Anthology Of Russian Symphonic Music Volume 2
Melodiya MELCD1002481
(56 CDs)
Release 1st September 2017
Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Rodion Shchedrin, Alexei Nasedkin, Nikolai Petrov, Tikhon Khrennikov, Dmitri Bashkirov, Andrei Eshpai, Lyudmila Avdeyeva, Vadim Repin, Mikhail Khomitser, Eduard Grach, Andrei Korsakov, Evgeny Svetlanov
Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov (1888-1982) Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 92
Rostislav Boiko (1873-1953) Gypsy Rhapsody for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 60
Guzul Rhapsody in C minor, Op. 61
Volga Rhapsody in C major, Op. 62
Carpathian Rhapsody for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 63
Cortège solennel for orchestra, Op. 77
Andrej Eshpai (1925-2015) Concerto Grosso for orchestra with solo trumpet, piano, vibraphone and double bass
German Galynin (1922-66) Piano Concerto No. 1
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936) Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 5 'Slavyanskaya'
Symphony No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 16
Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 33
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 48
Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58
Symphony No. 7 in F major, Op. 77 'Pastoral'
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, Op. 83
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themes, Op. 3
Overture No. 2 on Three Greek Themes, Op. 6
Triumphal March, Op. 40
Cortege solennel, Op. 50
Ballade in F major Op. 78
March on a Russian Theme, Op. 76
Ouverture solennelle, Op. 73
Cortege solennel in B flat major, Op. 91
From the Middle Ages, Op. 79
Stenka Razin
From Darkness to Light - orchestral fantasy, Op. 53
Finnish Fantasy, Op. 88
Introduction and Dance of Salome, Op. 90
The Song of the VolgaA Boatman Op. 97
Finnish Sketches, Op. 89
Poème lyrique Op. 12
Mazurka in G major, Op. 18
Romantic Intermezzo, Op. 69
Chopiniana, Op. 46
Concerto ballata in C major for cello and orchestra, Op. 108
Less (The Forest), Op. 19
More (The Sea), Op. 28
Oriental Rhapsody, Op. 29
Theme with Variations for Strings in G minor, Op. 97
Suite caractéristique, Op. 9
Scènes de ballet, Op. 52
Carnaval, Op. 45
Lady Soubrette
Scene Dansante, Op. 81
Raymonda, Op. 57
Reinhold Glière (1875-1956) Overture for the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution
Aram Ilich Khachaturian (1903-78) Concerto in D minor
Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello in D minor
Tikhon Khrennikov (1913-2007) Symphony No. 1 in B flat, Op. 4
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 9
Symphony No. 3 in A, Op. 22
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 14
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C, Op. 23
Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 30
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F, Op. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C, Op. 21
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 28
Fragments from the ballet Love for Love, Op. 24
Adagio (The Hussar Ballad)
Zinovy Kompaneyets (1902-87) Rhapsody in Folk Style
Arkady Mazaev (1848-1928) The Krasnodonians
Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky (1881-1950) Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 66
Symphony No.  3 in A minor, Op. 15
Symphony No.  4 in E minor, Op. 17
Symphony No.  5 in D major, Op. 18
Symphony No.  7 in B minor, Op. 24
Symphony No.  9 in E minor, Op. 28
Symphony No. 14 in C major, Op. 37
Symphony No. 17 in G sharp minor, Op. 41
Symphony No. 18 in C major, Op. 42
Symphony No. 21 in F sharp minor, Op. 51
Symphony No. 22 in B minor, Op. 54 'Symphony-Ballad'
Symphony No. 24 in F minor, Op. 63
Symphony No. 25 in D flat major, Op. 69
Symphony No. 26 in C major, Op. 79
Symphony No. 27 in C minor, Op. 85
Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov (1900-73) The Iron Foundry
Alexandra Pakhmutova (b.1929) Russian Suite
Prelude 'To the Memory of Podolsk Cadets'
Concerto for Orchestra in E major
Ode to Setting FireOverture 'Youth'
Boris Parsadanian (1925-97) David of Sassoun
Nikolai Peiko (1916-95) Symphony No. 4 in B minor
Sergei Sergeievitch Prokofiev (1891-1953) Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Overture on Hebrew Themes, for orchestra, Op. 34b
Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Prince Rostislav
Aleko: suite
Caprice Bohémien, Op. 12
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 - arrangement for orchestra
Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1872-1915) Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 26
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 43 'The Divine Poem'
Rodion Shchedrin (b.1932) Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 3
Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 'Tschastuschi' (Naughty Limericks)
Suite from the Opera “Not Love Alone”
The Little Humpbacked Horse: Girls' Round Dance
Anna Karenina
Symphony No. 1
Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 'The Chimes'
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) Symphony No.  1 in F minor, Op. 10
Symphony No.  5 in D minor, Op. 47
Symphony No.  6 in B minor, Op. 54
Symphony No.  7 in C major, Op. 60 'Leningrad'
Symphony No.  9 in E flat major, Op. 70
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
Cello Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 126
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
Festive Overture, Op. 96
Romance (from The Gadfly)
Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two), Op. 16
Igor Feodorovich Stravinsky (1882-1971) The Rite of Spring
Mieczyslaw (Moisei) Samuilovich Weinberg (1919-96) Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 41 (1948)
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op. 47 No. 1 (1949)
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov
Grigory Zaborov (1929-85) Symphony No. 1

The second set continues the publication of Evgeny Svetlanov’s Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music, a larger-than-life project knowing no equals in the world history of sound recording.
Complete recordings of Alexander Glazunov’s orchestral music (eight symphonies, ballets and all orchestral works – 17 CDs in all!) open the second part of the Anthology. Most of them were made in 1989 and 1990.
The set also includes an earlier, never before released recording of the Concerto Ballata for cello and orchestra featuring Mstislav Rostropovich.
Evgeny Svetlanov had very special feelings for the symphonic music of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. To him these names were eternal beacons in the world of Russian music.
The music of the outstanding domestic symphonist Nikolai Myaskovsky, who combined his strong personality with fundamental continuity of classical traditions, was particularly brightly realized in the great conductor’s interpretations.
The set comprises 14 of the composer’s 27 symphonies and his cello concerto.
The second part of the Anthology also includes recordings of a number of symphonic and instrumental concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich and some of the pieces by Soviet classical composers such as Sergei Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian and Reinhold Glière.
Contemporary repertoire was always important in Svetlanov’s concert and studio activities. So the Anthology includes a symphony by Anatoly Alexandrov, a piano concerto by German Galynin, Symphony No. 4 by Nikolai Peiko, Sinfonietta No. 1 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg and other little know pages of Soviet music – orchestral pieces by Alexandra Pakhmutova, Rostislav Boiko, Alexander Mosolov, Zinovy Kompaneyets, Arkady Mazayev and Grigory Zaborov. Svetlanov’s recordings of most of these works have never been released previously and see the light of day for the first time.
Evgeny Svetlanov was also known for his enduring creative collaboration and friendship with Tikhon Khrennikov, Andrei Eshpai and Rodion Shchedrin, the leading composers of their era.
The bonus of the second set comprises recordings on which Evgeny Svetlanov appears as a pianist and … reciter!
The Melodiya LP with him reading Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poems was a surprise even for the conductor’s longtime admirers.
Mayakovsky’s poetry definitely reflected the great, tragic and rebellious spirit of the epoch – this is what makes it akin to the large-scale symphonic opuses of Shostakovich, Myaskovsky and Khachaturian