The Cedar and the Palm (1897-8)
Bylina Overture (1892)
USSR Symphony Orchestra/Yevgeny Svetlanov
Melodiya MELCD1000169 63:28
The most substantial work here is the 39-minute Suite. About half an hour of that is taken up with an andante and an adagio, but with tempo fluctuations within. The atmosphere of Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia is prominent. The other two works are also immediately appealing. Those who have already been seduced by Kalinnikov's two symphonies will need no further recommendation.