Rimsky-Korsakov – Life and Work (4CD, FLAC)
Rimsky-Korsakov – Life and Work (4CD, FLAC)

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 4
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Membran
Size: 1.25 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Antar op. 9 – Sinfonische Suite / Symphonic Suite

1. I. Largo. Allegro giocoso. Adagio. Largo
2. II. Allegro. Molto allegro. Meno mosso, allargando
3. III. Allegro risoluto alla marcia
4. IV. Allegretto vovace. Andante amoroso. Animato assai
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
recorded in: 1954

5. Skazka op. 29
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Constant Lambert
recorded in: 1946

Der goldene Hahn (Auszüge) / The Golden Cockerel (Highlights)
6. Introduktion / Introduction
7. Hochzeitsmarsch / Wedding March
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
recorded in: 1948

CD 02
Scheherazade op. 35 – Sinfonische Suite nach ‘Tausendundeiner Nacht‘ / Symphonic Suite based on ‘Arabian Nights‘

1. I. Das Meer und Sindbads Schiff / The Sea And Sinbad’s Ship
2. II. Die Geschichte vom Prinzen Kalender / The Story Of Prince Calendar
3. III. Der junge Prinz und die Prinzessin / The Young Prince And Princess
4. IV. Fest in Bagdad – Das Meer – Schiffbruch – Schluss / Festival At Baghdad – The Sea – Shipwreck – Finale

Capriccio Espagnol op. 34
5. I. Alborada
6. II. Variazioni Alborada
7. III. Scena e canto gitano
8. IV. Fandango asturiano
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
recorded in: 1993

CD 03
1. Hummelflug (Zar Saltan) / Flight Of The Bumble Bee (Czar Saltan)

Isaac Stern, violin
Conductor: Franz Waxman
recorded in: 1946

Trio C-Dur für Violine, Cello und Klavier / Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major
2. I. Allegro
3. II. Scherzo
4. III. Adagio
5. IV. Finale: Adagio. Allegro
David Oistrakh, violin
Sviatoslav Knushevitzky, cello
Lev Oborin, piano
recorded in: 1952

6. Sinfonisches Zwischenspiel (Die Legende von der unsichtbaren Stadt Kitezh) (Transkr. Kouznetsov) / Symphonic Interlude (The Legend Of The Invisible City Of Kitezh) (transcr. Kouznetsov)
Premier-Trio Moscow:
Victor Abramian, violin
Evgheni Krushevsky, piano
Sergey Sudzilovsky, cello
recoded in: 1998

CD 04
Noch’ pered Rozhdestvom – Weihnachtsabend – Oper in 4 Akten (nach Gogol) (Auszüge) / Christmas Eve – Opera In Four Acts (based on Gogol) (Highlights)

1. Akt / Act 1
1. Vorspiel / prelude
1. Bild, 1. Szene / Tableau 1, Scene 1

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2. Solokha und der Teufel / Solokha And The Devil
2. Szene / Scene 2

3. Panas und Chub / Panas And Chub
3. Szene / Scene 3

4. Vakula und Chub / Vakula And Chub
2. Bild, 1. Szene / Tableau 2, Scene 1

5. Arie der Oksana / Oksana’s Aria
2. Szene / Scene 2

6. Oksana und Vakula / Oksana And Vakula
3. Szene / Scene 3

7. Koliadka der jungen Mädchen / Koliadka Of Young Girls
3. Akt, 7. Bild / Act 3, Tableau 7

8. Polonaise und Chor / Polonaise And Chorus
4. Akt / Act 4

9. Bild, 1. Szene / Tableau 9, Scene 1

9. Vorspiel und Duett der Landfrauen / Prelude And Duo Of Two Women
2. Szene / Scene 2

10. Arie der Oksana / Oksana’s Aria
3. Szene / Scene 3

11. Vakula und Chub / Vakula And Chub

12. Oksana, Vakula und Chub / Oksana, Vakula And Chub
4. Szene / Scene 4

13. Chor, Oksana, Vakula und Chub / Chorus, Oksana, Vakula And Chub

14. Epilog / epilogue: Ehrung für Gogol / Homage To Gogol
Chub, Sergei Krasovsky (bass)
Oksana, Natalya Shpiller (soprano)
Solokha, Natalya Kulagina (contralto)
Vakula, Dmitri Tarkhov (tenor)
Panas, Vsevolod Tyntyunik (bass)
Der Teufel / The Devil, Piotr Pontryagin (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Nikolay Golovanov
recorded in: 1947

7 Comments

  1. In two words – FAN TASTIC!
    Would appreciate very much any other “LIFE and WORKS”! The best way to study and understand a composer and his music..
    Thanks, Whatever..
    Encore! :grin:

      1. I have two boxes – Mozart and Beethoven.. but i can’t upload :mrgreen: i am just a down-loader :lol:

  2. I feel as though I’ve arrived at the party quite late.

    Better late than never, I guess.

    Thank you, Whatever. C’est magnifique.

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