Described by the composer as a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images and designs of oriental character, Rimsky-Korsakov s symphonic suite Sheherazade has delighted listeners for generations. The rapturous solo violin plays the part of the slave who narrates the wonderful tales of the Arabian Nights, including the adventures of Sinbad, Prince Kalender and the Festival of Baghdad. The suite, or musical pictures , from The Tale of Tsar Saltan depicts episodes from this magical opera, from which the mischievous Flight of the Bumblebee is also drawn. The Seattle Symphony is one of the world s most recorded orchestras, with 12 GRAMMY® nominations and two Emmy Awards.
Some delicious ,but not overindulgent, string playing. Performance *** Recording ***** --BBC music Magazine,July'11
…a well disciplined, satisfying account of Scheherzade. --IRR,Dec'11