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Aram Katchaturian / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Dmitry Kabalevsky / Reinhold Glière

The Royal Norwegian Air Force Band

Battle of Stalingrad

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  • Type CD
  • Label Lawo Classics
  • UPC 7090020180465
  • Catalog number LWC 1045
  • Release date 17 May 13

About the album

FROM THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE TO VICTORY IN STALINGRAD
- A VIRTUOSO JOURNEY

With the release of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Band’s new album featuring Russian music for wind instruments, the scene is set for a compelling musical experience. Bearing the title “The Battle of Stalingrad”, the recording offers the listener works of some of the most prominent early Soviet composers from a time when Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain. Even today we can take pleasure in the virtuosity and power of these compositions — classic, immortal works that stir our feelings.

The idea for the recording stems from the band’s hugely popular concert production in Trondheim in the autumn of 2011, and at the Nordland Music Festival 2012, with the Battle of Stalingrad as its theme. Besides lavish works of Glière and Khatchaturian, who seldom have been recorded, the album includes virtuoso pieces of Kabalevsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, one of five professional bands of the Norwegian Armed Forces, has roots dating back to 1818. While the band’s main venue is “Byscenen” in Trondheim’s city centre, it has distinguished itself nationally with its concerts and special events, and it has received a “Spellemannspris” nomination (Norwegian Grammy).

Leif Arne Pedersen took over as principal conductor in 2011. He is principal clarinet of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and he can be heard on a LAWO Classics release of Mozart and Brahms clarinet quintets

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    Solemn Overture, Op. 72
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    07:29
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    The Flight of the Bumblebee
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    01:27
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    Armenian Folk Song and Dance, I. Dancing Song
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:48
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    Armenian Folk Song and Dance, II. Dance
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:10
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    Lezginka from Gayane Ballet
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:26
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    Soviet Police March
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    04:01
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    Uzbek March and Dancing Song, I. Uzbek March
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    01:32
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    Uzbek March and Dancing Song, II. Dancing Song
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:56
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    Comedians' Galop from the Comedians Suite, Op. 26
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    01:37
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, I. The City on the Volga
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:04
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, II. Invasion
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:46
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, III. Stalingrad in Flames
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    04:13
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, IV. The Enemy Is Doomed
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    07:42
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, V. Into Battle for the Motherland
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    02:46
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, VI. Eternal Fame to the Heroes
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    03:04
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, VII. Forward to Victory
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    04:10
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    Battle of Stalingrad, Op. 74A, VIII. There Is a Cliff on the Volga
    Composer: Katchaturian, Aram, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Kabalevsky, Dmitry, Glière, Reinhold
     
    01:43

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