Russian Nights - Erich Kunzel

Russian Nights - Erich Kunzel

Telarc  SACD-60657

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar, Prokofiev: March from "The Love For Three Oranges", Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor", Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Liadov: The Enchanted Lake, The Music Box, Khachaturian: Love Theme from "Spartacus", Tchaikovsky: Russian Dance from "The Nutcracker", Mussorgsky: Polonaise from "Boris Godunov", Tchaikovsky: Hungarian Dance from "Swan Lake"

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel (conductor)

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Comments (6)

Comment by Bruce Zeisel - May 31, 2018 (1 of 6)

"Caucasian Sketches" has quite a bit of attractive music beyond (and in my opinion) better than the "Procession of the Sardar". Someone (like Yamada? ) should record it in quality sound (Like Pentatone - although I can think of several others who are also quite capable)

Comment by hiredfox - June 3, 2018 (2 of 6)

Well Bruce, people used to proclaim the old Telarc recordings in Pure DSD before their take-over and demise, as being amongst the best sounding SACD around; at least as good as Pentatone and personally I have little to quarrel with as far as the quality of playing of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra goes.

This is a delightful disc in a lighter mood, the Russian Easter Overture being my personal favourite from the selection.

Comment by [Current93] - June 3, 2018 (3 of 6)

There is no Russian Easter Overture on this SACD. Wonderful album though, top-notch sound and performance.

Comment by hiredfox - June 5, 2018 (4 of 6)

Crossed wires! Russian Dance.

Comment by Bruce Zeisel - June 5, 2018 (5 of 6)

I agree with John. But now that we no longer have Telarc, I was expressing my wish that another label might take up where Telarc left off and give us the rest of Cacausian Sketches .... and maybe that Russian Easter Overture along with some more such pleasant listening.

Comment by ubertrout - June 11, 2018 (6 of 6)

I very much agree that it would be great to have a high-resolution version of Ippolitov-Ivanov's suites - both Caucasian Sketches suites and the Turkish/Armenian pieces. The Arthur Fagen conducted disc on Naxos is a favorite. Apparently David Zinman recorded the entire first suite for Telarc, but in a 1996 stereo recording.