MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857): Variations on a Theme by Mozart and Nocturne in E Flat for Solo Harp, Divertimento on Themes from Bellini's "La Sonnambula" for Horn, Bassoon, Harp, Viola, Double Bass and Piano, Viola Sonata, Serenade on Themes from Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" for Piano, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
Catalogue Number: 06O029
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Brilliant, salon-style compositions from Glinka's youth (the 1825-28 viola sonata, of course, offering more than that in its sometimes turbulent hints of early Romanticism) with the low-instrument scoring of the Donizetti material particularly interesting. Bolshoi Theatre Soloists; Alexander Lazarev. Original 1993 Russian Season release.