The Poem of Ecstasy and Reverie that open and close the book on this two-CD set are heavily motivic, the first presenting lots of smaller fragments that recur in their construction of the whole piece, and the second a brief and restrained miniature. What one hears across these pieces is the composer's climbing vision, which investigates a more measured set of contrasts in the Third Symphony but never gives an inch on the big idea behind the music, which in short mixed the existentialism of the late 19th century with the mysticism of Madame Blavatsky and others. I haven't heard this entire album. The other works are divided between the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi. Scriabin: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 43 'The Divine Poem'. Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Kalinnikov: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 Neeme Järvi. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Scriabin: Poem Of Ecstasy. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine & Theodore Kuchar. Gliere: Symphony No. 1 & The Red Poppy Suite. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Edward Downes. Roussel: Bacchus et Aradne (Complete Ballet), Symphony No. 3. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Stéphane Denève. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. Geoffrey Tozer, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Neeme Järvi. Overtures, Vol. 2. United States Marine Band.
Composed By – Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov. Conductor – Neeme Järvi. Orchestra – Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Other – Dave Partridge. Producer – Brian Couzens. Tracks 1-4 recorded at The Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow; 14-17 April 1987. Tracks 5-8 recorded at Caird Hall, Dundee; 20-22 August 1989.
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|1-1||The Poem Of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Trumpet, Soloist – Adolph Herseth
|Symphony No. 2, Op. 29||(39:59)|
|1-2||I Andante -||5:40|
|1-5||IV Tempestoso -||5:29|
|Symphony No. 3 'The Divine Poem', Op.43||(46:46)|
|2-2||Luttes: Allegro -||23:30|
|2-3||Voluptés: Lento -||12:26|
|2-4||Jeu Divin: Allegro||9:49|
|2-5||Rêverie, Op. 24||3:51|