Recommended recordings: September

Recommended recordings of the pieces performed by the Pacific Symphony on its programs in September.

Shostakovich: Festive Overture. Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor. Chandos.

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Krill Kondrashin, conductor. Martha Argerich, piano. Philips.

Rimsky-Korsakov: “Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor. On “Rimsky-Korsakov’s Greatest Hits” album from Sony Classical.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture. Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor. On “Rimsky-Korsakov’s Greatest Hits” album from Sony Classical.

Borodin: “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor. L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet, conductor. Decca Eloquence.

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati, conductor. Mercury Living Presence.

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3. Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Riccardo Chailly, conductor. Martha Argerich, piano. Philips.

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown, violin and conductor. Joseph Suk, viola. Decca Eloquence.

Ravel: Boléro. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon.

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