Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Borodin|
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Marche Slave; Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain; Mussorgsky (arr. Stokowski): Symphonic Synthesis from Boris Godunov; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Goof collection of Russian music under Stoki's baton
Archaeologist | Los Angeles, CA | 07/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this cd is getting pricy, and I hope my giving five stars to it won't make its price even higher.
I basically bought it for Stokowski's arrangement of Boris Godunov. I heard this many years ago. This is a masterpiece. There are some other performances from Stokowski's arrangement under other conductors, but, no, they can't match his conducting. Stokowski was an expert of Russian music, and I think this CD does justice to him. The only thing missing here is his arrangement of Khovanshchina (available only in a DECCA set). There is also an interesting symphonic arrangement of Boris Gudunov - though shorter - by SHostakovich (conducted by Gergiev). The remastering is pretty good."