Warner Classics releases Sir Antonio Pappano & Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and A Night on Bare Mountain in Mussorgsky’s two versions.

From the arresting brassy opening to a conclusion that suggests there are further stories to be told, this Scheherazade thrills and seduces in equal measure, captured in tangible and vivid recorded sound. The Santa Cecilia Orchestra (Carlo Maria Parazzoli, concertmaster, the begetter of the tales) is in top form – powerful, sensitive and swaggering, with … Continue reading Warner Classics releases Sir Antonio Pappano & Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and A Night on Bare Mountain in Mussorgsky’s two versions.