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TROUBADISC

TROSACD01431

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Review [DC]

Violin Solo 3: Renate Eggebrecht
Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Studies for violin solo (1916)* [10:36]
Sonata op.11, N°.6 in g-minor (1917-18) [14:07]
Movement and Fragment of a solo violin sonata (1925)* [2:09]
Sonata op.31 N°.1 (1924) [10:40]
Sonata op.31 N°.2 (1924) [13:54]
Anatol VIERU (1926-1998)
Capriccio (1997)* [4:11]
Vladimir MARTYNOV (b.1946)
Partita (1976)* [26:54]
* World Premiere Recording
Renate Eggebrecht (violin)
TROUBADISC TROSACD01431 [79:01] 

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SVET

SVET SVET 21-26/18

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Review [RM]

Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)
CD 1
Symphony no.1 in E major, op.5 (1881-1884) [36:20]
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op 55 (1895) [33:25]
CD 2
Symphony no.2 in F sharp minor, op. 16 (1886) [47:58]
CD 3
Symphony no.3 in D major, op.33 (1890) [51:54]
CD 4
Symphony no.4 in E flat major, op.48 (1893) [34:29]
Symphony no.6 in C minor, op.58 (1896) [38:24]
CD 5
Symphony no.7 in F major, op.77 (1902-1903) [38:41]
The Kremlin, symphonic picture, op.30 (1890) [29:29]
CD 6
Symphony no.8 in E flat major, op. 83 (1905-1906) [45:30]
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
rec. venue not specified, 1989-1990
THE ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN SYMPHONY MUSIC SVET 21-26/18 [6 CDs: 69:45 + 47:58 + 51:54 + 72:53 + 68:10 + 45:30]

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SVET

SVET 33-41/16

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Review [JW]

Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)
CD 1
Raymonda - Ballet in Three Acts, Op. 57 (1897) [66:58]
Act I
CD 2
Raymonda - Ballet in Three Acts, Op. 57 (1897) [69:10]
Act II
Act III
CD 3
The Seasons, ballet in four pictures, Op. 67 (1899) [41:09]
Ballet Suite for large orchestra, Op. 52 (1894) [32:05]
CD 4
Romantic Intermezzo for large orchestra Op. 69 (1900) [10:34]
Solemn Overture for large symphony orchestra Op. 73 (1900) [10:56]
March on Russian Theme Op. 76 (1901) [5:19]
Ballade for large symphony orchestra Op. 78 (1902) [11:35]
From the Middle Ages, symphonic suite Op. 79 (1902) [26:21]
Fortune-Telling and Dance, ballet scene Op. 81 (1904) [9:31]
CD 5
Song of Fate, dramatic overture Op. 84 (1908) [14:38]
Two Preludes Op. 85 (1906) ; To the Memory of V. Stasov [6:02]; To the Memory of N. Rimsky-Korsakov [11:16]
To the Memory of N. Gogol, symphonic prologue Op. 87 (1909) [10:31]
Finnish Fantasia in C major Op. 88 (1909) [12:25]
Finnish Sketches, Op. 89 (1912); No. 1 From "Kalevala" [5:21] No. 2 Procession [4:34]
CD 6
Introduction and Salome"s Dance to Oscar Wilde"s drama "Salome" Op. 90 (1908) [16:15]
Solemn procession in B flat major Op. 91 (1910) [3:18]
Theme with Variations for Spring in G minor Op.97 (1918) [11:32]
Karelian Legend, Musical picture Op. 99 (1916) [21:35]
No ensembles or orchestras or only general dates [1961-90] noted [however; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Evgeni Svetlanov, rec. Moscow 1961 (Raymonda)]
SVET 33-41/16 [6 CDs: 66:58 + 69:10 + 73:14 + 74:21 + 64:47 + 52:41]

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SVET

SVET 27-32

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Review [R May]

Review [JW]

Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)
CD 1

Overture No. 1 on three Greek themes in G minor, Op. 3 [15:06]
Overture No. 2 on Greek themes in D major, Op. 6 [16:35]
To the Memory of a Hero, Elegy, Op. 8 [15:57]
Lyrical Poem in D major, Op. 12 [12:10]
Stenka Razin, symphonic poem, Op. 13 [16:08]
CD 2
Characteristic Suite for large orchestra, Op. 9 [33:35]
Serenade No. 1, Op. 7 [4:11]
Serenade No. 2, Op.11 [3:40]
Two Pieces for orchestra, Op.14; Idyll in D major [11:12] Reverie Orientale [9:24]
Mazurka in G major, Op. 18 [7:46]
Characteristic Dance [2:40]
Volga Boatmen"s Song (1905) [2:46]
CD 3
Forest, fantasia for large symphony orchestra, Op. 19 [21:23]
Sea, fantasia for large symphony orchestra, Op. 28 [17:32]
Oriental Rhapsody for large symphony orchestra, Op.29 [24:18]
CD 4
Wedding Procession, Op. 21 [7:33]
Slavonic Festival, Op. 26 No. 4 [13:27]
Spring, musical picture for symphony orchestra, Op. 34 [11:14]
Triumphal March, Op. 40 [9:07]
Carnival, Op. 45 [9:33]
Solemn Procession in D major, Op. 50 [7:28]
From Darkness to Light, fantasia in C major, Op. 53 [13:18]
CD 5
Chopiniana, suite from F. Chopin"s works, Op. 46 (1892) [20:47]
Concert Waltz No. 1 in D major, Op. 47 [9:41]
Concert Waltz No. 2 in F major, Op. 51 [9:22]
Waltz from ballet "Raymonda", Op. 57 [5:25]
Waltz from "Ballet Suite", Op. 52 [5:49]
Polonaise from "Ballet Suite", Op. 52 [5:38]
Waltz from the ballet "Lady Soubrette", Op. 61 [6:12]
CD 6
Lady-soubrette - Ballet in one act, Op. 61 [71:43]
No orchestras or dates [1961-90] noted [USSR State Symphony Orchestra]/Evgeni Svetlanov
SVET 27-32/18 [6 CDs: 75:58 + 75:12 + 64:14 + 71:43 + 62:56 + 56:31]

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SVET

SVET 04-006-1/6

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Review [RM]

Mily BALAKIREV (1837-1910)
Orchestral works including
Symphony no.1 in C major (1866) [39:56]
Symphony no.2 in D minor (1908) [35:21]
Symphonic poem In Bohemia (1905) [11:57]
Incidental music to Shakespeare’s King Lear (1905) [35:54]
Sergei LYAPUNOV (1859-1924)

Symphony no.1 in B minor, op.12 (1887) [39:01]
Oriental symphonic poem Hashish (1912) [24:27]
Symphony no.2 in B flat minor, op.66 (1917) [49:15]
Solemn overture on Russian themes, op.7 (1886) [15:34]
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
rec. venue not specified, 1971-1993
THE ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN SYMPHONY MUSIC SVET 04-006-1/6 [6 CDs: 62:03 + 60:51 + 57:13 + 61:49 + 63:38 + 64:59]

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NIMBUS

NIMBUS NI7952-3

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Review [ABo]

 

 


Hilde Güden - Arias and Songs

NIMBUS PRIMA VOCE NI 7952-3 [78:48 + 78:58]

 

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SVETLANOV

SV SEA005

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Review [RM]

 


Mikalojus ČIURLIONIS (1875-1911)
Symphonic poem - The Sea (1907) [29:20]
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

La Mer (1905) [24:48]
Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)

Fantasy for orchestra - The Sea (1889) [19:09]
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
rec. venues not stated, 1971-1993
SVETLANOV ARCHIVE SV SEA 005 [73:13]

 

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LYRITA

LYRITA SRCD.295

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Review [JQ]

 


Havergal BRIAN (1876-1972)
Symphony No. 6 Sinfonia Tragica (1948) [19:43]
Symphony No. 16 (1960) [17:41]
Arnold COOKE (1906-2005)

Symphony No. 3 in D (1967) [22:59]
London PO/Myer Fredman (Brian); Nicholas Braithwaite (Cooke)

LYRITA SRCD.295 [60:26]

 

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LYRITA

LYRITA SRCD.233

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Review [JQ]

 


Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953)
Symphony No. 2 (1924-6) [37:39]
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1931-2)*
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Myer Fredman (2); Raymond Leppard* (5)
LYRITA SRCD.233 [78.28]

 

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