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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Op. 35
 
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Op. 35

28 July 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 July 2014
  • Release Date: 28 July 2014
  • Label: Onyx Classics
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 PM Classics Ltd.
  • Total Length: 1:25:40
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  • ASIN: B00KWUG2RI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,311 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. S. CROWE TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2015
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The splattering of brief comments on this disc-scarcely reviews if I may observe-do not give a fair reflection of this disc.

Scheherazade has been from the earliest era of recording one of the most popular and frequently recorded works. Famous recordings from the stereo era include those by Beecham, Paul Kletzki (Gramophone Magazine First Choice for over 20 years), Stokowski Phase 4 (with extra tam-tam and more harps than Rheingold), Svetlanov, Kondrashin (RCO), Mackerras, Gergiev and the controversial Karajan-controversial because it was the work he used as an excuse to leave EMI as he didn't want to record it when they tried to "force"him to. He NEVER conducted it in the concert hall, but made a "spite" recording for DG with the BPO-the only time he performed it. It is of course predictably fabulous.

I have a great fondness for the Previn with the VPO-largely because it is the VPO!
There are dozens more choices, but if it is a sonic spectacular that is sought then Gergiev or Eji Oue with the Minnesota Orchestra on Reference HDCD will do admirably.

What this adds up to is very stiff competition for any new recording, and while I have nothing but praise for the enterprise in this case, I am not so enthusiastic about the results!

Sascha Goetzl is an up and coming young Viennese conductor, who is doing the rounds of "the repertory" orchestras if I may term them as such, gaining experience and adding to his obvious talent.
His Directorship of the very welcome Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic has been highly praised and their appearance at the London Proms in 2014 was extremely well received.

We have to judge the purely audio experience- and there are limitations.
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Scheherezade is a wonderful piece of music anyway, but I think this must be the definitive recording; I first heard a track from it on ClassicFM, played by John Suchet at the special request of his (Turkish) dry cleaner, who had loved a previous playing. The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductor Sascha Goetzel, specialises in European-oriental crossover music, and so they're perfectly placed to bring all out the orientalisms of the score, unlike a usual Western orchestra trying to do exotic. They make some well-judged instrument substitutions too, so for example the violin theme with which each story begins is accompanied by a kanun, giving it a magical other-worldly quality. Absolutely wonderful.
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Very good. Good to see the Balakiron back again.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By brian southcoast on 13 Aug. 2014
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This performance has a real oriental twist to it. Best I have ever heard. It really is exotic
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MR GRAHAM HUGHES on 25 Aug. 2014
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Great!
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