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  • Conductor: Igor Golovchin
  • Composer: Anton Rubinstein
  • Audio CD (30 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Delos
  • ASIN: B00006ZSTZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, "Ocean" (1851 version): I. Allegro maestosoRussian State Symphony Orchestra15:56Album Only
Listen  2. Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, "Ocean" (1851 version): II. Adagio non tantoRussian State Symphony Orchestra10:51Album Only
Listen  3. Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, "Ocean" (1851 version): III. AllegroRussian State Symphony Orchestra 6:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42, "Ocean" (1851 version): IV. Adagio - Allegro con fuocoRussian State Symphony Orchestra14:37Album Only
Listen  5. Feramors: Dance of the Bayaderes No. 1Russian State Symphony Orchestra 5:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Feramors: Torchlight Dance of the Brides of KashmirRussian State Symphony Orchestra 5:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Feramors: Dance of the Bayaderes No. 2Russian State Symphony Orchestra 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Feramors: Bridal ProcessionRussian State Symphony Orchestra 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 

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“… a work written by a young, ebullient, but quite mature talent, and distinguished, beyond its broad scope and youthful freshness, by a remarkably unified conception….”

Thus did Russian master P.I. Tchaikovsky describe the long-neglected “Ocean” Symphony (Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 42 -- Original Version) by Anton Rubinstein, his composition teacher at (and the founder of) the St. Petersburg Conservatory. His many compositions have fallen into unjustified obscurity, and he rarely gets the credit he deserves for almost single-handedly bringing the primitive Russian musical establishment of his day up to European standards.

His “Ocean” symphony is a bold and highly original programmatic work that convincingly evokes the struggle of man against the elemental forces that rule the seas. Echoes of composers like Mendelssohn and Schumann are heard in the work, no doubt the result of Rubinstein’s European training and exposure – yet there remains a certain Russian pathos and earthiness. Also heard here is a colorful suite of dances from Rubinstein’s oriental-flavored opera, Feramors. Igor Golovschin and his Russian State Symphony Orchestra provide skillful and idiomatically true performances.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bartok on 2 Nov. 2013
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A wonderful performance of Rubinstein's Ocean Symphony, sensibly choosing the original four movement form rather than the seven movement revised overly epic final form. If you haven't heard any of Rubinstein's orchestral music he sounds to me something like the love child of Mendelssohn and Liszt, but if you listen for a while you pick up his own original voice. The relationship in his music between orchestration and harmony is always more than functional, and he develops his themes and motifs with real drama. Dive in!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It never lasted with the public, yet the symphony has much to offer 27 Feb. 2013
By John J. Puccio - Published on Amazon.com
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While Rubinstein's Second Symphony may have been one of the first of its kind in Russia, it's obvious why it never lasted long in the popular mind. Rubinstein seems to have owed too much to too many. Still, one cannot fault Maestro Golovchin or his players. They conjure up good spirits when necessary, nobility, tranquility, and grandeur in abundance, and they do so firmly and precisely yet with much spirit and enthusiasm.

John J. Puccio
Classical Candor
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