[Symphony 2] "an attractive piece- I am inclined to think the Svetlanov account is finer (than) Rozhdestvensky... Svetlanov plays with great élan, driving the Cossack scherzo on, and drawing almost risky sweetness from the orchestra in the Andante.... The USSR orchestra has much to recommend it: their strings certainly have greater sonority and weight though the brass and wind are not always to Western tastes.. some of the material of the scherzo was actually intended for the First Symphony. Yet the ideas are very engaging... [Overture] "In some ways the most striking is the Overture... beautifully orchestrated, with a lucidity which owes much to Glinka and even outdoes him. It should be better known to us" (Gramophone)
[Symphony 2] "an attractive piece- I am inclined to think the Svetlanov account is finer (than) Rozhdestvensky... Svetlanov plays with great élan, driving the Cossack scherzo on, and drawing almost risky sweetness from the orchestra in the Andante.... The USSR orchestra has much to recommend it: their strings certainly have greater sonority and weight though the brass and wind are not always to Western tastes.. some of the material of the scherzo was actually intended for the First Symphony. Yet the ideas are very engaging... [Overture] "In some ways the most striking is the Overture... beautifully orchestrated, with a lucidity which owes much to Glinka and even outdoes him. It should be better known to us" (Gramophone)
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Format: CD
Label: ALTO
Rel. Date: 06/11/2021
UPC: 5055354414299

Balakirev Symphony 2 / In Bohemia / Etc
Artist: Evgeni Svetlanov / Ussr Symphony Orchestra
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Symphony No.2 in D minor; I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
2. II. Scherzo Alla Cosacca. Allegro Non Troppo Ma Con Fuoco Ed Energico
3. III. Romanza. Adante
4. IV. Finale. Tempo Di Polacca
5. In Bohemia, Symphonic Poem
6. Overture on Three Russian Songs
7. Suite in D minor of Four Pieces By F. Chopin;Preambule (Etude)
8. Mazurka
9. Intermezzo (Nocturne)
10. Finale (Scherzo)

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[Symphony 2] "an attractive piece- I am inclined to think the Svetlanov account is finer (than) Rozhdestvensky... Svetlanov plays with great élan, driving the Cossack scherzo on, and drawing almost risky sweetness from the orchestra in the Andante.... The USSR orchestra has much to recommend it: their strings certainly have greater sonority and weight though the brass and wind are not always to Western tastes.. some of the material of the scherzo was actually intended for the First Symphony. Yet the ideas are very engaging... [Overture] "In some ways the most striking is the Overture... beautifully orchestrated, with a lucidity which owes much to Glinka and even outdoes him. It should be better known to us" (Gramophone)