Russian State Symphony (Yablonsky) – ‘Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake’  A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

Russian State Symphony (Yablonsky) – ‘Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

This recent Yablonsky/Russian State Symphony Naxos release of ‘Swan Lake’ is welcome, providing a real (and generally superior) alternative to the Abravanel/Utah Symphony performance. And although this Naxos DVD-Audio recording was released at about the same time as the Silverline Classics DVD-Audio reissue of the Abravanel/Utah Symphony performance, I’m devoting most of this review to the Yablonsky recording, but with frequent cross-references to the Abravanel. read more…

Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Yablonsky) – ‘Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 and 3’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

I’ve enjoyed many of Konstantin Scherbakov’s other recordings, such as his EMI disc of Johann Strauss transcriptions and his series of Godowsky recordings on Marco Polo, and was looking forward to hear what he would do with these magnificent Rachmaninov concertos. read more…

London Mozart Players David Juritz – ‘Vivaldi: The Four Seasons’ A DVD-Audio review by Nigel Pond

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Concertos for Double Orchestra, RV 582 and RV 581.

David Juritz, London Mozart Players.

Naxos has been around since 1987, initially supplying budget priced CDs to customers in South-East Asia. read more…

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