Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter




Russian Masquerade

Composers
Genres
Orchestras / Ensembles
Periods
Conductors
Label
Catalogue numberBIS-2365 SACD
Release date2019-05-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time59:27

24 FLAC Discount

Composed in Russia between 1884 and 1917, the four works appearing on this disc all do so in some kind of disguise. Prokofiev and Scriabin both conceived their respective collections for the piano, and it is later arrangers that have adapted them for string orchestra. Rudolf Barshai took on Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives in 1962, selecting 15 of the 20 brief pieces and arranging them for his own ensemble, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Scriabin’s Preludes received a similar treatment in 1999 when the Finnish composer Jouni Kaipainen chose 13 from the original 24, rearranging the order they appear in and transposing them in some cases. As for Anton Arensky (1861—1909), he composed his set of variations as the third movement of a string quartet, taking the theme from a song by Tchaikovsky and letting it undergo a series of transformations. Cheered by the success of the piece, he made his own arrangement for larger forces, a version which remains one of his best-known works. Tchaikovsky’s Elegy, finally, is actually heard here as it was composed, in 1884, but the piece saw the light of day as ‘A Thankful Greeting’ and was renamed ‘Elegy’ only at the time of publication, before making a final reappearance, as part of the composer’s music to Hamlet. The four works are performed by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, one of Finland’s finest ensembles, conducted by its artistic director Sakari Oramo.
 
  • STUDIO QUALITY
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
  • CD QUALITY | MP3
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 8.87
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
  Visions fugitives (arr. Rudolf Barshai) 17:03
01 I. Lentamente 01:09 $ 0.17 USD
02 II. Andante 01:18 $ 0.20 USD
03 III. Allegro 00:58 $ 0.15 USD
04 IV. Animato 01:00 $ 0.15 USD
05 V. Molto giocoso 00:25 $ 0.06 USD
06 VI. Con eleganza 00:34 $ 0.09 USD
07 VII. Comodo 01:18 $ 0.20 USD
08 VIII. Allegretto tranquillo 01:12 $ 0.18 USD
09 IX. Ridicolosamente 01:05 $ 0.16 USD
10 X. Con vivacità 01:05 $ 0.16 USD
11 XI. Assai moderato 01:09 $ 0.17 USD
12 XII. Allegretto 00:46 $ 0.12 USD
13 XIII. Feroce 01:09 $ 0.17 USD
14 XIV. Inquieto 00:56 $ 0.14 USD
15 XV. Dolente 02:59 $ 0.45 USD
 
 
  Composer: Scriabin, Alexander
  Preludes, Op.11 (arr. Jouni Kaipainen) 19:58
16 No. 13. G major. Lento 01:59 $ 0.30 USD
17 No. 14. E minor. Presto 01:17 $ 0.19 USD
18 No. 9. E major. Andantino 02:09 $ 0.32 USD
19 No. 2. A minor. Allegretto 02:17 $ 0.34 USD
20 No. 7. A major. Allegro assai 01:01 $ 0.15 USD
21 No. 8. F sharp minor. Allegro agitato 01:32 $ 0.23 USD
22 No. 15. D flat major. Lento 02:15 $ 0.34 USD
23 No. 16. B flat minor. Misterioso 01:31 $ 0.23 USD
24 No. 17. A flat major. Allegretto 00:44 $ 0.11 USD
25 No. 18. F minor. Allegro agitato 00:47 $ 0.12 USD
26 No. 23. F major. Vivo 00:58 $ 0.15 USD
27 No. 6. D minor. Allegro [orig. B minor] 00:58 $ 0.15 USD
28 No. 5. D major. Andante cantabile 02:30 $ 0.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Arensky, Anton
  Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a 13:43
29 Theme. Moderato 01:08 $ 0.17 USD
30 Var. I. Un poco più mosso 01:27 $ 0.22 USD
31 Var. II. Allegro non troppo 01:08 $ 0.17 USD
32 Var. III. Andantino tranquillo 01:29 $ 0.22 USD
33 Var. IV. Vivace 01:29 $ 0.22 USD
34 Var. V. Andante 02:24 $ 0.36 USD
35 Var. VI. Allegro con spirito 01:20 $ 0.20 USD
36 Var. VII. Andante con moto 01:23 $ 0.21 USD
37 Coda. Moderato 01:55 $ 0.29 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
38 Elegy for string orchestra 08:23 $ 1.26 USD
 
  Album total 59:27
ComposerArensky, Anton
Prokofiev, Sergei
Scriabin, Alexander
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
ArrangerBarshai, Rudolf
Kaipainen, Jouni
ConductorOramo, Sakari
OrchestraOstrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Daily Deal
Top downloads
eClassical.com is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News