Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Capriccio espagnol; Neapolitan Song

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Capriccio espagnol; Neapolitan Song

by Carlo Ponti
     
 
It's hard to imagine more delightful showpieces for a super audio CD than "Scheherazade" and "Capriccio espagñol," two dazzling masterworks by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov that are among his most popular creations. Carlo Ponti's exceptional conducting, the Russian National Orchestra's sumptuous playing, and PentaTone Classic's

Overview

It's hard to imagine more delightful showpieces for a super audio CD than "Scheherazade" and "Capriccio espagñol," two dazzling masterworks by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov that are among his most popular creations. Carlo Ponti's exceptional conducting, the Russian National Orchestra's sumptuous playing, and PentaTone Classic's fantastic multichannel sound combine to make this a dream SACD for any audiophile and a great demo for anyone who wants to show off high-end stereo equipment. But beyond the obvious advantages of this package in terms of performance and recording excellence, the music itself is the biggest draw. "Scheherazade" is a symphonic suite based upon the "1,001 Arabian Nights," and Rimsky-Korsakov employed all of his orchestral ingenuity to create this richly imaginative score, regarded by some as the composer's best purely instrumental work. "Capriccio espagñol" is a tour de force of sparkling colors and melodies redolent of Spain, and it has been a hit with audiences ever since its premiere in 1887. To fill out the rest of the program, Ponti has included the jaunty Neapolitan Song, which Rimsky-Korsakov arranged on "Funniculì, Funniculà." This superb album is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Pentatone
UPC:
0827949037863
catalogNumber:
5186378

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Tracks

  1. Neapolitan Song (Neapolitanskaya pesenka), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 63  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Job Maarse  -  Russian National Orchestra  - Rick Walker
  2. Capriccio espagñol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Alexei Bruni  - Job Maarse  -  Russian National Orchestra  - Rick Walker
  3. Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Job Maarse  -  Russian National Orchestra  - Rick Walker  - Tatiana Porshneva

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