Glière: Symphony No. 3 "Il'ya Murometz"

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  • Label: Telarc

Tracks:

  • 1.I. Wandering Pilgrims: Il'ya Murometz and Svyatogor
  • 2.Ii. Il'ya Murometz and Solovei The Brigand
  • 3.Iii. At The Court of Vladimir The Mighty Sun
  • 4.Iv. The Heroic Deeds and Petrification of Il'ya Murometz

Product Description:

This flamingly multicolored, unashamedly grand-scaled symphony receives a performance here so sonically beautiful that it's practically visible. The work is programmatic and tells of the heroic deeds of a medieval knight-strongman, (translated as) "Il 'ya from the town of Murom." Given the orchestration--quadruple woodwinds, four trumpets, eight horns, four trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, two harps, celeste, and strings--he comes across as a combination of Superman, Batman, Robin Hood, and Wagner's Siegfried. Leon Botstein brings out great warmth in the London Symphony's string section, the flute bird-curlicues in the second movement are luscious, and, in general, his leadership has nice forward propulsion in a work that can easily sound bloated. If this sort of huge, Romantic palette is your cup of tea--and it is sort of irresistible--then look no further. This realization is ravishing, and Telarc's sound is an audiophile's dream. --Robert Levine
Fantasy Warehouse Clearance Sale

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  • Sales Rank: 29,403
  • UPC: 089408060922
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