The Tsar: Russian Orchestral Favorites (CD)

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Discs: 1
Record Label: Sony
Release Date: October 29, 1996

A rousing compilation of Russian orchestral works from some of the country’s biggest names in classical music, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Modest Mussorgsky.

Contents:

Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan, “Flight of the Bumble Bee”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude
Emil Tchakarov conductor
Sofia National Opera Orchestra

Glazunov The Seasons, Op. 67, “Autumn”
Andre Kostelanetz conductor
New York Philharmonic

Knipper Symphony No. 4 (Poem of the Komsomol Fighter), “Cavalry of the Steppes”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, No. 6
Jennie Tourel soprano

Borodin String Quartet No. 2, “Nocturne” (arr. Malcolm Sargent)
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 (Little Russian), Finale
Claudio Abbado conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Boulanger Two Guitars
Andre Kostelanetz conductor
New York Philharmonic

Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride, Overture
Andre Kostelanetz conductor
New York Philharmonic

Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Johannes Somary conductor
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Traditional Dark Eyes
Andre Kostelanetz conductor
New York Philharmonic

Glière The Red Poppy, “Russian Sailor’s Dance”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov The Snow Maiden, “Dance of the Tumblers”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Khachaturian Gayane, “Sabre Dance”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, “Processor of the Sardar”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Borodin Prince Igor, “Polovtsian Dance No. 2”
Andrew Davis conductor
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, “The Great Gave of Kiev”
Zubin Mehta conductor
New York Philharmonic

Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Sultan, “Farewell of the Tsar”
Eugene Ormandy conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Suite No. 1, Op. 71a, “Russian Dance”
Claudio Abbado conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky Sorochinsky Fair, “Gopak”
Claudio Abbado conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky 1812, Festival Overture, Op. 49, Finale
Claudio Abbado conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra