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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 - Piano Concerto, Op. 30 - Sadko, Op. 5

Noriko Ogawa, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kees Bakels

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Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34  
1
I. Alborada (Vivo e strepitoso)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
1:12
2
II. Variazioni (Andante con moto)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
4:38
3
III. Alborada (Vivo e strepitoso)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
1:14
4
IV. Scena e canto gitano (Allegretto)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
4:39
5
V. Fandango asturiano - Coda (Vivace assai - Presto)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
3:15
6
Piano Concerto in C Sharp Minor, Op. 30
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Noriko Ogawa; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
14:06
Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57  
7
I. Tsar's departure and farewell
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
4:44
8
II. Tsarina adrift at sea in a barrel
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
5:51
9
III. Flight of the Bumblebee
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
1:23
10
IV. The three wonders
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
7:48
11
Sadko, Op. 5
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
12:20
12
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kees Bakels
14:10
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:20
"Wow! Move over Stokowski!... It's a blast, and how nice to hear a modern conductor willing to make free with the literal text in this music and simply have some fun going for broke... Sonically these performances remain in a class of their own. The brilliance and realism are simply breathtaking, with a full dynamic range, ideal depth and breadth of soundstage, firm bass, open highs, and a panoramic splendor unrivaled on disc."
- ClassicsToday.com

This release is a Rimsky-Korsakov extravaganza from conductor Kees Bakels and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring exuberant performances of the beloved Capriccio espagnol, as well as the Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite (which includes the famous Flight of the Bumblebee in its original context) and the tone poem Sadko, which prefigures Rimsky-Korsakov's opera of the same name.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Records Studio Masters

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