Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Nurymov Symphony No.2
Rimsky-Korsakov Symphonic Suite ‘Antar’ (Symphony No.2)
Kirill Karabits Conductor
Borodin’s score begins, “Out of the silence of Central Asia come the sounds of a peaceful Russian song. There are heard, too, the melancholy strains of Eastern melodies and the stamping of approaching horses and camels.” Evoking the spirit of his homeland, Turkmen composer Chary Nurymov’s highly charged mini symphony could almost be a film score to some epic battle. Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterful abilities for orchestral colour and tunefulness were already evident in his early three symphonies, and especially magical in the Second. Exotic folk tales, such as the legend of the Arab Antar, never ceased to fascinate him throughout his life.
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