ANTON ARENSKY (1861-1906): Symphonies No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 4 and No. in A, Op. 22, Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a.
Catalogue Number: 07K051
Label: Svetlanov Collection
Reference: SVET 001 03-01
Description: While much of what is on these three discs has been newly recorded by Chandos and Naxos, quite a bit of the third disc has not. And, as time goes on, I, at least, think that there was no one quite like Svetlanov in Russian romantic music. His recordings of everything from Glinka to Scriabin and Rachmaninov carry an electric and emotional charge that just isn't there in other conductors. So, here are all three - and who knows how long they'll be available (as with so much else I offer each month).