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GLAZUNOV, A.K.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 10 - Suite Caracteristique / Le Chant du Destin / Preludes (Moscow Symphony, Golovschin)

Composer(s):Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich
Artist(s) Golovschin, Igor, Conductor • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553857
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Le Chant du destin, written in 1907, is dominated by a sombre two-phrase theme which curiously reminds one of Gershwin’s song, ‘Swonderful, only the mood and colouring are utterly different. The music, which is presented eloquently, still has its longueurs. The eight-movement Suite caractérestique, from two decades earlier, is vintage Glazunov, an orchestral transcription of piano pieces. The two Preludes date from 1906 and 1908 respectively; the second (much more extended) opens surprisingly like Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and this curious leitmotif dominates the early part of the piece. It is well played, as indeed is the Suite. The recording is very good, too. At Naxos price this is worth considering.








 

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