The first release on CD of these immensely colourful recordings of two Russian masterpieces, one paying homage to the East via the ‘Arabian Nights’ and the other to the exoticism of Spain.
Scheherazade – Symphonic Suite for Orchestra Op. 35
Sydney Harth, solo violin
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Capriccio Espagnol, Op 34
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
‘languid, sensuous and intoxicating … the Los Angeles Philharmonic proves itself to be a powerful and colourful storyteller’ ClassicsToday.com
‘Mehta’s Scheherazade was considered a demonstration disc in its day and still sounds impressive…a high powered performance’ **(*) Penguin Guide