Russian Fireworks celebrates the spirit and legacy of some of the country's most acclaimed composers. This volume of the Naxos Musical Journey takes you on a memorable trip through Russia. Experience haunting scenes of winter St. Petersburg or escape to the resort of Yalta on the Black Sea; climb the Odessa Steps as immortalized in Eisenstein's legendary film "The Battleship Potemkin;" travel across the breathtaking Russian countryside or stop in the old town of Khiva with its timeless mosques, medrese, tombs and palaces. This is a tour filled with the sights and sounds evoked in the melodies of Russia's greatest composers.
Tracklisting: 1. Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar 2. I. Religious Chant 3. II. Christmas Carol 4. III. Plaintive Song 5. IV. Humorous Song 6. V. Legend of the Birds 7. VI. Cradle Song 8. VII. Round Dance 9. VIII. Village-Dance Song 10. Kabalevsky: Comedian's Gallop 11. Mussorgsky: Gopak 12. Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves 13. Lyadov: Bab Yaga, Op.56 14. Lydadov: The Enchanted Lake 15. Lyadov: Kikimora, Op.63 16. Rubinstein: Dance of the Bayaderes No. 2, from Feramors 17. Rubinstein: Bridal Procession, from Feramors