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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant (x3), 10 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (Audio CD)
This is a work I have known and loved for very many years. One of my first LPs was conducted by Kletzki, and I have heard many other recordings over the years; but this one surpasses them all, even Reiner and Beecham. Though tempi may be a little unusual in places - the beginning of the third section 'The Young Prince and the Princess' could be seen as on the slow side - but taken in context, the whole thing hangs together so beautifully that these things seem entirely logical. Fast passages are indeed fast, but never breathless. The Kirov players are simply superb, and Gergiev consistently shows himself to be perfectly attuned to this beautiful work.
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