RUSSIAN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC: POLOVTSIAN DANCES, NIGHT ON BARE MOUNTAIN
Daniel Barenboim conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Polovtsian Dances, Russian Easter Overture, Night On The Bare Mountain and Capriccio Espagnol.
The Polovtsian Dances, or Polovetsian Dances form an exotic scene at the end of Act II of Alexander Borodin's opera Prince Igor. The work remained unfinished when the composer died in 1887, although he had worked on it for more than a decade. Several other versions, or "completions," of the opera have been made. They occur in Act I or Act II, depending on which version of the opera is being used.
1. Polovtsian Dances – from the Opera “Prince Igor”
2. Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 – on Liturgical Themes for Large Orchestra
3. Night On The Bald Mountain, Op. post. – Concert Fantasy for Large ORchestra
4. Capriccio espagnol op. 34 I. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso II. Variazioni: Andante con moto III. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso IV. Scena e Canto gitano: Allegretto V. Fandango asturiano
Artist: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Media: 180g Vinyl