Scriabin's Symphony No. 1 and Poem of Ecstasy conducted by Svetlanov

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Album title:
Scriabin
Composer(s):
Scriabin
Works:
Symphony No. 1; Poem of Ecstasy
Performer:
Larissa Avdeyeva (mezzo), Anton Grigoriev (tenor); The Russian Choir; USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
Label:
Alto
Catalogue Number:
ALC 1329 (1963/66)
Performance:
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Recording:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Scriabin's Symphony No. 1 and Poem of Ecstasy conducted by Svetlanov

A disciplined if too straight-forward account of Scriabin’s First Symphony, with two fine vocal soloists. This Poem of Ecstasy, although noisy and unsubtle, highlights Stravinsky’s debt in Firebird.


Daniel Jaffé

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