12/29/2007-12/31/2007)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1869-1876
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dances
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (12/29/2007-12/31/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (12/29/2007-12/31/2007)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA (01/02/1984-01/03/1984)
  • Running Time: 61 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performer: Felix Kok (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick (05/03/1984-05/04/1984)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick (05/03/1984-05/04/1984)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 36 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1940
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (06/15/2005-06/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (01/24/1992-01/26/1992)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Scythian Suite, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (01/24/1992-01/26/1992)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (07/07/1977-07/14/1977)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911-1912
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/23/1994-07/24/1994)
  • Running Time: 61 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Zeitgestalten, for orchestra :: 3. (Crotchet) = 80
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (07/09/1995-08/12/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (04/03/1985-04/04/1985)
  • Running Time: 56 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 14 for soprano, bass, strings & percussion, Op. 135
  • Performers: Karita Mattila; Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (08/16/1005-09/16/2005)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1969
  • Studio/Live: Live