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Glinka-Orchestral Music From the Operas
Glinka, Evgeni Svetlanov, USSR Symphony Orchestra
Glinka-Orchestral Music From the Operas
Genre: Classical
 
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Mikhail Glinka, the "father of Russian music" and a lyrical, refreshing Early Romantic, is surprisingly little known in the West, outside of one or two short orchestral pieces, principally the irresistibly energetic "Rusla...  more »

     
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All Artists: Glinka, Evgeni Svetlanov, USSR Symphony Orchestra
Title: Glinka-Orchestral Music From the Operas
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Moscow Studio
Original Release Date: 1/1/2004
Re-Release Date: 9/7/2004
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723724694620

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Mikhail Glinka, the "father of Russian music" and a lyrical, refreshing Early Romantic, is surprisingly little known in the West, outside of one or two short orchestral pieces, principally the irresistibly energetic "Ruslan and Ludmila" overture. That concert favorite is joined here by a treasury of orchestral gems from various Glinka operas that are hardly ever staged outside of Russia. These historic recordings are from 1963 through 1990.
 

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Get this great Russian Music
V. Krzyzaniak | FEDERAL WAY, WA USA | 02/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have eyed this CD many times as I already had a few of the selections but not all of them. I am a big fan of Russian Classical so I recently bit the bullet and bought the CD and it is well worth more than the $11 price.

Evgeni Svetlanov conducts with the USSR Symphony Orchestra and they are superb. In my opinion Svetlanov is the best Russian conductor. The pieces that I already had were better on this recording, and the pieces that I was missing are a great addition.

Everything is incidental music from Glinka's operas so there is no singers or chorus. I especially like the "Overture from Ivan Susanin" and "In Nian's Castle from Ruslan & Lyudmila". They are seldom heard but very melodic and colorful. They alone are worth the price of the CD. On the other hand the "Overture Ruslan & Lyudmila" is very over played (I have 5 recordings now) but this is an excellent version and so still enjoyable.

I suggest you get this CD."