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GLAZUNOV, A.K.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 7 - Symphonies Nos. 1, "Slavyanskaya" and 4 (Moscow Symphony, Anissimov)

Composer(s):Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich
Artist(s) Anissimov, Alexander, Conductor • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553561
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Remarkable 1st, Glorious 4th
Review By NorrieWillie,October 2013

The 1st Symphony was composed by a 16 year old student. But this does not present itself as the tentative beginning of a hopeful novice. The symphony bursts with the spring-like joy of youth and is full of wonderful melodies, striking rhythms and masterly orchestration. the first movement is, by turns, jaunty, lyrical and swaggering. The second scurries briefly along in very tuneful highspirits while the third becomes serious, languorous. The fourth brings the whole symphony to a brilliant conclusion with good helpings of Russian sounding folk tunes.

The Fourth Symphony is understandably more mature but nothing of the younger composer's love of melody has been lost with youth and his feel for the orchestra has intensified. This is a three movement work with a serious but more....


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