Balakirev Symphony 1 and 2

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Russian composer Balakirev [1937-1910] may not be as famous as Tchaikovsky or Glazunov, but his works do have a certain charm to them. Symphony 1 is quite a good composition, with an almost sublime Adagio, and definitely shows the influence of Tchaikovsky. Well worth investigating. Vassily Siniasky and the BBC Philharmonic Orch on Chandos have a good 2 disc set with Symph. 1 and 2, along with the Piano Concerto and some other orchestral works. Basically this is a good collection of all of Balakirev’s major works.

Read info and booklet at Chandos website:
http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%20241-29

Amazon.com:
Balakirev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Concerto / King Lear Overture / In Bohemia / Tamara

 

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