Alto CD

Russia: Romance & Drama


Russia: Romance & Drama

Yuri Ahronovitch
London Symphony Orchestra

Catalogue Number: ALC 1371
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 79:07, DDD, 1981
Barcode: 5055354413711
Price (trade): £6.99

“Ahronovitch is direct and exciting and the title is well borne out by the performances. The recording is brilliant without being aggressively so, and has plenty of weight (with splendid brass sonorities in Night on the Bare Mountain) plus an effective ambience. The Sabre Dance has great energy and the Prokofiev March from Love for three oranges is nicely pointed, and it includes favourites such as the BBC TV Onedin Line theme – the Adagio from Spartacus. In short, this is excellent value and does much to recommend the L.S.O series.”(Gramophone). (Tchaikovsky): “recording spectacular, and the balance truthful … fusillade of canon at the end of ‘1812’ is impressively realistic” (Penguin Guide)

    [1] Khachaturian: Gayaneh – Sabre Dance 2:32
    [2] Khachaturian: Spartacus –
    Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia 9:52
    [3] Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije – Troika 3:15
    [4] Borodin: Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances 11:14
    [5] Glinka: Ruslan & Lyudmila – Overture 5:23
    [6] Khachaturian: Masquerade – Waltz 4:27
    [7] Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain 12:14
    [8] Prokofiev: Love of Three Oranges – March 1:45
    [9] Shostakovich: Gadfly Suite – Folkfeast 2:51
    [10] Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave 9:24
    [11] Tchaikovsky: Overture ‘1812’ 15:14