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*** The December Nights with Sviatoslav Richter", 1985 - "The World of Romanticism", Favorites on DVD ***

Track listing:

1. R. Schumann Blumenstucke Des-dur Op. 19
(Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

R. Schumann Klaviertrio Nr. 1 d-moll Op. 63
2. Langsam mit inniger Empfindung
3. Mit Feuer
(Oleg KAGAN, violin, Natalia GUTMAN, cello, Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

F. Schubert Winterreise D. 911 (Op. 89)
4. Der Sturmische Morgen
5. Tauschung
6. Der Wegweiser
(Peter SCHREIER, tenor, Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

R. Schumann Marchen Bilder Op. 113
7. Lebhaft
8. Rasch
(Yury BASHMET, viola, Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

F. Chopin Sonate fur Violoncello und Klavier g-moll Op. 65
9. Largo
10. Finale: Allegro
(Natalia GUTMAN, cello, Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

F. Schubert Duo fur Klavier und Violine A-dur D.574 (Op. posth. 162)
11. Allegro vivace
(Oleg KAGAN, violin, Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano)

R. Schumann Bilder aus Osten "6 Impromptus" Op. 66
12. f-moll
13. b-moll
(Sviatoslav RICHTER, piano, Lyudmila BERLINSKAYA, piano)

*** COMPLETE collection of Dmitri Shostakovich's symphonies conducted by his good friend Kirill Kondrashin on 11 CDs from MELODIYA ***

All grandeur of this immortal music was kept by 20 bit Digital NoNoise Re-mastering, 20 bit Digital Audio Processing and Sonic Solutions Turbo-Bit-Mapping, so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Track listing

CD 1

Symphony No.1 in F minor, op.10 (1925)
Symphony No.2 in B major "October", op.14 (1927)
Symphony No.3 in E flat major “The First of May”, op.20 (1929)

CD 2

Symphony No.4 in C minor, op.43 (1936)
"October", Symphonic poem, op.131

CD 3

Symphony No.5 in D minor, op.47 (1937)
Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.54 (1939)

CD 4

Symphony No.7 in C major "Leningrad", op.60 (1941)

CD 5

Symphony No.8 in C minor, op.65 (1943)
"The Sun Shines over our Motherland" Cantata,op.90

CD 6

Symphony No.9 in E flat major, op.70 (1945)
Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93 (1953)

CD 7

Symphony No.11 in G minor “The Year 1905”, op.103 (1957)

CD 8

Symphony No.12 in D minor “The Year 1917”, op.112 (1961)
"The Execution of Stepan Razin". Poem, op.119 (1964)

CD 9

Symphony No.13 in B flat minor, op.113 (1962)

CD 10

Symphony No.14, op.135 (1969)

CD 11

Symphony No.15 in A major,op.141 (1971)
Violin Concerto No.2 in C sharp minor,op.129 (1967)

David Oistrakh violin (2)

The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

 


*** Collection of David Oistrakh's performances on 5 CDs from MELODIYA ***

This set collects performances of various vintages and sonic quality from the former Soviet Melodiya label. The range and beauty of pieces and performance quality in this set is unparalleled, making it, in my opinion, the single most rewarding introduction to great 19th and 20th century violin reperatory currently available. Perhaps the great accomplishment in playing an instrument is to play it naturally, as if it were like breathing. Few artists prove this point as well as Oistrakh, the Soviet Union's artist, a true symbol of the Russian's school of music's excellence.

To have in a single moderately-priced set the Brahms, Dvorak, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky concerti, along with the Bartok, Brahms, Franck and Shostakovich sonatas, is itself wonderful. But every single performance is among the best in the catalogue. The violinist Oistrakh's intelligence and emotive nature are on display everywhere. Considering the fact that people didn't walk out of his performance of the pieces while a bombing raid was going on (during WWII), the man's musical prowess is second to none. The partnership with the great Sviatoslav Richter on the two sonata CDs is remarkable. If you have even the slightest interest about classical music for the violin, do yourself a favor and snap up this set.

All grandeur of this immortal music was kept by 20 bit Digital NoNoise Re-mastering, 20 bit Digital Audio Processing and Sonic Solutions Turbo-Bit-Mapping, so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Track listing

CD 1

PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR, Op.35
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta. Andante
3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR, Op.47
4. Allegro moderato
5. Adagio di molto
6. Allegro ma non troppo

TWO HUMORESQUES FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA, Op.87
7. d moll
8. D dur

David Oistrakh, violin
Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra (1-3), USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra (4-8). Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Recorded in Moscow, 1965 (4-8), 1968 (1-3)

Total time: 71:54

CD 2

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso ma non troppo vivace – Poco piu presto

ANTONIN DVORAK (1841-1904)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
4. Allegro ma non troppo
5. Adagio ma non troppo
6. Finale. Allegro giocoso ma non troppo

David Oistrakh, violin
All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra (1-3), USSR State Symphony Orchestra (4-6). Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.

Recorded in Moscow, 1949 (4-6), 1952 (1-3)

Total time: 70:58

CD 3

Tommaso Antonio Vitali
1. Ciacona in G minor

Christoph Willibald Gluck
2. Melody from “Orfeo ed Euridice”

Robert Schumann
3. Widmung, Op.25 No.1
4. Romance in A minor, Op.94 No.2

Johannes Brahms
5. Hungarian Dance No.8 in A minor
6. Hungarian Dance No.9 in E minor
7. Hungarian Dance No.20 in D minor
8. Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor

Manuel de Falla
9. El pano moruno
10. Nana. Berceuse
11. Cancion
12. Polo
13. Asturiana
14. Jota

Isaac Albeniz
15. Love Song, No.6 from “Six Songs”

Enrique Granados
16. Andaluza, Op.37 No.5

Claude Debussy
17. Passpied from “Suite bergamasque”
18. Beau soir

Alexander K. Glazunov
19. Entracte from “Raymonda”, Op.37

Sergei V. Rachmaninov
20. Daisies, Op.38 No.3
21. Vocalise, Op.34 No.14

David Oistrakh, violin
Vladimir Yampolsky, piano (1, 2, 5-15, 20)
Inna Kollegorskaya, piano (3, 19, 21)
Abram Makarov, piano (4, 16-18)

Recorded in Moscow, 1950 (1, 15), 1946 (17, 18), 1947 (2-4, 7, 19, 21), 1948 (16), 1949 (20), 1952 (5, 6, 8), 1953 (9-19)

Total time: 73:49

CD 4

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata No.2, Op.100
1. Allegro amabile
2. Andante tranquilo-Vivace-Andante-Vivace di piu-Andante-Vivace
3. Allegro grazioso (quasi Andante)

Violin Sonata No.3, Op.108
4. Allegro
5. Adagio
6. Un poco presto e con sentimento
7. Presto agitato

CESAR AUGUSTE FRANCK (1822-1890)
Violin sonata in A major
8. Allegretto ben moderato
9. Allegro
10. Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato
11. Allegretto poco mosso

David Oistrakh, violin
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Recorded live at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 19.03.1972 (1-3), 28.12.1969 (4-11)

Total time 72:24

CD 5

BELA BARTOK (1881-1945)
Violin Sonata No.1, Sz.75
1. Allegro appassionato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Violin Sonata, Op.134
4. Andante
5. Allegretto
6. Largo

David Oistrakh, violin
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Recorded live at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 19.03.1972 (1-3), 03.05.1969 (4-6)

Total time: 63:43



*** Collection of Mikhail Vaiman's performances on 6 CDs from MELODIYA ***

Mikhail Vaiman (1926-1977) - an outstanding Russian violinist and conductor. In 1950’s he was the winner Musical competitions: Bach Competition in Leipzig (1950, the second price), Queen Elizabeth in Brussels (1951, the second prize). In Copenhagen (1966-1977) Vaiman organized Zeeland Chamber Orchestra inviting the soloists of Zeeland Symphony and worked there as an art director, a conductor and a soloist.

"Washington Post" wrote: "His playing is so technically perfect that it is next to impossible to think of its perfection. The sounding with its broad and perfectly controlling vibrato is extremely expressive. As far as it concerns the phrasing, dynamics, rhythm and style, everything is absolutely immaculate…" If you have even the slightest interest about classical music for the violin, do yourself a favor and snap up this set.

All grandeur of this immortal music was kept by 20 bit Digital NoNoise Re-mastering, 20 bit Digital Audio Processing and Sonic Solutions Turbo-Bit-Mapping, so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!


Track listing

CD 1

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Sonata No.2 for violin and basso continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
Concerto for violin and orchestra in E major, BWV 1042

Victor Voloshinov:
Concerto for violin and organ

Mikhail Vaiman, violin
Nina Oksentian, organ
Chamber Orchestra of Leningrad Philharmonics,
Conductor: Leonid Gozman

Recorded in 1964, 1976

Total time: 62:07

CD 2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto for violin and strings No. 44 in B flat major

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in A minor, Op. 3 No. 6
Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in G major, Op. 3 No. 3

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Concerto for cembalo, violin, and orchestra in F major, Hob. XVIII: 6

Mikhail Vaiman, violin

Total time: 67:04

CD 3

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concert suite for violin and orchestra in A major

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in A major

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Concerto for violin and orchestra in C major, Hob. VIIa: 1

Mikhail Vaiman, violin

Total time: 54:07

CD 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for violin and piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
Sonata for violin and piano No. 10 in G major, Op, 96

Mikhail Vaiman, violin
Maria Karandashova, piano

Recorded in 1964, 1966

Total time: 54:50

CD 5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto No. 5 for violin and orchestra in A major, KV 219

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 47

Mikhail Vaiman, violin
Chamber orchestra of Leningrad Philharmonics

Recorded in 1968, 1969

Total time: 59:57

CD 6

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano
Six Rumanian Dances (arr. Z. Szekely)

Pablo de Saraste (1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Tunes), Op. 22

Orest Yevlakhov (1912-1973)
Concerto Poem for violin and orchestra, Op. 39

Mikhail Vaiman violin
Maria Karandashova piano

Recorded in 1959, 1973

Total time: 60:03


*** Collection of Gustav Mahler 's symphonies on 8 CDs from MELODIYA ***

All grandeur of this immortal music was kept by 20 bit Digital NoNoise Re-mastering, 20 bit Digital Audio Processing and Sonic Solutions Turbo-Bit-Mapping, so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Track listing

CD 1

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan
1. I. Langsam. Schleppend. (Wie ein Naturlaut); Im Anfang sehr gemachlich
2. II. Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell;
Trio Recht gemachlich
3. III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
4. IV. Sturmisch bewegt

Total time 48:16

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin


Recorded in 1969, Moscow

CD 2

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (part 1)
Part 1
1. I. Kraftig. Entschieden
Part 2
2. II. Tempo di Minuetto. Sehr mabig
3. III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast

Total time 57:42

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

Recorded in 1961, Moscow

CD 3

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (part 2)
1. IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp. “O Mensch! Gib acht!” (contralto solo). Text: F. Nietzsche. “Also sprach Zarathustra” – Sung in Russian
2. V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck “Es sungen drei Engel einen suben Gesang” (contralto solo, chorus). Text: “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” – Sung in Russian
3. VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden
4. IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp. “O Mensch! Gib acht!” (contralto solo). Text: F. Nietzsche. “Also sprach Zarathustra” – Sung in German
5. V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck “Es sungen drei Engel einen suben Gesang” (contralto solo, chorus). Text: “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” – Sung in German

Total time 46:09

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin
Recorded in 1975, Riga

CD 4

Symphony No. 4 in G Major
1. I. Bedachtig. Nicht eilen
2. II. In gemachlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
3. III. Ruhevoll
4. IV. Sehr behaglich “Wir genieben die himmlischen Freuden” (soprano solo) (Text: “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”) Sung in Russian
5. IV. Sehr behaglich “Wir genieben die himmlischen Freuden” (soprano solo) (Text: “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”) Sung in German

Total time 60:18

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

Galina Pisarenko, soprano


Recorded in 1972: 1 – 4, 1974: 5, Moscow

CD 5

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Part 1
1. I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt
2. II. Sturmisch bewegt. Mit grobter Vehemenz
Part 2
3. III. Scherzo. Kraftig, nicht zu schnell
Part 3
4. IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam
5. V. Rondo – Finale. Allegro – Allegro giocoso. Frisch

Total time 63:01

USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin


Recorded in 1974, Moscow

CD 6

Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Tragic
1. I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo.
Heftig, aber markig
2. II. Scherzo: Wuchtig
3. III. Andante moderato
4. IV. Finale: Allegro moderato; Allegro energico

Total time 65:40

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

Recorded in 1978, Leningrad

CD 7

Symphony No. 7 in E minor
1. I. Langsam (Adagio); Allegro risoluto ma non troppo
2. II. Nachtmusik. Allegro moderato
3. III. Scherzo. Schattenhaft
4. IV. Nachmusik. Andante amoroso
5. V. Rondo-Finale. Tempo I (Allegro ordinario)

Total time 72:45

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

Recorded in 1975, Moscow

CD 8

Symphony No. 9 in D major
1. I. Andante comodo
2. II. Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Landlers.
Etwas tappisch und sehr derb
3. III. Rondo-Burleske. Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
4. IV. Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend

Total time 74:12

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Kirill Kondrashin

Recorded in 1964, Moscow


*** Collection of Daniil Shafran's performances on 5 CDs from MELODIYA ***

All grandeur of this immortal music was kept by 20 bit Digital NoNoise Re-mastering, 20 bit Digital Audio Processing and Sonic Solutions Turbo-Bit-Mapping, so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Track listing

CD 1

Franz Peter Schubert
Sonata (Sonatina) No.1 in D major, op.137 No.1, D.384(1816)
Sonata "Arpeggione" in A minor, D.821(1824)

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegrofor French horn and piano, op.70

Claude Debussy
Sonata for cello and piano in D minor (1915)
Minstres (Prelude No.12 from the Book One of Preludes for piano (1909-1910) /transcribed for cello and piano by G.Pecker/
Minuet (No.3 from "Le petite suite" for piano (1889) t/ranscribed for cello and piano by G. Gurt/

D. Shafran - cello // Anton Ginzburg - piano // Felix Gottlieb - piano

CD 2

Frederic Chopin
Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op.65 /version by Mili Balakirev/

Sergei Rachmaninov
Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op.19

D.Shafran - cello // Anton Ginzburg - piano
Total time: 61:57

CD 3

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in E minor, op.38
Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F major, op.99

Sulkhan Cincadze
Five pieces for cello and piano
a. Villain's Song on a carriage (The Arbah Song)
b. Tchonguri
c. Satchidao
d. Nana
e. Dance Tune

D. Shafran - cello // Felix Gottlieb - piano // Nina Musinian - piano

Total time: 67:36

CD 4

Igor Stravinsky
Italian Suite from the ballet "Pulchinella"
/transcribed for cello and piano by Grigory Piatigorsky and author/

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for cello and piano in C major, op.119

Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata for viola and piano, op.147

D.Shafran - cello, Anton Ginzburg - piano

Total time: 70:50

CD 5

Luigi Boccerini
Concerto for cello and orchestra (No.9) in B flat major
/edited by F. Gruetzmacher from separated movements/

Joseph Haydn
Concerto for cello and orchestra (No.2) in D major, op.101, Hob.VII:1

Peter Tchaikovsky
Variations on the Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, op.38
/version by V. Fitzenhagen/

D. Shafran - cello // Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra - cond. Arvid Jansons // Orchestra of USSR - cond. Neeme Jaervi // Academic Symphony of Moscow Philhamonics - cond. Kirill Kondrashin

Total time: 65:23

 


COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN SYMPHONY MUSIC performed by USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (The USSR Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Evgeni Svetlanov on 8 CDs in MP3 format

Many of these recordings became very rare, so it's absolutely impossible to find them now!

All compositions featured were restored from original archival recordings, then digitally processed and re-mastered (20 bit DigitalAudio Processing and NoNoise Re-mastering), so you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Track listing

CD 1

M. Glinka
Symphony for two Russian themes. Transcription by V. Shebalin
Aragonsky khota
Memories about summer night in Madrid
Waltz-fantasy
Music to N. Kukolnik's tragedy “Prince Kholmsky”
First polka in B flat major
Arrangement by M. Balakirev
Fragments from the opera “Ivan Susanin” (“Life for the Tsar”)
Fragments from the opera “Ruslan and Ludmila”
Andante cantabile and rondo in D minor
Patriotic song. Arrangement by A. Gauk
Pray (M. Lermontov)
Friendship memory. Transcription for symphony orchestra
Nocturne, op. 99
Overture in G minor
Overture in D major

M. Balakirev
Symphony No. 1 in C major
Symphony No. 2 in D minor
Russia, symphonic poem
Tamara, symphonic poem (to M. Lermontov's verses)
In Chekh, symphonic poem
Suite in D minor from 4 F. Chopin's pieces
Overture on the themes of 3 Russian songs
Liras king. Music to Shakespeare's tragedy
Suite in B minor
Overture on the theme of Spanish march
Islamey, oriental fantasy. Arrangement by S. Liapunov

A. Dargomyzhsky
Cossack. Fantasy on the theme of Malorossiysky cossack
Baba Yaga or from the Volga nach Riga. Joke fantasy
Bolero
Chukhonsky fantasy

The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov
The USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov


Total time: 7 hours 30 minutes (58 tracks)
44.1 kHz Stereo | MPEG Audio Layer 3 | 192 kBit/sec

CD 2

A. Glazunov
Forest, fantasy for large symphony orchestra, op. 19
Sea, fantasy for large symphony orchestra, op. 28
Oriental rhapsody for large symphony orchestra, op. 29
From the Middle Ages, symphonic suite, op. 79
In memory of the hero, elegy, op. 8
Slavian Holiday, op. 26 No. 4
Wedding procession, op. 21
Ballade for large symphony orchestra, op.78
Solemn overture for large symphony orchestra, op. 73
Spring, musical picture for symphony orchestra, op. 34
Interlude and Salomeya's dance to O. Wilde's drama “Salomeya”, op. 90
Romantic intermezzo for large orchestra, op. 69
Seasons. Ballet in 4 scenes, op. 67
Solemn procession in B flat major, op. 91
Solemn procession in D major, op. 50
March on a Russian theme, op. 76
Ballet suite for large orchestra, op. 52
Characteristic suite for large orchestra, op. 9
Stenka Razin, symphonic poem, op. 13
Lyrical poem in D flat major, op. 12
Finnish fantasy in C major, op. 88
Mazurka in G major, op. 18
Theme and variations for string orchestra in G minor, op. 97
Concerto waltz No. 1 in D major, op. 47
Concerto waltz No. 2 in F major, op. 51
Chopineana, suite from F. Chopin's works, op. 46
From darkness to the light, fantasy in C major, op. 53
Triumph march, op. 40
Two preludes, op. 85
In memory of N. Gogol, symphonic prologue, op. 87

The USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov
The USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov
London Orchestra “Philharmonia”
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 7 hours 40 minutes (53 tracks)
44.1 kHz Stereo | MPEG Audio Layer 3 | 192 kBit/sec

CD 3

S. Lyapunov
Symphony No. 1 in B minor, op. 12
Symphony No. 2 in B flat minor, op. 66
Zheliazov's will, symphonic poem, op. 37
Solemn overture on Russian themes, op. 7

E. Napravnik
Melancholy, op. 48 No. 3
Fragments from the opera “Dubrovsky”

A. Arensky
Symphony No. 1 in B minor, op. 4
Symphony No. 2 in A major, op. 22
Suite No. 1 in G minor, op. 7
Silhouettes. Suite No. 2 for symphony orchestra, op. 23
Suite No. 3 (variations) in C major, op. 33
Suite from the ballet “Egyptian nights”, op. 50a
Margarita Gotie, fantasy for orchestra, op. 9
Overture to musical scenes from Renaissance “Rafael”
March in memory of Suvorov in C minor
Variations on Tchaikovsky theme , op. 35
Fantasy on Riabinin themes for piano and orchestra, op. 48
Overture to the opera “Nal and Damayanti”
Overture to the opera “Dream on the Volga”, op. 16
Intermezzo in G minor for string orchestra, op. 13

A. Liadov
From apocalypse. Symphonic picture, op. 66
About the old times. Ballade for orchestra, op. 21b
Baba Yaga. Picture to the Russian fairy tale, op. 56
Magic lake. Fairy tale picture, op. 62
Female hobgoblin. Folk tale, op. 63
Eight Russian folk songs for orchestra, op. 58
Musical snuff box, op. 32
Polonaise in C major, op. 49 (in memory of A. Pushkin)
Polonaise in D major, op. 55

The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 6 hours 58 minutes (64 tracks)
44.1 kHz Stereo | MPEG Audio Layer 3 | 192 kBit/sec

CD 4

S. Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, op. 13
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44
Vocalis, op. 34 No. 14 Transcription by V. Kin
Bluff. Fantasy for large symphony orchestra, op. 7
Island of the Dead. Symphonic poem to the picture by A. Beklin, op. 29
Symphonic dances, op. 45
Six choirs for female voices and piano, op. 15
Fragments from the opera “Aleko”
Bells. Poem for symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, op. 35. Verses by E. Poe, Russian text by K. Balmont
Spring. Cantata for baritone, choir and orchestra, op. 20
Verses by N. Nekrasov
Prince Rostislav. Sdymphonic poem to the ballade bt A. Tolstoy, op. 1891.
Capriccio on gypsy themes, op. 12
Musical moments
Vocalis, op. 34 No. 14
Transcription for piano by E. Svetlanov
Prelude in D major, op. 23 No. 4
Elegy, op. 3 No. 1

I. Stravinsky
Saint spring, ballet. Pictures of pagan Russia
Cards play. Ballet in three acts.

The USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov


Total time: 7 hours 24 minutes (43 tracks)
44.1 kHz Stereo | MPEG Audio Layer 3 | 192 kBit/sec

CD 5

A. Borodin
Symphony No. 1 in E flat major
Symphony No. 2 in B minor
Symphony No. 3 in A minor (Unfinished)
Small suite. Arrangement by A. Glazunov
In the Middle Asia. Musical picture
Fragments from the opera “Prince Igor”

M. Mussorgsky
Exhibition pictures. Arrangement by M. Ravel
Death songs and dances. Vocal cycle to the verses by A. Golenitshev-Kutuzov. Orchestration by D. Shostakovich
Fragments from the opera “Khovantshina”
Solemn march (Karch conquering)
Fragments from the opera “Sorochinsky fair”
Scherzo in B flat major
Intermezzo in B minor
Without the Sun. Vocal cycle to the verses by A. Golenitshev-Kutuzov (arrangement by E. Svetlanov)
Night at Lysaya Mountain, fantasy fro symphony orchestra. Transcription and arrangement by N. Rimsky-Korsakov For choir and orchestra

V. Kalinnikov
Suite Cedar and palm tree, symphonic picture
Bylina, overture
Symphony No. 1 in G minor
Symphony No. 2 in A major
Intermezzo No. 1 in A major
Intermezzo No. 2 G major
Serenade for string orchestra
Nymphs, symphonic picture

The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 7 hours 44 minutes (71 tracks)
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CD 6

A. Glazunov
Symphony No. 1 in E major op. 5
Symphony No. 2 in F sharp minor, op. 16
Symphony No. 3 in D major, op. 33
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, op. 48
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, op. 55
Symphony No. 6 in C minor, op. 58
Symphony No. 7 in F major, op. 77
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, op. 83

P. Tchaikovsky
Fatum, symphonic poem, op. 77
Hamlet, overture-fantasy to W. Shakespeare, op. 67
Seasons. 12 characteristic pieces, op. 37-bis
Serenade for string orchestra in C major, op. 48
Suite No. 2 in C major, op. 53

The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 7 hours 57 minutes (54 tracks)
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CD 7

A. Scriabin
Symphony No. 1 in E major, op. 26
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, op. 29
Ecstasy poem, op. 54

N. Medtner
Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in C minor, op. 33
Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, op. 50
From “Eight pictures-moods”, op. 1
Mourning march in B minor, op. 31 No. 2
Song at a River, op. 38 No. 4
Russian fairy tale in F minor, op. 42 No. 1
Sonata-memory in A minor, op. 38 No. 1
Sonata-elegy in D minor, op. 11 No. 2
Gracious dance in A major, op. 38 No. 2

A. Glazunov
Overture No. 1 on three Greek themes in G minor, op. 3
Overture No. 2 on Greek themes in D major, op. 6
Character dance
Destiny song, dramatic overture, op. 84
Karelian legend, musical picture, op. 99
Serenade No. 1, op. 7
Serenade No. 2 in F major, op. 11
Hei, Ukhnem! (op. 1905)
Kremlin, symphonic picture, op. 30
Two pieces for orchestra, op. 14
Waltz from the ballet “Raimonda”
Lady servant. Ballet in one act, op. 61
(Pastoral Vatto) on the plot of Marius Petip
Carnival, op. 45
Fortunetelling and dance, ballet scene, op. 81
Finnish sketches, op. 89

The USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 7 hours 47 minutes (58 tracks)
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CD 8

S. Taneyev
Concerto suite for violin and orchestra in G minor, op. 28
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, op. 12 (1898)
Apollo's Temple in Delphi. Musical interlude to picture 2 of part 3, musical trilogy “Orestea” (after Aeschylus)

N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 1
Antar. Symphonic suite (Symphony No. 2)
Shekherezada, symphonic suite to “1001 night”, op. 35
Sadko, musical picture, op. 5
Fantasy on Serbian themes, op. 6
Over the grave, prelude in memory of M. Beliaev , op. 61
Symphonietta on Russian themes, op. 31
Overture on Russian themes, op. 28
Light Holiday, overture, op. 36
From Homer, prelude-cantata, op. 60, translation by V. Zhukovsky
Musical pictures to the opera “Fairy tale aboyt Tsar Saltan”
Suite for orchestra, op. 57
Princes procession from the 2nd act of opera-ballet “Mlada”
Fragments from the opera “Golden Cock”
Fragments from the opera “Tale about the invisible city Kitezh and virgin Fevronia”
Fragments from the opera “Pskovitianka”
“Ocean-blue sea”, overture to the opera “Sadko”
Overture to the opera “May night”
Overture to the opera “Tsar's bride”
Overture to the opera “Boyarynia Vera Sheloga”
Pan Voevoda. Suite from the opera, op. 59
Snow maiden. Suite from the opera
Dubinushka, op. 62

The USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov

Total time: 7 hours 22 minutes (61 tracks)
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