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Anton Rubinstein: Don Quixote; Ivan IV, symphonic pictures / State SO of Russia

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>Rubinstein, Anton : Don Quixote, musical picture after Cervantes, humoreske for orchestra, Op. 87
>Rubinstein, Anton : Ivan IV Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), musical picture for orchestra, Op. 79

Album Summary

>Rubinstein, Anton : Don Quixote, musical picture after Cervantes, humoreske for orchestra, Op. 87
>Rubinstein, Anton : Ivan IV Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), musical picture for orchestra, Op. 79
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
These two character pieces, while understandably not standard repertoire material, are suspenseful, rousing and rugged, and put on full display Rubinstein’s capacity for writing dramatic music Authoritative performances come from Igor Golovchin and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra on a very welcome and great sounding reissue from Delos. ... read more ...

The lasts in Delos' Russian Disc recordings of seldom-heard Russian music, this release offers Don Quixote and Ivan IV, his two "symphonic pictures" of memorable characters, in performances that have long been ranked as being the best available. Many of Rubinstein's contemporaries considered these unique works to be among the finest music he wrote.

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Recording information: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (12/1993).



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>Rubinstein, Anton : Don Quixote, musical picture after Cervantes, humoreske for orchestra, Op. 87
  • Conductor: Igor Golovchin
  • Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Rubinstein, Anton : Ivan IV Groznïy (Ivan the Terrible), musical picture for orchestra, Op. 79
  • Conductor: Igor Golovchin
  • Running Time: 23 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869