Glazunov: Symphonies, Etc / Otaka, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The recordings included in this set were released separately between 2002 and 2004, and met with very positive reviews at the time. Thus the BBC Music Magazine considered Tadaaki Otaka's recording of Symphony No.3 'a necessary instalment if you're out to collect a first-rate Glazunov cycle', elected his interpretation of the Fifth 'Benchmark recording', and called the Eighth 'the most handsome ... currently in the catalogue'. Other reviewers agreed, describing the contribution made by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as 'lively, clear-textured, and radiantly coloured' while also underlining the importance of 'the broad, deep sound picture' and the 'euphonious recording' for the success of this cycle.
Catalog Number: BIS-CD-1663-64
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales