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Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Suites

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

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The Snow Maiden Suite  
1
I. Introduction
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
3:33
2
II. Danse des oiseaux (Dance of the Birds)
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
2:51
3
III. Cortège
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
1:49
4
IV. Danse des bouffons (Dance of the Clowns)
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
3:30
Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Suite  
5
I. Prelude: A Hymn to Nature
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
4:25
6
II. Wedding Procession - Tartar invasion
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
3:15
7
III. Battle of Kershenets
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
4:23
8
IV. Death of Fevroniya
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
8:22
Noch' na gore Triglave (Night on mount Triglav)  
9
Act III Scene 1. Introduction: Nuit sur le Mont Triglav et apparition des hombres
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
8:59
10
Act III Scene 2. L'ombre de Mlade de Jaromir
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
2:34
11
Act III Scene 3. Sabbat des esprits infernaux et Ronde infernale
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
4:09
12
Act III Scene 4. Apparition de la Reine Cleopatre
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
8:19
13
Act III Scene 5. Matin
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
3:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:05
"... Pletnev and his superb RNO offer a feast of orchestral music of Rimsky-Korsakov ... an outstanding release!"
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"Five Stars. An impressive showcase of some of the lesser known examples of the symphonic orchestration skills of one of its masters. What an improvement PentaTone’s hi-res makes ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"Pletnev and his virtuoso orchestra make a charming sound picture of the Dance of the Birds, woodwind all a-twitter and leap with plenty of vigour into the single most popular item, the Dance of the Clowns ... evocatively played and given a suitably spacious recording."
- Gramophone

Conductor Mikhail Pletnev deserves plenty of the credit for the success of this album as he leads the Russian National Orchestra on these suites, some familiar and some less familiar, by Rimsky-Korsakov. Pletnev's sensitive and insightful interpretations have been singled out in several reviews as a vital ingredient of this interesting and revealing album.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: MCO, Hilversum,The Netherlands, 1/2009
Executive Producers: Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording Engineer : Ientje Mooij; Leendert van Zanten
Editing: Roger de Schot

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