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Russian Orchestral Masterworks

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  1. Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Andante - Allegro con anima
  2. Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
  3. Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: IV. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
  5. Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: Pezzo in forma di Sonatina. Andante - Allegro - Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: Waltzer: Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: Elegie. Larghetto elegacio $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: Finale. Thema Russo Andante - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 "Scheherazande": Largo e maestoso - Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 "Scheherazande": Lento - Andantino
  11. Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 "Scheherazande": Andantino quasi allegretto
  12. Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 "Scheherazande": Allegro molto
  13. Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
  14. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": I. Montagues and Capulets $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": II. The Child Juliet $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": III. Dance $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": IV. Dance of the Antilles Girls $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": V. Morning Dance $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": VI. Romeo & Juliet $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": VII. Romeo at the Grave of Juliet $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Ballet Suite, Op. 64 "Romeo & Juliet": VIII. Death of Tybalt $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Fantasy Overture "Romeo & Juliet"
  23. Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: I. Largo - Allegro moderato
  24. Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: II. Allegro molto
  25. Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio
  26. Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: IV. Allegro vivace
  27. Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 $0.99 on iTunes
  28. The Firebird Suite: Introduction and Dance of the Firebird $0.99 on iTunes
  29. The Firebird Suite: Entreaty of the Firebird. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  30. The Firebird Suite: Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. The Firebird Suite: Rondo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. The Firebird Suite: Infernal Dance. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  33. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  34. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Dances of the Adolescents $0.99 on iTunes
  35. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Mock Abduction $0.99 on iTunes
  36. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Spring Rounds $0.99 on iTunes
  37. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Games of the Rival Tribes $0.99 on iTunes
  38. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Dance of the Earth $0.99 on iTunes
  39. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  40. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Mystical Circles of the Adolescents $0.99 on iTunes
  41. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Glorification of the Victim $0.99 on iTunes
  42. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Evocation of the Ancestors $0.99 on iTunes
  43. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Ritual of the Ancestors $0.99 on iTunes
  44. The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Sacred Dance-The Victim $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Pétrouchka: First Scene. The Shrovetide Fair
  46. Pétrouchka: FourthScene. Grand Carnival
  47. Symphony in Three Movements: 1st Movement
  48. Symphony in Three Movements: 2nd Movement $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Russian Easter Festival Overture (Svetlïy pazdnik), for orchestra, Op. 36
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra no 1
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony in Three Movements
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet no 8 )
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Notes & Reviews:

The passion, color, and emotional fervor of Russian music shine through in this diverse collection. "Otaka has already done wonders with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and here is the evidence...I applaud." - Gramophone on Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England (07/22/1987-07/23/1987)
  • Running Time: 45 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (03/30/1984-03/31/1984)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
  • Performers: Bradley Creswick (Violin); George Ives (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Royal Albert Hall, London, England (04/02/1988-04/03/1988)
  • Running Time: 44 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Russian Easter Festival Overture (Svetlïy pazdnik), for orchestra, Op. 36
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Royal Albert Hall, London, England (04/02/1988-04/03/1988)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Exceprts
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (02/11/1991-02/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (09/08/1991-09/09/1991)
  • Running Time: 59 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14
  • Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (09/08/1991-09/09/1991)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra no 1
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Watford, London, England (02/09/1987-02/10/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Watford, London, England (02/09/1987-02/10/1987)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (11/14/1990-11/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony in Three Movements
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Leominster Priory, Leominster, Hertfordshire, England (11/14/1990-11/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35
  • Performers: Graham Ashton (Trumpet); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Watford, London, England (02/09/1987-02/10/1987)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1933

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Watford, London, England (02/09/1987-02/10/1987)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. by Barshai from String Quartet no 8 )
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Town Hall, Watford, London, England (02/09/1987-02/10/1987)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960