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Glazunov: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 [CD]

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov , Dmitry Yablonsky , Moscow Symphony Orchestra , Oxana Yablonskaya Audio CD
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  • Performer: Oxana Yablonskaya
  • Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Composer: Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
  • Audio CD (1 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00004TQOR
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,762 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Variations on a Russian Theme: I. ThemeDmitry Yablonsky 1:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Variations on a Russian Theme: II. Variation IDmitry Yablonsky 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Variations on a Russian Theme: III. Variation IIDmitry Yablonsky 1:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Variations on a Russian Theme: IV. Variation IIIDmitry Yablonsky0:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Variations on a Russian Theme: V. Variation IVDmitry Yablonsky 1:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Variations on a Russian Theme: VI. Variation VDmitry Yablonsky 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Variations on a Russian Theme: VII. Variation VIDmitry Yablonsky 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 92: I. Allegro moderatoDmitry Yablonsky13:27Album Only
Listen  9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 92: II. Theme with VariationsOxana Yablonskaya20:55Album Only
Listen10. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major, Op. 100Oxana Yablonskaya21:02Album Only


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5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like? 23 Dec 2013
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I like Russian music and piano concertos of the romantic period, so this CD hits the mark and of course, at Naxos so it's a well worthy purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Pianistic Slavicism 28 Oct 2000
By Thomas F. Bertonneau - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the most peculiar disc so far in the Naxos survey of the orchestral music of Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936); but it is by no means without interest. It contains the two concerted works that the composer wrote for piano and orchestra as well as a curiosity (for orchestra alone) in which he had a hand. Let's start with the curiosity, the "Variations on a Russian Theme" (1901), in which no less than six composers took part, each contributing his own variation on the titular theme. Only two other names apart from Glazunov's mean anything to Western listeners: Rimsky-Korsakov's and Lyadov's (although I vaguely recall having heard of Jāzeps Vītols). The theme is pleasant - so Russian indeed as to verge on parody - and the variations all manage to be lyrically genial and brilliantly orchestrated. (I especially dig the echo-effects in Vītols' variation, the second one after the presentation of the theme.) Glazunov's variation forms the Finale. In his concertos, oddly, Glazunov never achieved the spontaneity that he did in his ballets or symphonies. I might exempt from this judgment only the Concerto-Ballata for Cello and Orchestra and the very late Concerto for Saxophone and Strings. The two piano concertos illustrate the point. The Concerto No. 1 in F Minor (1910) has two movements, the last considerably longer than the first (13.25 as against 20.57). The First Movement, a sonata, unfolds in moderate tempi. The long Second Movement consists of eight variations, most of them fairly leisurely, on a theme that could be stronger (hence more memorable) in its outline. In a concert hall, people would start to shift in their seats. The advantage of having the work on CD is that you can halt the play-through where you want, run your errands, and take up listening again when you've come home with the groceries. The Concerto No. 2 in E Major (1917) conforms more to 19th century conventions, the model being the Lisztian type of one-movement solo-with-orchestra work. Oxana Yablonskaya plays the keyboard parts as though they were as serious as Rachmaninov. That's the spirit! Dmitry Yablonsky (Oxana's son) leads the Moscow Symphony with the same Moxy. Don't mind my reservations. It'll grow on you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oxana Yablonskaya is Passion Itself 5 Nov 2006
By Booboo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Glazunov's two piano concertos are given a stunning reading in this recording. Ms. Yablonskaya's playing is executed with what is obviously a deep love for Glazunov's music and a profound understanding of what it means to be Russian. There is a longing, a reserved melancholia, an impassioned spirit that Yablonskaya is able to elicit from the score that goes as much to her greatness as pianist as it does to Glazunov's wonderful musical abilities. This is an important recording.

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3.0 out of 5 stars MONOTONOUS 19 July 2014
By JACKPTY - Published on Amazon.com
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THE MUSIC IS RATHER MONOTONOUS. IF YO DIE WITHOUT LISTENING TO THIS MUSIC YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED MUCH.
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