ANTON RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894): Don Quixote, Op. 87, Ivan IV, Op. 79.
Catalogue Number: 02O043
Reference: DRD 2011
Description: This re-issue brings us two later tone poems from the famous pianist and composer: the 1870 Don Quixote, a 27-minute piece in Lisztian style which emphasizes subtlety and sympathy in place of comic bluster, and the 1869 Ivan IV (the Terrible, of course), a 23-minute work based on a play recounting the attack on Novgorod and the death of Ivan's daughter in music suitably stately, majestic and sorrowful. State Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Igor Golovchin. Original 1994 Russian Disc release.