Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphonies # 1 & 3 - Gerard Schwarz, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra - 2016 (FLAC, 24BIT – 48KHZ)

Rimsky-Korsakov – Symphonies # 1 & 3 – Gerard Schwarz, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2016 (FLAC, 24BIT – 48KHZ)

Composer: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 48kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Naxos
Size: 558.8 MB
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Римский-Корсаков / Rimsky-Korsakov – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2016)
Gerard Schwarz, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 1 (1884 Version) 25:37

01. I. Largo assai – Allegro 7:43
02. II. Andante tranquillo 7:14
03. III. Scherzo: Vivace 4:36
04. IV. Allegro assai 6:08

Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 32 (1886 Version) 32:45

05. I. Moderato assai – Allegro 13:34
06. II. Scherzo: Vivo 6:13
07. III. Andante 6:52
08. IV. Allegro con spirito 6:02

Recorded: 2-5 September 2015
Recording Venue: Haus des Rundfunks, Masurenallee, Berlin, Germany

Begun when he was a seventeen-year-old naval cadet, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 1 was hailed by the nationalist group ‘The Five’ as the first truly Russian symphony, in contrast with the German-influenced music of Anton Rubinstein. With its use of Russian folk-songs, this is a work of remarkable natural talent, justifying the early enthusiasm of Balakirev. Symphony No. 3, cast in a thoroughly Russian musical language, is notable not only for its significantly enhanced technical competence but for its great rhythmic vitality and subtle orchestration.

Gramophone Magazine

Naxos provides a beefy Berlin sound, with weighty strings and imposing brass…the Scherzo has a fine swagger to it, building a good head of steam…the Third Symphony is alive with melodic ideas, opening in good-natured C major. Clarinet teases and flute and solo violin intertwine sinuously…and the symphony ends ebulliently…[this recording] should win new friend for these amiable works

The Observer

The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra enjoys all its folk song influences in this engaging recording of Rimsky’s later revision of the [First Symphony]…[in the Third] he displayed his mastery of orchestral colour, brought vividly to life here in the Scherzo and in the closing Allegro con spirito, with Gerard Schwarz in total command.

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