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Tension and Mystery

Rimsky-Korsakov
orchestral suites -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... the music is dear to the heart of these players ...'

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden; Sadko; Mlada; Le Coq d'or (Orchestral Suites). Seattle Symphony / Gerard Schwarz. © 2011 Naxos Rights International Ltd

This well-filled CD contains some of Rimsky-Korsakov's most attractive works in excellent performances by the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz. One can sense that the music is dear to the heart of these players from the sensitive opening of The Snow Maiden which truly provides a shimmering alternative to other more respected versions of this work.I also enjoyed the Mlada Suite with its Lithuanian and Indian Dances particularly enticing and the final Cortege truly a roof-raiser...

Copyright © 22 December 2011 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: ORCHESTRAL SUITES

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

NAXOS

RUSSIA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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