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Glazunov: Orchestral Works Including The 8 Symphonies [Box Set] ()

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If gods die when people stop believing in them, do composers die when people stop listening to them? If so, then while Alexander Glazunov may have died and turned to dust in the concert hall, he is alive and well and living on recordings. All things considered, it's a pretty good half-life for the composer once considered the greatest symphonist of the Russian Silver Age. When this cycle of the eight symphonies with Tadaaki Otaka leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales was issued, there had already been four complete cycles released in the stereo and digital eras by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Neeme Järvi, and Alexander Anissimov, plus three incomplete cycles by Yondani Butt, Valery Polyansky, and José Serebrier. For true believers in the optimistic art of Glazunov, the Otaka cycle may be the best since Rozhdestvensky's. The sweep of his developments, the scale of his structures, the unbound joy of his tempos, the unreserved heroism of his themes, and the supreme confidence of his... Hide synopsis

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