RARE Classical Recordings Episode 5

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Rare - Fedoseyev: Glazunov From the Middle Ages, Op.79

English: Portrait of the composer Alexander Ko...
English: Portrait of the composer Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov. Oil on canvas. 119 × 90.5 cm. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Vladimir Fedoseyev (Photo credit: orchestre national de lille (officiel))
One of the finest Glazunov performances ever issued on LP, this has somehow never made it
 to CD. From the Middle Ages dates from 1902 and the first movement contains one of Glazunov's most sumptuous melodies. No other recording has matched Fedoseyev's brilliant reading. This clip contains movements I and II.

I. Prelude "In a castle by the shore where roll the grey waves of the roaring sea, without seeing the swell, without hearing the howling of the storm, the young couple are completely involved in the tranquil joy of their love."
II. Scherzo. "On the boards of a street theatre is represented a Dance of Death. Death appears, playing the violin, and asks each man in turn to take the last dance."

The USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev.
LP [Melodiya C10 31149 004]