Tchaikovsky: Ballet Music; Glazunov: Les Sylphides / Lenárd, Yablonsky, Mogrelia

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"The orchestra is full of interesting colors, and, under Yablonsky gives the familiar melodic material considerable direction and shape. There is something wonderfully human about the interpretive ideas that makes these performances so interesting." -- Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2003

"Let me say immediately that this new complete Swan Lake is thoroughly recommendable, and most enjoyable, both as a performance and recording. The Russian State Symphony Orchestra is obviously thoroughly at home in this glorious music. So is their excellent conductor, Dmitry Yablonsky, whose tempi can hardly be faulted.Throughout the four acts, Tchaikovsky's magnificent score is presented spontaneously and excitingly, vividly underlining the coherence of this masterpiece. The Russian solo playing is consistently impressive: Act 2's 'Dances of the Swans' (with fine solo violin and cello contributions) are as vivid as the national dances of Act 4. The orchestra is set back realistically and the effect is always convincing, suitably brilliant with good range and atmosphere and arresting climaxes (the Russian trumpets are especially striking)." -- Ivan March, Gramophone

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: 8507009

  • UPC: 747313700936

  • Label: Naxos

  • Composer: Alexander Glazunov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia, Dmitry Yablonsky, Ondrej Lenárd

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice, Russian State Symphony Orchestra