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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35; Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
 
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35; Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

16 Oct 2000 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Eloquence
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:00:31
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  • ASIN: B001N248OS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,410 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Horder on 31 Dec 2013
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Probably my favourite piece of music by one of the greatest conductors. The violin is beautifully played and brings tears to the eyes, brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By And/Burro on 8 Dec 2013
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I used to have this recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's famous masterpiece on cassette and loved it and when it came to updating it to CD I was very glad to find it on Amazon. It's simply a fine recording of Scheherazade by Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for DG in 1978. Ozawa had a highly successful partnership with the BSO and their playing on this recording is of the highest quality. The sweeping and powerful opening of "The Sea and Sinbad's Ship" by the BSO strings is wonderful to hear with the lush woodwinds and strong brass setting the tone of the whole piece. Moreover, the strings in "The Young Prince and the Young Princess" are beautiful to listen to, with their power and lush sound.

Also on the CD is another Rimsky-Korsakov piece Capriccio espagnol played by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Neeme Jarvi. They give a fine performance of it and this is another reason to buy this excellent CD.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Hazell on 14 Oct 2011
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I am still looking for the definitive performances on CD of these two works. These aren't it, but they provided some interesting variations on more basic servings.

The CD is labelled Deutsche Grammophon, Eloquence. An emblem denotes "Ambient Surround Imaging" but this is not explained anywhere, despite saying "details inside". However it may account for the surprisingly spacious, clean, and reverberant soundstage.

Firstly, Scheherazade: an Arabian tale in musical form by a Russian romantic composer. Here played by an American orchestra, conducted by a Japanese. Mmmm... could have been a dog's dinner, but turned out quite well. The original analogue recording was from 1978, but the digital transcription has been very well done indeed, suggesting that the master tracks were of a very high standard (as is the playing of the Boston S.O.). Ozawa's reading is a little off the beaten track here and there, with a wider range of tempi than usual, and occasionally disappointing dynamics within the orchestral sections. Strangely, here the opening tutti is the loudest part of the whole piece (mixing engineer go and stand in the corner!), but as the work unfolds you forget that.

Likewise the first violins dominate to a rather unreal extent: not particularly forward let alone shrill, but - just a lot of sound coming from them, sometimes at the expense of more interesting twiddlies going on elsewhere. Equally disappointing for me as a percussion enthusiast was the "downscaled" bass drum: often sounding more like hitting a punchbag with boxing gloves...

This all prepares you somewhat for the out-and-out quirkiness of Neeme Jarvi's reading of the Capriccio Espagnol. This is from 1988 and is entirely digital.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MacPete on 15 Mar 2013
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This has quickly become one of my favourite discs. Scheherazade is one of the best renditions I've yet to hear, done with so much passion and feeling. It may have been recorded in 1978 but the reproduction still compares very favourably with anything done today in terms of dynamics, tonal quality, stereo image and detail - an absolute joy to listen to. Capriccio Espagnol is for me an added bonus and everything you'd expect it to be with Neemi Järvi in charge of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - lively, joyous and a sheer delight. Hats off to Deutsche Grammaphon for issuing such a well produced disc at an exceptionally good price.
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By MRS DA MCMILLAN on 15 Mar 2014
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I love this music.. it transports you away to far off places... I pla it all the time in the car and it's just great.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve S on 14 July 2012
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The main attraction here was the price and having Rimsky's 2 most famous pieces.
Good performances but only 4 stars as to my ears Silverstein's violin is not forward enough in the sound balance so if you raise the volume to hear him well you're blown out of you seat in the orchestral tutti's. Recommended if you don't mind upsetting the neighbours!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Juliet phipps on 6 Mar 2013
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I have wanted a copy of this on CD for sometime as it is one of my favourites, now I have one
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. R. Smith on 14 Jun 2013
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Scheherazade is a subjective work, much at the mercy of the conductor's interpretation. Andreyevich's reading of it is suitably Slavic. If you buy this you will not be disappointed.

Brent Smith.
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