Glazunov: Complete Symphonies / Fedoseyev
Who better to perform these works than one of Russia 's most prestigious orchestras, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio? The ensemble has recorded widely over the years and traditionally participates in the legendary international Tchaikovsky competition; these recordings date from 1974, the year acclaimed conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev assumed leadership, to the early 1980s.
- Live recordings made between 1974 and 1982 in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
- Alexander Glazunov was one of the most important Russian romantic composers, but didn't belong to the "Mighty Handful" or "The Five", whose strongly nationalistic tendencies he respected, but did not embrace. Glazunov's music is of "western" charm, lyricism and inner passion. His symphonies, still somewhat neglected in favour of those of his compatriot Tchaikovsky, are brilliantly orchestrated and full of sweeping romantic grandeur, a true discovery for those not acquainted with these Russian master pieces!
- Played with Russian passion and drive by the Russian Tchaikovsky Orchestra conducted by veteran Vladimir Fedoseyev.
- Booklet covers each of the works and provides detailed notes on the composer.
Catalog Number: BRI94719
Label: Brilliant Classics
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra