on 29 October 2014
The only Arensky I knew before I bought this set was an old Barbirolli vinyl record of the Tchaikovsky Variations. Well what a voyage of discovery this has been! I'm getting on a bit, but it's been a long time since I was so blown away by such a variety of music. Some thrilling orchestration and such quality playing as you'd expect from this orchestra under the great maestro, Svetlanov.
I won't go through each piece, but if you want to experience a thoroughly stimulating evening of discovery like I did then give this set a go. I promise you won't be disappointed.