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Russian Nights ()

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composed by Alexander Borodin, Anatol Lyadov, Aram Khachaturian, Mikhail Glinka, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Sergey Prokofiev

Erich Kunzel's 2007 tribute to the great Russian composers is a brilliant showcase that captures the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at its most vibrant, and this CD offers exceptionally colorful music with extraordinarily realistic sound. The selections are among the most popular in the orchestral repertoire and are therefore already familiar to most listeners, in many cases from an early age. Indeed, who among us doesn't feel a twinge of sentiment or nostalgia for at least one of these tuneful and exotic pieces? Whether it's ...

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  1. Ruslan and Lyudmila, opera in 5 acts, G. xiv: Overture
  2. Caucasian Sketches, suite for orchestra, Op. 10: Procession of the Sardar
  3. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March
  4. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances
  5. Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temļ), for orchestra, Op. 34
  6. Enchanted Lake, for orchestra, Op. 62
  7. Spartacus, ballet: Love Theme
  8. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Russian Dance (Trepak)
  9. Boris Godunov, opera (Rimsky-Korsakov edition): Polonaise
  10. Musical Snuffbox, for piano (or orchestra), Op. 32
  11. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Hungarian Dance (Czardas)
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Russian Nights
2007, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408065729

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