Kabalevsky: Orchestral Music including “The Comedians” Suite

Kabalevsky: Orchestral Music including “The Comedians” Suite
Kabalevsky: Orchestral Music including “The Comedians” Suite

Kabalevsky: Orchestral Music including “The Comedians” Suite

Russian Cinematographic
Symphony Orchestra /
Walter Mnatsakanov;
Anatoly Sheludiakov (piano)

Catalogue Number: ALC 1287
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 77:27 DDD 1996





“’a never failing melodic inspiration, reliable harmonic imagination and a superb command of the orchestral palette’ (Per Skans). Kabalevsky was never at home with large-scale forms, and even in the Piano Concerto recorded here …(his) lively tunefulness can be given rein without the necessity of building his invention into something more …. The Rhapsody is essentially a set of variations, a form that naturally suits nicely…. The music from The Comedians ….represents the composer at his simplest and most charming. It nips along cheerfully here.” (Gramophone)

  • [1] Pathetique Overture, Op.64  4:08
  • Piano Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.9
    [2] Moderato quasi andantino  11:24
    [3] Moderato  11:29
    [4] Vivace marcato  10:40
  • [5] Symphonic Poem: “Spring”, Op.65  8:20 
    [6] Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
    on the theme of the song “School Years”, Op.75
      13:59 
  • Suite: “The Comedians”, Op.26
    [7] Prologue  1:01 [12] Intermezzo  0:54
    [8] Gallop  1:39 [13] Little Lyrical Scene  1:24
    [9] March  1:22 [14] Gavotte  1:56
    [10] Waltz  1:24 [15] Scherzo  1:53
    [11] Pantomime  2:45 [16] Epilogue  2:22