Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concerto, Op. 1; King Lear Overture; In Bohemia; Tamara ()

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composed by Mily Balakirev

"His output, admittedly variable in quality...." With those frank words, the liner notes write off the mighty musical compositions of Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev. It is, unfortunately, also true. Even his best works -- the Symphony in C major and the symphonic poem Tamara -- have their structural flaws and his lesser works -- the too-early Overture to King Lear and the too-late Symphony in D minor -- have their formal mistakes. But in his best works, Balakirev's strength of will forces the music to succeed despite the C ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major
  2. King Lear (Korol' Lir), incidental music: Overture
  3. In Bohemia (V Chechii), Overture on Czech Themes, for orchestra
  4. Symphony No. 2 in D minor
  5. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
  6. Tamara, symphonic poem
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Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concerto, Op. 1; King Lear Overture; In Bohemia; Tamara
2005, Chandos

UPC: 095115242926

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