Showpieces & Encores

Constantine Orbelian
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

GRIEG Prelude from From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 / 2:44
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 / 3:58
RUSSIAN FOLK SONG (arr. Aslamazian) The Moon is Shining / 3:45
HELMER-RAYNER SINISALO 9arr. Mnatsakanov) Three Pieces for Flue, based on Russian Folk Songs / 4:28
RUSSIAN FOLK SONG (arr. Aslamazian) The Rush Light / 3:42
KOMITAS (arr. Aslamazian) Five Armenian Folk Songs: Clouds / 2:41 • Festive Dance / 1:23 • The Plainsman / 2:47 • Vagarshapati Par (Folk Dance) / 2:01 • Spring / 3:00
FRANK BRIDGE (arr. Hindmarsh) Valse-Intermezzo in E Minor from Four Pieces for String Orchestra / 6:12
HENRI VIEUXTEMPS Souvenir d'Amerique, Variations on "Yankee Doodle," Op. 17 / 4:57
GERSHWIN (arr. Toporov) Summertime / 2:44
GERSHWIN (arr. Toporov) Soon / 3:21
KARL DAVIDOV At the Fountain, Op. 20, No. 2 / 4:11
RACHMANINOV Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 / 6:53
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (arr. Mnatsakanov) Flight of the Bumblebee / 1:13
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Gosman) Folk Festival (Spanish Dance) from The Gadfly / 2:00
PIAZZOLLA (arr. Mondelci) Libertango / 4:00

"This is an album of favorite short pieces, favorites of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra musicians and our audiences alike. We play them at our young people's concerts, for festive occasions as part of our special appearances at embassies and consulates, and of course as often-requested encores. A number of these selections offer opportunities for some of the virtuosi who make up our orchestra to take solo turns."--Maestro Orbelian

Continuing his ambitious new series of recording for Delos, Maestro Orbelian and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra bring to concert fan and classical listener alike this new collection of ENCORES AND SHOWPIECES. This exciting new recording moves the listener into the concert hall, allowing them to bask in the beautiful and well-loved encores which are the heart and soul of a Moscow Chamber Orchestra performance. Showcasing this astonishing ensemble, ENCORES AND SHOWPIECES also makes room for the solo instrument, allowing the total flavor and unique luminous sound to combine with musical brilliance. A must have collection for the fan and so-to-be fan alike.

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