RODION SHCHEDRIN (b.1932): Anna Karenina.
Catalogue Number: 04O067
Reference: MEL CD 10 02054
Description: This 1971 ballet is only available on DVD right now, making this first-ever recording (1972) both a historic piece and the only game in town for ballet fans. Chameleonic as ever, the music can range from mildly atonal to deeply romantic and Shchedrin used excerpts from Tchaikovsky pieces which that composer was working on at the same time Tolstoy was writing his novel. 2 CDs. Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra; Yuri Simonov.