Petrenko: Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol op.34, Russian Easter Festival Overture op.36, Scheherazade op.35 (24/192 FLAC)
Petrenko: Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio espagnol op.34, Russian Easter Festival Overture op.36, Scheherazade op.35 (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: LAWO
Size: 2.36 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: 2.36 GB

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
01. I. Alborada
02. II. Variazioni
03. III. Alborada
04. IV. Scena e canto gitano. Allegretto
05. V. Fandango asturiano

06. Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Scheherazade, Op. 35
07. I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
08. II. The Tale of The Kalendar Prince
09. III. The Young Prince and The Young Princess
10. IV. Festival at Baghdad – The Sea – The Shipwreck

It was Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakovs older brother, Voin, who first put ideas of travel, ships and the sea into the would-be composers head. The young Nikolay had never set foot aboard a boat but Voins evocative letters home from the Far East, where he was stationed in the Imperial Russian Navy, proved more than sufficient. Nikolays career path looked set even from his childhood bedroom, where he learned nautical terms, rigged-up model ships and practiced tying knots, his mind full of the adventure and romance of seafaring. In 1856, he enrolled as a naval cadet and completed six years of training. During that time another passion nudged its way into Rimskys heart: music. Barely a year into his studies at the naval academy, the young Nikolay saw his first opera. Soon he heard symphonies by Beethoven and Mendelssohn and encountered a piece by his senior Mikhail Glinka, Jota Aragonesa. Even before he embarked on a three-year voyage around the world aboard a clipper, Rimsky knew he wanted to be a composer, not a seaman. Afterwards, having sailed into some of the great ports of the world, he returned home happy never to leave Russia again the only journeys Rimsky wanted to make were musical. This new release is a new, stunning release by Vasily Petrenko conducting the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in a exhaustive survey of Rimsky-Korsakov orchestral output, including the most idiomatic Scheherazade.

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