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CHAN 5145

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Op. 35

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 192Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Toronto Symphony Orchestra


Peter Oundjian


Jonathan Crow

violin

Venue:

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada

(live recording)

Producer:

Ralph Couzens

(Executive)

Blanton Alspaugh

(Soundmirror Inc.)

Engineer:

Mark Donahue

(Mixing & Editing (Soundmirror Inc.))

John Newton

(Soundmirror Inc.)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 45:17
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Sheherazade, Op. 35

45:20  
  Symphonic Suite  
 Jonathan Crow violin
1 I The Sea and Sinbad's Ship – 10:01
2 II The Kalender Prince – 12:13
3 III The Young Prince and the Young Princess – 10:29
4 IV Festival at Baghdad – The Sea – The Shipwreck 12:34
  TT 45:20      
   
 Peter Oundjian
  June 2013  


Recording with Chandos for the first time, this album marks the beginning of a new partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A regular presence in concert halls throughout the US and Canada, this recording also comes as the TSO embarks, in August, on its first European tour since 2000 under the baton of Peter Oundjian, who this year celebrates his tenth anniversary as Music Director. He also conducts in this performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ever-popular symphonic suite Sheherazade.

Many composers have drawn inspiration from the collection of folklore known as the Arabian Nights but none has captured the imagination so vividly as Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov in Sheherazade, composed in 1888. In the story, Sheherazade escapes the murderous intent of her husband, the Sultan Schariar, by entertaining him with fascinating tales every evening for 1001 nights. Rimsky-Korsakov’s four movements allude to individual episodes and images from the stories in dazzling orchestral colour.

The suite opens with a stern and strident brass theme representing the bloodthirsty Sultan. A winding melody for solo violin that returns throughout the work represents the answering voice of Sheherazade. The kaleidoscopic second movement has the character of a scherzo while the third is tender and lyrical. The finale is a boisterous and exuberant carnival, calmed by the return of Sheherazade’s theme which brings the work to a serene conclusion.

 

“… This is a fine recording, with the Toronto Symphony and conductor Peter Oundijian, who is now celebrating his 10th year with the orchestra… this ranks very high on my list in terms of musicianship and interpretation. The recording is first rate. It’s in 5.0 surround, with the instruments up front and the sounds of the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto in the surrounds. The acoustics are realistic, without undue spotlighting of instruments. Nothing sounds out of scale, and the wonderful violin solo with Jonathan Crow is well played and well captured. The Chandos team has done an excellent job with a challenging piece in terms of dynamics and frequency extension…”  ****

Mel Martin – AudiophileAudition.com – 9 September 2014


                              Performance ***               Recording *****

"The main hero of this recording is the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s lead violinist, Jonathan Crow. His Sheherazade, while a beauty, is not the usual beguiling but vacant dolly bird. Rather, she is a feisty, fearless and engaging storyteller, artfully using her narrative skill to engage the sultan’s attention enough to divert him from his murderous intent..."

Daniel Jaffé - BBC Music magazine - October 2014





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Beware that this is claimed as the 24/192 studio file but what is actually sold here is a 24/96 downdsample. You won't get a reply from customer service when you complain about the bait & switch.
R Hutton