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Glazunov - Symphonies No.5 & No.7

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1388 CD
Release date2004-06-28
Total time70:21

With this disc we have reached the last installment of our series of Glazunov’s symphonies, a series which has received much acclaim, both for the performances of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and for the perceptiveness and clarity of Tadaaki Otaka’s interpretations.
The turn has now come to Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 of which the first, according to the informative liner notes by Dr. Marina Lobanova, has sometimes been called the ‘Spring Symphony’ due to its clear, transparent structure and the brightness and joie de vivre that characterize the piece. Symphony No. 7 was conceived as a monument to Glazunov’s friend and publisher M P Belyayev and, in the words of Dr Lobanova, “represents a peak of the composer’s polyphonic mastery and of his technical perfection.” To quote the BBC Music Magazine critic (concerning an earlier disc in this series): this is “a necessary installment if you're out to collect a first-rate Glazunov cycle.”

Previous discs in our Glazunov series:
BIS-CD-1308 Symphony No.2, Op.16; Mazurka, Op.18; From Darkness to Light, Op.53
BIS-CD-1358 Ballade, Op.78; Symphony No.3, Op.33
BIS-CD-1368 Symphony No.1, Op.5; Symphony No.6, Op.58
BIS-CD-1378 Symphony No.4, Op.48; Symphony No.8, Op.83
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Glazunov, Alexander
  Symphony No.5 in B flat major, Op.55 (1895) 35:04
01 I. Moderato maestoso - Allegro 12:39 $ 1.90 USD
02 II. Scherzo. Moderato 04:59 $ 0.75 USD
03 III. Andante 09:52 $ 1.48 USD
04 IV. Allegro maestoso 07:34 $ 1.14 USD
  Symphony No.7 in F flat major, Op.77 (1901-02) 33:45
05 I. Allegro moderato 08:31 $ 1.28 USD
06 II. Andante 09:17 $ 1.39 USD
07 III. Allegro maestoso 05:48 $ 0.87 USD
08 IV. Finale. Allegro maestoso 10:09 $ 1.52 USD
  Album total 70:21
OrchestraBBC National Orchestra of Wales
ComposerGlazunov, Alexander
ConductorOtaka, Tadaaki

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