DMITRY KABALEVSKY (1904-1987): Symphonies No. 1 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 18 and No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 19, Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24, Pathétique Overture, Op. 64.
Catalogue Number: 07V002
Description: These symphonies are still rarely recorded! Dating from 1932, Kabalevsky's first symphony is a two-movement work celebrating the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution which depicts the downtrodden Russian people in its anguished, brooding first movement and the revolutionaries in its complex, agitated and jaunty finale. From 1934, the second symphony has no program but, as with all of the composer's orchestral works, is direct, diatonic, rooted in Russian folk music, showing wit, humor and unpredictability. Malmö Symphnony Orchestra; Darrell Ang.