Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Muti/Philadelphia (CD)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Muti/Philadelphia (CD)


Discs: 1
Record Label: Seraphim
Release Date: April 13, 1999

“Muti vividly contrasted the demonic, hard-charging virtuoso portions of ‘Festival in Baghdad, and the Sea’ with the pastoral, hushed quality of its final pages . . . No doubt listeners will hear Sheherazade many times again, but rarely with as much integrity and truth.” — Chicago Tribune (on performances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti, September 2018)

Riccardo Muti leads the Philadelphia in beloved romantic masterworks by Rimsky-Korsakov and Respighi — each work programmatic in nature, embodying its subject with rich harmonies and lush symphonic textures.


Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade, Op. 35
Norman Carol violin
Philadelphia Orchestra
February 1982, Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia

Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Philadelphia Orchestra
November 1984, Memorial Hall, Philadelphia

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