Symphony 2 / In Bohemia / Overture on 3 Russian Songs / Suite on Chopin Themes

 
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Symphony 2 / In Bohemia / Overture on 3 Russian Songs / Suite on Chopin Themes
USSR Symphony Orchestra / Evgeni Svetlanov (cond)

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Release Date: Saturday 8 May 2021

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"Symphony 2 is an attractive piece- I am inclined to think the Svetlanov account is finer (than) Rozhdestvensky … Svetlanov plays with great élan, driving the Cossack scherzo on, and drawing almost risky sweetness from the orchestra in the Andante. …the USSR orchestra has much to recommend it: their strings certainly have greater sonority and weight though the brass and wind are not always to Western tastes .. some of the material of the scherzo was actually intended for the First Symphony. Yet the ideas are very engaging …
In some ways the most striking is the Overture ... beautifully orchestrated, with a lucidity which owes much to Glinka and even outdoes him. It should be better known to us" (Gramophone)

Tracks:

Symphony No.2 in D minor
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo alla Cosacca. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco ed energico
III. Romanza. Andante
IV. Finale. Tempo di Polacca

In Bohemia, symphonic poem
Overture on Three Russian Songs
Suite in D minor of Four Pieces by F. Chopin
Preambule (Etude)

Mazurka
Intermezzo (Nocturne)
Finale (Scherzo)