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Kirill Kondrashin

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Kirill Kondrashin had a distinguished career. This release contains three East German radio broadcast recordings made from 1955 to 1960 with the Staatskapelle Dresden, all worthy new additions to his discography. None of these radio performances have been published before.

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KIRILL KONDRASHIN conducts Wagner, Ravel and Tchaikovsky

1. Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103 [19:27]
Recorded ∙ 09 October 1955 ∙ East Berlin ∙ Deutsche Staatsoper ∙ Rundfunk der DDR ∙ Live Recording

2-6. Ravel: Ma mère l’oye [15:37]
I. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant [01:30]
II. Petit poucet [03:12]
III. Laideronette, Impératrice des pagodes [03:16]
IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête [04:13]
IV. Le jardin féerique [03:24]
Recorded ∙ 15 June 1960 ∙ Dresden ∙ Hygienemuseum Kongreßsaal ∙ Rundfunk der DDR ∙ Radio Studio Recording

7-10. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 [30:19]
I. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo – Allegro moderato [09:05]
II. Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse [03:55]
III. Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco [10:02]
IV. Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito [07:16]
Recorded ∙ 17 June 1960 ∙ Dresden ∙ Hygienemuseum Kongreßsaal ∙ Rundfunk der DDR ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Staatskapelle Dresden
Kirill Kondrashin ∙ conductor

Article number: MC 5001
UPC barcode: 791154054192
Recording dates: 1955-1960
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: 65:24

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Leon Levy collection
With special thanks to Dr. Reinhard Niemann
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