Russian Nights - Richard Hawley (clarinet); Timothy Lees (violin); Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; Erich Kunzel (conductor)
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  1. Ruslan and Lyudmila, opera in 5 acts, G. xiv: Overture
  2. Caucasian Sketches, suite for orchestra, Op. 10: Procession of the Sardar
  3. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March
  4. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances
  5. Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temÔ), for orchestra, Op. 34
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  1. Ruslan and Lyudmila, opera in 5 acts, G. xiv: Overture
  2. Caucasian Sketches, suite for orchestra, Op. 10: Procession of the Sardar
  3. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March
  4. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances
  5. Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temÔ), for orchestra, Op. 34
  6. Enchanted Lake, for orchestra, Op. 62
  7. Spartacus, ballet: Love Theme
  8. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Russian Dance (Trepak)
  9. Boris Godunov, opera (Rimsky-Korsakov edition): Polonaise
  10. Musical Snuffbox, for piano (or orchestra), Op. 32
  11. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Hungarian Dance (Czardas)
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Erich Kunzel's 2007 tribute to the great Russian composers is a brilliant showcase that captures the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at its most vibrant, and this CD offers exceptionally colorful music with extraordinarily realistic sound. The selections are among the most popular in the orchestral repertoire and are therefore already familiar to most listeners, in many cases from an early age. Indeed, who among us doesn't feel a twinge of sentiment or nostalgia for at least one of these tuneful and exotic pieces? Whether it's ...

Russian Nights 2007, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408065729

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