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GLAZUNOV THE SEASONS ASHKENAZY

Sergei Prokofiev – The “Petit Adagio” during the Autumn sequence is perhaps the most gorgeous version I’ve heard. Once upon a time this was the Penguin Guide’s top choice for recordings of The Nutcracker, later unforgivably surpassed by the Kirov set because, primarily, of the fact that it was on one CD. Alexander Glazunov – Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted. Showing of 4 reviews.

The strings produce a noticeably softer sound than in other recordings, allowing the woodwinds in particular to come out more clearly. The brass have a depth of sound and character that lends heft and power to the score. If you are looking for a good recording and can find this one used, go for it. I bought this set for the sparklingly brilliant rendition of Glazunov’s The Seasons. Work on ‘Cinderella’ was set aside during some of the darkest days of the Second World War but Prokofiev returned to the work and completed it in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Period: You can hear the careful attention Ashkenazy pays to the score, shifting tempi subtly from phrase to phrase, shaping the music, and responding to the underlying narrative. The Sisters’ New Clothes 1:

Duet seasond the Prince and Cinderella 4: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The cymbals in particular have an incredibly tangible and spine-tingling quality, the bass drum comes through with plenty of heft, and the woodwinds display real magic and beauty.

The Prince’s Visit 3: Rossini’s delightful ‘La Cenerentola’ is an operatic staple while Prokofiev’s ‘Cinderella’ is a fixture on the ballet stage. The Dancing Lesson 3: Skip to main content Search.

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It’s a good ten minutes longer than Valery Gergiev’s popular recording with the Kirov Orchestra. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Buy music Sell music Ask community 1 Blog 1.

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It is usually a fast type of shipping by air for international. Work on ‘Cinderella’ was set aside during some of the darkest days of the Second World War but Prokofiev returned to the work and completed it in The extra money is worth having the Ashkenazy set and it is really a pity that it is no longer in print. Upon seeing the running time, I was worried that it would make for ponderous listening. First galop of the Prince 1: After the premiere of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Prokofiev was immediately commissioned to write another ballet for the Kirov.

The Clock Scene 1: Even Abravanel’s and Lanchbery’s recordings I actually like unfortunately utilize adult voices that overpower the orchestra. From the gentle opening of delicate strings to the brash crashing chords of the finale, this set never fails to impress.

Cinderella; the seasons / ashkenazy by Prokofiev / Glazunov, CD x 2 with melomaan – Ref

You can hear the careful attention Ashkenazy pays to the score, shifting tempi subtly from phrase to phrase, shaping the music, and responding to the underlying narrative. Cinderella’s Arrival at the Ball. Work on ‘Cinderella’ was set aside during some of the darkest days of the Second World War but Prokofiev returned to the work and completed it in Duet of the Sisters with the Oranges.

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The slower tempi makes one stop and notice the detailed toy-like quality during the “Miniature Overture”, the unfolding magic of the transformation sequence before the battle. Dance of the Four Companions of the Prince 0: Dance of the Courtiers.

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Review This Title Share on Facebook. I bought it for that, but I stayed for the Tchaikovsky. The Interrupted Departure 0: The Fairy Godmother 2: I couldn’t agree more with the other reviews listed above of this beautiful edition of The Nutcracker by Ashkenazy and the Royal Philharmonic.

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Duet of the Prince and Cinderella. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The strings produce ash,enazy noticeably softer sound than in other recordings, allowing the woodwinds in particular to come out more clearly. I always enjoy Ashkenazy’s interpretations, especially of Russian music.

Prokofiev: Cinderella; Glazunov: The Seasons / Ashkenazy

Dance of the Four Companions of the Prince. The “Pas de Duex” is played beautifully and the Coda and Final Waltz are given appropriately gripping readings. The result is that, in addition to being glaxunov away by the story, you start to notice for the first time the subtle colors and textures that Tchaikovsky had hidden away within the score.