Russian Season / Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, etc.

Audio Samples

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D
>     Notturno
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 4, Op. 36
>     Scherzo
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Classical Symphony, Op. 21
>     Gavotte
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 30
>     Allegro vivo
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite no 2, Op. 17, for piano duo
>     Valse
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F, Op. 92 'Kabardinian'
>     Adagio
>Glazunov, Alexander : Idyll, for French horn and string quartet
>     Beginning
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Humoresque Scherzo for 4 bassoons, Op. 12 bis
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Cello Op. 40
>     Allegro
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : String Trio, Op. 48
>     Moderato assai
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>     Largo
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Trio for Piano and Strings in C minor
>     Allegro (beginning)
>Schnittke, Alfred : Sonata for Piano no 1
>     Allegretto
>Stravinsky, Igor : Italian Suite, for cello and piano
>     Tarentelle
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony for strings, Op. 118 [Quartet no 10]
>     Andante
>Borodin, Alexander : Petite Suite for Piano
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
>     Andante energico
>Schnittke, Alfred : Requiem, for soli, mixed choir and instruments
>     Credo

Album Summary

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 4, Op. 36
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Classical Symphony, Op. 21
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 30
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite no 2, Op. 17, for piano duo
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F, Op. 92 'Kabardinian'
>Glazunov, Alexander : Idyll, for French horn and string quartet
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Humoresque Scherzo for 4 bassoons, Op. 12 bis
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Cello Op. 40
>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : String Trio, Op. 48
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Trio for Piano and Strings in C minor
>Schnittke, Alfred : Sonata for Piano no 1
>Stravinsky, Igor : Italian Suite, for cello and piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony for strings, Op. 118 [Quartet no 10]
>Borodin, Alexander : Petite Suite for Piano
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
>Schnittke, Alfred : Requiem, for soli, mixed choir and instruments
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This fascinating and musically rewarding collection from Praga samples the many recordings of Russian music from the label's extensive back catalog. It offers the listener the opportunity to become more familiar with major Russian composers such as Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov. Many of the most prominent Russian masterpieces have been selected and the repertoire ranges from solo piano works to chamber music to symphonic excepts. The result is a widely varied and popular program engaging both newcomers to this repertoire as well as the seasoned listener. Performers include the Leningrad Philharmonic, the Prazák Quartet and the Prague Philharmonic Choir.



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Works Details

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D :: Notturno
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 4, Op. 36 :: Scherzo
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Classical Symphony, Op. 21 :: Gavotte
  • Performers: Martin Hrsel (Piano); Irina Kondratenko (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 30 :: Allegro vivo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1876

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite no 2, Op. 17, for piano duo :: Valse
  • Performer: Prague Piano Duo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F, Op. 92 'Kabardinian' :: Adagio
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1941

>Glazunov, Alexander : Idyll, for French horn and string quartet :: Beginning
  • Performer: Christoph EB (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: ?1884

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Humoresque Scherzo for 4 bassoons, Op. 12 bis
  • Ensemble: Czech Nonet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Cello Op. 40 :: Allegro
  • Performers: Michal Kanka (Cello); Jaromír Klepác (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1934.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Weinberg, Mieczyslaw : String Trio, Op. 48 :: Moderato assai
  • Ensemble: Prazák Quartet (String Quartet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110 :: Largo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Trio for Piano and Strings in C minor :: Allegro (beginning)
  • Ensemble: Kinsky Trio Prague
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Schnittke, Alfred : Sonata for Piano no 1 :: Allegretto
  • Performer: Marketa Janackova (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987-1988

>Stravinsky, Igor : Italian Suite, for cello and piano :: Tarentelle
  • Performers: Michal Kanka (Cello); Jaromír Klepác (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony for strings, Op. 118 [Quartet no 10] :: Andante
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Borodin, Alexander : Petite Suite for Piano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1886

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 :: Andante energico
  • Ensemble: Czech Nonet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1924

>Schnittke, Alfred : Requiem, for soli, mixed choir and instruments :: Credo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1974-1975