℗ 1997 Chandos
 

Shchedrin: Symphony No. 2 - Concerto for Orchestra No. 3 "Old Russian Circus Music" (Premier Recordings)

BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky

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Concerto for Orchestra No. 3, "The Old Music of Russian Provincial Circuses"
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
24:09
Symphony No. 2, "25 prelyudiy"  
2
I. Preludes 1-6
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
11:24
3
II. Preludes 7-9
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
5:53
4
III. Preludes 10-14
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
11:39
5
IV. Preludes 15-18
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
9:23
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V. Preludes 19-25
Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
16:53
Total Playing Time    79:21
"Four Stars ... the players are old hands at making something memorable of unfamiliar music and there is, throughout, the sense of welcome discovery, with Sinaisky an enthusiastic and dutiful guide."
- BBC Music Magazine

This 1996 recording from the BBC Philharmonic under Vassily Sinaisky features premiere recordings of two diverse works by contemporary Russian conductor and pianist Rodion Shchedrin. The lighthearted Old Russian Circus Music was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for its 100th anniversary in 1990, while the Symphony No. 2 was considered "daringly modernist" when it was first presented in 1965 and created controversy in the Soviet Union due to its confrontational nature.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at New Broadcasting House, Manchester
Produced by Ralph Couzens and Brian Pidgeon
Engineer: Stephen Rinker

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