Posts tagged as "anatole-fistoulari-series"

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (highlights)

April 28, 2016

Among the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s first stereo recordings, these Decca sessions were taped in February 1961 and the performances and sound engineering are still as vivid as ever – in fact, quite overwhelming.

The World of Ballet

April 20, 2016

The music on this pair of CDs falls into one of two categories: ballet music from an opera, or ballet music that was not originally intended for dancing at all, but that was subsequently adapted for that purpose. (The exception is Don Quixote, a full-length ballet with an original score.) Many famous conductors had unusual […]

Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches. Glière: The Red Poppy

April 20, 2016

Many famous conductors had unusual lives, but the life of Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995) was more unusual than most. When he was just seven, he conducted a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony in his native city of Kiev. At thirteen, he conducted Saint-Saëns’s Samson and Delilah in Bucharest. While a young man, he travelled throughout Europe […]