Svetlanov was a master of Russian music
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 12/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alexander Borodin was a Russian composer who wrote relatively little music because he was a professor of chemistry and medicine by profession and composed only in his spare time. But the relatively few pieces of music he did write are consistently good and some are genuine masterpieces. His finest symphony was his 2nd symphony. Both of the symphonies presented on this CD are given outstanding performances by Evgeny Svetlanov, the finest Russian conductor of the 20th century. If you like the music of Borodin, please acquire this CD and listen to these symphonies -- especially the 2nd symphony. Highly recommended."