I'll be honest and say I don't know any other of Tjeknavorian's recordings. However, I first heard these performances of the Borodin symphonies sometime in the 80s, probably via BBC Radio 3, and was immediately captivated by them.
For example, the symphony no 2 is anyway tremendous fun, and Tjeknavorian takes it new heights of exuberance, from the wonderfully dramatic opening, to the third movement, which could easily be the soundtrack to some Western movie.
I had these recordings on LP years ago, so was very pleased to be able to get them on CD. For existing lovers of Borodin, the symphonies themselves will need no recommendation, but will find this disc a valuable addition to their libraries; while those new to Borodin couldn't really ask for a better introduction.
Borodin: Symphonies Nos 1-3
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 14.27 x 12.5 x 0.84 cm; 108.86 g
- メーカー : RCA
- EAN : 0828766232127
- SPARSコード : ADD
- レーベル : RCA
- ASIN : B0002VYDZU
- ディスク枚数 : 1
Best Borodin Symphony performances2007年3月21日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
These are performances wich I treasure since they were released as a 3 lp-box in the 70's. Tjeknavorian plays the music in a very sympathetic straightforward "classic" manner without the disturbing idiosyncraticies conductors like Gergiev (with Rotterdam Philharmonic) or Svetlanov (with USSR Symphony Orch.) like to bring in Borodin's music. The playing of the NPO is powerful and very disciplined. The recordings are of demonstration quality. It is a pity it is released as a single cd with just the symphonies. The original lp-release consisted also of the Polovetsian Dances, the Petit Suite, In the Steppes of Central Asia etc.
Still not to be missed!
Still not to be missed!
Borodin: Symphonies 1-3 Review2011年2月25日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
Borodin was of the "Russian 5," and although he was a physician by profession, wrote some of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heard. Rimsky-Korsakov was his dear friend, and contributed his expertise to these scores, since Borodin was primarily a pianist. This is one of the very few recordings available, and, fortunately, the performances are incredibly marvelous. Borodin passed away before he completed the Symphony No. 3, which is the reason that there are only 2 movements. If you're familiar with Prince Igor or the standard, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," this recording is a "must have." Turn up the volume and be mesmerized!
Dr. R. W. Butcher
Borodin was an amazing composer and physician/chemist who wrote music only on vacations ...2015年2月6日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
Borodin was an amazing composer and physician/chemist who wrote music only on vacations or when he was too sick to work. The performances are good but not perfect.