Glazunov - The Symphonies | Orfeo C977195

Glazunov - The Symphonies

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Label: Orfeo

Cat No: C977195

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 5

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st February 2019

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Glazunovís symphonies are a significant cycle within the Russian symphony, to which similar status should be accorded as the today considerably better-known symphonic cycles by his successors Prokofiev, Myaskovsky or Shostakovich. Like Camille Saint-SaŽns in France or Max Bruch in Germany, Alexander Glazunov was a truly progressive, but formally conservative-thinking composer who was not willing to sacrifice the traditional symphonic form to superficial Modernism. It is now time to rehabilitate Glazunovís symphonies. Whoever studies them intensively will discover some of the finest music of their time and particularly under the wonderful baton of the great Glazunov champion Neeme Jšrvi.

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