Symphony, Part 07 (Russian)

April 3, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Part VII of a massive series on examining the concept of a symphony, widely considered the most important form of classical music. Our exploration of the symphony continues with a look at Russia’s contributions, from Anton Rubinstein and Rimsky-Korsakov through Glazunov and lastly, touching on the long and complex nature of Alexander Scriabin’s Symphony No. 2 and No. 3.

Playlist

Episode 1

Anton Rubinstein: Symphony No. 1 in F major, Op. 40, I, II, IV
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice)/Stankovsky
Naxos 8.555476
:52, 2:43, 9:07

Rubinstein: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42,Ocean, I, IV, VI, VII
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Gunzenhauser
Marco Polo 8.220449
11:47, 24:31, 1:38

Rubenstein: Kamennoi-Ostrow Op. 10, No. 22
Josef Lhévinne, p
Masters of the roll Disc. 16: James Stewart Music (Amazon)
1:38 excerpt

Episode 2

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 1, Op. 1 in E Minor, I, III
Philharmonia Orchestra/Butt
ASV 1024
9:15, 5:00

Mily Balakirev: Symphony 1 in C, I (excerpt), II (excerpt), III
Philharmonia Orchestra/Karajan
EMI 63316
1:22, 1:07, 3:47, 6:44, :36

Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony #2 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 9,Antar, I, IV, II(excerpt at end of program)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Maazel
Telarc 80131
12:44, 8:20, 1:48

Episode 3

Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Ozawa
EMI 47617
1:27

Borodin: Symphony No. 1, I, IV
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Davis
Sony 62406
:39, 13:18

Borodin: Symphony #2 in B Minor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelik
Seraphim 69021
27:10, 1:08

Borodin (completed post. by Glazunov): Symphony No. 3, I
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Davis
Sony 62406
8:04

Episode 4

Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 5,Slavyanskaya, I
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Serebrier
Warner 2564-68904-2
10:11

Glazunov: Symphony No. 7 in F Maj, Op. 77,Pastoral, II & III
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Serebrier
Warner 2564-63236-2
16:46

Reinhold Gliere: Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 45659
:28

Gliere: Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42,Ilya Muromets, I & III
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Downes
Chandos 9041
15:11

Sergei Lyapunov: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 66
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Melodiya 10 00173
6:59

Episode 5

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29, III, IV, V
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
RDCD 11057
2:21, 13:25, 2:49

Scriabin: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 43,The Divine Poem: I. Introduction & III. Jeu Divin
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti
EMI 49115
35:53