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Composer: Glière, Reinhold (1875-1956)

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Year of birth1875
Year of death1956
NationalityRussia
PeriodRomantic
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PooleTestament

Testament
Glière, Turnage, Prokofiev
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Natalya Romaniw

CologneGürzenich Orchestra: Symphony Concert 3

Tchaikovsky, Glière, Scriabin
Gürzenich Orchestra; Dmitrij Kitajenko; Xavier de Maistre; WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

TokyoXavier de Maistre

Lyadov, Glière, Berlioz
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Tugan Sokhiev; Xavier de Maistre; Ryo Sasaki

CincinnatiTchaikovsky's Fourth

Glière, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Alexander Gavrylyuk

Nuremberg6. Philharmonisches Konzert

Glière, Barvinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov
Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg; Oksana Lyniv; Kateryna Titova
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Philharmonia mines the Soviet musical legacy

Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra excelled in a fascinating exploration of post-revolutionary Russian music under the banner ‘Workers and the State’.
****1
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Glière's Ilya Muromets: an amazing account from Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic

Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Gabriel Feltz and the Belgrade Philharmonic conjured up medieval Russia in the colourful and imaginative tale of Ilya Muromets in Glière's Symphony no. 3.
*****
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All-Russian programme raises the roof in Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO perform an all-Russian programme, with an exceptional Rite of Spring and charismatic playing from solo harpist Catrin Finch. 
*****
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Opening concert Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Emmanuel Ceysson © Miguel Bueno
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad opens with a programme of beautiful music and a pair of fine soloists, but a concert somewhat let down by a lack of rapport between soloists and orchestra.
***11
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Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony on top form

Kirill Karabits  ©  BBC / Sasha Gusov
Each year, BBC Proms provides a great opportunity for the UK regional orchestras (in particular for the non-BBC orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony, the Halle and the Liverpool Philharmonic) to showcase themselves. This year, I decided to sample Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony as I have been hearing good things about this partnership for a while.