Rimsky-Korsakov, Kalinnikov

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COMPOSERS: Kalinnikov,Rimsky-Korsakov
LABELS: Chandos Enchant
WORKS: Scheherazade; Dubinushka; Tsar Boris Overture; The Cedar and the Palm
PERFORMER: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, LSO/Neeme Järvi
Järvi does everything right in this Scheherazade and the orchestra plays to its utmost ability; there is excitement aplenty and it is sumptuously recorded in the best Chandos tradition. If there is anything missing it is a feeling of complete engagement with its programme; there’s a sense of a series of episodes emerging rather than of tales being spun. Edwin Paling’s violin solos, though, are warm-hearted and seductive. The fillers, culled from Chandos’s various Russian projects with Järvi, are apt and generous. Matthew Rye