Boris Khaikin: Russian Symphonies, Vol. 2
Artist: Boris Khaikin
Title: Russian Symphonies, Vol. 2
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Master and pupil? A youthful venture on the part of Rimsky-Korsakov while a naval officer, his first symphony deploys fine rhetoric, worthy of Haydn's 'military' model incorporating contemporary material. His 'cadet' applies himself studiously. After the death of Stravinsky's father in 1902, the Rimsky-Korsakov clan became a second family for young Igor. Through them he made many friends, and from 1905-8 studied orchestration with his master. Stravinsky conducts his Symphony and Scherzo Fantastique, coupled together for the first time in decades, in Praga remasters from early 1960s stereo.
1.1 Scherzo Fantastique, for Orchestra, Op. 3
1.2 Symphony in E Flat Major, Op. 1
1.3 Symphony, for Orchestra in E minor (I) No. 1, Op. 1