Glazunov - Concertos for Violin, Cello, Saxophone | Melodiya MELCD1002131

Glazunov - Concertos for Violin, Cello, Saxophone

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002131

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 31st March 2014

Contents

Artists

Viktor Tretiakov (violin)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Lev Mikhailov (saxophone)
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra Soloists Ensemble

Conductors

Vladimir Fedoseyev
Evgeny Svetlanov
Alexander Korneyev

Works

Glazunov, Alexander

Concerto ballata in C major, op.108
Saxophone Concerto in E flat major, op.109
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.82

Artists

Viktor Tretiakov (violin)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Lev Mikhailov (saxophone)
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra Soloists Ensemble

Conductors

Vladimir Fedoseyev
Evgeny Svetlanov
Alexander Korneyev

About

Firma Melodiya presents an album of concert works by the outstanding Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.

“…An incredibly wide scope, power, inspiration, lightness of mighty moods, wonderful beauty, magnificent fantasy, sometimes humour, melancholy, passion and always amazing clarity and freedom of form” - this is how Vladimir Stasov, a critic and Glazunov’s contemporary, defined the main properties of the composer’s music.

A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov and Balakirev, and a true successor of the traditions of The Five, Glazunov was also a great admirer of Tchaikovsky’s works and synthesized the two major traditions of the Russian music art of the 19th century in his music.

Glazunov’s Violin Concerto is among the most popular works in the world’s violin literature. The other featured pieces were created during the composer’s late period when he lived abroad and are less known.

The Concerto Ballata for cello and orchestra was ordered by and dedicated to the great cellist Pablo Casals.

The Concerto for saxophone and orchestra was inspired by a performance of the National Guard orchestra in Paris. Amazed with the timbre of the instrument, then very rare in academic music, and a virtuosic performance, he created a piece where the saxophone in combination with string instruments sounds surprisingly softly and songfully in a Russian way.

Glazunov’s compositions are performed by outstanding Russian musicians.

Contents:
- Concerto for violin and orchestrain A minor, Op.82
Viktor Tretiakov (violin)
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra / Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory on 27th May, 1985

- Concerto Ballata for cello and orchestrain C major, Op.108
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra / Evgeny Svetlanov
Recorded live in 1964

- Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra in E flat major, Op.109
Lev Mikhailov (saxophone)
Moscow Symphony Radio Orchestra Soloists Ensemble / Alexander Korneyev
Recorded in 1976

Total time: 55.46





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