Rimsky- Korsakov: May Night

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COMPOSERS: Rimsky-Korsakov
LABELS: Brilliant
WORKS: May Night
PERFORMER: Taraschenko, Erasova, Lapina; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Chistiakov
CATALOGUE NO: 94036

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From the mid-’90s, when the Bolshoi increasingly fell behind the Mariinsky, this is a vigorous but heavy-handed account of Rimsky’s Gogol folktale, further weighed down by beefy-voiced, overly mature Slav soloists. Michael Scott Rohan