I had been looking for this for a very long time. If you like old movies and their music a must buy; reminds me of Sinbad, Clash of the Titans (old version), Ulysses. Ali Baba. The music takes on fabulous journey's accros the Ocean or the desert, truly unique, not repetitious like rap crap. Highly recommended as a great classical piece of all times.
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat interpretations, great soundMarch 24 2010
By Zingerific - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this set on the recommendation of David Hurwitz at [...] -- I'm glad I did.
I have a "Rimsky's greatest hits" set from Chandos (conducted by Dmitri Kitajenko) which I've never been completely happy with, and this set easily outclasses it.
This is the finest version of the Piano Concerto I've ever heard; same thing with the Russian Easter Overture.
Disk two is my least favorite, simply because nothing can compare to Reiner's Sheherazade and I don't care about the Antar Symphony. But listening to disk three, my main thought was frustration that they didn't include my favorites. That is to say, I was enjoying the performance so much that I was eager to hear what they would do with Kitezh and Le Coq d'Or
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4.0 out of 5 starsExcellent dynamics and audio quality.Sept. 25 2010
By T. Strokes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I listened to this a while back. What stuck me was the excellent dynamics and audio quality. The performances were excellent. The interpretation of the Russian Easter Festival Overture left me scratching my head... it was way off the mark. Its the difference from 4 to 5 stars.