Russian Five: The Mighty Handful

March 16, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Five prominent composers; Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Cui, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov all worked to help form the Russian National School of Composers, which later was named The New Russian School. These five composers, led by Mily Balakirev, all lived in Saint Petersburg and collaborated from 1856 to 1870. Throughout these programs Bill will research each of these composers and demonstrate some of their most prominent works.

Playlist

Episode 1

Sheremetiev: “Nine sili nebesniye” (excerpt)
Chorovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
2:25

Glinka: Overture to A Life for the Tsar
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 10-00166
9:23

Glinka: A Life for the Tsar, Act IV (excerpt)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Ermler; Nesterenko, b.
Mel 74321 39505 2
11:48

Glinka, arr. Balakirev: Kamarinskaya (excerpt)
Paley, p.
Ess.a.y 1030/31
7:19

Balakirev: Islamey
Arrau, p.
Phil 456 706-2
7:46

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Philharmonia Orch/Simon
Cala 1029
6:13

Cui: Orientale, Op. 50, No. 9 from Kaleidoscope
Midori, v., McDonald, p.
Sony 52568
1:34

Cui: “Ici-bas”
Bonynge, p.; Sutherland, s.
Lon 430 006-2
2:06

Episode 2

Balakirev: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts)
BBC Phil/Sinaisky
Chan 9727
:55, 7:42

Borodin: Symphony No. 1, I
Toronto Symphony/Davis
Sony 62406
13:14

Borodin: Symphony No. 2, I
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 10-00154
9:05

Borodin: String Quartet No. 2, II
Borodin Quartet
Mel 47795 2
4:46

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances fr. Prince Igor
Kirov Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev
Phil 442011
11:24

Bortnyansky: “Retche Gospod Gospodevi moyemu” (excerpt)
Corovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
2:17

Episode 3

Mussorgsky: The Nursery
Leiferkus, bar.; Skigin, p.
Conifer 51229 2
1:54, 14:35, :09

Dargomizhsky: “The Night is Still”
Sharonova, s.; Yurigin-Klevke, p.
Russian Disc 11 021
1:56

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Horowitz, p.
RCA 60526-2
:39, 29:33

Episode 4

Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moskva River fr. Khovantschina
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Mel 34167 2
6:13

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (excerpts)
National Symphony Orchestra/Rostropovich
Erato 45418-2
17:30, 11:04, 16:29

Beethoven: Quartet for Strings No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2,Razumovsky(excerpt)
Guarneri Quartet
RCA 60457
:28

Episode 5

Nikolsky: “Lord, you are my enlightenment” (excerpt)
Chorovaya Akademia/Sedov
RCA 68055
:47

Rimsky-Korsakov: Schehreazade (excerpts)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 7018
2:07, 11:40, 5:39

Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 2,Antar, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Butt
ASV 1024
11:52

Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture fr. The Maid of Pskov
Kirov Theatre Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev
Phil 446478
6:49

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole, IV & V
LSO/Mackerras; Gaehler, v.
Telarc 80208
8:07

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
Philharmonia Orchestra/Ashkenazy
Lon 417301-2
1:14