GLINKA: Kamarinskaya; Orchestral Dances

Seminal Russian dance music from the 19th century

Nearly 80 minutes of Russian-sourced dance music by Mikhail Glinka and all in vivacious, colourful and spatially well-upholstered recordings. Stunning ballet, dance, and other uplifting pieces performed by the Soviet-era Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and led by luminary Russian conductors. Pointedly delicate, airily danceable and charming music. Kamarinskaya is of course the most well-known and a hugely influential work – Tchaikovsky wrote that the “Russian symphonic school is all in Kamarinskaya, just as the whole oak is contained in the acorn.”

Contains:
Dances from Ruslan and Lyudmila
Dance for Oboe and Orchestra
Andante Cantabile & Rondo
Majestic Polonaise
Dances from Ivan Susanin
Kamarinskaya