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Lyadov and Tchaikovsky from Leticia Moreno,
Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic
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Poor old Anatoly Lyadov, apparently condemned to be forever known as the man who didn't get round to composing The Firebird. If the performance of his short tone-poem Kikimora by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yuri Temirkanov (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 6 November 2014) helped redress the balance a little, well and good. Kikimora is a Russian fairy-tale sprite, not as malevolent as Baba Yaga (the subject of another of Lyadov's orchestral pieces) but still capable of mischief...

Copyright © 16 November 2014 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ANATOLY LYADOV

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

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