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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."