KARA KARAYEV (1918-1982): The Seven Beauties, Don Quixote, Leyla and Mejnun, Lullaby from the Ballet The Path of Thunder.
Catalogue Number: 11T046
Reference: CHSA 5203
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: “Premiere Recordings” says the traycard even though Beauties came out on Russian Disc around 25 years ago and has been reissued on Delos while it also appeared on Naxos in 2014 and Leyla and the Don were on a Naxos release in 2008. Still, in high-quality Chandos sound, this newcomer promises to be the go-to choice for audiophiles with a weakness for orchestral color and exoticism (and not necessarily from Azerbaijan either since Don Quixote is a suite derived from a film score). Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits.