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Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1387
Release date2004-09-28
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Classics Today 10/10.

On their previous Rimsky-Korsakov disc, Kees Bakels and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra gave us their interpretation of the ever popular Sheherazade – a 'particular joy' according to the critics – coupled with the less well-known Second Symphony. On this disc the favourites include the Capriccio espagnol and Flight of the Bumble-Bee, unusually presented in its context as the third movement of an orchestral suite from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan.
At least as attractive is the Russian Easter Festival Overture, dedicated to the memories of Mussorgsky and Borodin; the composer's final large-scale orchestral piece. Based on Russian liturgical themes it progresses from a solemn pre-Easter processional, through the discovery of Christ's empty tomb, to the joy and triumph of the Resurrection.
Another work that definitely deserves to be better known is the Piano Concerto. Within its short time-span it daringly explores a wide range of expressive possibilities which Noriko Ogawa and the orchestra exploit to the hilt.
 
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  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  Capriccio espagnol, Op.34 14:58
01 I. Alborada 01:12 $ 0.25 USD
02 II. Variazioni 04:38 $ 0.97 USD
03 III. Alborada 01:14 $ 0.26 USD
04 IV. Scena e canto gitano 04:39 $ 0.98 USD
05 V. Fandango asturiano - Coda 03:15 $ 0.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.30
06 Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.30 14:06 $ 2.96 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Suite, Op.57 19:46
07 I. The Tsar´s Farewell and Departure 04:44 $ 0.99 USD
08 II. The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea 05:51 $ 1.23 USD
09 III. The Flight of the Bumle-Bee 01:23 $ 0.29 USD
10 IV. The Three Wonders 07:48 $ 1.64 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  Sadko, musical picture, Op.5
11 Sadko, musical picture, Op.5 12:20 $ 2.59 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36
12 Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36 14:10 $ 2.98 USD
 
  Album total 01:15:20
OrchestraMalaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorBakels, Kees
ComposerRimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
PianoOgawa, Noriko

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