||NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - SCHEHERAZADE - SYMPHONY NO. 2 - KIRIL KONDRASHIN (Conductor) - CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA -
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Rimsky-Korsakov was a master orchestrator (he wrote a great book on orchestration that is still in print today) and that is what Kondrashin
puts on display here. The Arabian undertones, the epic tales being told, the interplay between the princess and the sultan, all of these essential
qualities jump out of the music and carry you into that far away land of 1001 Arabian nights.