How wonderful to have these ravishing recordings - excellent sound despite their age - back in the catalogue at a nice price.
Overtures by Glinka, tone poetry by Liadov, and ballet music from Glazunov. What made this a must-have for this buyer, however, was what might be for some listeners a guilty pleasure:
Schumann's Carnaval (arr. Glazunov)
Glazunov, Rimsky and Tcherepnin collaborated on this orchestration of the great German's piano suite, and though it may sound too Russified to be properly Schumannesque, I loved it from the first hearing many years back. The festive spirit is more pungently captured by the orchestra than by the piano, which will sound forever tame after you give the Preamble a blast.
If not moved by the prospect of the carnaval, don't hesitate the Glinka and Liadov rarities.