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Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Works

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Works

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1
Pskovityanka (The Maid of Pskov) - The Maid of Pskov (Pskovityanka): Overture

Pskovityanka (The Maid of Pskov) - The Maid of Pskov (Pskovityanka): Overture

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
06:52 Play $3.40
2
Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - I. Larghetto

Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - I. Larghetto

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
05:34 Play $3.40
3
Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - II. Allegretto ma non troppo e pesante

Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - II. Allegretto ma non troppo e pesante

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
01:41 Play $1.70
4
Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - III. Allegretto

Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - III. Allegretto

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
02:42 Play $1.70
5
Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - IV. Allegro

Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - IV. Allegro

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
02:52 Play $1.70
6
Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - V. Allegro

Skazka (Legend), Op. 29 - V. Allegro

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
03:55 Play $1.70
7
Neapolitan song (Neapolitanskaya pesenka), Op. 63

Neapolitan song (Neapolitanskaya pesenka), Op. 63

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
03:21 Play $1.70
8
Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar's Bride) - The Tsar’s Bride, Op. 4: Overture

Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar's Bride) - The Tsar’s Bride, Op. 4: Overture

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
06:17 Play $3.40
9
Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - I. Allegretto pastorale

Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - I. Allegretto pastorale

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
07:41 Play $3.40
10
Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - II. Adagio

Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - II. Adagio

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
09:48 Play $3.40
11
Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - III. Scherzo - Finale. Vivo

Sinfonietta on Russian Themes, Op. 31 - III. Scherzo - Finale. Vivo

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
06:56 Play $3.40
12
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - I. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - I. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
01:16 Play $1.70
13
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - II. Variazioni. Andante con moto

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - II. Variazioni. Andante con moto

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
05:07 Play $3.40
14
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - III. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - III. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
01:15 Play $1.70
15
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - IV. Scena e canto gitano. Allegretto

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - IV. Scena e canto gitano. Allegretto

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
05:03 Play $3.40
16
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - V. Fandango asturiano - coda. Vivace assai

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 - V. Fandango asturiano - coda. Vivace assai

Composer Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Band BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
03:18 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 74 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This new album from the BBC Philharmonic offers the ever-popular Capriccio espagnol along with the rarely heard Overtures to The Maid of Pskov, The Tsar's Bride and other works.

This album is licensed for download from Chandos.

Download includes - cover art, booklet

‘You may want to have this most of all for the Neapolitan Song, Rimsky's brash, all-stops-out setting of Luigi Denza's popular ‘Funiculi Funicula' with big bold swathes of sound from trumpet and drum. It would be understatement to say Sinaisky and the BBC Philharmonic play it to the hilt - why this piece never became a Pops staple I can't imagine.' American Record Guide

‘...and once again Sinaisky handles it with scrupulous fidelity to every shifting mood.' BBC Music Magazine


One of the ‘Five', or ‘Mighty Handful', Rimsky-Korsakov was the only one really to master the orchestra: indeed he contributed as much to the craft of orchestration in Russia as Berlioz did in France and Wagner in Germany.

Nationalist works by Glinka deeply impressed him and he met and was influenced also by Balakirev. Regarding opera as ‘essentially the most enchanting and intoxicating of lies', he drew on his country's rich folk heritage to create a fairy-tale world in which the fanciful and commonplace were fused through extravagant orchestral and fervently romantic vocal writing. His devotion to Russian folk-music was to result in a classic collection of folksongs, and these appear in a number of his compositions. The Sinfonietta on Russian Themes began life in 1878 - 79 as a string quartet, but was rewritten for orchestra with strong Russian themes and inflections. For Capriccio espagnol, Rimsky-Korsakov turned to the sights and sounds of Spain. He wrote, ‘the Spanish themes, of dance character, furnished me with rich material for employing colourful orchestral effects'. At the first performance it was encored, and it remains one of his most popular orchestral pieces. Neapolitan Song also rejoices in the Mediterranean world, in this case making use of Luigi Denza's popular song ‘Funiculì, funiculà' and is recorded here in the orchestral version - a version currently not otherwise available to buy.

The BBC Philharmonic exploits Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful orchestrations in fantastic performances that highlight the music role as the epitome of the brilliance and pageantry of Tsarist Russia.

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