Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ippolitov-Ivanov

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COMPOSERS: Ippolitov-Ivanov,Mussorgsky,Rimsky-Korsakov
LABELS: RCA VICTOR Silver Seal
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Russian Orchestral Works
WORKS: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; A Night on the Bare Mountain; Rimsky-Korsakov: Bridal Procession from Le coq d’or; Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar from Caucasian Skhes
PERFORMER: Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 61209-2 ADD (1971-3)
Ormandy and his orchestra are at their best here, despite previous reservations about the ‘up-front’ balance in Mussorgsky’s Pictures .The other works offer a rich variety of style and orchestral texture, and the Philadelphia is as successful in capturing the wit and charm of the Prokofiev as the ebullience of the Rimsky-Korsakov. Nicholas Rast

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